National Photography Collection Launch Event
Building Artists’ Legacies for the Future – Discussion Event
WEDNESDAY 19TH JANUARY 4PM
To mark the launch of the National Photography Collection Gallery of Photography Ireland invites you to join us for Building Artists’ Legacies for the Future Discussion Event followed by the premiere of HAVING REGARD a new commissioned work by Kate Nolan and Irene Buckley at 4pm on Wednesday 19th January 2022 at the Conference Space at the Printworks, Dublin Castle.
This event explores ways to support artists to preserve and archive their work. Our aim is to ensure that the current flourishing of contemporary photography is preserved for future generations. It concludes with the live performance and premiere of HAVING REGARD by Kate Nolan and Irene Buckley, a new Gallery of Photography Artists Commission supported by the Arts Council.
Admission is free, booking is essential. Attendees to the live event at Printworks are required to present their COVID Vaccination Cert and I.D.
National Photography Collection Inaugural Exhibition at Gallery of Photography Ireland
Gallery of Photography Ireland is delighted to present this exhibition introducing the National Photography Collection. Featuring a selection of specially commissioned prints by established and emerging Irish artists, it provides a context for an open discussion on the development of the Collection over the coming years.
We want to work with artists to support them in archiving their artistic practice across the span of their careers, preserving their creative legacies for the future. Our vision for the Collection is to define the scope of modern and contemporary Irish photography, honouring past generations and recognising the achievements of contemporary Irish photographic artists.
The artists featured in this exhibition are:
The National Photography Collection builds on the Gallery’s sustained commitment to supporting artists in the development and promotion of their work. Through collaboration, we hope to grow the collection as an archive repository offering an overview of photographic practice in Ireland.
This introductory exhibition for the Collection is part of our year-long In Our Own Image programme charting the history of Irish photography. It cuts across photographic styles and periods to foster a dialogue between the wide range of approaches that make up Irish photography. We want to create a space where the work of different artists can form a dialogue across time and connect with new audiences. This is particularly significant as we approach the centenary of the state, providing an opportunity to reflect on how photographers have grappled with our shared histories and how diverse Irish cultural identities have been represented.
As an essential critical and historical resource, the National Photography Collection is an exciting initiative for the Gallery and for the future of Irish photography. We are deeply honoured that the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins has agreed to be Patron of the Collection.
On show at Gallery of Photography Ireland