Abandoned Mansions of Ireland Exhibition - 22nd June to 28 July 2013
Start Date: 22 Jun 2013
End Date: 28 Jul 2013
Abandoned Mansions of Ireland Exhibition' - 22nd June to 28 July 2013
Abandoned Mansions of Ireland’ - Tarquin Blake’s fascinating photographic project- spanning three years of research and documentation goes on display at Kilkenny Castle from Saturday 22nd June to Sunday 28th July. The exhibition will contain images of the lost estate houses of Ireland from Blake's recent best selling and critically acclaimed books 'Abandoned Mansions of Ireland' - Volume 1 and 2 published by The Collins Press.
In the exhibition, Blake documents the end of the landed aristocracy in Ireland and the demise of their country mansion houses. His beautiful, haunting images of crumbling ruins convey an indefinable beauty. The images are accompanied by history and folklore, telling of troubled times and private hardship. Blake’s compelling images also provide convincing evidence of the wilful neglect that numerous examples of our architectural heritage are being allowed to disintegrate.
For further information please refer to www.AbandonedIreland.com