TOMBOLO – a site responsive art project
Town: Mizen Peninsula
Time: 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Tombolo is a site responsive art project that takes place each September on Brow Head, Mizen Peninsula, West Cork. This year eight artists will partake in a two-week residency on the Tombolo headland, during this time the artists will develop and produced a series of site responsive sculptural installations. The participating artists this year are Emily Robyn Archer, Kari Cahill, Sophie Gough, Hazel Mc Cague, Rosie O’Reilly, Felix Power, Theo Shields and Anna Wylie.
Geography, locality, topography, heritage, community and history will play a role in this artistic engagement; drawing from the local and national history of the peninsula, studying the relationship between the land masses and ocean, and integrating knowledge from the surrounding communities.
The residency will culminate in a ten-day exhibition in which the public are invited to journey to the tip of the peninsula to experience the site and the works that respond to it. In addition to the exhibition site, there will also be scheduled cultural activities happening throughout the opening and closing weekends at Brow Head. These will include a walking tour of the exhibition trail hosted by a local historian and one of the Tombolo artists and live music performances in nearby O’Sullivan’s pub, Crookhaven. Other happenings include Lay of the Land pop up food stall and Bosca Beatha, the mobile sauna. To support and find out more about this project visit their fundit page and www.layoftheland.ie.
Lay of the Land are a visual arts organisation creating and curating site responsive projects in Ireland. Our projects create greater accessibility to the arts in rural communities while allowing the visual arts to stand alone as a valuable and necessary cultural activity and experience. We believe that the interconnection of art, nature and people can be transformative. We support emerging artists whose practices focus on the landscape, and where themes of environment, community, heritage and collaboration are intrinsic to, and reflected in their work. Our projects include exhibitions, residencies, dialogue, short term projects and workshops in an ever growing number of locations throughout Ireland.