Field Notes from the Border #2.

Field Notes from the Border presents ongoing work by artists working along the border in Ireland. As we approach the March Brexit deadline, the specially devised exhibitions and installations in the Regional Cultural Centre reflect the current anxiety raised by the prospect of the imposition of a hard border.

Curated for RCC Letterkenny, Co Donegal, by the Gallery of Photography as part of the Reframing the Border programme. Supported by the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund. 29th March - 18th May, 2019.

Field Notes from the Border #1

Field Notes from the Border presents new work by contemporary artists working along the border in Ireland. A series of cross border exhibitions and engagement programmes curated by Gallery of Photography respond to the anxiety raised by the prospect of the imposition of a hard border and the unfolding events brought about by Brexit.

Field Notes from the Border #1 opens to the public in Gallery of Photography on Thursday 7 March at 2pm. The official launch and engagement programme will take place on Thursday 21 March. Exhibition continues until 7 April.

Raymond B Newman’s installation Unsettled Border reflects on the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, the complexities of Irish histories and the fragility of current political circumstances. It considers the remoteness of intertwined border landscapes where diminishing numbers of Orange Order members strive to secure the fraternities’ isolated meeting places. 

This installation features photographic works and the premiere of a new film ‘LOL 37’ made in the historically charged Altnaveigh Orange Lodge on the Armagh/Down border. Raymond is participating in the Gallery of Photography Artist in Residence programme in 2019.

Gallery of Photography, Dublin 2018

Reframing the Border Group is an exhibition by Irish based artists exploring the physical, social, psychological and imagined  spaces of the borderlands in Ireland. The show presents work by fourteen leading Irish based photographers and includes seminal bodies of work by established artists together with new works by emerging talents.

14th July to 9th September 2018

Enda Bowe – Love’s Fire Song & Searching for North
Ciaran Dunbar – Diesel
David Farrell – Innocent Landscapes
Kevin Fox – Drum: Portrait of a Village
Sean Hillen – LondoNewry & Irelantis
Anthony Haughey – Disputed Territory
Dragana Jurisic – Fields of Gunnera
Paddy Kelly – Land of Milk and Honey
Kate Nolan – Lacuna
Tony O’Shea – Border Roads
Aidan Pedreschi – Pillboxes
Raymond B Newman – An Unsettled Border
Nigel Swann – Black Pigs Dyke
Donovan Wylie – Watchtowers


Reframing the Border: Festival Weekend 11-13 May 2018 

Remote Photo Festival & The Gallery Of Photography

Remote Photo is a festival dedicated to photographers creating work in a remote or rural context. The theme for this year’s festival is Reframing the Border. 

The border in Ireland is one of the most important issues affecting the island of Ireland.  As we approach the centenary of partition, fears that Brexit may lead to the reinstating of physical barriers, only recently viewed as ‘gone forever’,  raises concerns in border communities, across the island of Ireland and in the EU.  

Remote Photo Festival have invited leading artists, broadcasters  creatives, curators, entrepreneurs, historians, politicians and writers to  come together for a series of discussions and events to explore issues affecting the borderlands: past, present and future.

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