August 9, 2006 - Lismore Castle Arts - RICHARD LONG
August 9, 2006


An Artist Inspired by Ireland

Lismore Castle,
Lismore, County Waterford, Ireland
Continues until 1st October 2006,
open daily 11.00am 4.45pm

Tel 353 (0)58 54061
Email administrator [​at​]

Lismore Castle Arts is delighted to present a solo exhibition by pioneering land artist Richard Long. This much anticipated show includes specially created, site-specific work incorporating materials gathered from the County Waterford landscape, as well as brand new work produced in response to two walks undertaken in Southern Ireland earlier this year.

The landscape is Longs medium, and since the late 1960s he has used walking itself as an artistic form – his sculptures, maps, photographs and works created from the written word documenting his experiences of the natural landscape which he encounters. As one of Britains foremost contemporary artists, Longs relationship with Ireland and its landscape is well documented and he featured in the Irish Museum of Modern Arts inaugural exhibition of 1991. The new work presented in this exhibition bears testimony to Longs continued love of Ireland and to his ongoing fascination with the Irish landscape.

It is entirely fitting, therefore, that Longs first solo exhibition in Ireland since 1984 is being held at Lismore Castle Arts where the gallery itself is set within beautiful Castle Gardens which lie in the Blackwater Valley. Indeed, Cornwall Slate Line, the work which dominated Longs Turner Prize winning exhibition at the Tate (1990), has been installed in the Gardens at Lismore for the duration of the show, adding another dimension to the fine collection of contemporary sculpture which is on permanent display including work by Antony Gormley, David Nash and Eilís OConnell.

In recognition of the significance of Longs work, acclaimed Irish author and this years winner of the prestigious Impac Dublin Literary Award, Colm Tóibín has written a monograph to accompany the show which will be beautifully presented together with images of Longs work installed at Lismore Castle Arts.

This special individually numbered, limited edition publication is a must have for all Richard Long and Colm Tóibín fans. For further details or to place an advance order please contact
A CASTLE AT THE CUTTING EDGE (Apollo Magazine, 2005)
Lismore Castle Arts was founded in 2005 by William Burlington, son of the Duke of Devonshire, and is committed to the presentation and promotion of contemporary visual art of international significance. Building on the critical and popular success of the inaugural exhibition, Individual Fields (2005) which was curated by Aileen Corkery and included work by, Michael Craig-Martin, Matthew Barney, Dorothy Cross and others, one major exhibition is held each year, together with an exciting and vibrant education programme and other arts related events.

Lismore is situated high on the banks of the River Blackwater in County Waterford, Ireland. Cork International Airport is only 50 minutes away, while Shannon is just 2 hours by car. For full details, including help planning a visit and recommended accommodation please visit

For any further assistance please contact Caitlín Doherty, Art Administrator, Lismore Castle Arts on

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