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Major award boost for Omagh artist

Omagh’s Emily McFarland, with Davy Watson and Myra Zepf who have all scooped awards.

A VISUAL artist from Omagh, has been given a major career boost with a top award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland worth £5,000.
 
Emily McFarland is one of 20 artists who will benefit from the Artists Career Enhancement Scheme (ACES).
 
As part of her project. Emily will research an early screenplay by the Swiss/German playwright Bertolt Brecht titled, The Jewel Eater, the output of which will be exhibited publicly as an ambitious new screen-based work.
 
The award will also help Emily access high quality equipment and the artist will partner with Artist Moving Image Northern Ireland and Lux Collective.
 
Roisin McDonough from the Arts Council said, “These 20 artists are already established and highly regarded in each of their fields.
 
“The ACES awards are given in recognition of their work to date and to provide them with support to take their careers to that vital next level.”
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