The BOATYARD installation was first shown at the splendid Bantry House, Bantry Bay 2018, at Ballymaloe House, Cork, 2019, then Arthurs Barn, Belmont Demesne, Dublin 2020-21.
The art of Irish boat-building embodies resilience, defiance, and survival. Guarded secrets – each wooden boat is unique, hand-crafted for purpose, designed, and honed for the varying, idiosyncratic local currents.
Tilby’s exhibition is a reflection on Ireland’s past through its relationship with the sea and those who sailed upon it.
Marine conservation is at the heart of BOATYARD – man’s activities and our total dependence on the oceans.
The Exhibition includes
A Soundscape by Tilby and film sound designer Steve Jones
The Sail with a Tale: a very large, original canvas sail from the Angele Aline, she rescued 350 men in the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation. Over 100 years old.
A collection of limited edition art prints - available here
A Junk Sail created from fused plastic and polythene waste
The Gansey inspired by a song written by Pat Waters
Superstition, Belief, and a bottle of Holy water