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Exhibition: Glas Journal 2015 – Deep Mappings of Dun Laoghaire Harbour

15th August 2015

#MaritimeMaps - The Glas Exhibition 2015 is based on a series of hand-size and hand-made artist books that document 14 sequential harbour locations between the West and East Pier's bordering the sea within Dun Laoghaire Harbour.

The books currently on view in the local National Maritime Museum of Ireland, have been made by artist Silvia Loeffler in her studio space in the harbour's old Coast Guard Station, one of the spaces that shape this particular stretch of coastline.

A scenographic representation of the two harbour arms set up in the museum, the former Mariners' Church in Dun Laoghaire, evokes the meanings of the harbour as a sanctuary or space of protection.

The journals are homed in this haven as if they are reference points on a maritime map, evoking the atmosphere of a place by the sea that has been shaped by loss, separation and nostalgia and is trying to find new passages to cross the unknown.

Opening times of the Glas Exhibition which opened yesterday and continues to 27 September in the NMMI on Haigh Terrace which is located between the East Pier and Georges Street.

The maritime museum also has a café and gift souvenir shop. For more details in general about visiting the museum click the website:

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Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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