The art of the Bray Peo­ple

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THE BRAY PEO­PLE has been im­mor­talised in art.

The main ma­te­rial re­source used in Lo­cal artist Pat Burns’ lat­est solo ex­hi­bi­tion is past copies of the Bray Peo­ple.

The ex­hi­bi­tion aptly named Topophilia (love of place) is cur­rently run­ning at the Sig­nal Arts Cen­tre.

‘The ex­hi­bi­tion is the prod­uct of an in­depth in­quiry into my ob­ses­sion about a par­tic­u­lar place, Bray, Co. Wick­low. The lo­cal news­pa­per, The Bray Peo­ple, is a ma­te­rial re­source. I con­sider that The Bray Peo­ple is an em­bod­i­ment of the life of Bray, past present and fu­ture,’ ex­plains Pat.

There are also im­ages that Pat per­ceives on each side of the cube and mys­ti­cal land­scapes emerge that call to mind the hid­den rhythms of the land­scape, the sed­i­men­tary lay­ers of Bray Head and the flow of the sea. Th­ese draw­ings are then re­pro­duced through tra­di­tional pro­cesses of etch­ing and re­lief.

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs un­til this Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 12.

Some of the blocks made from is­sues of the ‘Bray Peo­ple’, which form the cen­tre­piece of the ‘Topophilia’ex­hi­bi­tion by lo­cal artist Pat Burns.

Pat and Ge­or­gia Burns at the ex­hi­bi­tion open­ing.

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