New Exhibition


Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Oxmantown Mall, Birr, Co Offaly
28th September to 27th November 2020
Portal - Otherwordly Wonders

Tina Claffey, award winning photographer & author of 'Tapestry of Light', loves to get 'lost' in the bogs, eskers and wetlands of Ireland with her macro lens. Her latest solo show takes the viewer through a portal to other wondrous worlds that co-exist with us through her macro lens.

Lichens become enchanted forests, mystical goblets appear that are fit for otherworldly kings and queens. Tentacles of carnivorous sundews poise like a cobra ready to strike, while wondrous sphagnum mosses lay in frozen waters in suspended animation, their feathery limbs outstretched surrounded by magical bubbles. Immerse yourself in scenes within these ancient watery worlds that defy your sense of reality, while appreciating the ancient wilderness you are exploring.

In celebration of CULTURE NIGHT 2020 on Friday 18th September, join Tina for 'Portal - Otherworldly Wonders', as she takes us on a seasonal journey through the mysterious bog wilderness, while also showcasing some of the images from her forthcoming solo show 'Portal' in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre.

Visit Birr Theatre & Arts Centre for more information.

View gallery of images in 'Portal' exhibition.

    Big Picture 2019

    Natural World Photography Exhibition

    California Academy of Sciences - San Francisco.
    July 26 – October 20, 2019
    Frozen Sphagnum

    The Academy’s sixth-annual BigPicture exhibit showcases the 50 winning images from our world-renowned nature, wildlife, and conservation photography competition.

    Winnowed down from a pool of over 6,500 submissions from 67 countries, the photographs on exhibit tell a captivating visual story about our planet—from the pastel serenity of an Argentine salt flat to the poignant embrace between an orphaned gorilla and her human caretaker—and are accompanied by thought-provoking context and illuminating insights from Academy scientists.

    Tina was a finalist is the Landscapes, Waterscapes and Flora category with her beautiful "Frozen Sphagnum" photo.

    Visit California Academy of Sciences for more information.