Where did the Wildflowers come from?

Scéalta Ealaíne

Photo by Eoin Mac Lochlainn of Montbretia in Connemara

I was digging in at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA) the other day. Not quite what you might think… It was all because of a photograph that I took some years ago. But let me explain…

Crocosmia is the name of a group of writers and poets who are seeking asylum here in Ireland. Crocosmia is also the official name for that exuberant orange wildflower that blooms all over the West of Ireland. (Montbretia is another name for it).

That’s it above in the photo – the same photo that brought me into contact with artist Clodagh Emoe who was developing an art project in the garden of the Spirasi Centre in Dublin. (Spirasi is the intercultural NGO that works with refugees, asylum seekers and disadvantaged migrant groups in Ireland).

Photo by Eoin Mac Lochlainn of Crocosmia Project at IMMA

Did you know that Crocosmia originally came from southern and eastern Africa? Well it did – but…

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