New Art exhibition opens at Fermanagh County Museum

9th October 2018

A unique exhibition entitled “A Woollen Winter and Themed Pieces from Our Collection” has opened at Fermanagh County Museum, Enniskillen Castle.

The exhibition features works by Louise Fleck which gives an insight into the unusual craft of wet-felting using sheep wool and natural fibres and a range of artifacts from the Museum’s collection which complements the theme of winter.

Speaking at the launch of the exhibition, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Howard Thornton said

“I understand that Louise takes her inspiration from the scenery around her home in Co Armagh. This collection of more than 20 landscapes and seascapes is a wonderful advertisement for her talent. The artifacts from Fermanagh County Museum’s collection which are an integral part of the exhibition will bring back memories of the ‘Big Snow of 1947’. The ceramic hot water bottles, ‘Fermanagh’ blankets and knitted woollen socks which recreate traditional methods of keeping comfortable and warm certainly evoke some winter memories for me.

I would like to congratulate Sarah, Sinead and Bryony for all their hard work in putting the exhibition together and I would like to thank Louise for agreeing to display her works as part of the exhibition.”

Speaking at the opening of the exhibition, Louise Fleck commented:

‘It is an absolute pleasure to exhibit my Felt-Artwork Collection at the Fermanagh County Museum, a stunning location overlooking the River Erne. Directly inspired by the outdoors and nature, this collection of landscapes and seascapes, will undoubtedly captivate the audience and showcase Ireland’s diverse landscape from the rolling hills to the striking shoreline.’

The exhibition continues until 26 January 2019. Normal admission rates to the Museum apply. For further information please contact Fermanagh County Museum by telephone on 028 6632 5000 or visit the museum website at www.enniskillencastle.co.uk.