The street in County Hall will host an exhibition of work created by Irish and Welsh artists for the Ports Past and Present. The artists turned their creative vision to the often-overlooked port communities around Rosslare Harbour, Fishguard, Pembroke Dock, Holyhead and Dublin. They created works that reflect the rich heritage and culture around these places. The exhibition is open until 14th March 2023.
The exhibition features sculpture, audio, photography, drawing, print, digital, film, poetry and storytelling. The artists featured include: Peter Murphy, David Begley, Jon Gower, Julie Merriman, Robert Jakes, Kathy D’arcy, Zillah Bowes, Peter Stevenson, Gillian Bownson, Margaret Pendrell, Rua Barron, Hannah Power and Augustine O’Donoghue . You can find out more about the artists and their work here
We have invited some of the artists to come along to county hall and talk about their work for the project on Friday 3rd of March. Attendance at these events and the exhibition are FREE thanks to funding provided by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Co-Operation Programme.
Peter Murphy and Jon Gower will talk about their work for the project, along with writing, working, ports, the Irish Sea, sealife, and more , register here
Visual artist Julie Merriman will discuss her work for the project, and also give a demonstration of some the techniques she uses to create her unique works. Register here
Visual artist Martin Crampin will give a talk on the stories of the saints and their unconventional crossings over the Irish Sea. Register here
The work was done through the co-production, with communities, of these works as well as online heritage stories (over 200 and counting), high-quality documentary films, community-focused events, tourism networks including free heritage tourism training, and a heritage tourism app.
Funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Co-operation Programme