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Déirdre Kelly

Meeting of the Waters ~ Cruinnú na n-Uiscí


A new map of Ireland where the East and West coasts draw closer together, to create a sort of interior lake, a land locked mixture of sea & ocean. It takes us on a ‘round trip’ journey of the bays, heads and points which characterise the Irish coastline. A line which unites and determines the tension between water and land.

The original collage was made from a single map of Ireland in homage to his innovative use
of collage by the Czech visual artist & poet, Jirí Kolár. The title is taken from the Avoca river in County Wicklow, which starts life as two rivers,Avonmore (Irish: Abhainn Mhór, “Big River”) & Avonbeg (Irish: Abhainn Bheag, “Small River”).

Where these join is a recognised place of great beauty hence the ‘Meeting of the Waters’.

Déirdre Kelly
Meeting of the Waters ~ Cruinnú na n-Uiscí
Edition 200
designed by Christopher Taylor
published by Wild Pansy Press 2016

Price: £20.00 + p&p
Available from the Wild Pansy Press

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Déirdre Kelly
‘A Walk Past Standing Stones’ (after Richard Long)

The ‘Standing Heads’ illustrated adorn the stone balustrade staircase of Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel in Venice. These sculpted heads form part of the handrail or ‘corrimano’ which translates as ‘running hand’ of which this artist’s book represents a walk up and down. ‘A Walk Past Standing Heads’ is a tribute to Richard Long’s seminal publication, ‘A Walk Past Standing Stones’ (Coracle Press for Anthony d’Offay Gallery, 1980), one of the very first, and very influential, artists’ books to feature in my personal collection.

Déirdre Kelly
‘A Walk Past Standing Stones’ (after Richard Long)
Edition 200
designed by Christopher Taylor
published by Wild Pansy Press 2016

Price: £10.00 + p&p
Available from the Wild Pansy Press

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Islands & Bridges
Isole e Ponti

DEIRDRE KELLY

'Islands and Bridges' project started in 2008 to re define the islands and document the bridges of Venice, reinforcing the fact that Venice is not 'an island' but a series of many islands; 140 in all.

Deirdre Kelly's personal maps of Venice are accompanied by texts from 'Venezia e un Pesce', (Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore, Milano 2000). by kind permission of TIZIANO SCARPA.

Each book contains a lace souvenir showing the most famous of Venetian bridges 'Rialto' and one piece of each of the 140 islands that go to make up 'Venice'. The sum of the edition making up a complete map of Venice.

Edition 140 Printed in Italy 2009

ISBN 978 1 900687 29 4

price including postage