Curated by Denise Reddy, In-Sites / Ón Ceapach features the work of three artists and explores how they address our relationship with the environment.
Our current age has been described as the 'Anthropocene period', an era defined by the extensive human impact on the environment which effects our world's climate, lands, oceans and wildlife.
IN-SITES/ÓN CHEAPACH features the work of three artists and explores how, in different ways, they address our relationship with a constantly changing environment. New and existing work reflects on the role of art and ecological practices in highlighting historical and contemporary complexities of land use.
Diverse themes are investigated relating to industrial peat excavation, land rehabilitation, farming, food, sustainability, deforestation and invasive species. Inspired by interactions and conversations with ecologists, foresters, local growers and Bord na Móna workers, the artists draw attention to the effects of land management decisions on biodiversity and the consequences for people, place and habitats.
The exhibition runs from 17th February - 28th March and will be accompanied by the following events:
Green Woodworking Demonstration on 16th and 17th of February from 10am - 4pm.
Master Woodwright Eoin Donnelly and artist Gareth Kennedy worked with participants from Post Colony alongside invited guest artists to turn the Rotunda space in Siamsa Tire into a green woodworking space.
Fresh one legged stools and other articles were made live in the gallery space using Rhododendron from Killarney National Park. Visitors to Siamsa Tire had the opportunity to engage with this unique live event, increasing awareness of the impacts associated with invasive species, encourage discussion and stimulate public interest in the arts, traditions and the natural environment.
With thanks to Killarney National Park and funding from Kerry County Council Arts.
Creative Workshops with Artist, Lisa Fingleton on the 24th of February.
Drawing Beyond The Lines: 11.00am-12.30pm
30 Day Local Food Challenge: 2.00-3.30pm
Seminar: SITES OF TENSION / SITES OF COLLABORATION 2 - THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO SATURDAY 24TH OF MARCH at 10am.
The seminar invites artists, ecologists and communities to share their experiences of tensions around land use. Key speakers include artists Monica de Bath and Lisa Fingleton. Chaired by: Paddy Woodworth (Author of "Our Once and Future Planet: Restoring the World in the Climate Change Century", journalist and former arts editor of the Irish Times).
Visual Artists Ireland in association with Siamsa Tíre will host the seminar - new date to be advised
Full details of the Seminar schedule are available here...
Admission: €10 VAI members/€15 non members. For further information, updates and bookings please see: www.visualartists.ie the VAI e-bulletin or contact Monica Flynn / Professional Development Officer, VAI:email@example.com
IN-SITES/ÓN CHEAPACH is a touring exhibition from Dunamaise Arts Centre, supported by the Arts Council.