Peatlands | Exhibition Exploring the significance of peat in the Glens of Antrim landscape & culture

Maker: Sharon Adams
From: Cushendun Old Church Centre
Activity Type: Exhibitions
Ticket Price: Free
Start: 07-Aug-2020 - 12pm
End: 30-Aug-2020 - 4pm


Sharon Adams tells stories through crafted objects. Deeply rooted in the farming landscape, her practice is directed by an intuitive response to the local and her emerging relationship to her homeplace. The Old Church Centre are delighted to be showing her 'Star Bog Spades and drawings made with peat charcoal al part of the exhibition Peatlands 

The Old Church Centre in Cushendun has now re-opened and is hosting ‘Peatlands’ an exhibition exploring the significance of peat in the Glens of Antrim landscape and culture; The exhibition combines contemporary art works by Cloughmills artist Sharon Adams with a comprehensive history of peat (also known as turf), produced by The Heart of the Glens Landscape Partnership. Sharon Adams’ Peat Spades reflect her long-standing interest in historical tools and are inspired by memories of time spent in the moss with her grandfather. Also on display are a number of drawings made with charcoal produced from peat cut by Sharon. This work is accompanied by fascinating information panels which take you on a journey through the story of Peat from early settlers to the environmental importance of peatlands today. At centre the you can learn about the history of the building and Cushendun Village.

The Exhibition originally opened on 14 March, but closed the next day.



The Old Church Centre will now open 12-4pm Fridays - Sundays.



The Old Church Centre, 1 Church Lane, Cushendun BT440PS



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