Translating Common Ground
Sunday 22nd July 2018 11am til 4pm or later
A truly magical day of creativity for Writers, Poets, Artists, Musicians, Photographers,
Performers, and indeed for anyone creative. Incorporporating the 10th anniversary celebrations of Fermanagh Writers in conjunction with Common Ground. NI.
Fermanagh Writers members’ diverse backgrounds, writing goals and experience has
created a unique entity in County Fermanagh. Some members are only just discovering their
writing voice, while others are regularly published.
We will have a pop-up art exhibition of majestic landscape paintings by renowned local
artist the late Jeremy Henderson in the huge ‘silo gallery.’ It will be a truly wonderful exhibition in a very unique setting. The paintings are huge, many over 2.5 mtrs by almost 2 meters.
There will be a talk by Jeremey’s wife, artist actress and performer Patricia Martinelli translating Jeremy’s approach to translating the landscape he returned to live in.
We will have a talk/lecture/poetry reading on the riverbank by world renowned trout and
salmon fly dresser Frankie McPhillips and Ireland’s famous gillie and fishing expert Packie
Trottter. Even for the non fisher these talks are not to be missed.
There will be a brilliant talk by the conservationist Anja Rosler on the flora and fauna to be found on the farmland.
The talks will take up a small amount of your time.
The mission for the day is to wander free and rewild yourself as an artist and creator. Come with us and explore and delve into the very innards of your creativity and translate in an artists way, your day…
You will have lots of time to explore the farm and to chat with friends old and new and
ample time to create new work. As the day progresses we hope to display, in the ‘byre gallery’ for those who wish to, the work being created.
Cooking facilities are limited so everyone is asked to bring their own food.
Wear sturdy shoes for walking and clothing to suit the weather. Consider your mobility,
it is a farm with lots of ‘unimproved’ uneven ground, you will not be escorted all the time so we
expect you to take care and be safe.
The farm entrance is unmistakeable….. there are silo bales brightly painted with
animals at the entrance lane to the farm which is 200 metres approx on the Fivemiletown side of Cooneen Church.
A £5 donation to Common Ground NI (a not for profit organisation) is expected of each guest,
This will help towards the achievement of the goals of Common Ground.
Book here – Translating Common Ground