St Patrick’s Day primary schools art exhibition returns to Strule Arts Centre

11th March 2022

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Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s annual St Patrick’s Day Children’s Art Exhibition  was officially opened by the Chair of the Council, Councillor Errol Thompson at Strule Arts Centre, Omagh on Friday 11 March 2022.

The exhibition, which this year has as its theme, ‘To the Waters and the Wild’ features art works by pupils from primary schools across the area and will for the first time since 2020, be available to view by the public in person.

Speaking about the exhibition, Councillor Thompson said;

“The primary schools art exhibition has traditionally been one of the highlights of the St Patrick’s Day festival programme in Omagh and I am delighted that this year the public will have the opportunity to view the work “live” and be able to appreciate the hard work of the young artists in person at the Gallery.

The exhibition has provided the opportunity for children from primary schools across the area to tap into their creative talent and to produce some exceptional pieces of artwork reflecting the this year’s chosen theme of “to the waters and wild”.

I am honoured to have the opportunity to officially open the exhibition on 11 March and I look forward to meeting the pupils on the day.”

This year’s theme is taken from the poem, ’The Stolen Child’ by WB Yeats and artist Julie Armstrong has been delivering workshops in seven local schools: St Brigid’s Primary School, Mountfield, Omagh Integrated Primary School, Drumduff Primary School, Roscavey Primary School, Beragh, Knocknagor Primary School, Trillick, Denamona Primary School, Fintona and Gillygooley Primary School since January of this year.

The exhibition will run until at the Gallery in Strule Arts Centre until Saturday 19 March. The Gallery is open from Monday – Saturday 9.30am -5pm and admission to the exhibition is free.

For further information please contact Bernie Kirrane at bernie.kirrane@fermanaghomagh.com.