Open Studio with Wilma Vissers, Artsland International Artist in Residence 

19th August 2019

An ‘Open Studio’ event showcasing artwork created by artist Wilma Vissers as part of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s ‘Artsland’ International Artist in Residence programme will take place on Sunday 25 August 2019, 12 noon to 6 pm at the cottage studio at Aughakillymaude, Co. Fermanagh.

International Artist in Residence, Wilma Vissers, who specialises in abstract and minimalist craft, arrived in Aughakillymaude, Co. Fermanagh in June from Groningen, Netherlands. Since then Wilma has facilitated workshops with local children and adults on bookbinding and other techniques in Enniskillen Castle and South West College, Enniskillen and also with a number of community associations in the area which inspired her to create further art works.

As Wilma’s time as International Artist in Residence draws to a close at the end of August, she will host an ‘Open Studio’ at Aughakillymaude on 25 August which will feature artworks created during her residency. These include works on paper in colour, black and white and on a hessian sack, inspired by the view from the Aughakillymaude studio of Upper Lough Erne.

The ‘Artsland’ International Artist in Residence programme brings distinguished artists to the Fermanagh and Omagh district to undertake a wide range of activities with local schools, businesses, community groups and artists. 

‘Artsland’ is funded by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Local Government Challenge Fund. The Artsland programme is currently being delivered under three themes; ‘Arts for All’ focusing on health and well-being, active ageing and inclusion; ‘Multiple Identities’ focusing on musical cultural traditions and ‘Loughs, Bogs & Mountains’ focusing on rural arts, traditional skills and the environment.

For more information on the ‘Artsland’ programme please visit Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s website at www.fermanaghomagh.com or telephone 0300 303 1777 (local rate applies), text phone 028 8225 6216.