New Irish Works

PhotoIreland Festival 2013 will focus on the current state of photography in Ireland, with exhibitions and events launching in Limerick on 3 July, Dublin on 4 July and Cork on 5 July.

The currency and relevance of the medium of photography has generated a flourish of awards, residencies, educational programmes, publications and exhibitions in Ireland. Galleries as far away as Australia, Argentina, and China are increasingly displaying the work of Irish-based photographers. The festival’s programme of activities will reflect on the exciting process that photography is undergoing on the island.

New Irish Works brings together a selection of 25 Irish and Irish-based photographers, underlining the diversity of practices that constitute contemporary photography in Ireland. The exhibition states and celebrates the emergence of a new wave of artists, and will be accompanied by a dedicated publication. Planned as a multi-city experience, it will be hosted at various locations in Dublin, Limerick, and Cork, including the National Photographic Archive in Dublin and Ormston House in Limerick.

PhotoIreland Festival is grant-aided by The Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council.

Admission is free and all are welcome.


Claudi Nir, Cáit Fahey, Caroline McNally, Gráinne Quinlan, Ieva Baltaduonyte, Miriam O'Connor, and Roseanne Lynch. New Irish Works at Ormston House is part of the PhotoIreland Festival 2013. 4-27 July 2013 Image: Miriam O'Connor, Untitled from the series Attention Seekers, courtesy of the artist.
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