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Where time stands still
Ireland' s fairy-tale shore line

March 30 to May 31, 2006

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Roundstone I, County Galway, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 118 x 80 cm

The Berlin-based photographer had traveled all of Ireland during five trips for the German magazine »mare« and had spent a total of three months to capture the magnificent coast line of the island. The conditions were partially extreme. Often she had to fly with a helicopter to shoot the 6×9 centimeter negatives which she took using a custom-made special camera called Alpa 12 and lenses made by Schneider Kreuznach.

Heike Ollertz: Cliffs of Moher II, County Clare, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 82 x 55 cm
Cliffs of Moher II, County Clare
Cliffs of Moher II
County Clare
Heike Ollertz: Lot's Wife, County Cork, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 82 x 55 cm
Lot
Lot's Wife
County Cork
Heike Ollertz: Inisheer, Arane, Islan, County Clare, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 82 x 55 cm
Inisheer, Arane, Islan, County Clare
Inisheer, Arane
Islan, County Clare
Heike Ollertz: Ardgroom, County Cork, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 82 x 55 cm
Ardgroom, County Cork
Ardgroom
County Cork

She created a series of powerful images which look surprising and almost surreal in their colors and their beauty: the barren shore line, where huge waves break, rugged cliffs overgrown with plants in countless different shades of green, historic castles and abandoned cemeteries, light houses and ship wrecks, secluded nightly harbors and the ever-present sky with its ever-changing character. The wide and open spaces exude a stillness beyond any sense of time. In some pictures, her choice of light produces a mystical and scenic atmosphere.

Heike Ollertz: Fourty Foot Hole, Dublin, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 118 x 80 cm
Fourty Foot Hole, Dublin
Fourty Foot Hole
Dublin
Heike Ollertz: Giant's Causeway I, County Antrim, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 82 x 55 cm
Giant
Giant's Causeway I
County Antrim
Heike Ollertz: Ballintoy II, County Antrim, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 82 x 55 cm
Ballintoy II, County Antrim
Ballintoy II
County Antrim
Heike Ollertz: Giant's Causeway II, County Antrim, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 82 x 55 cm
Giant
Giant's Causeway II
County Antrim

Her Ireland series has been published by dreiviertel verlag in a spectacular coffee table book under the tutelage of Nikolaus Gelpke. The title: »Irland - Reisen an eine sagenhafte Küste«. Also published by dreiviertel verlag - a calendar call.

Heike Ollertz: Achill Island, County Mayo, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 118 x 80 cm
Achill Island, County Mayo
Achill Island
County Mayo
Heike Ollertz: Wicklow Head, County Wicklow, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 82 x 55 cm
Wicklow Head, County Wicklow
Wicklow Head
County Wicklow
Heike Ollertz: Dublin II, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 82 x 55 cm
Dublin II
Dublin II
Heike Ollertz: Dublin I, 2006
Alu-DIBOND with protective UV foil, 82 x 55 cm
Dublin I
Dublin I

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Heike Ollertz:
Where time stands still
Ireland' s fairy-tale shore line

March 30 to May 31, 2006
Vernissage: May 31, 2006, 19:00h | Laudatio: Nikolaus Gelpke
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Friday 14:00–19:00h and by appointment

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