Art in your Pocket (6×4”) small works art exhibition
Venue: Strule Arts Centre, Omagh
Exhibition Launch Thursday 2 December 2021
Fermanagh & Omagh District Councils Arts Service would like to invite you to the official launch of our inaugural showcase ‘Art in your Pocket’. The exhibition is to be displayed during December at Strule Arts Centre launching on Thursday 2 December at 7-8:30pm and then will tour onwards to The Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen for the month of February 2022.
This is the 1st year of Art in your Pocket, an event that the Arts Service hope will grow annually and attract artists of all genres and creative backgrounds from north and south of the border featuring art works to the exact scale of 6×4 inches. There was an excellent response to the open call for applications for this exhibition in October-November 2021 from 62 artists showing 264 works: in a variety of mediums, including Painting, drawing, print, collage, digital photography & mixed media.
The final list of exhibiting artists are as follows:
Abhay Jeet, Aideen Connolly, Aileen O’Donnell, Amanda Montgomery, Andre Geertse, Anita Marlow, Annemarie Murland, Averil York, Barbara O’Meara, Caroline Nicholson, Cilla Patton, Claire McNulty, Coby Moore, Colin McGookin, David Lowe, Dorothee Kolle, Elena Gluth, Ella Baxter, Fionnuala Nolan, Frances Sweeney, Gary Shaw, Gavin Gribben, Grainne McMenamin, Hazel Armstrong, Helen Bullock McFarland, Helen Woods, Janet Mercer, John Duigenan, Julie Murphy, Katrin O’Shea, Kleopatra Moursela, Lenika Davidikova, Lorna Smyth, Maree Hensey, Margie Dunne, Maria Noonan-McDermott, Marie Therese Davis, Mary Ryan
Maurice Quillinan, Michael Perlbach, Michelle Duffy, Michelle Harton
Miriam Doran, Nanou Jacobs, Olwyn Colgan, Patricia Conlon, Patricia Kelly, Peter McCanny, Rachel Anderson, Rex Dixon, Robert Peters, Rory O’Loughlin
Ruth Gonsalves Moore, Sally Patton, Senga Sharkey, Shauna McCann, Sinead Smyth, Sudhir Shukla, Susan Mannion, Sylvia Lucy, Talie Mau, Tara Smyth, Tina Brooks, Veronica Buchanan & Wima Vissers.
Fermanagh & Omagh District Council’s arts service is delighted to host this eclectic selection of new and established, local & international emerging art in a new format that is both affordable for everybody’s pocket as well as for the artists to create & present.
Opportunities for artists to showcase and sell work recently have been hard to come by so exhibitions such as this one-are of great importance. This event serves not only as a platform for showing work and generating sales for our exhibitors but also as an occasion for the arts community to meet, network and celebrate in a high-profile cultural venue.
Art in your Pocket will be on at Strule Arts Centre until 31 December 2021. It then moves to The Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen, where it opens in February 2022.
This year, two external adjudicators were invited by the Arts Service to select our three prize winning artists. We would like to extend our gratitude to the Council’s Arts Forum visual art advisors Noelle McAlinden (Fermanagh) & Geraldine O’Reilly (Omagh) for adjudicating this eclectic & quirky exhibition of miniature art work in November.
First prize is for a solo exhibition in Strule Arts Centre, second prize is a two-week Artists Residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan. Third prize is £150 towards art materials.
The prize winners will be announced at the launch of the exhibition at Strule Arts Centre on Thursday 2 December.