Tombolo comprises of a two-week residency where six artists develop and create artworks that respond directly to the landscape, history and heritage of the area. The residency will culminate in a four-day exhibition and will be open to the public from 16th-19th of May, 2019.

TOMBOLO creates the circumstances where artists can take their practice outside the confines of a traditional studio space and gallery setting and present new work in a remarkable outdoor location. The residency provides the artists with the time and financial support to develop new ideas and approaches.

The TOMBOLO exhibition trail encourages an open and relaxed discussion between the artists and the audience. A number of activities will be programmed into the exhibition weekends including a series of creative workshops.



TOMBOLO encourages exploration of the wild landscapes of isolated regions within Ireland through the unique lens of a site-responsive art exhibition. The informed artworks gives the audience an insight into the history, heritage and geography of the region while simultaneously imbuing a sense of value and appreciation for the arts.

The exhibition tours led by local historians and artists create further opportunities for the audience to delve into the history, concepts and artistic processes behind each work.



To become a participating artist in TOMBOLO 2019 follow the link to find out how to apply.



If you would like to get involved as a volunteer please follow the link to see more details.



Brow Head
Mizen Peninsula
West Cork