I got the chance to have 2 days recently with the Mike Kenner Archive in Bournemouth University with Prof. Neal White.
Once I have got the chance to sort out what I retrieved from the archive I will publish the material. Hoping to meet the man himself next week and to survey the sampling/detection site in Dorset next week. Lots to come
Came across this 1967 edition of the Mail on Sunday magazine. Had a short article referring to the island of Gruinard Island being contaminated for at least a 100 years
They cleaned it up in the late 1980’s/90’s. But you never can say never??
Where is the What if the What is in Why?
Susan Bone, Colin Crotty, Dara McGrath,
Eoin O’ Conaill, Killian O’ Dwyer, Claire Ryan
Opening via Sternview Gallery entrance on 26 Marlboro Street
Exhibtion Run: April 29th – June 11th
Where is the What if the What is in Why?* is a group exhibition exploring how artistic strategies investigate and represent peripheral and threshold spaces. These in-between places have long held magnetism for creative searching and experimentation. The histories and potentials that lie within such places may cast generative powers that can support reimaginings of our worldly connections. The exhibition title responds to the connective forces that attract such responses on transitional points, where things are hidden in plain sight or are not quite what they seem. It cues the varied artistic interactions – painting, photography, object-making and print – regarding how we live and our relations to objects and environments.
Project Cleansweep was shown as part of a group show at the FotoHof in Salzburg ‘Contemporary Irish Photography’ in April 2016. Here is an installation photo and a brief artists talk that I gave.
Installation photograph of my work at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin in December 2015.The work was awarded a Solas Award for new contemporary photography. And came runner up in the Solas Prize 2015
On a recent City Jet flight from London City Airport I was flicking through the onboard magazine. They were advertising a competition and they had an accompanying photograph showing the destination of the winners prize. This is Whiteford Point on the Gower Peninsula in Wales. The sand dunes in the background were used as a firing range during WWII. In 1942 anthrax laden artillery shells were fired into the dunes, killing several sheep. Today the dunes are marked with numerous signs warning members of the public not to pick up anything that looks suspicious
I recently got a copy of a 1948 OS map of the Porton Down camp