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'Illuminations', an RTÉ Arts Project

Hazel Coonagh

Elements

Elements

Hazel Coonagh

Embrace

Hazel Coonagh

Rise

Hazel Coonagh

Symphony

Hazel Coonagh

‘Through these images I wanted to convey an atmosphere of peace, hopefulness and resilience. I thought about the things that have helped me over the course of the lockdown, to channel them into these pieces. I found great solace in going to quiet, natural spaces over the past few months. I’m lucky enough to live close to the Phoenix Park, which has been so helpful in finding a quiet spot to forget about things for a while. Another activity I have found really helpful is embroidery. It’s really easy to get lost in it - a welcome distraction that I’ve truly come to appreciate.’

Hazel Coonagh

Phoenix Park

Artist At Work

Hazel Coonagh

Hazel Coonagh

Hazel Coonagh is an accomplished photographer and visual artist from Dublin. Her work begins with digital photographic portraits that she transforms and manipulates into surrealistic, dream-like imagery. Hazel has been working as a professional photographer for ten years since graduating with a BA in Visual Communications from DIT. During this time, she has amassed a wide portfolio of work across a variety of publications, companies and agencies. She continues to work as one of Dublin's most unique visual artists, while also giving talks and lecturing at various universities and institutions.