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NEW ULSTER BANK NOTES: Patricia’s iconic images of the Irish hare and brent geese are to feature on the new £5 and £10 notes that come into circulation 2019.


The Royal Bank of Scotland will use Patricia’s images of the Irish hare and brent geese for Ulster Bank’s new £5 and £10 notes that will come into circulation 2019. Also featuring is her image of Clydesdale horses and ploughing.

The new £5 and £10 notes were revealed at a press conference last week.

The £5 note features images of Brent Geese, a fuchsia plant and the Cryptic Wood White butterfly (a species endemic to Northern Ireland) on its front. On the reverse is an image of Strangford Lough and a geometric pattern inspired by the markings in ancient sandstone. It also shows a family at the beach and a shellfish (a nod to the country’s fishing industry).

The £10 note contains several references to agriculture: an Irish hare, Clydesdale horses, potatoes and green fields appear on the reverse while a Guelder-Rose (a Northern Irish shrub) is shown on the front.

Ulster Bank says the £5 note “focuses on Northern Ireland as a place that people pass through and visit, highlighting the importance of the sea and migration” while the ten pound note is focused on agriculture and heritage.

The theme is Living in Nature and both notes have vertical designs.

OUT OF THE SHADOWS: CAPTURING THE WORLD OF THE FORGOTTEN NATURALIST JOHN TEMPLETON (1766-1825) by Patricia Pyne, exhibited in Ulster Museum Sept – Nov 2016, will tour to local museums and libraries from early 2017. ‘A remarkable sestercentennial exhibition that retrieves his legacy.’ The Irish Times. To view, please go to Gallery and click on thumbnail.

The exhibition will tour selected museums in Northern Ireland. Venues and dates will be posted as soon as available.

EXHIBITION THE POWER OF PLACE IN DOWN COUNTY MUSEUM FEB. – SEPT. 2015 (Now closed. Images may be viewed on this website.)

The Power of Place in the Down County Museum, Downpatrick, Northern Ireland 19 February – 27 September 201  

Power-of-Place-PanelIn early 2014 Down County Museum commissioned fine art photographer Patricia Pyne to photograph a selection of early Christian and medieval sites in County Down. The results are displayed in this dramatic and thought-provoking exhibition which captures the hidden beauty of our ecclesiastical heritage.

The pictures in this exhibition form the basis of another major exhibition In the Footsteps of Saint Patrick launched 2 February in the Saint Patrick Centre Art Gallery as part of their events in 2015.  The aim of this large format exhibition, produced by Down County Museum, is to explore some of the local sites, monuments and archaeological discoveries linked to the early missionary work of St Patrick and his followers, and to his Early Christian legacy in County Down. This PEACE III funded display is in English and Polish and is accompanied by a free booklet also in both languages.  It is managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and delivered by the North Down, Ards and Down Councils’ Cluster.  It will become a travelling exhibition.