Launch 6pm Thu 18 July
Running 19-30 July

The Darkroom
32 Brunswick Street North, Dublin 8

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

Spruce explores the forest landscape over a period of plantation to maturation, in particular the sitka spruce, a conifer introduced from Canada to Irish forestry in the early 1900s by Augustine Henry. A dialogue emerges between the plantation landscape and the built environment that examines the way people observe and relate to the natural landscape. In the photographs a building acts as a metaphor for a childhood idealistic narrative from one of displacement: a space of uncertainty and disillusionment. The work sheds lights on the tragic conflict while the film underpins the construct of cultural acceptance. Sinead Curran is based in Dublin and has a MA in Visual Arts Practice from IADT. Original text by Sue Rainsford will accompany the exhibition.

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.