Professional artists Sheila Hough and Patrick Hough will present an evening of artists’ film, paintings, music and discussion around the subject of Offaly’s peat bog lands and their relationship to Climate Change and ecological collapse. Patrick Hough’s film, which premiered at Galway Film Fleadh in 2021, focuses on an archaeologist sent to excavate an Iron Age bog body naturally preserved in Ireland’s peat bog lands. The evening will also see an exhibition of bog paintings by artist Sheila Hough, whose work uses the bog as a way of thinking through important sets of concerns Genre-bending, high-energy folk outfit Bog Bodies will entertain into the night with their unique “druid rock” sound, inspired by visits to megalithic tombs and other ancient sites. Commission funded by Offaly County Council Arts Office.
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