prestigious event celebrating the art, imagery and archaeological
landscape of the Boyne Valley is to feature a unique collaboration
of archaeology and art when it opens in Dublin on December 9th.
Boyne Valley Envisioned’, to be held at the Atrium of the Office
of Public Works in St Stephen’s Green, will see an illustrated
lecture by eminent archaeologist Dr Geraldine Stout, followed
by the launch of an exhibition of paintings by Richard Moore.
Stout’s lecture will focus on the Boyne Valley’s archaeological
landscape, and how it has inspired artists such as Nano Reid,
Louis le Brocquay, 18th century landscape painters and contemporary
archaeologist’s book ‘Newgrange and the Bend of the Boyne’,
which is a major work and the latest in the ‘Atlas of the Irish
Landscape’ series, has just been launched by Cork University
Stout led an archaeological team which, earlier this year, found
part of a gold brooch during investigative
archaeological work at a ringfort site near Knowth.
paintings of Richard Moore, which will continue to be displayed
at the OPW Atrium from December 10 to 20, are very much focused
on the Boyne Valley megalithic sites.
work is inspired by the study of the Boyne Valley and how legends
and ancient sites relate to astronomical events and constellations,
and also how local place names came to be.
previous exhibition, at the Brú na Bóinne Visitors
Centre at Donore, was an outstanding success and was very strongly
focused on this astronomical and mythological theme.
has been painting in the Boyne Valley for over twenty years,
and in recent years has had significant involvement in the development
of the Mythical Ireland website
Boyne Valley Envisioned’ opens with Dr Stout’s lecture at 6.15pm
on Monday, December 9, at the Atrium of the OPW offices, 51
St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. All are welcome to attend. The event
is being supported by the OPW and Dúchas (Dept. of Environment).
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