Feast upon the Earth

Commissioned by IMMA for the 2023 Earth Rising Festival, Feast upon the Earth is an experiential installation of Earth's history focussing on humans and our impact on the planet. 

Feast upon the Earth is anchored in a large timescape on 8 panels of 1.2m by 2.4 m, exploring existence and our current relationship with Earth.  Panels from the original timescape can be viewed here.




The original installation included interactive components such as farm and garden produce, quizzes, an audio/visual corner, a mindful eating exercise and a Wall of Thoughts and Feelings, which encourage audience participation. 

Since the eco-festival and responding to popular demand, a book illustrating the timescape panels has been produced.  The panels are shown in reduced size of 40cm by 75cm (in three thirds) offering a table top medium to enjoy and share.  The book is A3 size (30cm x 41cm) with full colour plates.  A fascinating addition to any library and an inspiring gift.

The timescape is normally installed in Teach Bhride Holistic Education Centre, Tullow, Carlow, R93 W447.  Entry is free, but please telephone first (059 9152465).

It has also been exhibited elsewhere including Friends of the Earth 50th anniversary Education Day at Richmond Barracks, Dublin

Other installations are planned and if you would like a copy for your public or private venue, please get in tiouch.  Thanks.


Please enjoy media from the IMMA installation linked below.  (Please note some files are large and will take time to load.)

Gallery of the timescape panels. Full size timescape panels can be ordered here for your corporation, institute, school or library.

Photos from the setup.

Photos of visitors.

Photos of the Wall of Thoughts and Feelings.

Click here for mindfdul eating audio.kclrethnaquirkeandT

Click here for Soil Quiz (via Survey Monkey)


Click here for radio interview with KCLR's wonderful Ethna Quirke who spoke with us for their Ours to Protect series.  
In November, producer Ethna Quirke spoke to Tom Butler about his work retreat from the corporate world, a return to nature and his work with the Carlow County Environmental Network and their upcoming “Feast upon the Earth” event. The programme was released in two broadcasts: Part 1 and Part 2.  The complete conversation is here.
Ours to Protect is a radio and audio project spearheaded by Independent Broadcasters of Ireland (IBI) to broadcast over 1200 new and unique programmes devoted to climate change and climate action.  It is funded by Coimisiún na Meán with the Television Licence Fee and is a partnership between KCLR and the Independent Broadcasters of Ireland check out ourstoprotect.ie for more details.

Click here for radio interview with KCLR's wonderful Trishauna Archer. Friday 15 September 2023  Enjoy!


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