So delighted to have been invited to show this body of work at the United Irish Cultural Center in San Francisco in March 2022 as part of the St. Patrick's day celebrations in the city. This body of work, which is a series of portraits of elderly rural people from Co. Laois, is an artistic overview of the disappearing way of rural Irish life in the 21st Century. Using photography and film it focuses on how the process of documentation and storytelling can itself create space, physically and emotionally, for real dialogue and to tell peoples stories - past and present.
The show was originally planned for March 2020 but for pandemic reasons it was postponed until 2022.
It's production wouldn't have been possible however with out the generous support of FBD insurance and Creative Laois, and it would never have made its way as a cultural export to the United States without the assistance of Culture Ireland and their invaluable support in promoting the Irish arts abroad.
Annie Holland is an Irish artist and photographer currently engaged in artworks that tackle and highlight, the growing problems of plastic pollution.