Exhibitions at PHOTO MUSEUM IRELAND
Twenty Years of Photography and Film
Irish artist Lorraine Tuck’s newly commissioned work tells the story of a family living with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability. Curated and produced by Photo Museum Ireland this intensely moving and emotionally powerful photographic exhibition is an important contribution to public understanding of neurodivergence and disability.
Tuck is the mother of four children, two boys and two girls. The boys have autism spectrum disorder, which in the case of the youngest, is coupled… more
"I’m curious, how were people feeling and what were they doing the day before the Second World War?" I thought about it for a moment. "Well, I don’t know," I told my friend. "Probably, the same as us".
We finished the dinner and took a walk around Kyiv city centre. We sat in a small cafe to drink cappuccinos and gossip. I went home early, feeling a wave of anxiety.
Early the next morning, I was lying in bed in complete darkness. Suddenly, I heard the… more
The Domestic in Irish Photography
As a people with a long history of migration and dispossession, the notion of home is a deeply emotional one in Ireland. Although evoking a nostalgic sense of warmth and security, the lived reality of domestic life is often at odds with idealised representations. This exhibition considers what 'home' looks like in Ireland today and how it reflects wider societal changes.
"No Place Like Home" brings together work by leading established and early career artists who take us b… more
This exhibition of recent works by Roseanne Lynch highlights her consideration of photography’s material and speculative edges. Her images record the compelling remnants of 20th century utopian movements through her time at the Bauhaus Buildings Research Archive and with various architectural sites in Europe and Canada. These connect with her non-representational images made through darkroom processes and interventions on photographic surfaces. Using light manipulations, plays with time and am… more
The Irish premiere exhibition of 'Prix Pictet: Fire' presents powerful
photographs exploring the pertinent topic of 'Fire' by thirteen international photographers.
The free exhibition features Sally Mann's award winning art pieces, together
with work by 13 acclaimed artists from Austria, Belgium, Benin, Cambodia, Japan, Lebanon,
Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, Switzerland, USA addressing issues of climate change and
sustainability across the globe.
'Prix Pictet: Fir… more
This ongoing body of work explores photography’s ability to engage and challenge the psyche. It questions the authenticity of using photography as a tool in healing. Can photography help us to process traumatic events and confront unpleasant memories? Through photography, we can we free ourselves from the constraints of language and explore our emotions on a deeper level, or does the process just act as a distraction? This series uses a range of approaches and interventions in image-making… more
Online life is both an extension of traditional social interactions and a radical departure from it. It is a place where we seek out stories, people, and knowledge – but it’s also a place that distorts and limits those interactions. Around the time of beginning this body of work, myself and my girlfriend were no longer living near each other. A natural thread within this project emerged visualising the feeling arising as we uphold relationships through a sterile looking-glass, dis… more
As 2023 marks 50 years of Ireland’s membership of the European Union, we are proud to present this portrait exhibition of Irish women MEPs. The portraits were commissioned from the renowned Estonian photographer, Kaupo Kikkas. Kikkas captures the individuality and distinctive personality of his subjects, who range from Síle de Valera, one of Ireland’s first female MEPs, right up to the five incumbents. The work is a testimony to the evolution of attitudes regarding gender equality and to th… more
A retrospective exhibition by a master of contemporary Irish photography
Photo Museum Ireland is delighted to present The Light of Day - the first retrospective exhibition of acclaimed Irish artist Tony O’Shea. A legendary figure in the context of Irish photography, O’Shea’s work occupies a pivotal role in the history of documentary practice in Ireland. Curated and produced by Photo Museum Ireland, this retrospective exhibition brings together for the first time his seminal bodies of work -
Photo Museum Ireland is delighted to present Through Our Eyes - a new photography project led by artist Martin Beanz Warde. The project is being premiered at a special one-off outdoor projection screening event in Meeting House Square. An exhibition featuring selected photographs from the project is on show in Photo Museum Ireland’s Artists’ Project Space from 3rd–30th November 2022.
In collaboration with 9 participants from the Traveller Community – Winnie Ward, Patrick McDonagh, Chant… more
I See a Darkness
is a multi-media exhibition probing the complex historical relationship between photography, cinema and science. Emerging from the trans-disciplinary art practice of Katherine Waugh & Fergus Daly, this new body of work builds on their research-based, philosophically-framed past projects in film, writing and artistic events, drawing on material that is often overlooked or hidden: shadow archives, neglected cultural narratives … more
Photography and the Social Gaze
The latest chapter of Photo Museum Ireland’s year-long In Our Own Image exhibition programme, Photography & the Social Gaze is a landmark survey which undertakes a critical reframing of the way Irish life has been represented through photography. It explores how photographers have used their medium to reflect on immense social change in Ireland over recent decades.
With the breakdown of long established norms, which at one time were almost beyond question, we have seen the emergence of n… more
The third chapter of the Gallery’s year-long In Our Own Image exhibition programme, The Politics of Place is a landmark survey exhibition that undertakes a critical reframing of the way Irish life has been represented through photography. It addresses how photographers have engaged with one of the defining obsessions of our national identity – the notion of place.
For a people so often uprooted and dispossessed, the identification of Irishness with place, with home and the owne… more
Civil Rights, Street Protest and Resistance in Northern Ireland, 1968-69
a new space for emerging Irish photographers
Haley Chambers, George Voronov, Billy Kenrick, Andrew Nuding, Kelsey Lennon, Donal Talbot & Róisín White.more
Krass Clement's Photographs from Ireland
Dublin Institute of Technology BA Photography Graduate Exhibition 2017
exhibition, street-based art installations, outdoor projections and public talks and tours
Gavin Devine, Ciaran Dunbar, Malcolm Craig Gilbert’, Emma McGuire, Rory O’Neill
An insight into the life of musician Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and the vibrant Donegal traditional music scene
33 portraits, 14 boring photographs, 10 televisions, 8 sub stations, 6 houses, 3 furniture stores & one giraffe.
Representations of Women’s Work.
celebrating 30 years of contemporary photography at the Gallery of Photography
photographs by tourists compiled by Michael Durand