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Dublin Fringe Festival presents the 'Gardens of Shadows' at the National Botanic Gardens

Dublin Fringe Festival, Office of Public Work and Axis Ballymun, with the support of the Welsh Government Office in Ireland today welcome the return of Welsh artist Jony Easterby and his new light and sound exhibition “The Gardens of Shadows” to this year’s festival. This dramatic exhibition will take place in the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin from Friday 15th September to Sunday 24th September.

This truly spectacular exhibition, which is over 1km long is expected to attract over 4,500 people a day to the gardens.

Describing his inspiration behind the exhibition, Jony Easterby said, “The installation encourages visitors to surrender to the shadows and to witness the true beauty and calm that can be found there. The piece also represents the complicated relationship between society and nature illustrated as technology meets the beauty of the gardens”.


Commenting further Iain Quick, Head of the Welsh Government Office in Ireland, said: “We are proud to support the Dublin Fringe Festival as we collaborate with organisers and partners to once again, bring the work of the incredible Welsh artist Jony Easterby to this year’s festival programme."


"The light installation is visual splendour as Easterby interprets the intricacies of the human relationship with nature and encourages us all to look to shadows for the light. Support and love for the arts is something that binds the Irish and Welsh nations, often through our shared cultural heritage. This exhibition is an example of some of the many artistic collaborations between the two countries, which we are committed to creating and fostering through our Shared Statement with the Irish Government.”

‘The Garden of Shadows’ runs at the National Botanic Gardens as part of Dublin Fringe Festival until 24th September.


For further information or to purchase tickets visit www.fringefest.com


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