• bunclody ireland traditional shop with tiling and fancy goods




    Free Market will highlight the generosity, humanity and possibility in the common spaces of Ireland’s market towns. Small town market places, once the economic and social hubs of rural Ireland have undergone fundamental change and many have seen their function as places of exchange and congregation diminished.

    For this project I worked with the team to produce images of the towns of Kilrush and Bunclody. The photography took the form of documentary style images of the environs and people of the towns.

    Free Market proposes to reclaim these places of interaction and community. We propose to build upon the research of our team and others, and on the lived experience of these spaces, to re-imagine the shared urban territory of the small town market place.










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    Hooper Palmerstown

    Palmerstown Veterinary Clinic evocative of an Edward Hooper Painting. A bit of diversion from the usual architectural image.

    Edward Hooper evocation palmerstown veterinary hospital

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    More Than Concrete Blocks

    More than Concrete Blocks: Dublin City’s twentieth-century buildings was launched with great excitement last week. The book is the culmination of almost five years of work. Most of the new architectural photography was commissioned by Dublin City Council for this project. The book provides an authoritative account of Dublin’s social, cultural and political history. The built history is used as evidence in the account of the century. The book is a brilliant and entertaining guide to the 20th century Dublin. It is a must have for anyone interested in Dublin, Architecture and any type of social History

    More than Concrete Blocks: Dublin City’s twentieth-century buildings is a three-volume series of architectural history books which are richly illustrated and written for the general reader. Unpacking the history of Dublin’s architecture during the twentieth century, each book covers a period in chronological sequence: Volume I, 1900–40; Volume II, 1940–73; Volume III, 1973–2000. The series considers the city as a layers and complex place. It makes links between Dublin’s buildings and Dublin’s political, social, cultural and economic histories.


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    Hexagon Mermaid Arts Centre

    Hexagon presented print words by six professional artists. The photography documented the exhibitions and was reproduced in brochure form. The work was both collaborative and individual in nature. The participant artists presented their own pieces in response to the team.

    The challenge, from a photographic, was to represent the work of the artists as a cohesive exhibition while at the same time show the individual elements. Some of the pieces were presented as installations. It was a challenge to illustrate the sense of the spaces as there had been presented by the artists, rather than simply document the environment.

    Test from mermaid arts centre:

    Hexagon is about professional artists discovering, or rediscovering, printmaking as a medium full of possibility.This exhibition is the culmination of a project and residency that shows the work of the six participating artists. The artists that participated in Hexagon include three professional Wicklow based artists; Aoife Flynn, Laura Kelly and Joanna Kidney, and three members of Cork Printmakers; Conall Cary, Dominic Fee and Fiona Kelly. The six artists worked together over a two week residency from 28th July to the 8th August 2014 at Cork Printmakers’ Studio, Cork City. This residency offered the artists a unique opportunity to collaborate, learn new skills and explore techniques in a professional print studio. The development of hybrid approaches and challenge to traditional boundaries of printmaking, enables audiences to see printmaking in a new light.


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    Art and Architecture Volume IV Retail Photography

    Art and Architecture of Ireland catalogues the riches of Irish culture history of Art and Architecture. The volume on Medieval is a most have for any library, it covers the period from C400- C1600. The book complies an amazing array of knowledge on Irish Medieval culture. Architecture, Urban Settlement, painting, illuminations, jewelry and sculpture are some of the subjects that are cover. The book is a hugely valuable resource for anyone with a interest in irish culture.
    Volume IV (4) covers Irish Architecure from c1600 to C2000. Again, the book is a magnificent project that documents the tradition and culture of Architecture in Ireland. My own images of retails facades from the circa 1970’s were used to illustrate shop design. The gridded layout of the page is very sympathetic to the images of the shops, the illustrations in black and white by Sean Rothery are a very good compliment to my images of shops.

    page from volume 4 of Royal Irish Academy book on Irish Art and Architecure

    Art and Architecture of Ireland Royal Irish Academy