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Artwork set to energise Swan Park 28.01.22

FINAL preparations are underway for a series of powerful artworks to be installed in Swan Park, Buncrana, which will celebrate the emergence of spring and the area’s rich industrial heritage.

A much-loved public space since the Victorian times, Swan Park was bequeathed to the people of Buncrana and its visitors by Harry Swan, whose family ran a successful milling business in the town from 1868 until the early 1980s. Swan Mills, through its associated Buncrana Electricity Supply Company, also provided clean, hydro-generated electricity to the town from 1905 to 1954.
Swan Park, Buncrana where the ‘Art in the Park: Energy’ exhibition will take place throughout February 2022.
The ‘Art in the Park: Energy’ exhibition will see the works of four Irish-based artists featured in Swan Park. These include a water-world globe sculpture by Kevin Harkin, an interactive ‘Fairy Village’ by Mark Cullen, a twisting ribbon-style metal sculpture echoing the history of textiles at Swan Mill by Rosalind Lowry and a windmill sculpture & dynamo by John McCarron which will power a light show paying homage to Harry Swan.
Artist Kevin Harkin creating his water-world globe sculpture (So an Uisce) which will be installed as part of the ‘Art in the Park' in Buncrana.
Project Co-ordinator, Rebecca Strain from the Artlink collective said: “We’re delighted to be showcasing the stunning ‘Art in the Park: Energy’ group art exhibition in Swan Park. Indeed, in February, the park will just be emerging from deep winter and this wonderful outdoor group show will quietly awaken our senses incorporating, sound and movement.
“Importantly, as we will also be emerging from the Coronavirus pandemic, we want to help nurture a new rhythm – a new way of working, a new routine, which is informed by the Celtic Agrarian Calendar to reconnect us with natural rhythms, the seasons, the tides, the place where we are."

The ‘Art in the Park: Energy’ inaugural group art exhibition will be showcased in Swan Park, Buncrana, from 8th February 2022 for one month. For further information visit www.artlink.ie or email info@artlink.ie .
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