A Site Responsive Art Project on the Wild Atlantic Way.
Over a two week period four artists will engage with the landscape at Knockomagh Wood, Lough Hyne, West Cork. During the time spent in the woodlands they will develop and produce site responsive sculptural installations. The project will culminate in an outdoor exhibition in which the public are invited to come and experience the site and the works that respond to it.
Lay of the Land (LOTL) produces powerful, imaginative and considered projects that encourage artists to engage with the landscape surrounding them, while forging deeper connections with local community and the history and heritage of that landscape.
LOTL believe that the interconnection of art, nature and people can be transformative. Their projects create greater accessibility to the arts in rural communities while allowing the visual arts to stand alone as a valuable cultural activity and experience. They support emerging artists whose practices focus on the landscape and where themes of environment, community, heritage and collaboration are intrinsic to, and reflected in their work.
SILVA’s success depends on individuals and organisations dedicated to unique and progressive artistic endeavours. This project is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland, Cork County Council, The National Parks and Wildlife Services and Coillte.