ARTISTIC Photographer Claire Bourke will showcase her exhibition Through The Lens at Rothe House during this year’s arts festival.
Originally from Castlecomer, now living in Kilkenny, Claire has had a great interest in photography since her early 20’s. Being an oil and watercolour artist has given her an eye for form, colour and perspective.
Her exhibitions have been well received, especially during Kilkenny Arts Festivals. Her interest in digital photography has been increased with the completion of her City and Guilds course in Waterford Institute of Technology. She is also a member of the Tower Painters Group.
She has travelled to various parts of the globe including America, China, New Zealand, and extensively in Europe. In November 2008, her trip of a lifetime to Antarctica, with expedition leader Pat Falvey, “Beyond Endurance”, included Buenos Aires, South Georgia as well as Antarctica.
Her photograph “Daffodil Fields” won a certificate of merit from the Gallery of Photography of Ireland in their Millennium competition. Her photograph “Duck Notice” was published in the Irish Examiner in the “Mooney Goes Wild” wildlife competition. Some of her riverside photographs are printed in “Crossing The Rubicon”, Bronze Age Metal Work From Irish Rivers, by Lorraine Bourke. She has also featured in the “South East Ireland Holiday Guide” published by Failte Ireland South East, and in St. Canice’s Kilkenny Credit Union Calendar.
Themes include the environment, nature, Global Warming, Scenery, Wildlife, and World Travel, and also Kilkenny City Scenes. The exhibition runs from August 10 -19.
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