BEAUTY OF WEXFORD BREDA MURPHY LAUNCHES HER EXHIBTION OF BEACH PHOTOS
THE KILTEALY ‘hedge school poet’ Christy Doyle officially opened an exhibition of photographs called When The Tide Goes Out by the Wexford-based photographer Breda Murphy in the Denis Collins Gallery in Rowe Street, Wexford.
This is the first solo exhibition by the Bunclody native who travelled extensively and lived abroad for 20 years. She settled back in Wexford 10 years ago with her two sons, initially living in Rosslare and more recently in Wexford town.
Breda is very conscious of the beauty of the Wexford coastline and regards .
She has always had a passion for photography and a camera is never far from her hands. Although this is her first exhibition, she has always shared her photographs with family and friends.
She is fascinated by landscape, patterns, people, nature and light and when she comes to print her photographs, nature is always a dominant feature. There will be trees, beaches, sand, water, leaves, feathers, shells and mountains, sometimes viewed from afar and often in intimate detailed studies.
The photographs for this exhibition were taken on the Winter Solstice under a clear blue sky with the sun low on the horizon at Rosslare Strand. Breda said that as the tide went out, the sun beams shone on the grains of sand like crystals and patterns were highlighted along the shoreline.
‘I was drawn to these unique and time sensitive patterns as they would surely vanish with the returning tide. I saw these beautiful patterns that nature left and am delighted to share them in these photographs’, she said.
At the launch which was attended by a large group of friends and fellow artists and photographers, Christy Doyle read three of his poems to celebrate Breda’s photographs. The exhibition will continue until Saturday, February 10.