Barbara Mac Nelis
This work represents Killybegs in Co. Donegal, home to one of Ireland's largest fishing ports. Communities like Killybegs exist all over Ireland; single economy towns with no alternative source of employment. The decline of such industries in these places has severe consequences. The problems now facing the inhabitants of the town of Killybegs are not being acknowledged, as the Irish governments attitude towards the industry is largely one of indifference. Recent controversies surrounding over-fishing have hugely damaged the industry in Killybegs; even those who did not participate in over-fishing are facing the consequences. The artist hopes to initiate a debate on whether or not the coastal communities are being supported in the appropriate way to ensure their work in the future.
Darragh Basquille • Jeffrey Bright • Caroline Callaghan • Darren Campion • Patrick Clarke • Lorna Fitzsimons • Fiona Hackett • Gary Loughlin • Barbara Mac Nelis • Don McNeill Healy • Jennifer Moor • Róisín Morris • Siobhan Ogilvy • Gary Somers • Dianne Whyte •