The work of three artists will be showcased at the Clinton Centre, Enniskillen in the first art exhibition at the site since the closure of The Higher Bridges Gallery in 2017.

Displayed in the recently refurbished gallery space, the exhibition will feature a range of pieces by artists R.J. Brian Coulter, Margaret McKenzie and Rachael Johnson.

Brian is a native of Glasgow who currently practices in the multi- and connected disciplines of photography, design and art.

As the lead artist of this upcoming group exhibition, Brian explained that the theme is ‘Water of Life’.

He said: “As this exhibition is being held in association with UISCE – Understanding Ireland, Socially, Culturally, and Economically – therefore it seemed appropriate to theme it around ‘Uisce beatha, the Water of Life’, particularly given the abundance of water here, in this part of the world.

“Water is clearly fundamental to so much, if not everything, particularly all of the natural beauty that we perhaps sometimes take for granted, from the manifest loughs and ancient boglands to the wild Atlantic coast, and the ever-evolving firmament.

“This exhibition celebrates both the pastoral and the dramatic to be found in our landscape.”

Brian said he is “delighted” to be showing his paintings alongside the works of Rachael and Margaret.

The exhibition will form part of the UISCE BEATHA Water of Life Arts Festival – a celebration of creativity organised by the not-for-profit organisation UISCE in conjunction with Devenish Gallery.

Coinciding with the exhibition, the arts festival will launch on Friday, November 3 and will include music and poetry performances from 7pm that evening. Refreshments will also be provided.

The festival will then continue every Friday night throughout November, concluding on December 1.

A range of speakers, musicians and poets are scheduled to take part over the course of the festival and the exhibition will be open to the public from Monday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm until December 1.

All are welcome to come along and celebrate creativity in the local community.