SILVA – Public Outdoor Exhibition

Venue: Knockomagh Wood, Lough Hyne
Town: Skibbereen
Time: 4:00pm - 8:00pm



A site responsive art project on the Wild Atlantic Way.

Over a two week period four artists will engage with the landscape at Knockomagh Wood Nature Reserve, West Cork. During the time spent in the woodlands they will produce a series of site responsive sculptural installations. For the culmination of the project the public are invited to explore the woodland trails and experience the site and the works that respond to it.

SILVA’s success depends on individuals and organisations dedicated to unique and progressive artistic endeavours. This project is part funded by The Arts Council of Ireland and Cork County Council and supported by The National Parks and Wildlife Services and Coillte.

Lay of the Land (LOTL) produces powerful, imaginative and considered projects that encourage artists and their practice to engage with the landscape surrounding them, while forging deeper connections with the local community and the history and heritage of that landscape.

LOTL believe that the interconnection of art, nature and people can be transformative. Their projects create greater accessibility to the arts in rural communities while allowing the visual arts to stand alone as a valuable cultural activity and experience.

LOTL 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