Magic of the Everyday | Online Talk at Belfast Photo Festival

Magic of the Everyday | Online Talk at Belfast Photo Festival


6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Online, n/a, n/a

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A discussion that traverses the experience of the seemingly precious in the ordinariness of the repetitive habitual work of home.

Concerned with everyday life, ordinary activities, states of mind and conditions of existence that fill time outside the moments of drama and spectacle, these artists explore the experience of the mundane and seemingly precious.

The discussion will introduce you to the ordinariness inherent in the repetitive, habitual work of home for many female artists. Yet it will celebrate the cosmic shift of family life and magic found in the everyday.

The panel:

  • Sean O’Hagan – Writer on Photography (The Guardian / The Observer)
  • Yvette Monahan – Irish photographic artist
  • Clare Gallagher – Photographer & Lecturer on Photography (Ulster University)

Yvette Monahan is an Irish photographic artist from Sligo who lives and works in Dublin. Yvette’s practice looks to further her understanding of three main ideas, namely intuition, transcendence and narrative. She engages with different processes in order to investigate these precepts, incorporating photography, drawing and print-making. Yvette aims to create images that reflect the inner world and outer spaces.

Yvette holds a MFA in Photography (2013) from the University of Ulster, Belfast and an MA in Geography and Economics (1999) from Trinity College Dublin.

Clare Gallagher is a Northern Irish artist whose work focuses on the ordinary, everyday experiences of home.

A photography lecturer since 2003, Clare teaches on the BA and MFA programmes at the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University. She recently completed a PhD using photography and video to research the hidden work of home and family.

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