Join us on Saturday 15th February at 2pm for a talk with artist Rosalind Lowry as she describes her new installation at Belfast Cathedral.
Rosalind Lowry, 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.
Her work is based on the natural world and the small things in nature that often get overlooked. Hoping to encourage viewers to stop and notice these small things, the underdogs, the little things that end up meaning so much when you are up against it, when you have nowhere else to turn.
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, Rosalind will install an environmental installation based on the Ark. Influenced by the bushfires of Australia and the impact on wildlife of the ever decreasing green spaces in Ireland, the 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 while she discusses her work on February 15th from 2pm. We're looking forwards to welcoming you to the Cathedral!