Clogherhead Strand by Kate Downie – A Print for Ukraine


Buy 'Clogherhead Strand' by Kate Downie, a limited-edition print in aid of Ukraine

Kate Downie
Limited Edition

Print Details

Limited edition of 60 on Hahnemühle Bamboo

Image Size - 200 x 400 mm

Paper Size - 250 x 450 mm

Kate Downie

Artist Kate Downie says:

"I was lucky enough to be on holiday in Ireland with my partner Michael, at the same time as the Ukrainians were experiencing their first awful weeks of the Russian invasion. We experienced glorious hospitality everywhere, a mixture of seeing old friends and making new ones, visiting cultural institutions and walking in nature on both sides of the Irish border.

"On our last day in County Louth, we were taken to Clogherhead Strand, on the edge of the Boyne Estuary – after a windswept walk at low tide, we paused for coffee in the outdoor Strand café to catch our breath. Nearby, children were doing what children on beaches do the world over – they play, they dig, and jump and build wee sand castles for the sheer joy of knocking them down and starting over again.

"I could not help but make this small ink and watercolour drawing, sketching the very action of their joyous freedoms expressed so purely.

"As a place of freedom, it seemed appropriate to offer this picture ‘Clogherhead Strand’ as an edition of 60 inkjet prints on quality archival paper, with proceeds going towards charities that directly help Ukrainian citizens in the midst of war but also here in Scotland. 40 prints are available in Scotland, and 20 in Ireland.

"It is with thanks to the kind generosity of Edinburgh Arts Picture Framers who made this beautiful edition pro-bono in order that maximum funds can reach those who need them most."

Fundraising for Ukraine

The proceeds from this edition will be sent to the Welcoming refugee charity and and Pirogov First Volunteer Mobile Hospital, a non-governmental healthcare organisation on the frontline of the war in Ukraine.