'Apparitions' is a photographic work exploring the phenomenon of Marian apparitions in Ireland. This project led me on a very different kind of pilgrimage. I travelled the country, navigating from the coasts of Wicklow and Waterford up to the wilds of west Donegal, Mayo and Sligo - and down to the southwest of Limerick and Cork. I arrived at each site with a distinct question in mind: Is its very existence a relic of the glory years of the Catholic Church in Ireland? Every road I took led me to the same stark truth - that these once congested symbols of faith have been largely forgotten with the decline of the Church's influence.
Sonia Banatowska • Elsa Brightling • Mark Fitzpatrick • Andy Morris • Andrew Nuding •