Image: Ciaran Óg Arnold
Launch 6pm Fri 6 April
Running 7 April-1 June
Roscommon Arts Centre
Circular Road, Roscommon
Opening Hours Tue-Fri 10am-5pm/2-5pm Sat 5th and 12th
The psychological landscapes of the Midlands are explored through this exhibition showing work by three photographers. The social, cultural and political life of the region is brought to bear through three different photographic languages, where each of the artists has explored aspects of the Midlands over the last ten years.
To coincide with this exhibition and Bealtaine Festival, photographer Martin Cregg is leading a photography workshop with an intergenerational group from the Syrian community in Ballaghaderreen exploring portraiture and place. This project is supported by Roscommon LEADER Partnership / SICAP, Roscommon County Council Social Inclusion Department, and Roscommon County Council Arts Office.
Ciarán Óg Arnold (b. 1977) is an Irish photographer who studied at the University of Ulster (MFA Photography, 2012). His work was included in An Irish View at Rencontres d’Arles in 2009, and featured in Source magazine. His photobook I Went to the Worst of Bars… was recipient of the 2015 First Book Award and published by MACK.
Mark Duffy is an Irish photographer currently based in London, working on commissions and self-initiated projects. His work Vote No.1 was the recipient of the Vienna Photobook Award 2015 and was shortlisted for the Luma Recontres Dummybook Award Arles.
Martin Cregg is an Irish photographer and educator living in Dublin. He has exhibited in Ireland and Internationally including Les Rencontres Arles (2012), the Natural History Museum in Leeuwarden (2012) and in Shanghai as part of the Postcards from The Celtic Tiger Group show. Cregg is a member of the International Reflexions Masterclass – presenting work in Basel, Paris, Venice and Lugano in 2010-2011. In 2010 he was also commissioned to work and exhibit in the Foreign Eyes on Frysland project – as one of the six international photographers to explore the region. Further, in 2010 he was one of the Irish nominations for the Prix Pictet and in 2011 his Photo Course project was shortlisted for the FOAM Talent Call.