“Savage Beauty” is the next exciting event in the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture programme.
It will be Unique and the first of its type and scale in Ireland.

A Finnish Artis Kari Kola has been invited to work his magic with light and landscape in the region.
He has chosen the surrounding hills of Lough Nafooey to create it.

Between 14 – 17 March 2020, Kari Kola will present his largest site-specific artwork to date. Savage Beauty is an enormous 5km lighting installation on the mountain of Ceann Garbh, overlooking Loch Nafooey. The lake is situated in north Connemara with part of the north-eastern shore lying along the border of County Mayo.

Galway 2020 invites you to absorb Savage Beauty at your own pace with a walk into nature as Kari Kola illuminates the landscape in subtle shadows of morphing colour highlighting the undulating mountain range of Ceann Garbh. The stunning artwork will captivate visitors, inviting them to engage with the landscape and environment through an ethereal light-based and sculptural experience.

14–17 March    6–11pm daily

The only way to access Savage Beauty by vehicle is by pre-booked event shuttle bus from the Park and Ride.

Park and Ride locations: Peacockes Hotel, Maam Cross; An Fhairche | Clonbur; Leenaun and Tuar Mhic Éadaigh | Toormakeady, Co Mayo.

There is absolutely no access for private cars.  

Tickets cost €6.50 ticket pp (plus booking fee). Family tickets cost €25 (plus booking fees) for a family of 5 persons. Under 2s free but ticketed. The ticket price covers parking and shuttle bus transportation to the Savage Beauty viewing area.

Savage Beauty is a self-guided walking tour along L1601.
Booking and other details Here

The Artist Kari Kola

Lough Nafooey

The Installation will be part of the landscape.

This work was in Durham UK.