Friday 7th December
Opening the exhibition Minister Hayes said: "This OPW /DFP exhibition is one of the longest running shared North/South visual arts projects and has been running annually since the late 1990s. Over the years, we have toured the work of hundreds of artists to arts centres, colleges, hospitals, theatres, libraries and even to the halls of Stormont in Belfast. This exhibition is entitled 'Elements', its theme exploring how the four elements may be represented in art and sculpture and it is a superb opportunity for all parts of the country to view important works from the National collections."
The Minister concluded: "Our collaboration with the Department of Finance & Personnel has been a fruitful one. The exhibition opened this year in Belfast Central Library, which was a great success, followed by the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre in Dublin, which had over 10,000 visitors. Last month the exhibition was enjoyed by visitors to Larne Town Hall and it will finish out 2012 here in the wonderful surroundings of Enniscorthy Castle, surely one of the jewels in Ireland’s heritage."
'Elements' is open to the public until 13th January 2013. Admission is free. Details of opening hours can be found at www.enniscorthycastle.ie or telephone 053 923 4699
Further details of the annual joint OPW/DFP exhibitions or a catalogue of this year’s exhibition can be had from the OPW Art Management Office (01-647 6078).