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Participating artist 2022

Grace Wells


About the artist

Grace Wells is an award-winning eco-poet, environmental writer, and more recently small-film maker.

Nature, spirit-of-place and environmental concern have been large themes in her work ever since the publication of her debut children’s novel ‘Gyrfalcon’, which won the Eilís Dillon Award and was an International White Ravens Choice. Wells has published three books of poetry with Dedalus Press, most recently in 2022, ’The Church of the Love of the World’. In 2021 Clare County Council Arts Office and Poetry Ireland’s selected her as Poet Laureate for Ennistymon as part of the Poetry Town project.

Grace volunteers regularly for Hometree Charity re-establishing native woodland at various sites across Ireland. In 2021, she assisted Hometree in producing ‘Under Summer Pastures’, an collection of essays from some of Ireland’s leading ecological thinkers exploring Ireland’s endangered Temperate Rainforests. She runs ‘The Little Sanctuary’, a small nature preserve, forest-garden and retreat space on the edge of Ennistymon, Co Clare. Confined by the limitations and restrictions of the pandemic, Grace began making short eco-poetry-films which can be viewed at

Grace Wells

Grace Wells

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Photography by Grace Wells, Portrait by Dave Dunne

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