Meet me at the dawn | Bualadh liom ag breacadh an lae

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28/07/2022 05:00 - 06:00




Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre artist-in-residence Lisa Blas will lead a workshop in painting, on site at Lough Hyne, followed by tea and discussion at Uillinn.

What memories, what sensations do you have of the dawn? 

Discover the three gradations of dawn, measured by the sun’s degree below the observer’s horizon. Using watercolor, pencils and paper, we will visually record the early morning light, where sky meets water. Techniques of en plein air painting will be explored amid the expansive views and sounds of the area. 

Afterwards we will return to Uillinn for tea, install our paintings on the walls and photograph them. I will distribute a selection of writings on nature, for reading and sharing in situ. We will discuss our work and write short descriptions of our experience of the dawn. Using fragments of language and visual documentation of the paintings, we will create a digital chapbook (to be printed at a later date), an autoportrait of time and place, individual and communal.

Lisa Blas is a visual artist of Guamanian descent, working in painting and photography. Based in New York, she is the creator of Monday’s image, an RSS feed that pairs the front pages of newspapers with works of art from museum collections. Blas has taught in art departments across Europe and the US, and currently teaches at The New York Academy of Art

Instagram: @lisablas_studio

Free Event but booking essential on Eventbrte

Meeting point: Car park adjacent to the north pier/slip at 5am

Materials: Watercolour palettes, brushes and A3 paper will be provided (feel free to bring your preferred paints, if working with other materials).

Required: Please bring a board to attach paper, water bottle, plastic cup and paper towels to work on site.


Image: Lisa Blas, 03 | 15 | 21, 6:18 am, Watercolor, metallic ink, dye-based ink and gouache on watercolor paper, 12 x 12 inches, 2021