Artist Rosalind Lowry will be installing an environmentally themed sculptural piece in the Cathedral on Monday 10th February. Come along to the Cathedral from the 10th to see her work which reflects on the natural world and the small things in nature that often get overlooked.
Rosalind is an award-winning artist born in Northern Ireland, attended Chelsea School of Art and Saint Martin’s School for Art in London before returning to her native land to set up her studio.
As Artist in Residence for the Lough Neagh Landscape Partnership, she has recently created a series of installations in the boglands and peatlands of County Tyrone, with a view of helping preserve the Irish curlew and highlight the plight of the disappearing natural landscape and peatlands of Ireland.
Rosalind has also completed a number of residencies across the world, from Rathlin Island to a North Vietnam residency focused on natural dyes, another in Quebec dedicated to decaying old buildings, and a third for the State Government of Alaska as Artist in Residence in the national parks of Alaska, completed in 2019. Rosalind lived and worked in a remote area of the Alaskan wilderness creating a land art trail to attract people into the parks and natural spaces of the area.
In 2018 Rosalind was one of 100 female Artists across the UK chosen to create an artwork for the Artichoke Trust UK to celebrate 100 years of women having the vote and in 2020 she will be working on a large scale collaborative artwork to be installed in Westminster as a commemoration for United Kingdom Holocaust Memorial Foundation.
This February, influenced by the bushfires of Australia and the impact on wildlife of the ever decreasing green spaces in Ireland, Rosalind's 'Ark' will be created using fallen branches from native trees and woodlands of Co. Antrim. The work will be installed in the Cathedral from the 10th February for two weeks. Come and meet Rosalind in person while she discusses her work on February 15th from 2pm.