Rising star Moe Dunford (Vikings, Striking Out) was on hand last night to open the ‘Vikings in Focus’ photo exhibition at the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray.
The ‘Vikings in Focus Exhibition’ showcases ‘behind the scenes’ photo stills taken on the set of internationally acclaimed TV series ‘Vikings’ by official photographers Jonathan Hession and Bernard Walsh.
Moe Dunford took some time off promoting his latest film ‘Black 47’ to open the exhibition to the public.
The launch was also attended by Morgan O’Sullivan Producer of ‘Vikings’, Costume Designer Joan Bergin, award winning film hairdresser Dee Corcoran and many other ‘Vikings’ crew.
All were “blown away” by the spectacular pictures, blown up to a square meter, showcasing the talent of the crew working on this award winning series.
This exhibition offers a glimpse into the world of photographers Jonathan Hession and Bernard Walsh, who were the official still photographers on the first two series.
During the making of each series of ‘Vikings’ on average 700 cast and crew are employed which impacts hugely on the local economy.
In addition to the employment there is a considerable economic spin off for service providers such as special effects, horse handlers, food suppliers, transport and local accommodation suppliers.
Wicklow County Council has been supportive of the film makers in County Wicklow through a number of measures such as the Wicklow Film Commission, the South Eastern Creative Corridor Programme and is also keen to promote the successful television series such as ‘Vikings’ and ‘Into the Badlands’.
Running from Friday 23rd February till Saturday 17th March, admission is free. For more information see: http://www.mermaidartscentre.ie/exhibitions/details/vikings-in-focus