Savage Beauty 

Kari Kola Commissioned by Galway 2020
DATE March
LOCATION Connemara / Galway County

Artist Kari Kola developed his love of working with light in his native Finland, where the autumns and winters are long and very dark.

His professional career has taken him to many unique places including Villa de Laak, the sacred Saana Mountain and the Stonehenge UNESCO World Heritage site. 2017 saw Kola begin a journey throughout the dark Finnish winter as his spectacular lightworks illuminated the country’s most significant sites including Saana Mountain. For Galway 2020, Kola and his team turn their attention to the extraordinary beauty of the Connemara mountains as he attempts to create the largest lit artwork ever made. Exploring the Galway 2020 theme of landscape, he brings the newest technology to bear on one of Ireland’s most famous locations. In a massive illumination, Kola will green the mountain range in a dazzling display of technical virtuosity that will coincide with Ireland’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

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