Tonnadh // Fuaim an Toinne | Bríanna Ní Léanacháin

Dates: 27 January – 17 February  2023
Days/Times: Tues-Fri, 10am-5pm
Location: Studio 12, Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay
Opening Reception: 26 January, 6pm

Tonnadh // Fuaim an Toinne is a new exhibition of work by Backwater artist Bríanna Ní Léanacháin. The exhibition consists of a video-based installation, exploring our changing relationship to the Landscape and inspired by research into Folklore and Ancient Irish History. It aims to address the overwhelming anxiety born from the current Climate Crisis through the lens of Irish Folklore. It situates itself between history and myth, between prophecy and scientific predictions, between our world and the Otherworld. The work draws primary inspiration from the Tuath Dé Danann, the mythological figure Tonn Clíodhna, and the prophesy of her return.

Bríanna Ní Léanacháin is a visual artist based in Cork city. She is the recipient of the Backwater Artists Group Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary 2021. Her practice includes a range of media – digital and analogue photography, video, performance, printmaking, installation, sound, and the written and spoken word. Since graduating from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2021, she has exhibited in Lismore Castle Arts, the James Barry Exhibition Centre, K-Fest, Chapel Hill, MTU Gallery at No. 46 Grand Parade, and Dingle Literary Festival.

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