The Exhibition

BOATYARD was first exhibited at 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, erratic 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 – contemplation of mans’ activities and total dependence on our oceans.

The Exhibition includes

A Soundscape by Tilby and film sound designer Steve Jones

 

The Sail with a Tale: a large, original canvas sail from the Angele Aline, she rescued 350 men in the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation. 

 

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
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Superstition, Belief, and a bottle of Holy water