PhotoIreland 2015 at the Art Park
PhotoIreland 2015 at the Art Park presents from dusk to midnight a montage of images from three of the Main Exhibition highlights featured at this year’s festival: Domnic Hagwood, ‘Under The Influence’, an award winning series examining the use of exorcism within London based African evangelical churches, and the merchandising of these contemporary rituals; "Ireland - Australia", photographs from some of the most exciting Australian photographers capturing works from street and documentary to fine art photography; and the repository gathering project of ‘Greetings From Ireland’ .
PhotoIreland Festival is Ireland’s first International festival of Photography and Image Culture and the only festival dedicated to Photography in Ireland. It celebrates Ireland’s photographic talents – often only recognised abroad – as well as bringing practitioners to Ireland.
The festival is celebrated every July since 2010 and brings together a wide range of artists, galleries and cultural institutions in a celebration of Photography, with many participative events for all types of audiences and held in over 40 locations around Dublin and its suburbs. This year Cork Photo 2015 is also part of the festival programme.
The Main Programme includes works by Domnic Hagwood, Katrin Koennig, Eammon Doyle and Christiane Peschek. Group shows include leading Australian photographers in ‘Ireland – Australia’ and new works by emerging South Korean artists in ‘Jigeum’.
‘Greetings from Ireland Worldwide’ at The Library Project, Temple Bar presents the second stage of an ongoing project that is creating a global repository of images of Ireland, or however Ireland may manifest itself in the world, through the eyes of the photographer.
Featured Exhibitions at the festival include ‘Notes From The Margins’ at the Gallery of Photography that looks at important social issues affecting Ireland today, Stan Douglas: Mise en Scene at The Irish Museum of Modern Art and ‘Precipice’, works by Amelia Stein features at the Oliver Sears Gallery. ‘Portraits of the Invisible: The Irish in World War 1’ exhibits at the National Photographic Archive till Jan 2016 and the Project Arts Centre presents one of its most ambitious exhibitions to date with ‘Riddle of the Burial Grounds’, a project that puzzles over the signs, forms and communication, motivated by one of the major problems facing our planet – the markings and warnings around nuclear burial sites.
The festival also features an Open Programme, Summer Campus 2015 at the City Assembly House, Portfolio 15 at THE LAB, Foley Street and The Library Project at 4 Temple Bar.