From The Great Blasket to North Uist: A Photographic Journey
Fairscin Inise: An Island Portrait – an exhibition of photographs of life on the Great Blasket Island – has opened in Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre in Lochmaddy Isle of North Uist Outer Hebrides.
The exhibition was curated by Ciarán Walsh for the Great Blasket Centre in Dún Chaoin, Dingle in 2013. It portrays life on the the island between 1892-2010, sourced from the photographic collection of the Blasket Centre archives. The exhibition features 50 Blasket photographs, many of which had not been been seen in public before. It is a visual record of a lost community, of which only a few individuals still survive.
A simultaneous opening — via video conferencing — was held on 10th April in Taigh Chearsabhagh and the Blasket Centre where the ‘Sgeulachd Hiort’ exhibition has gone on show.
The exhibition runs until 30 June 2015.