Reimagining the landscape of Achill Island, where the word black and dubh is part of the Islands place names, and Townlands. Its wild landscape of peat and bog and mountain and sea, its wild energy captured in ink, umber and tea in these majestic drawings by Niamh Jackman

Dugórt, Niamh Jackman, Ink on paper

This image was created as a response to a residency Niamh did in Achill in 2014. She was struck by how many of the place names and townlands shared the word black or Dubh. Niamh immersed herself in the world of Dubh, and ink, and umber and tea. Her drawing of Achill’s Black Sod bay is dense and visceral. Niamh told me about how she re-imagined the landscape, taking a birds-eye view of it and rendering the image with topographical marks.

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