Atlantic: Portrait of an Ocean

Start Date 14 Jun 2014
End Date 11 Aug 2014
Times Daily: 9.30am - 6pm

Admission: FREE

A major new exhibition of landscape photography featuring 15 massive canvases and a collection of large prints focusing on the life of the Dingle Peninsula? Atlantic seaboard. From winter storms to summer sunsets the fine art prints from award winning photographer Chris May exhibit this much loved part of Ireland in a way that is rarely seen. Five years of research and development have culminated in an exhibition that will inspire and delight.

The exhibition coincides with the launch of a large format fine art photographic book of the same name featuring 50 prints, taking the reader on a sumptuous tour of the Dingle Peninsula and providing a definitive look at its coast line and Islands.

Chris May is an award winning published photographer living on the Dingle Peninsula within sight of the Atlantic Ocean. His passion for photographs started when he was ten years old and after working in Theatre Photography for eight years he became an independent professional in 2012. Working from his Gallery on the Slea Head Drive Chris has spent the last five years putting together a portrait of the Atlantic. From wild storms and six meter waves to calm sunsets and vibrant colours he has ensured that each shot captures the location at its very best. Some of the photographs have taken several years to acquire. 

The Exhibition will be opened by Minister Jimmy Deenihan T.D. (Arts, Heritage and Gaeltachta) on Saturday 14th June at 7pm in The Blasket Centre.

Atlantic Portrait of an Ocean

'New Naomhógs' in the Blasket Centre

Start Date 15 Aug 2014
End Date 15 Oct 2014

'Naomhóga Nua' le Liam Holden In Ionad an Bhlascaoid

Seolfar taispeántas úrnua ealaíne le Liam Holden, bunaithe ar naomhóga Chorca Dhuibhne, in Ionad an Bhlascoid Mhóir, Dún Chaoin ar an Aoine beag seo ar a 7.30pm.

Péintéir é Liam go bhfuil dlúthbhaint aige le Corca Dhuibhne agus faigheann sé spreagadh nach beag ón gceantar. Fuair sé spreagadh don dtaispeántas áirithe seo ós na naomhóga. Tá taithí millteach aige ar an mbád seo; dhein sé ceann agus is iomaí turas farraige atá déanta aige iontu, turas go Oileán Í agus is duine de chriú an 'Camino' é atá i mbun turais farraige ó Bhaile Átha Cliath go dtí'n Spáinn.

Beidh an taispeántas ar crochadh go dtí an 15 Deireadh Fómhair agus tá fáilte roimh cách ag an seoladh.

'New Naomhógs' in The Blasket Centre

A new exhibition of paintings based on and inspired by the naomhóg by artist Liam Holden will be launched in the Great Blasket Centre, Dún Chaoin, this Friday at 7.30pm.

Liam is a painter well known in West Kerry and he has been greatly inspired by the area, and by our traditional boats from this exhibition in particular. He is very familiar with this craft; he has built one and has made many sea voyages in naomhógs, including a trip to the island of Iona and is part of the crew currently on a 'Camino' from Dublin to Spain by sea.

The exhibition will run until the 15 October, and all are welcome to the opening.

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