Join us, the Community Wetlands Forum on 1 February at 7:30pm, the eve of World Wetlands Day, for the launch of our new webinar series “Creativity for the Wetlands: Art connecting people and wetlands”.
We are delighted that award-winning nature photographer Tina Claffey, who is renowned for her mesmerising work on peatlands, will kick off this series, with a talk and presentation about her work. The webinar which lasts an hour, will also provide attendees with a chance to ask questions and respond to the presentation.
Tina Claffey, a member of the CWF, is an award-winning Irish nature photographer and author of ‘Tapestry of Light-Ireland’s bogs & wetlands as never seen before’ released in October 2017, and ‘Portal-Otherworldly Wonders of Ireland’s Bogs, Wetlands and Eskers’ in 2022. Her observations and unique perspective through her macro lens of the flora and fauna of the raised bogs and wet woodlands of the Irish midlands are celebrated in her work.
This webinar series is an opportunity for anyone interested in wetlands and community-led projects to hear from artists about how their work connects people with wetlands and their importance. Art can be a fantastic way to engage, inspire and move in ways that traditional media and activism don’t always achieve.
This webinar series will hear from a different artist every fortnight, at 7:30pm on a Thursday evening, and so far the confirmed line up is as follows:
- 1 February, Tina Claffey
- 14 February, Fionnuala McKenna, Cloughjordan Community Development – Voices from the Past, Breathe Loudly
- 29 February, Kate Flood, Monica De Bath & Jules Michael – Gnáthóga Nádurtha
- 14 March, Helen Flanagan, Friends of Ardee Bog
- 28 March, Community Wetlands Forum Open Mic
These webinars will be on zoom, and you can register for the first webinar here