Landmarks and Lifeforms Discovery Box Creation
1 March to 6 March
Discovery Box available 11 March to 20 April
Sculpture cast from red hot lava, fin whale bones engraved with the whale's final journey before beaching, a video installation layering endangered fish with a chorus of birds and prints of dinosaur skeletons; these are some of the intriguing artworks that feature in the latest exhibition at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen.
Landmarks and Lifeforms is an exhibition by Danny Osborne and Frieda Meaney, two artists who live and work on the Beara Peninsula on the western seaboard. The artists' interests in geology, biology, marine science and zoology as well as travel and navigation is presented in this exhibition through painting, print, video installation and sculpture, combining scientific with artistic interpretations of the natural world. Their individual artworks are presented alongside a large collaborative print work where Osborne's images of cooled lava forms are placed side by side with Meaney's bird, gorilla and human heads.
The exhibition opens to the public on Friday 10 March at 7.00pm with guest speaker, writer and documentary maker Manchán Magan.
Discovery Box is a free gallery resource for parents and carers to use with their young children in the gallery to encourage engagement with the artwork.
West Cork Arts Centre commissions guest artists to develop explorations for children and families to investigate and respond to exhibitions in the gallery using a variety of tools, art materials and information sheets.
WCAC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council in making these residencies possible.
Images above thanks to Zenda Williams and Kevin O'Farrell Photographer