Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2012 – Finalists’ Portfolios

12 07 2012

Hauntingly good photography (via Tony)

ASPECT: an open submission exhibition

24 05 2012

ASPECT: an open submission exhibition

The Organisers

RightBrain is a fine-art printing service for visual artists and creative professionals based in Cork city.
RightBrain specialises in exhibitions, portfolios and editions. It is a Hahnemühle Certified fine-art print studio and the only Digigraphie Certified Lab in Ireland  www.rightbrain.ie

Stag & Deer is an exhibition-making team whose objective is the innovative promotion of lens-based work. www.staganddeer.com

Tactic Cork is an artist-led exhibition space in Cork City Centre www.tactic-art.info

Remit for Open Submission

This exhibition is a platform for emerging/early career national and international photographic/lens-based artists, graduates and undergraduates. We are looking for imaginative and inventive high-quality work. There are no limitations on theme, genre, technique, process, or approach. The selected work will be exhibited in Cork city in October 2012.

The Exhibition

RightBrain will be sponsoring the exhibition in full by printing all selected work on behalf of the artists. The approximate print size of each work will be approx 16 X 20 inches (40x50cm). There may be some size variation for presentation purposes. The work will be presented in a contemporary style to a professional level. The hanging of the work and the presentation approach will be at the discretion of the organisers.

Stag & Deer and Tactic Cork will be supporting the exhibition by providing exhibition-making services as well as the exhibition space. Aspect will take place at Tactic Cork, 3rd floor, Former Government Buildings, Sullivan’s Quay, Cork, Ireland. It will be part of the Stag & Deer event THERE THERE which will be taking place in October 2012.

How to Submit

A submission can have no more than five images. Work can be submitted by email or in the form of physical prints. There is an entry fee of €10 per submission to be paid through PayPal on the the Stag & Deer website.
All submissions must quote a relevant PayPal Transaction Number or your entry will not be considered for selection.

Images can be emailed in JPEG format together with an artist’s statement / small bio, your PayPal Transaction Number, name, address and website/blog address (if applicable) to rightbrainbox@gmail.com

If you would prefer to submit physical prints then please post 5 prints at 10 X 8 inches or similar to RightBrain, 9 Sidney Place, Wellington Road, Cork, Ireland. The prints must reach us before the submission deadline. You must also include your PayPal Transaction Number, artist’s statement/small bio, name, address and email address. Prints will be returned if a fully paid stamped addressed envelope is enclosed.

Submissions will be accepted from Monday May 21st 9am until Friday June22nd midnight, 2012.

The selection process will take place during the final week of June and the first week of July. Selected artists will receive notification by email when the selection process is complete.

In the event that you are selected for ASPECT, all images must be made available to RightBrain as high resolution digital files for exhibition printing within one week of receiving the notification email from us.

The Panel

The selection panel will consist of:

Matt Packer of The Lewis Glucksman Gallery


Pádraig Spillane & Pamela Condell of Stag & Deer


Pamela Myers Artistic Director, TACTIC Sample-Studios, Cork


Sheelah Moloney of 2020 Art Gallery, Cork


Tony O’Brien owner of RightBrain


Leaving Home: Images of Emigration Circa 1920’s Cobh

2 03 2012

Image from the Mount Brandon Hotel Collection

Exhibition opening Thursday March 8th at the Sirius. Quoting from the Sirius:

“… Opening Thursday 8 March at 7:00pm our next exhibition – Leaving Home: Images of Emigration Circa 1920’s Cobh. From the Mount Brandon Hotel Collection. Special Guest Speaker Michael McCarthy, Commercial Manager, Port of Cork. As part of the RMS Titanic Centenary Commemoration events. A stunning collection of images – special thanks to Iris Toner and Tony O’Brien at Right Brain in Cork who helped us organise this stunning collection of photographs. Running until Sunday 22 April. …”

– Rory

Pamela Condell at Occupy-Space in Limerick

1 03 2012

© rightbrain

Artist Pamela Condell signing one of her Digigraphie Limited Edition prints at RightBrain.. These archival prints were produced on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 308. Pamela is showing these works @ Occupy-Space in Limerick running from 8-31 March. Go see.

– Rory

Loco Promo

13 01 2012

I’ve been meaning to drop the word for a few local Irish business’s that should be of interest to photographers here on the auld sod. *

First up, opened a few months ago is The Photo Shop, an online supplier of darkroom supplies – film, paper, chemistry, as well as some darkroom gear like trays, tanks, reels etc. Competitively priced and reasonable shipping

Next up is Right Brain. This Cork based printing company who specialise in working with visual artists and creative professionals. They are the only Epson Digigraphie certified print lab in Ireland, and one of Hahnemühle’s Certified Fine Art Print Studios for digital Fine-Art Printing.

Finally, if you are Cork based, or within reasonable commuting distance of Cork city, watch out for The Dark Room @ Camden Palace Hotel. The Dark Room aims  to support and encourage the photographic community in Cork
by providing a broad range of resources, both in terms of a physical place to
work and a forum for exchanging ideas. Offering traditional darkroom printing and film processing facilities along with workshops talks and courses exploring the many aspects of photography.

– Rory

* Note we do not have any affiliation with these businesses. They are local and supporting the photographic and artist community in Ireland. If you’re buying, try to buy Irish!