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FRI 16 SEP 2016

Áras Inis Gluaire

  • Address: Belmullet, Mayo

The Wonders of Mayo’s Night Sky – exhibition & talk by Brian Wilson

Brian Wilson’s brings his photographic exhibition The Wonders of Mayo’s Night Sky for Culture Night 2016.  The exhibition is a unique collection of images revealing all the amazing night sky wonders visible from Co. Mayo and especially in and around Erris. From star filled skies to Northern Lights, the exhibition is an interpretation of the night sky and how it interacts with the landscapes, seascapes, buildings, sculptures and people of Co. Mayo.  Brian will also talk about how he captures these wonderful images.

Brian Wilson is a native of Erris, originally from Belmullet and now living in Pullathomas. An electrician by trade, Brian took up photography 5 years ago as a hobby.  It quickly became something more than a hobby when a number of his photographs picked up national awards and were published in The Irish Times & The Irish Examiner appeared on the RTE Weather bulletin as well as in his local paper the Western People.  He has also had images published in International publications most notibly in "The Astromomy Photographer Of The Year 2013". In 2014, Brian was granted a Licentiateship from the "Irish Photographic Federation". He has been interested in Astronomy from a young age and was delighted to be able to couple that with photography to produce his own type of astrophotography.

Address: Belmullet, Mayo