Summer Show opens at Higher Bridges Gallery

Published: 11th July 2016

‘Wetlands’ by Alison Dickson

The Higher Bridges Gallery ‘Summer Show’ opened on Friday 8 July 2016 showcasing a collection of work by more than 50 visual artists.

Over 150 individual pieces including painting, drawing, print, sculpture and new media feature in the show.

The Summer Show, which has been organised by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, will run at the Council’s Higher Bridges Gallery in Enniskillen until Saturday 10 September 2016.

Speaking about the Summer Show, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Councillor Mary Garrity, said:

“The Summer Show is a wonderful and diverse showcase of artwork from both amateur and professional artists.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is pleased to create this opportunity for artists from near and far to exhibit their work and for locals and visitors alike to visit such a dynamic show where so many art disciplines are on display.

The Summer Show continues right through July and August and I encourage people to visit the show when they are in the area.”

All works featured in the show are available for purchase.

The Summer Show was adjudicated by Colin Burns, Manager/Curator, Devenish Gallery, Enniskillen; Donna Bannon, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Arts Forum and Coordinator of Sliabh Beagh Arts; and Diane Henshaw, Arts Officer, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. Prizes were awarded to Alison Dickson, 1st prize, winning a 2 week artist’s residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig; Mairead McCormack, 2nd prize winning a solo exhibition as part of the Enniskillen Visual Arts Open trail; and Noah Rose, 3rd prize winning £150 towards artist materials.

The Summer Show will continue at The Higher Bridges Gallery until Saturday 10 September 2016.

The Higher Bridges Gallery is located in the Clinton Centre, Belmore Street, Enniskillen and is open Tuesday to Friday, 10.00 am to 4.00 pm and Saturday 11.00 am to 3.00 pm. Admission to the gallery is free.

For further information about the Summer Show at The Higher Bridges Gallery please contact Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Arts Office by telephoning 0300 303 1777 or emailing artsoffice@fermanaghomagh.com.

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