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Tuesday 24 April 2018

Harry Clarke's window on the peninsula exbo

Harry Clarke is to be celebrated by the Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival organisers in Donabate
Harry Clarke is to be celebrated by the Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival organisers in Donabate

The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival on the Donabate/Portrane peninsula has announced that a project that celebrates famed stained window artist, Harry Clarke and his legacy on the peninsula has won funding from Fingal Leader Partnership under the Dublin Rural Leader programme.

'Harry Clarke - A Window on the Peninsula' has received the go ahead and part funding and the project is being run under the umbrella of The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival, which runs mainly in September but promotes other cultural activities throughout the year.

The 'Suffer Little Children' stained glass window in St. Patrick's RC Church in Donabate was designed by the famous Irish stained glass artist Harry Clarke.

Many residents of and visitors to the peninsula are unaware that the church has such a magnificent window but a number of artists working in different mediums have now come together to produce a piece of work to show what the Harry Clarke window means to them. This is not a competition. The works produced will be displayed at an exhibition that runs from Friday, December 8 to 10.

This exhibition will take place in the Parish Hall, the original church in the Parish The exhibition is being coordinated by Art Director and Production Designer, Veronica Smartt.

The aim of the project is to highlight the fact that there is a Harry Clarke stained glass window in Donabate. It is envisaged that the exhibition will go on show in various venues in Fingal.

The festival hopes that the exhibition will be the first step in establishing a new heritage trail around the peninsula.

Fingal Independent

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