Colourful pieces illustrate habitats of North Bull Island

Colourful pieces illustrate habitats of North Bull Island

By Hayden Moore

AN EXHIBITION is bringing the beautiful habitats of North Bull Island in Dublin Bay to Tallaght through a series of paintings and photographic installations.

The colourful pieces illustrate how ecosystems have developed on the lands over the past 200 years into the UNESCO biosphere reserve that is there today.

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Éanna ni Lamhna and artist Kathrine Geoghegan

Shifting Sands… a Startling Evolution is an exhibition full of art straight from the mind of Kathrine Geoghegan that will run until September 26 at Associated Rewinds in Tallaght Business Park.

“Bull Island is a unique treasure for plants, animals, birds and insects,” said Kathrine.

“The island hosts many migratory birds who winter here from as far north as the arctic circle.

“Others arrive in early summer from warmer climates.

“I have walked the island, exploring these different habitats through spring, summer, autumn and winter, following the life of mud flats, dune complexes, salt water marshes, freshwater marshes and grassland dunes.”

The key theme is preservation with the paintings exploring the different plants that form the various habitats along and in the surrounding waters.

Originally planned for the Kilcock Art Gallery in April, the exhibition was postponed because of Covid-19.

But she put her thinking cap on and landed on the idea of hosting it in a warehouse, to accommodate sufficient social distancing measures.

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