220 x 168 mm
In ‘A Bower for Sisters’ Aisling O’ Rourke sensitively documents the final few months of Our Lady’s Bower Boarding School and Convent in Athlone, County Westmeath in the Republic of Ireland, before it closed its doors in June 2014.
About the artist:
Born and raised in the Midlands of Ireland, Aisling O’ Rourke seeks to give an intimate insight into worlds ordinarily hidden from public view. Aisling devotes extended periods of time to her documentary projects and works through both audio and visual mediums.
An experienced Broadcast Journalist Aisling holds an honours MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of Arts London, London College of Communication, and an honours BA in Journalism from Dublin City University.
Having travelled extensively Aisling is now based in Dublin, Ireland and works as a Broadcast Journalist with Newstalk one of Ireland’s leading national radio stations.