An Island People & Donegal Landscapes – Richard Noble. The Lark's View -Aodh Ó Coileáin.

An Island People & Donegal Landscapes – Richard Noble.  The Lark's View -Aodh Ó Coileáin.
An Island People & Donegal Landscapes – Richard Noble.  The Lark's View -Aodh Ó Coileáin.
An Island People & Donegal Landscapes – Richard Noble.  The Lark's View -Aodh Ó Coileáin.
An Island People & Donegal Landscapes – Richard Noble.  The Lark's View -Aodh Ó Coileáin.
An Island People & Donegal Landscapes – Richard Noble.  The Lark's View -Aodh Ó Coileáin.
An Island People & Donegal Landscapes – Richard Noble.  The Lark's View -Aodh Ó Coileáin.
An Island People’ is a photographic project undertaken by the highly-renowned Donegal based, New York born, artist and photographer Richard Noble in the mid to late noughties. It features 18 exquisite large-scale black and white portraits of well known figures from Irish public life, selected from a larger series of portraits. This selection has a particular emphasis on people from County Donegal and the Irish arts sector. Donegal subjects include Daniel O’Donnell, Sir Gerry Robinson, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Pat Doherty, Martin Mooney, Sean Doherty, Moya Doherty and Sean Rafferty.
Well known figures from the arts world include Louis Le Brocquy, Patrick Scott, Donal Lunny, Jennifer Johnston, Robert Ballagh, Sean Scully, Neil Jordan, Fiona Shaw, Martin Hayes and Colin Tobin.
‘An Island People’ is accompanied by a series of 16 Donegal landscape photographs taken in recent years. Familiar locations (Muckish, Glenveagh, Ards) and subjects (mountain, sky, and shore) have been stripped back and appear closer in appearance to watercolours or prints than to colour photographs.

THE LARKS VIEW,
In Ireland person and place are inseparable. Sense of place has shaped the Irish literary imagination and Irish identity from earliest times. Fís na Fuiseoige is a new one-hour documentary that explores the deep connection between People and Place, as expressed in Irish-language poetry and local lore. Filmed over a year using state-of-the-art aerial cinematography, much of the landscape is seen from the air, as well as from the ground: West Kerry, the Iveragh Peninsula, Killarney, Wicklow, Cork, Belfast, Connemara, the Donegal Gaeltacht. The film is a stunning visual exploration of the vast diversity of local places in Ireland as seen from a birds-eye perspective, illuminated by local stories and by the deep poetic perspective expressed in the writings of this country’s leading Irish-language poets. One hundred years after the Easter Rising, Fís na Fuiseoige affirms the Irish connection to the land and how this has informed our sensibility, sense of self and imagination.

Featuring: Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Paddy Bushe, Biddy Jenkinson, Gearóid Mac Lochlainn, Cathal Ó Searcaigh, Jackie Mac Donncha, Louis de Paor, Prof. Declan Kiberd, Prof. Máirín Ní Dhonnchadha