Enniskillen art trail to open on Culture Night

Published: 12th September 2016

A major exhibition of visual art which will take the form of an art trail around Enniskillen opens on Friday 16 September 2016.

Enniskillen Visual Arts Open, coordinated by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, is an open call submission exhibition that welcomes works from artists from all areas of arts practice.

A number of well-known Enniskillen venues, including the Higher Bridges Gallery, Fermanagh House, Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Waterways Ireland, The Clinton Centre and The Aisling Centre, form the art trail with each displaying works from a number of select artists.

Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity, said the Enniskillen Visual Arts Open trail would enable people to view diverse works of art in a community and business setting.

“The Enniskillen Visual Arts Open is a diverse showcase of works from 26 select artists representing a range of disciplines and genres. The fact that the art work is installed in a number of well-known public buildings throughout Enniskillen will mean that many people will have the opportunity to view and experience the exhibition.

I would like to extend my thanks to all those organisations that have agreed to host the exhibition in their venue. I encourage people to follow the art trail around Enniskillen or to take some time when they happen to be visiting one of the host venues to view the art works on public display.”

The Enniskillen Visual Arts Open exhibition opens at 5 pm, Friday 16 September to coincide with Culture Night – an all-Ireland celebration of culture, creativity and the arts. Host venues will be open from 5 pm to 8 pm on September 16. Members of the public will then be able to view the exhibition at the various host venues during their normal opening hours. The exhibition will run until Saturday 15 October 2016 in association with Fermanagh Arts Festival, F-Live. Admission to all exhibition displays free, everyone welcome.

The Enniskillen Visual Arts Open has been curated by Outland Arts which is an artist led organisation based in Co. Fermanagh that promotes and supports the ethos of exhibiting contemporary art in rural locations.

For further information please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Arts Officer, Diane Henshaw on 0300 303 1777 or email arts@fermanaghomagh.com.

Further information

1. The Enniskillen Visual Arts Open was curated by:

– Helen Sharp, an artist living and working in Co. Fermanagh

– Anna Macleod, a visual artist and independent researcher based in Leitrim

– Diane Henshaw, Arts Officer, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council

The first Enniskillen Visual Arts Open took place in 2006.

2. Host venues and artists’ work on display:

The Higher Bridges Gallery, 1st Floor Clinton Centre Enniskillen

(Tue – Fri 10am- 4pm; Sat 11am – 3pm)

Ruth Gonsalves Moore, Gavin Porter, Simon Carman, Trina Hobson, Rachel Leary, Kevin Gillet, Des Cullen, Tansey Cowley, Phyl Guerin, Noah Rose.

The Clinton Centre  / Foyer / basement pop up galleries, Belmore Rd

(Tue-Fri 10am – 4pm / Sat 11am – 3pm)

Stephen Gunning, Emma Zukovic & Floating World Town Trail info point

Fermanagh House Foyer, Broadmeadow Place

(Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm; Sat 9am – 1pm)

Carolin Koss.

Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Broadmeadow Place

(Mon – Sat 10am – 4pm; Sun 2pm – 6pm)

Andy Parsons, Ellie Niblock, Mairead MacCormack & Floating World Town trail info point

Waterways Ireland Headquarters Gallery Sligo Rd Enniskillen

(Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5.30pm)

Kiera O’Toole, Nicholas May, Mary A. Fitzgerald, Wendy Ferguson & Floating World Town trail info point

The Aisling Centre, Darling St

(Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm)

Fionn Wilson, Brien Kielt, Mary Furlong, Pawel Kleszczewski & Kasia Zimnoch

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