From the 19th September to the 2nd October six artists - Anna Wiley, Emily Robyn Archer, Hazel Mc Cague, Kari Cahill, Liliane Puthod & Margie Jean Lewis engaged with the landscape at Brow Head, Mizen Peninsula, West Cork.
Brow Head marks the site of a 19th Century signal tower, Marconi's wireless telegraphy station, and ruined cooper miners' lodgings. The wild headland, where the deep Atlantic meets the rugged coast, is the most southerly point on the Irish mainland.
During the time spent on the Tombolo headland the artists developed and produced site responsive sculptural installations. Geography, locality, topography, heritage, community and history played a role in this artistic engagement; drawing from the local and national history of the peninsula, studying the relationship between the land masses and ocean, and integrating knowledge from the surrounding communities.
Lay of the Land created an extensive and compelling art exhibition that stood alone as a valuable cultural activity and experience. For the culmination of the project the public were invited to journey to the tip of the Mizen Peninsula to experience the site and the works that responded to it.