The Swimming Naked Prophecy

‘Only when the tide goes out do you discover who’s been swimming naked.’
(Warren Buffett)

The Swimming Naked Prophecy at The Higher Bridges Gallery
Opens Friday 6th January 2012 @ 8pm

In this economic low tide 25 Irish-based artists where invited to respond to legendary investor Warren Buffett’s renowned observation. Buffett’s metaphorical citation offers a humorous mental image of the serious repercussions of careless speculation, one befitting Ireland’s current economic situation with bank bailouts, disappearing billions and severe fiscal crisis.

The Swimming Naked Prophecy is a group drawing exhibition initiated by Mermaid Arts Centre in Co. Wicklow and featuring new work specifically made for the exhibition by twenty five contemporary Irish-based artists. The exhibition offers a range of responses by the invited artists to Ireland’s current social, economic and political circumstances, the recent economic crash and the current mood in Ireland.

Invited Artists:
Aideen Barry / Stephen Brandes / Alan Butler / Mark Clare / Felicity Clear / Róisín Coyle / Culturstruction / Jennifer Cunningham / Clodagh Emoe / Fiona Hallinan / Seán Hillen / Jesse Jones / John Jones / Vera Klute / Sam Keogh / David Lilburn / Sean Lynch / Brian Maguire / Bea McMahon / Tom Molloy / Teresa Nanigian / Isabel Nolan / Sorcha O’Brien / Saskia Vermeulen / Dominic

Warren Edward Buffett is an American investor, industrialist and
philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful
investors in the world. He was ranked as the world’s third wealthiest person in 2010 according to Forbes Magazine.

Exhibition Runs until Sat 28 January 2012
The Higher Bridges Gallery is open 10am-4pm Monday to Saturday
Opening speech by the Chairman of Fermanagh District Council Councillor
Thomas O’Reilly
*Admission Free
Further details are available from:

Diane Henshaw
Arts Officer
Fermanagh District Council
Town Hall
Co Fermanagh
BT74 7BA