Oatfield – Abigail O’Brien

November 14 – January 16

The Oatfield Sweet factory, like all chocolate factories, has all the hallmarks of a mythical place. A place were sweets are magically transformed from base ingredients into sumptuous treats. To mark the 80th Anniversary of the Oatfield Sweet Factory in Letterkenny, Internationally renowned Irish Artist Abigail O’ Brien was specially commissioned to document the day-to-day workings of the factory and its staff. Sweet lovers, beware! The resulting exhibition and limited edition coffee table book contains fascinating photographic insights about how an Oatfield sweet begins and how it takes the forms we all love. This exhibition is funded under the Per Cent for Art Scheme arising from the construction of the N56 Mountain Top to Illistrin Road Realignment Project, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal. Donegal County Council is delighted to design and deliver this three-phase art project on behalf of The National Roads Authority.


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