Crows and Conspiracy on the Continent

photo by Ken Hay


The Larroque Arts Festival opened this weekend in the south of France.  I’d love to be there but unfortunately I won’t make it this time. L’art contemporain en milieu rurale is what it’s all about and the festival is organised by Kenneth Hay, Professor (emeritus) of Contemporary Art Practice at the University of Leeds. The theme this year is ‘The forest’ and the work is exhibited around the tiny village of Larroque.  The photo above (thanks to Ken) shows Galerie La Vieille Poste. The idea is to introduce international contemporary artists to a rural environment and vice versa, and to meet up with local and regional artists to encourage artistic exchanges.

So the photo below shows my own work. It’s an installation entitled “Conspiracy of Crows” that I created a few years ago in Co.Wicklow. Made from sticks and secondhand farmer’s plastic from South Kilkenny.

photo by Eoin Mac Lochlainn of wodland installation
Conspiracy of Crows

There’s more about the festival at

and also at

More of my own work to be seen at



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