Harry Clarke A Window on the Peninsula

  • St. Patrick's Parish Hall, Donabate, Co. Dublin
  • Free Admission

An exhibition of works by artists, photographers, quilters, ICA, jewellery maker and metal worker base on their response to the Harry Clarke designed stained glass window..."Suffer Little Children"

The “Suffer Little Children” stained glass window in St. Patrick’s RC Church in Donabate was designed by the famous Irish stained glass artist Harry Clarke.
It was ordered by the Parish Priest, Fr. F. O’Loughlin and paid for by the Men’s Sodality in 1925. They paid £100 – a large sum in those days.
A number of artists working in different mediums have come together under The Bleeding Pig Cultural Festival. This group includes artists, metal worker, photographers, jewellery maker, quilters and the local guild of the ICA. Their remit is to produce a piece of work to show what the Harry Clarke window means to them. This is not a competition. The works produced will be displayed at an exhibition in December.
This exhibition will take place in the Parish Hall, the original church in the Parish
The exhibition will be coordinated by Art Director and Production Designer Veronica Smartt.
The aim of the project is to highlight the fact that there is a Harry Clarke stained glass window in Donabate, to produce a brochure for Fingal Tourism about the window and the exhibits from the exhibition and so encourage tourists to Fingal to visit the church. It is also envisaged that the exhibition will go on show in various venues in Fingal.