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Some of my work is going to be in an exhibition next week entitled Close To Closure that it happening in the Back Loft on Augustine Street in Dublin 8. It’s a group of eight photographers (Monika Fabijanczyk, Rebecca McGetrick, Artur Sikora, Sharon Murphy, Jeanette Lowe, Calin Ploscar, and Fiona O’Donnell are the others) and there’s some really interesting stuff there. I have been slowly starting on a new angle to my project, which is to apply the long exposure photography idea to theatre productions. I’ve done a few at this stage and the work I am going to show next week is from one of these. The shot above is one of those photographs and is from a play called When Irish Hearts Are Praying which was on last year as part of the Fringe festival. There’s an opening reception taking place next Wednesday (4th July) at 6pm and the artist Sean Hillen has kindly agreed to officially open the exhibition. It will then run until the 10th of July and it’s part of the OPEN programme for the PhotoIreland 2012 festival. Come along and say hello, there will be wine.

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This is Thomas Bartlett, Iarla Ó Lionaird, Martin Hayes, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh and Dennis Cahill, otherwise known as The Gloaming, playing in Vicar Street a few weeks ago. An amazing gig and an amazing experience to be watching it all while photographing from the side of the stage. It was set up for me by Paul O’Connor at The Journal Of Music, who published the photo and also a short article I wrote to accompany it.  Big thanks to Paul, and also to Leagues O’Toole, Dennis Herlihy, Gary Sheehan and Iarla Ó Lionaird for helping make this happen.

The photograph above is also one of the prints that are in my current exhibition which is on view in Plugd at the Triskel Arts Centre in Cork. I went down last Thursday to set it all up and thanks are also due to Albert and Jim of Plugd for being so incredibly helpful and supportive. It’s going to be on until the beginning of July so do pop in and have a look if you find yourself in Cork city centre over the next few weeks.

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After having exhibited a load of these photographs last year in Dublin, I am delighted to say that the show finally hits the road with an exhibition in Cork that opens at the end of this week. It’s happening in Plugd records which is housed within the Triskel Arts Centre on Tobin Street. The Triskel is a wonderful multi-purpose facility that includes a music venue, the Black Mariah art gallery, a cinema, a cafe, a theatre space and more. Plugd records is easily the best record shop in the country at the moment so I’m really excited about having my work on show in that space.

The music venue at Triskel is also fantastic and the photograph above is of The Spook Of The Thirteenth Lock playing there a month or two back. It is one of a whole bunch of new photographs that are going to be in the exhibition. My original intention was to largely reuse work from my Dublin exhibitions last year but when it came down to it, there was too much new stuff that I liked so much that I couldn’t leave out. So, there are shots of The Gloaming, Jello Biafra, Dan Deacon, The Ex and Si Schroeder in there too. The exhibition will be in place on Friday and will run until the start of July. More information here.

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