The New Irish Landscape

16 - 31 March 2013

Participating Artists: Anthony Haughey, David Farrell, Varvara Shavrova, Patrick Hogan

Curator: Tanya Kiang, The Gallery of Photography, Ireland

Coordinator: Jillian Schultz, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre

Supporters: Culture Ireland, The Irish Embassy in Beijing, Dublin City Council, The Arts Council,The Gallery of Photography


David Farrell takes on a political reading of the landscape. Over a period of more than a decade, Farrell has recorded the sites of searches for the bodies of those "disappeared" by the Republican movement during the conflict in Northern Ireland. Re-visiting these remote areas Farrell records how nature has begun to subsume all traces of the searches that have taken place there.


Patrick Hogan's partly autobiographical project presents an intimate view of his everyday encounters and surroundings in rural County Tipperary. His compelling, psychologically charged images convey a sense of uncertain anticipation. Though modest and focused in geographical scope, Hogan's powerful work explores expansive existential themes of love, fragility, decay and loss.


Varvara Shavrova adopts the visual language of today's mobile, urban population to explore the recently twinned cities of Dublin and Beijing. Her ongoing project, Windows on Two Cities contrasts the public life of the street and the private worlds glimpsed through windows. Celebrating the dynamism and diversity of metropolitan life, Shavrova's work is a human scaled response to the globalization of the urban experience.