A Sudden Blow, A Sudden Swift took place on 17th June 2017 at HAMBLY & HAMBLY at Dunbar House
Please feel free to browse our photo gallery from the evening.
The exhibition title, A Sudden Blow, A Sudden Swift is taken from Shan Fadh Bullock’s novel Ring O’ Rushes. Shan Fadh Bullock was a writer born in 1865 on Inisherk Island, County Fermanagh where I have lived and worked for the past nine years.
Both fictitious and autobiographical, Bullock’s writing borrows from fact and from imagination to weave tales of rural landscapes and of hushed innerscapes; so too does A Sudden Blow, A Sudden Swift.
The exhibition gleans from the curious ways in which the autobiographical emerges through rural landscape, through histories and through the terrain of the imagination; across a particular palette or an intimate imagining. The exhibition has at its heart a response to the experience of livingand dreaming within particular settings and contemplates the human relationship with nature, the land, its history and its beasts.