Launch Event at Killruddery House

Mapping The Ancestors

Mapping The Ancestors is a new limited edition artwork designed by the award winning Or Studio in collaboration with artist Joseph Young, to accompany Young’s site-specific sound work, The Ancestors. 

Made as part of Young’s PhD research, The Ancestors draws on the rich private archive held at Killruddery House and Gardens, where historical estate papers sit alongside personal diaries and letters.

At this special launch reception, Young and Killruddery's archivist Xenia Meath will discuss the significance of this fascinating repository, offer a preview Young’s new album, Sonic Hauntings in a Big House, and lead a short tours of The Ancestors ‘sound walk’ and the archive itself. 

The event is held at Killruddery House and Gardens’ beautiful Orangery, with a drinks reception courtesy of Killruddery Arts. 

Mapping The Ancestors will be available exclusively from Mermaid Arts Centre as a limited edition artwork. Visitors to Killruddery who bring a copy of the map to the Gardens will be entitled to free access to Killruddery Gardens by simply presenting the map at the Gardens Entrance Shop.*

FREE. Places limited, booking essential via Mermaid’s website.

5.30pm – 8.30pm

* Valid from Tuesday – Friday inclusive until Friday 31st of May 2024.

Note: In order to enjoy The Ancestors, visitors are advised to download the Echoes App in advance of their visit, ensure thir phone is charged and to bring headphones

This event will take place at Killruddery House and Gardens, Southern Cross Rd, Kilruddery Demesne West, Bray, Co. Wicklow Map link

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