Karin Dubsky, the Green Party candidate in the upcoming Wexford by-election, is looking forward to speaking at a Wexford Fringe Festival exhibition in Wexford town which features the work of Hanneke van Ryswyk and Serena Caulfield.
Hanneke, based in Blackwater, is one of Wexford’s most exciting and innovative artists. Her work ‘focuses on the geological evidence of our imprint on land and sea, and the influence of climatic change’. Sharing the space with Hanneke is Serena Caulfield. Another coast-dwelling artist, Serena draws inspiration from the coastal stretches around Ballyhealy. The exhibition also includes the work of guest artists Liam O’Rourke and Anne Martin Walsh.
Karin will take the opportunity to speak on her decision to run for the seat left vacant by Mick Wallace. “Moving into politics for me is about showcasing the issues I care about, and working towards getting meaningful action around climate and the environment across the political spectrum.” A co-founder of Coastwatch Europe, she has been instrumental in a number of environmental initiatives, including her work in helping to bring in the plastic bag levy and legislation dealing with smoky coal. More recently she has contributed to the National Marine Planning Framework.
Guest speaker at the launch is Ireland South MEP Grace O’Sullivan, who sees in Dubsky a kindred spirit. “We go back a long way and she is a very, very impressive candidate who has walked the walk around environmental issues.”
Everyone is welcome to attend this event. If you want to grab a coffee beforehand, Santos, Greenacres, Trimmers Lane Café and Nosh & Coffee are just around the corner. Bring your re-usable cup!