BEAUTY OF WEX­FORD BREDA MUR­PHY LAUNCHES HER EXHIBTION OF BEACH PHO­TOS

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS - COM­PILED BY MARIA PEP­PER

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.

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