Image: Melanie Black

Running 1-31 May

Quay CO-OP Restaurant
24 Sullivan’s Quay, Cork

Opening Hours Mon-Sat 11am-9pm/Sun 12-9pm

Geoff Greenham’s images are varied and diverse. The common factor in each is the play of light. He uses a variety of techniques to achieve the desired mood and emotion.

Melanie Black’s photographs show the subtle variation of colours found between land, sea and sky. By eliminating all physical details and focusing the eye on color alone, the photographs aim to portray in an impressionistic way the peace and harmony that we can find in shorelines and horizons.

Simon has chosen to focus on the esoteric detritus that can be found on the foreshore of Inchydoney strand. They are fragments of life, cast aside or lost, probably quickly forgotten by the owner, and just as quickly washed away by the tide, only to be replaced by a new collection as the tide recedes. The artefacts, although ordinarily commonplace and familiar, appear incongruous and discordant with their unintended albeit temporary environment.

Mel Black, Geoff Greenham and Simon Hill are photographers living and working in West Cork. They met through Clonakilty Camera Club although, unknown to each other at the time, Mel and Simon were studying for a distance-learning degree in photography at the same college in the UK and with the same tutor. The three photographers offer a diverse collection of work that is reflective of their varied experiences and inspirations.