Annual Christmas exhibition launched

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Eamonn Harris and Maureen O Connor at the opening of the exhibition

THE SEVENTH annual Christmas exhibition has opened at the Higher Bridges Gallery in The Clinton Centre, Enniskillen.

The exhibition, entitled 1 FT SQ, opened on Friday past.

Following its open call to the arts community in September of this year, Fermanagh District Council’s Arts Office received a huge response from artists wishing to exhibit.

A very diverse selection of new, established, emerging and professional art from all over Ireland will be exhibited at this year’s show as well as work from Germany and New Zealand.

This is the 7th 1FT SQ small works exhibition and an event that is growing annually and attracting artists of all creative genres and backgrounds. Over 200 pieces of art work will be exhibited at this year’s event.

The exhibition is the perfect opportunity to invest in the arts by purchasing something that little bit quirky, unique and extra special for a loved one or even for yourself this Christmas.

Diane Henshaw, Arts Officer for Fermanagh District Council said: “There will be work for sale starting from £30 up to £500, so there really will be something for everyone. Quality contemporary Irish art continues to be a good investment with some artists seeing their pieces rise in value by as much as 100 per cent over the last five years.”

The exhibition was officially opened by chairman of the council, Bert Johnston, with festive live a cappella music by the Higher Bridges Gallery’s resident community choir, Together One Voice.

Admission to the exhibition is free and it continues in the Higher Bridges Gallery until January 17 2015. Gallery opening times are Tuesday – Friday, 10am until 4pm and Saturday, 11am – 3pm. All artworks will be for sale.


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