This video by multi media artist Caroline Conway for her Vintage Luminaries for Birr Vintage Week & Arts Festival. The luminaries were projected on different buildings at night throughout the festival.
18th January 2022
Tina had a chat with Daithi O'Shea and Sinead Kennedy on the RTE Today show about the magic of our boglands, and her new book 'Portal'.
United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) 2021, Glasgow, Scotland.
'Irish Peatlands Gathering-A New Beginning'
Peatlands Pavilion Online Conference, 10th November 2021
I was honoured to be invited to give a visual presentation of my images on behalf of the Irish Peatlands Gathering at the online conference of COP 26 to highlight the values of Irish peatlands and their importance.
The Virtual Peatland Pavilion- an online resource of information on peatlands throughout the conference, and beyond.
I was privileged that some of my images were used as virtual portals to click on to take the viewer to a special feature. A selection of my images are interspersed between Dome 1, 2 & 3.
Two of my images were also printed to a large scale 6ft x 4ft and were hung within the physical Peatland Pavilion at
'Treasure' Premiere features poems by Eileen Casey, photography by Tina Claffey and art work by Caroline Conway. The film forms part of an exhibition, 'The Strange Case of The Irish Elk', a
collaboration between Poet Eileen Casey and Visual Artist/Anthropologist, Curator and Poet, Jeanne Cannizzo. Treasure showcases bog themed poems set against a backdrop of Irish Peat Lands.
Supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and commissioned by Offaly County Council Arts Office.
John Feehan's Wildflowers of Offaly Series
Offaly Heritage - YouTube
I am thrilled to be part of the team on camera (all filmed with an iphone) capturing John's amazing insight into the lives and wonders of the wildflowers of Offaly in short YouTube films.
Award winning Irish nature photographer Tina Claffey transports us through a portal with her macro lens, revealing the wondrous tiny inhabitants of the living carpet of Ireland’s bogs and wetlands.
Lichens become enchanted forests, insects become architects, while others reveal a shield encrusted with nature’s jewels. Tentacles of carnivorous sundews poise like a cobra ready to strike, while wondrous
sphagnum mosses lay in frozen waters in suspended animation, their feathery limbs outstretched surrounded by magical bubbles. Exploring both flora and fauna of this ancient wilderness, prepare to be
mesmerized by Tina’s explorations of this lush watery world as she reveals hidden gems that have lived and evolved for millenia in this unique environment.
One million animal, plant species face extinction - UN
The United Nations says hundreds of thousands of species of plants and animals are facing extinction, and that human activity is the main driver of the destruction. In a global assessment report, the UN says the crisis is as bad - or worse - than climate change.