Local artist, Gerry Bradley, wins 1 FTSQ Art exhibition competition

8th December 2020


For the first time in its 13 year history, the annual 1FTSQ small works art exhibition is taking place virtually via Strule Arts Centre face book page and will run from 4 December 2020 to 9 January 2021.

This is the 13th year of 1FTSQ exhibition, an event that has grown annually and attracts artists of all genres and creative backgrounds, both locally and further afield.  There was an excellent response to the open call to the arts community in November from 39 artists showing 117 works of art: in a variety of mediums, including photography, porcelain, ceramics, oil, acrylic, pencil, mixed media, prints.  Strule Arts Centre is proud to host this eclectic selection of new and established, amateur, emerging and professional art from all over UK, Ireland and beyond including Brazil & Italy.

Once again this year, two independent external adjudicators Noelle McAlinden & Geraldine O’Reilly from Fermanagh and Omagh Arts Forum, were given the unenviable task of deciding on the successful artists,  a very difficult decision given the quality of the work submitted.

First prize, a two week Artists Residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre was awarded to local artist Gerry Bradley for his submission of ‘Blue Sunshine’.  Second prize, a solo exhibition in Strule Arts Centre in 2021/22 was awarded to Dublin artist Aoife Ward for her submission ‘Befriending my Table and Chairs’, with the Third prize of £150 towards art materials being claimed by Enniskillen artist Senga Sharkey for her submission of Dream Overspill.

If you would like to view 1 FTSQ online art exhibition you can do so on Strule Arts Centre face book page or on the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council You Tube page.