Tuesday 20 March 2018

Photo exhibition at Ardee Castle

IN between the concerts and recitals, an exhibition of photography by members of the Mid Louth Photographic Society will be on display in Ardee Castle from November 14 to 17, as part of Ardee Baroque.

At the start of the summer of 2012, the Louth Arts Service invited the Mid-Louth Photographic Society to work with lens-based artist, Jackie Nickerson, in documenting that year's Baroque Festival.

This exhibition is the result, with the images combining the talent and experience of the club photographers with the approach and sensibility of the visual artist.

The exhibition provides a 'warts and all' account of both the rehearsals and the performances of the 2012 festival, offering us a glimpse of the hours of painstaking practice and repetition required to present a seamless and seemingly-effortless concert performance. The title of the exhibition, Grinding Out Transcendence, captures the off-stage blood, sweat and tears expended before the on-stage standing ovations.

Drogheda Independent