Paula Barrett is a visual artist whose multidisciplinary practice centres on the theme of Landscape and the systems which inform our experience of it. Her practice is concept driven rather than medium specific and has involved collaboration on a large number of community projects around Ireland.
In 2015, Paula initiated Turf Projects, a photographic study of the particular qualities of light and colour experienced in the Irish Landscape. She has been compiling a catalogue of Irish colour palettes from around Ireland and alongside her photographic palettes she has created a set of paints and worked with communities in Cork and Roscommon to put these colours back into the landscape, drawing attention to the natural features of these areas and promoting a specificity and harmony between the natural landscape and the built environment.
Barrett has been commissioned to develop a series of three images featuring the landscape of Waterford as part of her Turf Projects Waterford Work which will form part of the promotion and exhibition for the Waterford Gallery of Art exhibition, ‘A Survey of the Landscape’.
‘A Survey of the Landscape’ takes place in the Waterford Gallery of Art, O'Connell Street, Waterford, from May 4th to November 4th 2023. The gallery is open open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm.
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