John Brady, Artspace Artist is showing in Westport
11 May 2012
THE dramatic outdoor gallery that hosts the new Greenway Sculpture Trail has inspired artists and writers of every hue and genre for centuries. Now this eclectic trail, recently launched by Michael Ring, Minister of State for Tourism, offers a spectacle of man-made artefacts along the resplendent contours of Clew Bay.
The temporary exhibition includes the works of 14 artists and aims to showcase the very best of contemporary sculpture in this panoramic outdoor setting, which runs from Westport Harbour, along the eastern and northern shores of Clew Bay, to Achill Island.
The diverse concepts in the 14 pieces explore a broad range of subjects. ‘Sepulchre’, by Ian Wieczorek, is set in an old house at Buckfield, and emphasises the ‘architectural geometry of the structure within the landscape’. ‘Gigantic Cart’, John Brady’s piece, at Derrycooldrim, ‘responds to the changing Ireland during the boom years, while Ronan Halpin’s ‘Precipice’, west of Mulranny, is ‘a characteristic expressive bull figure on a high plinth’.