Kintsugi; the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery and adorning its scars with precious metals. It is the art of embracing damage and not discarding broken things, of cherishing the imperfect and loving the mended.
'Looking For Ghosts', by Oliver Smith, documents the communities and people involved in the underground rave scene in Ireland. It consists of portraits and environments photographed after the party has ended.
A much-loved festival fixture, this Open Mic night draws poets and musicians from all over to perform their work. The highlight of the night is the announcement of the winner of the Westival Annual Poetry Competition 2019.
Westival's ‘Brittle / Fragile’ theme, is beautifully reflected in its main visual-art exhibition Vitreous meaning of nature resembling glass. The exhibition features artworks created by five internationally acclaimed glass artists.