A View from The Island (1)

New exhibition by Peadar McDaid to Open at Strule Arts Centre

28th January 2020

An open invitation is extended to attend the opening of a new exhibition, hosted by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, in Strule Arts Centre, Omagh on Thursday 30 January 2020 at 7.00 pm

The exhibition ‘A view from the island’ by award winning artist, Peadar Mc Daid is inspired not only  by the everyday life that revolves around the artist, but also by the people, nature, the environment and the ever changing landscape of his native county Donegal and throughout the province of Ulster.

Peadar was recently awarded joint first prize in Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s annual small works art competition, ‘1FTSQ’.

Speaking about his forthcoming exhibition, Peadar McDaid said “the landscape has always influenced me in this way; and I have tried to reflect that in all mediums in which I work be that drawings, paintings or photography.

An 8-day trek around Donegal in 2017 afforded me the opportunity to stop and look around and take in the landscape as it unfolded in front of me. It was this inspiration of the light, dusk, ocean and the landscape that has profoundly influenced my work”.

Members of the public will have an opportunity to meet Peadar McDaid at the Artists Talk in the Strule Gallery on Thursday 13 February 2020 at 11 am.   Admission to the talk is free but booking is recommended.

“A View from the Island” runs at the Gallery, Strule Arts Centre, until 29 February 2020.  The gallery is open from Monday – Saturday, 9.30 am – 5pm and admission to the exhibition is free.

For further information on this exhibition, or any other culture activities, please contact Arts and Heritage by telephone on 0300 303 1777, textphone on 028 8225 6216 or by email at culture@fermanaghomagh.com.

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