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Abhaile | Homing

Lane Shipsey

Abhaile | Homing is an art photo-series commissioned by Irish language arts centre An Cultúrlann. Abhaile | Homing is on view until 27 July in a revamped church on the Falls Road, Belfast, in the Cultúrlann’s upstairs gallery space.

The photocollage series by Lane Shipsey brings together landscapes and cityscapes from various parts of Ireland, both north and south of the border. Each image in this ongoing series is hashtagged with geographical clues. Aisling O’Beirn, a Galway sculptor based in Belfast said at the launch, “The result is intriguing, “Lane is telling stories but leaving gaps in between for the viewer to fill in themselves”. In the opening piece, ‘Fall to Earth’, O’Beirn identified on a mantelpiece filled with memorabilia a Belfast souvenir next to a bittersweet image of bliss. Clue: an item left on the streets by the army in times gone by.

Accompanying the art is a poem about the gap between 1922 and the decade of centenaries which finishes this year. Shipsey is working on a multi-voice piece evoking life in Ireland in the early 1920s.

Lane Shipsey is an artist from Ireland who also works in film and the written and spoken word. Abhaile | Homing is her first solo art show. Lane’s visual work has previously been exhibited at group shows, film festivals and in literary magazines.

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