Voyage:  Sea Journeys, Island Hopping and Trans-oceanic Concepts

The coastline, from the wild and rugged Atlantic coast of County Kerry, traversing the beautiful deeply indented ragged coastline of West Cork to the low, plainer shores of East Cork - the porous membrane of the southern edge of the island of Ireland, is continually traversed with arrivals and departures - military, commercial, criminal, or cultural - which has for long been a vital threshold of contact with continental Europe and beyond.
It is this coastline, one of the best recreational sailing grounds in the world, that lies at the source of my work in the exhibition 'Voyage’ and my attempt to: re-create, re-present, re-imagine, re-live, re-invent, a ‘sea journey’ and map it in ­‘Sailing on the South Coast, Smerwick to Youghal’.

Further information

‘Coasting – Galway to Roundstone’, Epsom Pro 7800 inkjet on white Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308gm


Residency on the BAF Fellowship Program - Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ballycastle, on the North West coast of Co. Mayo, August 2012.

The centre, has a print workshop, library, gallery and artists’ studios and is a great place to visit and work.


Perhaps those who inhabit islands have a particular kind of spatial awareness, aware as they always are that sooner or later the land stops and the sea begins.

(‘Islands, Literature, and Cultural Translatability’,  Stephanos Stephanides et Susan Bassnett) 

An international group of artists: Pierre Bourgault (Canada), Mike Byrne (Ireland), Mels Dees (the Netherlands), David Lilburn (Ireland) and Marielle van den Bergh (the Netherlands), linked by a facination with the sea and coastline, have begun collaborating on a joint project on the subject of islands.

Cork Printmakers

I exhibit, on an on-going basis, with Cork Printmakers.

‘Cork printmakers at 21’  was an exhibition of prints and mixed media work, celebrating its founding 21 years ago.

The Atrium, City Hall, Cork and CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork 7 December 2012 - 12 January 2013

With Limerick Printmakers

I exhibit on an on-going basis with Limerick Printmakers Studio and Gallery.

As part of an exchange programme LPS&G exhibited at Die Druckwerkstatt im Kulturwerk des bbk berlin GmbH, September to December 2012

The show was also part of ‘Marathon Irish’,  an event celebrating Irish culture through the medium of the creative arts, at Dialogue Culture Space, in London’s East End, as part of the ‘Cultural Olympics’, September 2012.