Performance artist


Point of Departure: a Lament

The dramatic coastal location of  Reen Farm Sculpture Garden, provides the inspiring backdrop for this site-specific, immersive performance. Devised and performed by Alison Glennie. Hosted by John and Christina Kelly.
Artists and local musicians perform a sonic healing, to celebrate the spirit of place and honour the ancestors.
A specially commissioned composition by Fintan McKahey, haunting violin by Jessie Kennedy,   bodhran and lament by Rob McKahey, a veteran of the Indie music scene.
A thought-provoking and evocative piece, which incorporates interactive elements. It is a response to artworks by internationally acclaimed artist, John Kelly, whose installations make connections to An Gorta Mor (The Great Hunger).
The viewer will be guided along the scenic trail, which resonates with echoes of past times, to emerge through a stone portal and witness the uplifting cliff top conclusion.
For one night only at the Skibbereen Arts Festival
A short film documenting this event, will be available to view later in the year.
Images: Kate Bean Photography