Showcase of Emerging Irish Photographers
The Osman Suite is a new space for showcasing emerging Irish photographers at Gallery of Photography.
In October 2017 the Gallery of Photography initiated a collaboration with JUNIOR MAGAZINE to search for and support new photography talent. There was such an amazing response to the Open Call that we are organising not one but two installations of emerging photographers in the Osman Suite this year.
Fifteen selected artists will have work printed and produced by Gallery of Photography. Two installations will be on display and prints will be available to purchase during the six-month engagement. Each installation will be for a period of 3 months.
We invite you to come visit this new project, it is a great way for discerning buyers to build up a photography collection from the very best of contemporary emerging talent in Ireland.
Mounted prints are priced at €75 each and are in an edition of 3. All profits go to the artists.
We are delighted to announce that the exhibiting artists (Click on artist name for a link to their website) are:
April - May - June
July - August - September
Kenneth O'Halloran 'Modern Ruins and other stories' to May 20
At the Gallery of Photography.
This new exhibition by multi-award-winning photographer Kenneth O’Halloran shows him at the peak of his powers. It focuses on his colour work from Ireland, and centres on a large installation of his magisterial series ‘The Handball Alley’. These now silent structures attest to the passing of time and to the changing dynamics of rural communities. Like the dolmens that John Montague offered as a metaphor for the old people of his childhood, these modern ruins are liminal structures, open-air theatres where the ghosts of a lost civilisation linger.
Ruins of another era – the madness of the Celtic Tiger property boom – are explored in a further colour series, ‘Tales from the Promised Land’. With grim humour, O’Halloran observes the excesses fuelled by cheap credit, and the desecration wrought on the landscape as a culture of greed masquerading as entrepreneurship became normalised.
Elegy and loss are not the over-riding mood of the exhibition. At its emotional core, O’Halloran’s gently probing studies of his parents in his hometown of Corofin celebrate the real and lasting bonds of family and community. Centring on his father, the town’s draper and undertaker, ‘Bodies in Motion’ is a personal and loving portrait of contemporary rural life.
PHOTOIRELAND FESTIVAL 2018 - 1st to 31st May 2018
Conceived in 2008, and celebrating its first edition in 2010, PhotoIreland Festival is Ireland’s first international festival of Photography and Image Culture. It celebrates Ireland’s photographic talents as well as bringing international practitioners and artists to Ireland.
The festival highlights, promotes and elevates Photography in Ireland – conferring on it the importance it duly deserves. With the motto “vibrant, friendly, all-inclusive: a festival for all to enjoy”, we set out to raise awareness for local and international photographers and artists working with Photography, and to underline the work of those organisations and individuals that for years have been promoting an engagement with the medium.
Details at http://festival.photoireland.org/year-2018/.
PHOTO FEST IRELAND 2018: Photography & Imaging Trade: Sunday 22nd April 2018
Venue – Midlands Park Hotel & Conference Centre - Jessop Street, Portlaoise.
Time - 11am - 5pm
FREE - Entry Fee FREE with Ticket
Seminars - All Seminars FREE
BOOK YOUR TICKET IN ADVANCE – HERE!
Following the continued success of Photo Fest Ireland - the Irish Photo Agency is delighted to announce a new location and venue for 2018, which will be held in the recently refurbished Hotel and Conference Event Centre in the Midlands Park Hotel, located in the Midlands of Ireland, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Photo Fest Ireland continues to be one of the most popular Photography Trade and Seminar Events held in Ireland - mixing Trade, Photographers and Creatives of all status at a professional level.
Whether you are a professional, amateur, freelance photographer or videographer, a buyer of image making equipment or materials, a distributor or manufacturer of photographic related products or services - this is an event for you. In addition, if you are in the creative media who require photographic/media related products and services, this annual event will also have interest to you. The latest edition of the Lee Filters magazine, LEExposure Issue 7 is available for download now at http://www.leefilters.com/index.php/camera/camera-resources.