Bogs are many things to many people. They are a latent source of energy, a refuge, a carbon sink and an archive of history. As islands surrounded by pastoral land they’re often undervalued and misunderstood. They are living, breathing ecosystems with the power to absorb and reveal the past, with resurfacing iron age bog bodies being the most notable example.
Bogs have had considerable influence on Irish history and society and are a source of inspiration for many literary and artistic works. Their layered meanings and various interpretations provide a fertile ground for metaphor and symbolism.
Shane Hynan’s ‘Beneath | Beofhód’ is a long term photographic series observing the raised bogs of the Irish midlands and the culture around them. It draws upon the ideas noted above and uses photography as a tool for expression, drawing on an emotional and intuitive connection with the landscape and terrain.
Join Shane Hynan and other selected panellists with expertise in different perspectives relating to bogs for a panel discussion.
Shane Hynan, lens based visual artist interested in rural Ireland, bogs and the built environment.
Nuala Madigan, CEO Irish Peatland Conservation Council
Eamonn Mulvihill, former Principal and teacher of History and English in Kildare with a keen interest in local history landscape and heritage.
Chair: Lucina Russell, County Arts Officer, Kildare County Council
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For more information about Beneath | Beofhód see this link
The artist will lead tours of the exhibition on 22/11 and 6/12 – to book see this link.