Imprints: Photography as Practice

Thursday 22 February – Saturday 16 March 2024
Leon Nevill Gallagher, Untitled, from the series Cargo | Imprints: Photography as Practice | Thursday 22 February – Saturday 16 March 2024 | Photo Museum Ireland | Image: Leon Nevill Gallagher, Untitled, from the series Cargo | this is a somewhat hazy photo, with quite a blurry background that suggests a bush of some type which stretches upwards towards a sort of mushroom cloud, which seems unlikely…; there is a figure to the right, taking up about a third of the photo and partially cropped by the edge of the photo; we see long brown-to-black partially sunlit hair coming down over a light, white, ribbed jumpber; there is also a black band as of an unseen bag crossing over the back of the subject, whose face we do not see

Join us at Photo Museum Ireland to celebrate the official opening of Imprints: Photography as Practice at with an artist-led tour 6.00pm on Thursday 22 February 2024.

Empowering a diverse range of artists, Imprints presents photographic works supported and produced as part of the new Artists’ Development programmes offered by Photo Museum Ireland over the last twelve months. These artists address vital social issues from distinctly different points of view, giving an insight into the practice of photography in Ireland and reflecting our dynamic contemporary visual culture.

In this exhibition, discover how Photo Museum Ireland’s development programmes and artists’ archive initiative articulate a critically engaged vision for the future of Irish photography. Witness our ongoing support for the most cutting-edge photographic practices and be part of the conversation with our accompanying programme of free events on sustaining innovative practices in Irish photography in order to create legacies for the future.

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Featured artists: Ciarán Óg Arnold, Caleb Daly, Ciaran Dunbar, Tatiana Evonuk, Jordan Hearns, Sara McCarroll, Leon Nevill Gallagher,  Brian Newman, Tony O’Shea, Rachel Philpott, Steve Pyke, Shannon Ritchie, Luke Ryan.

Events Programme

Opening & Artist-led Tour

6.00pm Thursday 22 February

Join us to discover Imprints from the artists’ point of view. Featured artists will guide you through the intricacies of these exceptional projects, offering a deeper insight into the creative process. Discover the narratives driving these remarkable works championed by Photo Museum Ireland.

Towards a Sustainable Darkroom: Experimental Alternative Process Workshop

Led by Aindreas Scholz

11.00am – 4.00pm Saturday 24 February

Alternative photographic printing practices are experiencing a significant comeback, both due to their appealing visual qualities and to the fact that they are more sustainable and environmentally friendly. During this full-day workshop, tutor, and researcher, Aindreas Scholz, will introduce you to one of the earliest and latest camera-less photographic printing processes and practices, cyanotype. This workshop is for either beginners or intermediate learners who wish to develop their alternative process skills with a strong focus on Fine Art (e.g. composition, exposure, and image editing). Learners will be taken through the historical, technical, and creative aspects of this fascinating process, with an emphasis on making the darkroom a more sustainable space, based on the tutor’s ongoing research.

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MONOGRAPH Photobook Development Review Session

11.00am –2.00pm Saturday 09 March

A free half–day review session for artists who have photobook projects in development. In these friendly informal sessions, artists will gain invaluable insight into how to move their projects forward from our team of experienced curators and photobook experts. These sessions are free to attend but places are strictly limited and booking is required.

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Image: Leon Nevill Gallagher, Untitled, from the series Cargo
Thursday 22 February – Saturday 16 March 2024
Photo Museum Ireland
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Telephone: +353 1 6714654
Opening hours / start times:
Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 5pm. Mondays by appointment for education, artists archiving and training. Closed Sundays
Admission / price: Free

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