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Dath an Uisce/Ab Origine: Gaeltacht Exhibition

October 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - October 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

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The Colour of Water/Ab Origine: Photographic Exhibition

An Gailearaí, Ionad Áislann, Páirc Ghnó Ghaoth Dobhair, Na Doirí Beaga,

Cé go dtáinig sé ar an tsaol i mBéal Feirste sa bhliain 1948, tá an grianghrafadóir Mínealaíne, David Gepp, anois ina chónaí i nDún na nGall. Bhog Gepp go Londain go mall sna 1960idí agus ansin d’fhreastail sé ar Choláiste Ealaíne Nottingham. I ndiaidh cáiliú, tháinig sé ar ais go Béal Feirste go luath sna 1970idí, go cathair a bhí scriosta ag cogadh, áit ar éirigh sé rannpháirteach i dtionscadal amharclanaíocht sráide do pháistí. I mbus athearraíochta dhá stór thaistil sé thart ar áiteacha difriúla den chathair ag cur siamsaíocht ar fáil do pháistí le clár idirghníomhach bunaithe go scaoilte ar leabhar Tolkien, Lord of the Rings.

I ndiaidh do geimhreadh a chaitheamh i nDún na nGall, chuaigh Gepp chun na Breataine Bige sa bhliain 1979 agus chláraigh sé ar chúrsa ‘Grianghrafadóireacht Chruthaitheach’. Ansin fuair sé coimisiúin agus maoiniú deontais ón Chomhairle Ealaín chun mórthionscadail a thabhairt chun críche i Músaem Uladh sa Veinéis, agus fiú bhí sé mar ábhar sa scannán faisnéise ó BBC, ‘An Italian Dream’, a fuair moladh ó na léirmheastóirí. Níos deireanaí, bhí sé mar Chomh-Léachtóir i gColáiste Ealaíne Hereford, ag teagasc grianghrafadóireacht – cúrsa a chuidigh sé a thionscnamh – go dtí gur phill sé ar Éirinn, áit ina bhfuil sé féin agus a  bhean chéile anois ina gcónaí i bPort Nua.

Taiscéalann saothar úrnua David Gepp an dóigh ina múnlaíonn fuinneamh na cruinne na rudaí a bhfuil muid eolach orthu agus fiú an dóigh ina bhfeiceann muid iad. Míníonn sé go bhfuil an feiniméan seo suthain agus go bhfuil sé ann ó thús ama mar ‘ab origine’ – ciallaíonn sé seo ón fhíorthús ama, ón fhoinse. Léiríonn na saothair solabhartha grianghrafadóireacht seo an fharraige nuair a chasann sí ar ár gcósta agus an idirghaol leis an spéir os ár gceann.

Born in Belfast in 1948, Fine Art photographer David Gepp now resides in Donegal. Gepp moved to London in the late 1960’s and went on to attend Nottingham College of Art. After qualifying he returned to Belfast in the early 1970’s where, in a ‘war torn’ city, he became involved in street theatre project for children. In a re-purposed double-decker bus he travelled around different parts of the city entertaining children with an interactive programme loosely based on Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings.

After spending a winter in Donegal, Gepp then moved to Wales in 1979 and enrolled on a ‘Creative Photography’ course. Subsequently he gained commissions and grant funding from the Arts Council to realise major projects in the Ulster Museum, Venice and was even the subject of a critically BBC documentary ‘An Italian Dream’. Latterly He became Associate Lecturer at Hereford College of Arts teaching photography, a course he helped initiate, until he returned to Ireland where he now lives with his wife in Portnoo.

David Gepp’s new work explores how the energy of the universe shapes what we know and even how we see it. This phenomenon he explains is timeless and has existed since the beginning as ‘ab origine’ – meaning from the very beginning, from the source or the origin. These eloquent photographic works depict the sea as it meets our coast and the interrelationship with the sky above us.

The exhibition runs for the full duration of Donegal Connect but is also open outside Donegal Connect from 13th September through to October 25th.

Opening Hours: Mon – Fri 1pm – 5.30pm and Wed 1pm – 8pm. Details/enquiries from: E: angailearaidonegal@gmail.com  T: 00353 (0) 74 95 60862 ext 18

 

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Start:
October 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
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October 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
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