Notes on Listening; In Contact with the Land

Artist Workshop

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Notes on Listening; In Contact with the Land 

Join our currently exhibiting artist Laura Skehan for an afternoon workshop that explores different ways of listening and documenting the human and non-human in the built environment and organic landscape.  Together you will create field recordings around the river Nore using hydrophones, plant data, bird song and the contact with the land around us. Participants will be shown how to edit these recordings and as a group will create a collective soundscape.

Taking place as a part of the current exhibition, You never miss the water until the well runs dry, at the Shee Alms House on Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny.

Saturday the 30th of September
Tickets 10€


To Book:

Contact Deirdre on 0567794547 or email
Limited spaces available. 


Laura Skehan is an artist from Dublin, Ireland. Her practice focuses on the relationship between human and non-humans entities in the landscape, prompting phenomenological and philosophical questions about the human condition. Working predominantly in moving image, sound and sculpture installation, she explores how human-centric behaviours and technologies impose on the balance and harmony of this relationship. 

Her current research examines modes of observation, collection and display of objects and organic material in public sites and institutions to discuss the volatility and fragility of our human relationship to the surrounding environment and unpack historical narratives of control, progress and ownership. She is supported by Dublin City Arts Office, the Fingal Arts Office, the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland. Recent solo exhibitions at Annabelle’s Home, Reykjavik in June (2023) and upcoming at Roscommon Arts Centre (2023), Malahide Castle and Gardens (2023) and Culterim Gallery, Berlin (2024). Skehan graduated with a BA Hons in Fine Art from Dublin Institute of Technology in 2016.

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