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Looking/Seeing/Making/BOGLANDS at The Laois Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally, Co. Laois

Looking/Seeing/Making/BOGLANDS is an exhibition of new work by Bridget Flannery which can be seen at The Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally, Co. Laois. The exhibition runs from 16 June to 28 July, Tuesday to Friday 1-4 or by appointment.  057 8664109 

The work is in response to time spent walking, drawing, sketching, listening and learning about the midland bogs of Laois, Offaly and Tipperary. As ever, colour, shape, texture, weather changes, birdsong, windsong and the sense of an expansive landscape, often hidden, informs the work. Sketches made outside become the the basis for larger studio works which in turn question markmaking, tonal changes, shape observations as well as the unspoken and often intangible sense of being in these distinct landscapes best described by Seamus Heaney as ‘The bogholes might be Atlantic seepage. The wet centre is bottomless’ (Bogland for T.P. Flanagan. Door into the Dark 1969)