Category: Public Art

Beyond Islands

VANESSA DAWS REFLECTS ON HER RECENT PUBLIC EVENT. 

I lie on my back and float in the dark water; around me swimmers tread water and bob. In the distance, I can see a long procession of people carrying an array of lanterns and sea creatures; they walk past a large blue wall where a black horse is rearing up, afraid to go into the boat and be taken off the island. The sea creatures beckon.

‘Beyond Islands’ was a participatory nighttime event that took place in Skerries, County Dublin, on 21 October 2019. It was the culminating event in a … Read the rest