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Opening: Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh exhibition launches 14 January 2022

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CCA has closed for the holidays and will reopen at 7pm on 14 January 2022 with a new exhibition by Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh.

CCA Derry~Londonderry is proud to present Ferox – its first exhibition of 2022, and artist Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh’s most extensive solo show to date.

Ciarán makes use of a wide range of media – customised tools made of ceramic, marble, granite, sound recordings, technical drawings – in an attempt to deal with themes of generational grief, trauma and healing and how these lived experiences are indivisible from the landscape. Sources for Ciarán’s work are found in his research garnered from historical documentation and archival footage, as well as personal experience and storytelling.

Ferox focuses on Lough Fad East, Donegal – a small body of freshwater that supplies drinking water to the surrounding townlands in the Inishowen peninsula. The ecosystem of the lough has been damaged in recent years, most significantly by the introduction of a new fish species that has irreversibly altered its biodiversity which had previously been unaltered since the last ice age.

Throughout the duration of Ferox there will be a series of accompanying events, pending pandemic restrictions. Follow @CCADLD on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for updates. The artist is also creating a guide to Lough Fad East and other loughs of Donegal, which will be released later in the exhibition’s run.

For full details of the show and to keep up to date with the programme, click here.