Artist Statement

Niamh Bambrick’s project aims to explore Irish rivers through the specific lens of a whitewater kayaker. Her interest in rivers has evolved through the amount of time spent trying to read and understand the movement of water. This body of work garners its materials from old pallet wood, glass jars, logs and the water collected from rivers she has travelled to around Ireland to partake in whitewater kayaking. The installation consists of a life size wooden constructed kayak surrounded by water samples taken from these rivers. Niamh also uses wood burning onto logs as a way of documenting the run of the river making the activity visual and trapped in time. 

Niamh Bambrick is a visual artist based in Kilkenny.

Abhainn Adhmaid

'Development work

'First View' Garter Lane

Niamh Bambrick
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