Image: Karo Van den Brande

Launch 6pm Thu 30 May
Running 31 May – 9 June

The Darkroom
32 Brunswick Street North, Dublin 8

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

Threads investigates the invisible threads that link or are broken within the featured artists’ work, looking at both the tangible and invisible realities. Each artist choosing different subject matter and approaches combining in a diverse set of works.
Featuring works by: Catriona Leahy, Dominick McGrath, Charlie Doherty, and Karo Van den Brande

Catriona Leahy has exhibited and has participated in a number of residencies in Ireland and internationally. Leahy examines time, duration, and memory, both in a personal and wider social context, giving these inherently ambiguous, intangible and subjective phenomena a material and spatial context.

Dominic McGrath’s work is an intimate portrait of one of the few vintage car garages left in Ireland, so we gain an insight into a vanishing world.

Charlie Doherty is a video artist from Donegal, presenting a fragile and intimate body of work, where each image is threaded to connect to the other.

Karo Van den Brande from Belgium is an emerging photographic artist, who experiments with layers of materials, interrupting and at time segmenting the image.

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.