© Katharine MacDaid
Talk and Book Signing
Sunday 30th June
16:30 to 17:30, followed by refreshments
Admission is free, but places are limited, so registration via Eventbrite is essential.
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Meet artist and photographer Katharine MacDaid who will be talking about her new book The Fireweed Turns, answering questions from the audience and signing copies.
The Fireweed Turns
The Fireweed Turns takes place one summer in Alaska. I rented a jeep, bought a sleeping bag and a road map and set off with some half-remembered place names in a notebook. Made to resemble a storybook, The Fireweed Turns considers the psychological power of Landscape. It is a story about shame and desire, about what is hidden and what is revealed…
Copies of the book will be available at a special of £30 (usual price £40).
About the artist
Katharine MacDaid was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and grew up in the Sultanate of Oman, America, Northern Ireland and London. After graduating with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, she moved back to Oman for several years to make the work, which became Of Calling Shapes and Beckoning Shadows, a confrontation with childhood ghosts.
Since returning to the UK she has continued with a long-term project considering questions around her exiled Irish identity, while spending time working on a book project set in Alaska called The Fireweed Turns, about hidden shame and the psychological power of unfamiliar landscapes.