Edith Collier’s Bunmahon
Heritage Society

Edith Collier’s Bunmahon Heritage Society is dedicated to preserving and promoting the legacy left in Bunmahon by the New Zealand
born 20th century modernist painter Edith Collier.

2015 marked 100 years since the progressive New Zealand born artist Edith Collier and a group of her contemporaries spent the summer sketching and painting in Bunmahon and the surrounding area.

edith collier by orlaith hamersley 002

Edith Marion Collier

(28 March 1885 – 12 December 1964)

Wanganui, New Zealand.

A 20th century Modernist painter.


Bunmahon, also known as Bonmahon, is a coastal village in County Waterford, Ireland, at the mouth of the River Mahon at the heart of what is now The Copper Coast.
Bunmahon, (Bún Machan) lies in the townland of Templeyvrick (Teampall Uí Bhric) in the district of Kilmacthomas in the province of Munster.


By the kind permission of  The Sarjeant Gallery, Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, New Zealand,
The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa, Tongarewa, New Zealand, and
The Edith Collier Trust, Whanganui, New Zealand.

All of the images used in this blog are copyright of the respective owners, please respect this.

© Edith Collier’s Bunmahon Heritage Society 2015

9 thoughts on “About

  1. what a lovely website … makes me want to visit! I am in New Zealand and trying to get a copy of the DVD of Ediths life – A light Among Shadows’ … not having any luck with this. If you know any way we could get a copy we would be most grateful, and wouldn’t mind if it was a second hand copy either.

    Many thanks and all the best to everyone.

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      1. Thanks so much. Yes I have seen it on onscreen but our internet is very poor and we only see it in stops and starts, which is why we would like to have it offline to see anytime. It is no longer on sale on Sargent Gallery site, but I’m hoping they may give us a connection to Michael Heath producer. We will keep trying.
        All the best

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  2. hello Joy and friends in Bunmahon…..nice to read all your mails…i am happy to provide a copy of A LIGHT AMONG SHADOWS if you cant access elsewhere… if you write me mickyheath@gmail.com all best to you all in Ireland too, from a very shakey Raumati South by the sea….

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    1. Warm regards Orlaith and Michael,
      thanks so much for remembering my request. I tracked down copies of A light among Shadows and Village by the sea at the Sargient Gallery and bought both … actually i bought several copies of A light Among Shadows for presents. its wonderful for me to know and to share with others about the life of Edith but also I have to say that the film itself is deeply beautiful and nourishing … so many thanks to you Michael … not so easy to find simple profound beautifully made movies these days.

      Im in Nelson and like you have been dancing with mother earth …. glad to feel she is more settled now.
      Warm wishes to all …. and thanks


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