Ballina 2023 presents the Dream Garden: A Light Installation by Artist Tom Meskell
The Heritage Walled Garden, the Jackie Clarke Collection, November 10 – 26, 2023
Tuesday to Sunday, 5pm to 8pm daily (Sensory Hour from 4pm to 5pm daily). Admission Free, no booking required.
Official Opening; Friday, November 10 at 6pm.
Live performance by Irish Lights, Friday November 17 at 6pm.
As a busy year of Ballina 2023 celebrations begins to wind down, artist Tom Meskell’s enchanting blend of illuminated sculpture will welcome winter to the Heritage Walled Garden of Ballina’s Jackie Clarke Collection for almost three weeks from Friday, November 10.
The Dream Garden, a magical menagerie of hibernating birds, animals and plants native to Ireland designed to explore themes of memory, biodiversity and dreams will offer a captivating winter lightscape experience for adults and children alike in the heart of Ballina.
Supported by Associate artist Emma Donoghue and transatlantic ambient music artists Irish Lights (Ben Fox & Gordon Cooper) who have created a bespoke soundscape to accompany the work, Meskell has been working for several months to create the Dream Garden with artists from Mayo ArtSquad.