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Garden : On Diasporic Wilderness is a collection of stories and perspectives from artists and writers based in Ireland who have experienced migration through their lives, families and ancient ancestry.
Featuring contributions from :
Sasha de Buyl
Isidora Durán Stewart
Edited by :
Maija Sofia is a songwriter and artist from the rural west of Ireland, of Irish, Finnish and Turkish-Cypriot heritage. Her debut album Bath Time subtly explored stories of sidelined women in history and myth, and earned a nomination for the prestigious Choice Award, along with widespread critical acclaim for its arresting, intimate singularity. Her songs are built around gauzy analogue synths, dreamlike pop melodies, electric guitar, harp and a curious gift for storytelling. She has performed in the National Concert Hall, Vicar Street and Other Voices.
Garden: On Diasporic Wilderness was commissioned by Bloomers and conceptualised by Maija Sofia while on a residency at Greywood Arts, Killeagh. Greywood is a multidisciplinary artists’ space located in Killeagh, Co. Cork, that houses vibrant workshops & cultural events, community arts projects, artist and writer residencies, the historic May Sunday Festival and more. This residency and collaboration was supported by the Arts Council of Ireland Arts Grant award in 2022.