Commissioned artist Darn Thorn in conversation with Sarah Searson about his development as an artist. Landscape often operates as a signiﬁer for the economic and ecological concerns in his work and this has influenced the work he will make as part of his commission.
"This commission will continue a trajectory mapped out by Arcadia in Grey (Sirius Art Centre, Cobh, 2015) and Fjordism (NKD Norway 2010 & Sternview Gallery Cork 2019) where the idealised image of the landscape as employed by the tourism industry is subverted."
Darn Thorn is originally from Sligo and holds a MA in Fine Art from Monash University, Australia. He has lectured and taught Photography in Bristol, Dublin and Melbourne. He has exhibited in Australia, China, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway and UK.