Prix Pictet

Massive thanks to Tanya Kiang and Trish Lambe from The Gallery of Photography Dublin for nominating The thousand year old boy for this years Prix Pictet award, really honoured to be one of the Irish photographers in the mix.

Belfast Exposed Futures at Photo London

The festival brought together a community of local Peckham artists and art spaces, as well as a number of invited guests from the UK and Europe. In keeping with the area’s growing reputation as one of London’s most exciting contemporary art destinations, the selected exhibitions showcased a diverse range of practices from some of today’s cutting- edge talent. Exhibiting artists include Ciaran Og Arnold, Jo Dennis, Tom Lovelace, Ryan Moule, Jamie Shovlin and 3 artists from the 2016/17 Belfast Exposed Futures programme (Aisling McCoy, Yvette Monahan & Andrew Rankin).

For Peckham 24 Belfast Exposed presented an exhibition by three Irish photographers whose work explores the mythologies surrounding particular sites or landscapes. Working across a range of photographic approaches and subjects, each artist takes as their starting point a specific geographical location. These locations were presented as a series of psychological spaces imbued with memory and emotion; residual elements left over from the inertia of past events. This exhibition made an enquiry into the human desire to ascribe meaning to our environment, how we experience our surroundings and the role of landscape in the invention of myth.

New Irish Works

Photoireland New Irish Works

New Irish Works 2016

A jury of 23 professionals reviewed over the last two weeks the photographic works submitted to PhotoIreland’s project New Irish Works. The process informed us of many new interesting artists and projects, and we hope to have the chance to promote many of them in the near future. But meanwhile, the 20 artists/projects selected, in alphabetical order by name, are

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, The Passenger, 2015/16.
Aisling McCoy, The Radiant City, 2015.
Caitriona Dunnett, Mass Paths, 2013/16.
Dara McGrath, Project Cleansweep, 2015.
Daragh Soden, Young Dubliners, 2014 to date.
David Thomas Smith, Arecibo, 2013.
Eanna de Freine, Tales from Beneath the Arches, 2015.
Emer Gillespie, Fallen Woman, 2014/16.
Enda Bowe, At Mirrored River, 2016.
Jan McCullough, Home Instruction Manual, 2014/15.
Jill Quigley, Cottages of Quigley’s Point, 2013/14.
Kate Nolan, Lacuna, 2015/16.
Mandy O’Neill, Promise, 2013/16.
Matthew Thompson, Herman Wallace, 2012/15.
Miriam O’ Connor, Blue and Green Should Never Be Seen, 2013 to date.
Noel Bowler, Union, 2015/16.
Robert McCormack, Facade, 2015 to date.
Roseanne Lynch, Eloquent Proof, 2015/16.
Shane Lynam, Inner Field, 2012/16.
Yvette Monahan, The Thousand Year Old Boy, 2015.

Solas Award

Here are some pictures of us lined up in Salzburg.

'Add Eamonn Doyle, Emer Gillespie, Shane Lynam and Yvette Monahan and the sheer quality is unmistakable, particularly given that you could easily triple the number on the list and maintain that quality. It’s clearly an exciting moment for Irish art photography, which is increasingly assured, heterogeneous and relevant'.

Still from Projection in the Gallery of Photography, Dublin
Music by Colm Ó Cíosóig