Photography Meet Up

23 04 2012

© Naomi Smith

Naomi at the Dark Room in Camden Palace Hotel  in Cork is organising a photography meet up on Friday evening on Friday. From the Dark Room website

“… Join us in Camden Palace Hotel on Friday 27th April @ 5pm in the meeting room (lovely bright room upstairs), where we will be looking at books/ work, please feel free to bring your own work or something you find interesting. …”

I’m hoping to be there, followed by a dash out to the Sirius in Cobh for the Sputnik ‘Is(not)’ opening at 7. Yet another evening of great photography in Cork!

– Rory





Simon Norfolk

14 04 2012

© Simon Norfolk. Image pulled from the Irish Times website

Burke + Norfolk: Photographs from the War in Afghanistan by John Burke and Simon Norfolk is running in the Crawford gallery in Cork until June 30th.

From Simon Norfolk’s website, the following description –

“… In October 2010, Simon Norfolk began a series of new photographs in Afghanistan, which takes its cue from the work of nineteenth-century British photographer John Burke. Norfolk’s photographs reimagine or respond to Burke’s Afghan war scenes in the context of the contemporary conflict. Conceived as a collaborative project with Burke across time, this new body of work is presented alongside Burke’s original portfolios. …”

Norfolk will be talking about the work and exhibition at the Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co Wicklow, on April 18th at 7pm and at the Crawford on April 19th at 5.30pm.

In addition, the Sirius Arts Centre in partnership with the Crawford Art Gallery are running a four day master class with Norfolk at the end of June. Places are limited, so apply soon if you would like to attend!  See crawfordartgallery.ie/events; 021-4273377

Aidan Dunne wrote a good article about the work in todays Irish Times – see it here if you missed the paper today. Also lots of information and photographs on Norfolks website here.

– Rory





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