Kieran Murray is a visual explorer and documentarist.
He seeks to uncover stories that connect people to the abandoned houses he continues to witness within Ireland’s rural landscapes.
Kieran has an archive of hundreds of photos of these cottages, buried in the landscape from Donegal-to-Cork, Galway-to-Wicklow. Working with the Festival, Kieran has selected an image collection that focuses on the domestic, honouring the everyday items that we may not think we need, but miss when we leave. The items that create nostalgia, or a hunger for ‘home’. These images concentrate on objects that provided nourishment or succour, warmth and safety; the memories of which we associate with home, shelter and care.
Below are a handlful of Kieran’s images. For the Festival, the selection will be expanded to 50 images that refelect ‘hunger’; hunger for safety, home, domestic comfort and sanctuary. Be sure to come back to see the fuller exhibit.
This work contributes to our Heritage work strand.