‘SQUARE MOON’ on Lake Isle of Innisfree 25th November 2015

The winning design of Yeats2015 International Architecture Competition, inspired by WB Yeats’ poem ‘The Lake Isle of Innisfree’, is to alight on the Island of Innisfree on the last full moon cycle of Yeats year of celebration in 2015, 25th November. ‘Square Moon’ will hopefully remain on Lake Isle of Innisfree throughout December. Installation in collaboration with Leo Scarff Design.

Submitted by shindesignworks – an Anglo-Korean architecture design team based in London and Daegu, South Korea. A prototype of ‘Square Moon’ was shared with the community of Sligo for the occasion of Yeats 150th birthday, temporarily installed along the jetty area to frame the island of Innisfree. The design will now be placed on the island of Innisfree on the 25th November for the last moon cycle of 2015 before moving to its permanent home, on the campus of IT Sligo. ‘Square Moon –A window to Innisfree, During the day, its window or portal like profile frames the landscape of Innisfree … a window to the other world…a portal to the world of poetry’  Yong ho Shin, John Randle of shindesignworks.

A publication embodying the main ideas of the Yeats2015 International  Architecture Competition and Liminal Spaces Exhibition will be launched on the 12th December 2015 in The Model.

MC : Theo Dorgan and

Speaker:  Professor Michael McGarry  School of Architecture Queens University, Belfast

Publication Title: Art, Architecture and Place The Lake Isle of Innisfree, Subtitle: Yeats International Architecture Competition and Liminal Spaces Exhibition.  Published by the Western Development Commission, Edited by: Clíona Brady, Bernadette Donohoe, Marianne O’Kane Boal and Cléa van der Grijn