Slán agus Beannacht
Building on Ireland's deep relationship with emigration, Slán agus Beannacht explores the thematic of migration with specific emphasis on the West of Ireland. Subjective realities were formed surrounding the West, foregrounding the landscape as sublime, with little acknowledgement placed on understanding the subtle complexities of the social and cultural realities of life in the West of Ireland. Portraits of imminent emigrants gazing towards the distant horizon are overlaid with letters and emails from the loved ones they will be leaving behind. This collaboration between emigrant and their family adds poignancy to the imagery, acting as a gentle reminder of the journey undertaken by both the emigrant and those left to mourn their absence.
Jonathan Higgins • Treasa O'Hanlon • Kristina Collender • Ciarán Cooney • Efa Corwell • Neil Dorgan • Kasia Kaminska • Feena Kavanagh • Barry Keogh • Patricia Klich • Robert McCormack • Deirdre McGing • Bobi Murray • Adele O'Byrne • Nikki O'Carroll • Catherine OToole • Maciej Pestka • Niamh Redmond • Irene Siragusa •