A new exhibition from photographer Amelia Stein will run in Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre. Precipice explores the breathtaking coastline of Dún Chaocháin in the beautiful barony of Erris.
After a collaboration with local historians Uinseann Mac Graith and Treasa Ní Ghearraigh, Amelia Stein has produced a series of exciting images that give impact and emotion to the edge of the Atlantic. Drawing on the inspirational, ancient names of promontories, headlands and cliffs, the artist questions our emotional response to the mesmerising dangers conjured up in placenames like The Point of Deliverance and The Fool’s Hollow.
After previously exhibiting Erris at the RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin 2015, Stein further engages with the environment that helped shape the character of a people living on the boundary of an ocean that is a relentless backdrop to their history. The north west coast of Mayo is one of the most remote and breathtaking locations in the North Atlantic and, at close quarters, Precipice examines the concepts of fear and exhilaration inherent in the life of a small coastal community.
The exhibition is now open and Amelia Stein will be giving an informative talk about her work on August 20 at 4pm, upstairs in the café at Ballycroy National Park Visitor Centre, Ballycroy Village, County Mayo. All are most welcome. It will run until August 30.