Harbour Arts Centre

Friends of the Harbour Arts Centre : 114-116 Harbour Street, Irvine. KA12 8PZ
Tel: 01294 274059 Email: harbourarts@north-ayrshire.gov.uk

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Commonwealth Connections

Posted on 22.04.14

Friends of the Harbour Arts Centre are delighted to announce a series of free creative workshops supported by The National Lottery Celebrate Fund.

Summer workshops are taking place in the Harbour Arts Centre and you can book a place now to learn film, theatre, animation and music skills.

See the PDF brochure or pop into the Centre to pick up a copy or email fohac@live.co.uk for more info.


David Croft-Smith a Retrospective Exhibition

Posted on 10.04.14


A Retrospective of a Journey in Time and Spatial Relationships which lead to the Genesis of Life

Harbour Arts Centre

24 April – 18 May 2014


A long-time friend of the Harbour Arts Centre, David Croft-Smith had been involved in theatre productions and exhibitions at the centre since the 1970s. One time member of Gateway Theatre Edinburgh, David has enjoyed employment not only as a Director of theatre productions but also spent twenty years working as a teacher of art at Marr College in Troon. It was later in life that David’s passion for painting developed as he felt that it offered him “a more independent form of expression.” After studying at the Glasgow School of Art and Hospitalfield in Arbroath, David was invited to exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. Since then he has had many exhibitions both in the UK and abroad.

The acrylic and oil paintings featured in this exhibition are the realisation of hypnogogic dreams and visions that have been stimulated by the questions posed by the timelessness of conception, creation and being. Through abstraction and non-figurative painting, David has sought to find the metaphysical visual awareness in the phenomena of life, which has no beginning and no end, revolving beyond our understanding and being encompassed by nothing except our imagination.

The Friends of The Harbour Arts Centre - Inaugural General Meeting 5th September 7pm

Posted on 02.09.13

Thanks to everyone who attended the Inaugural General Meeting for The Friends of the Harbour Arts Centre. 

Friends of the Harbour Arts Centre (FOHAC) was established to promote wider access to art and cultural activities to communities within North Ayrshire. 

To date FOHAC has been successful in generating over £13,000 of new funding towards our aim, enabling us to sponsor and lead the following:

 - A new easy to use website promoting events at the Harbour Arts Centre

 - Development of a mural at the Maritime Museum

 - Development of a youth arts project in conjunction with Impact Arts

 - A very successful writer/book weekend

 - The Big Bang drumming workshop

The Big Bang!

Posted on 02.09.13

Some of The Big Bang group

Thanks to everyone who got involved with our week long series of drumming and percussion workshops, known as 'The Big Bang'.

The highlight of which was the final performances on the 17th August as part of the Forth Port Parade. Despite a wet morning, the sun appeared just in time and a good crowd gathered to watch as our participants mixed up Samba and African drumming, alongside a percussion and multi-guitar extravaganza. It sounded fantastic and they got a great response from everyone who had gathered to watch.

Thanks to Friends of the Harbour Arts for supporting the event and Awards for All for funding it

Welcome to The New Website For The Harbour Arts Centre

Posted on 19.02.13

HAC, Irvine

Welcome to the new website for the Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine.  Maintained by the Friends of the HAC, this website will keep you up to date with what's happening at North Ayrshire's premier arts venue.

The Friends of the HAC are a group of volunteers with an interest in promoting the arts within North Ayrshire.  If you would like to join the Friends group or find out more about what we do, click the Sign Up button at the top of this page.

You can also like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter so there's lots of ways to keep in touch!  We look forward to hearing from you.

Harbour Arts Centre
Harbour Arts Centre

About the HAC

Situated on Irvine's harbourside the highly reputed Harbour Arts Centre provides an array of events and activities that cater for all age groups, as well as it’s vibrant Art Gallery and Exhibitions the 115 seat theatre plays to live bands, theatre performances, comedy and various group activities with two studio spaces hosting activities including music sessions, drama, and art.

Exhibitions:An ever-changing exhibition programme presents a range of traditional and contemporary work by up and coming Scottish artists.

Theatre: Live music, comedy and theatre productions with both professional and amateur companies on view.

Studio's: Two multi-purpose state of the art studios with audio facilities.

Harbour Arts Centre
Harbour Arts Centre
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