New exhibition inspired by Poulaphouca Reservoir set to open at Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre
Wed, September 28, 2022
Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre is thrilled to present a new collaboration by artists Shane Finan, Alannah Robins and Niamh Fahy called ‘Púca in the Machine’.
The exhibition is inspired by the Poulaphuca area of west Wicklow where surrounding rivers were dammed and the valley flooded to create a new hydroelectric power station in the 1930s. Residents were evicted prior to facilitate the development and their voices, and the stories of those evictions, have been recorded in numerous histories. The massive engineering project inevitably destroyed the homes of many wildlife creatures as well.
Shane Finan began an initial project about the reservoir in 2020, before asking Robins and Fahy to join him. Their ensuing exhibition is an exciting mix of print, kinetic sculpture, painting, photography, and electronics which focuses on the Poulaphouca Reservoir from a perspective of myth, ecology and the non-human.
Everyone is welcome to attend the official launch on Saturday 8th October from 12pm where refreshments will be provided.
The exhibition closes with a free talk by Shane Finan on Myth-ecology and Technology on Saturday 5th November from 12noon – 1pm..
For further information and gallery opening hours visit www.roevalleyarts.com