Clay Galway in association with Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture present CLAY JOURNEYS, a Small Towns Big Ideas project.
CLAY JOURNEYS draws together the explorations of nine community projects facilitated in Galway city and county by Clay Galway artists. Each community has, through the creation of clay boats, a story to tell in relation to the Galway 2020 themes of Landscape, Language and Migration.
These boats honour stories of migration both present day and historic. Each community has its own identity in relation to the symbolism involved in the form of the boat that they have chosen and the methodology of clay building.
The boat is a symbol, a container of stories. The clay boats celebrate the all-encompassing presence of water in the Galway landscape and in the language of clay making.
Our original vision of launching clay boats into the sea in Galway and in our sister city Rijeka and hosting an exhibition of works has not been possible to realise due to the ongoing pandemic. However, we are delighted to present Clay Journeys as an online exhibition where you can view the work of the artists and communities they engaged with through photographs and video.
Clay Journeys will be available on Clay Galway’s website from 13 March through to 30 April 2021.
Tamaru Hunt Joshi
Executive Producer: Rose Roccaforte
Media manager: Elva Carroll
Poster image: Lorna Murphy
Curated and produced by Rob D’Eath and Jed Gjerek