Dath an Uisce/Ab Origine: Gaeltacht Exhibition
October 3 @ 1:00 pm - October 25 @ 5:30 pm
The Colour of Water/Ab Origine: Photographic Exhibition
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: email@example.com T: 00353 (0) 74 95 60862 ext 18