From Castles and Royal Postboxes to Windfarms and Chinese Take Aways

A Continuing Exploration of the Irish Midlands

This project is the result of recent journeys by bicycle, around parts of the Midlands of Ireland. This area stands in contrast to the Wild Atlantic Way and the Ancient East. It is no longer as vibrant as it once was. Having documented the journey in notebooks and audio recordings, I have produced a series of etchings in response. The aim of the resulting body of work is to approach a dialect between a contemporary and an historical view of this part of Ireland. The project goes beyond topography to interweave history, folklore, stories, memory, beliefs, natural history, in an attempt to record the patina and texture of place. It witnesses and records the changing landscape, traditions and attitudes. 

see www.impact10.es for details of conference.

Supported by Culture Ireland, Kildare Co. Council Arts Service and Leinster Printmaking Studio.

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