Skibbereen Arts Festival 2012: Cúig Exhibition & Skelligs Calling

As part of the 2012 Skibbereen Arts Festival, WAS was proud to host two important and different art happenings:   The Cúig Group Exhibition and Skelligs Calling, a sound installation by Kevin Brew, Chris Watson & Luke Clancy          27th July – 5th August 2012

Cúig:Skelligs Calling
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Skelligs Calling    

Producer: Kevin Brew
Sound Recordist: Chris Watson
Writer and Presenter: Luke Clancy

An installation version of the RTÉ Radio 1 Programme, ‘Skelligs Calling’ offers a sonic portrait of Skellig Michael – from the nocturnal cries of Manx Shearwaters at the summit, to the gurgling chorus of Storm Petrels that nest in the island’s ancient monastery. This spectacular piece features the recordings of the world renowned wildlife recordist Chris Watson.

Located upstairs in our Residency Studio, empty save two armchairs, some sea-smoothed rocks and a selection of Skellig books, this proved enormously powerful and popular with visitors to WAS during the Arts Festival. Generally, people dropped in, intending to listen for a few moments but ended up staying for the entire recording! A beautifully balanced piece, it recreated perfectly the peaceful clamour of sea and birds, the atmosphere of the Skelligs, right in the heart of Skibbereen!

Skelligs Calling
Skelligs Calling

Cúig – Creativity Unlimited an Integrated group, are five artists with disabilities employed as artists in residence at Mayfield Arts Centre, Newbury House since 2008.

The five artists are Brid Heffernan, Frankie Burton, Stephen Murray, Ailbhe Barrett and Angela Burchill.

Cúig will be exhibiting a selection of their art work at the Working Artists’ Studios Gallery, as part of the Skibbereen Arts Festival. The work will include prints, paintings, and multi-media pieces.

Cúíg Exhibition