Date: Saturday October 1st
Time: 3.30-4 pm (Wine reception starts at 3)
To coincide with the launch of Linda Brownlee’s exhibition “Achill” the Riverbank Arts Centre is delighted to invite you to meet and listen to the artist discuss this body of work in an informal setting.
Achill is Irelandʼs windy westernmost island; a naturally secluded place. Linda Brownlee has been spending her August holidays in Achill amongst family and friends over the last 16 years. Captivated by the texture of its raw and unpredictable landscape, the series presented in Brownlee's work titled Achill, is the result of the photographic explorations she undertook with a group of local teenagers throughout the last two years. Photographed in their favourite spots, near their homes or sites chosen by Brownlee, these adolescent figures – resting or only hesitating within the cameraʼs frame – draw the eye into and across the islandʼs contours, revealing the shape of the land through the intimacy of their relationship to it. A tranquillity pervades Brownleeʼs photographs that, despite rain or wind, stems from a sense of belonging. Her careful images capture the moody portrait of a place.
About Linda Brownlee:
Linda Brownlee is a communications graduate of Dublin City University originally from Co. Kildare. Brownleeʼs photos have been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery in London, Host Gallery, Printspace, the Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery, and the Yinka Shonibare Space. She has also been commissioned by the Photographers Gallery in London. Her portrait, documentary and fashion work has featured in numerous publications such as Vogue, Dazed and Confused, the Guardian, Times and Telegraph Magazines.