Image: Bob Gallagher

Launch 6pm Thu 16 May
Running 17-25 May

The Darkroom
32 Brunswick Street North, Dublin 8

Opening Hours
Mon-Fri 11:30am-6:30pm/Sat-Sun 12-4:30pm

Four different artists have come together. What combines them is their use of analogue photography and techniques revealing four diverse methods and approaches. Featuring work by Giulia Berto, Róisín White, Bob Gallagher and Aoife Fogarty.

Róisín White will share an insight into her practice and visual research by presenting her artist books relating to her recent project. This body of work examines Irish folk tradition and culture around pregnancy, childbirth and the protection of children from malevolent forces.

Giulia Berto’s work investigates the emotional aftermath of lovers in a long-distance relationship. Berto’s photographs capture ephemeral moments within a relationship. By expressing the feelings and sentiments explored throughout her journey, she invites the viewer to be transported to three cities, four countries and two continents.

Bob Gallagher is a filmmaker, presenting a series of 3D black and white portraits. Investigating the still image and transforming it into a moving image using a 3D Camera. The camera he is using shoots four perspectives at once, so it gives the effect of freezing a moment, while giving you a sense that the image is moving within that moment.

Aoife Fogarty is a graduate of TU’s BA in Fine Art. Her work investigates the seaside town of Courtown in County Wexford. Looking back on idyllic summer holidays spent in the village as a child and what it now represents, a new and different memory emerges as the place of her father’s untimely death. Now things seem not as bright or as wonderful, her images show the reality that is sticky fingers and sandy sandwiches.

About The Darkroom

The Darkroom was founded in 2010 by Visual Artist and Photographer Mella Travers. Mella began her photographic career in the 1990s, working for many prestigious fashion publications, while also maintaining an extensive personal practice. Her work has been exhibited widely in Ireland, including VISUAL Carlow and RHA Dublin.

Beginning as a small space at the artist collective Block T in Smithfield, The Darkroom has expanded and grown, and in 2016 moved to a purposely fitted and designed space centrally located in Stoneybatter. Housing a studio, gallery, and a large, black and white darkroom.