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A View from the Hall.

A tribute to the area formerly known as Kingstown.

Patrick Murphy writes:

About a month ago I left London due to really unfortunate circumstances that were well out of my control. Without getting into too much detail I had to pack up and go home. I wasn’t sure how I felt about the whole thing until the day I came back. I walked around my hometown of Dún Laoghaire [Co Dublin] for a day. I

talked to my friends and family about London and was reminded of how much I loved Dún Laoghaire and the people in it. It made me feel so much better about coming home and gave me a new purpose and drive I haven’t felt in a long while.

‘A view from the Hall’ is a love letter to the place and people who have made me who I am. Ó Chuan go Sliabh.


A View from The Hall (Patrick Murphy)

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The Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale Arts Festival in Japan is a 50-day event that happens every three years, linking 200 villages across 19,000km² of mountainous terrain in Nigata, Japan.

160 artists all working to a single unified theme, to wit, ‘humans are part of nature’.

This year sees the publication of a book, showcasing the 800 artworks created since the festival began in 2000. The organisers pride themselves on the  deliberately sprawling nature of the event (at which it’s virtually impossible to see all the art) describing it as an “absolutely inefficient approach deliberately at odds with the rationalization and efficiency of modern society.”