'Challenging Perceptions'

An Exhibition of Underwater Photography by Sarah Varian
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From Tuesday 28th February to Saturday 11th March 2006

From Tuesday 28th February to Saturday 11th March 2006 Signal Arts are pleased to present 'Challenging Perceptions' by photographer Sarah Varian.

Sarah is an Irish marine biologist and underwater photographer who has worked on a wide variety of conservation projects, including work as a marine protected areas scientist in Africa and New Zealand. She is now devoting much of her time raising public awareness and understanding of Ireland’s marine environment, using her marine images as an aid for outreach.

Apart from stimulating interest in the environment, Sarah hopes to introduce people to underwater photography as an art, combining imaginative compositions with the science and exploration of the sea. Her portfolio ranges from original portraits of Ireland’s colourful and lesser-known marine life, to classic scenes of diversity on coral reefs in the tropics. She has also started to mix and manipulate some of her images digitally, with the original photographs acting as a kind of palette for the colour and substance that make up the final design.

The result is a truly innovative blend of expression that challenges our perceptions of the marine world.

More information about Sarah's work: www.marinedimensions.ie
Email: sarahvarian@marinedimensions.ie

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to welcome Gerry Fish, from 'Gerry Fish and The Mudbug Club' to open Sarah's exhibition.

Sarah would like to acknowledge the kind support from The National Sealife Centre Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Opening Reception: Thursday 2nd March 7-9pm