Artists Ciara and Aine get a voice in London
West Kerry artists Ciara McKenna (Cuilín) and Áine Ní Chíobháin (Baile an Fheirteáraigh) are are preparing to exhibit their work in London as an auxiliary event to coincide with the Other Voices music series, which will stage three nights of performances this weekend at the Wilton Music Hall.
Last year the artists were tasked by series creator Philip King to produce a visual translation of Other Voices. The duo produced a series of unique images portraying artists who have part-taken in the music series that is filmed in St James's church, along with motifs and themes synonymous with Other Voices.
Following the initial exhibit in Dingle last May, Áine and Ciara have since accompanied Other Voices on their recent stint in Derry where their work was very well received.
The pair are currently in London preparing for the opening night of Other Voices, which is taking place across the Wilton Music Hall, The Barbican and the Zeppelin Bar this Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.
Both Ciara and Áine – along with being well-known artists in their own right – also hail from artistic families as Ciara's sister is Dingle-based artist Deirdre McKenna while Áine's father is Tomás Ó Cíobháin, one of West Kerry's most established artists.
"We are very thankful for the opportunity to show our work in one of the art capitals of the world," Ciara said. "To see Other Voices travel from Dingle to Derry to London this year has been really exciting and we are glad to be a part of it."