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Creative Coast 2019

I want to be still here,

to pretend, for a time, that I need never leave.

To watch the light shift, painting this place with magic,

to follow the tides in their endless dance

and watch the wind as it gently crafts the sky.

For is it really a lie?

My heart holds this place closer than any other

and while life has made me a visitor,

a traveller, who abides only for a time,

there are other lives buried deep in time and memory,

there must be for I know this place as home.


The ongoing collaboration of the Copeland Collective presented the Creative Coast Exhibition as part of the Creative Peninsula 2019. Each artist selected a place on the Ards Peninsula that had special resonance for them and then produced an art work inspired by their chosen site.


I chose Green Island in Bar Hall Bay near Ballyquintin point and here's why - 

 "as a poet, I am drawn to this, and places like it. Their otherworldliness and timelessness give me space to be silent and to explore the landscape within, to explore impressions and experiences. The silence inspires, challenges and repairs. It feels like home."

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