Skyhenges I–IV


inspired by the geographical isolation of the tiny island of Inis Oírr and its sweeping views of the horizon, sea and sky, we've built a series of ephemeral astronomical installations for Drop Everything – a contemporary cultural biennale that takes place off the west coast of Ireland

Skyhenges I-IV consists of a number of temporary observing structures dotted around the island, with visitors encouraged to seek them out at specific times during the three-day event, which runs 23-25 May 2014. each piece varies in form, function and construction, but all are sited to highlight a celestial body or event at a specific time

inspired in equal part by the ancient astronomers who built monolithic observatories and modern artists like James Turrell and Charles Ross, the pieces seek to create a connection between people and sky – one that must be experienced firsthand. free and accessible to all, Skyhenges I-IV is purposefully simple and temporary in nature. created entirely from scavenged and found materials from the island, each will be disassembled and its components returned, recycled or reused after they have served their own, sky-specific purpose


Drop Everything is a free contemporary cultural event, taking place in the sublime surroundings of Inis Oírr in May 2014, following a successful debut in 2012. situated on the edge of the Atlantic, Inis Oírr is the smallest of the Aran Islands, it has a rich natural and cultural heritage and the only Arts Centre in the Gaeltacht, Áras Éanna. there's also a local dolphin