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Doug DuBois | My Last Day At Seventeen

My Last Day At Seventeen by Doug DuBois
currently on view from 3rd – 30th April 2014
at the University of Ulster Gallery, Belfast
In partnership with Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh
Part of the exhibition program of the Belfast Photo Festival | Youth Edition 2014 Continue Reading →

© Jean Curran | Neither Here Nor There© Jean Curran | Neither Here Nor There© Jean Curran | Neither Here Nor There

Jean Curran | Neither Here Nor There

To be exhibited at the 20th Annual Noorderlicht Festival
as part of 20|20, A world of photography
The Old Sugar Factory
Groningen, the Netherlands
From 1 Sep – 13 Oct 2013

Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, County Cork Ireland was invited to be one of 20 international organizations included in the exhibition, ‘20|20, A world of photography’, taking place at the 20th Annual Noorderlicht Festival in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Sirius Arts Centre’s Director, Peggy Sue Amison was invited to present the work of one Irish photographer, unknown outside his or her own country who exemplifies photographic developments in the region. Peggy Sue selected Dublin based photographer, Jean Curran and her work Neither Here, Nor There for this important international event. Continue Reading →

Roger Ballen | Edge of the Real | Sirius Arts Centre Ireland

Sirius Arts Centre
An Cóbh, Cork, Ireland
Opening: 14 September 2013, 2pm
Exhibition: 15 September – 20 October, 2013 Continue Reading →

Sirius Arts Centre Ireland | Masterclass Rafał Milach and Ania Nalecka

Sirius Arts Centre in Partnership with Camden Palace Hotel present a three-day masterclass with Polish photographer, Rafał Milach & Book/Print Designer, Ania Nalecka

Saturday 19, Sunday 20 October and Monday 21 October 2013 in Cork City, Ireland

Final deadline to submit to the masterclass is 13 September 2013 by midnight Continue Reading →


Curated by Pete Brook and Hester Keijser
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh County Cork, Ireland
Exhibition: 13 June – 7 July 2013
Reception and Gallery Talk by Co-Curator Hester Keijser on Saturday 22 June 2pm

Works by:
Alyse Emdur, Amy Elkins, Araminta De Clermont, Brenda Ann Kenneally, Christiane Feser, Jane Lindsay, Natalie Mohadjer, Deborah Luster, Lizzie Sadin, Yana Payusova and Lori Waselchuck

Worldwide, prisons are ‘home’ to more than 9 million people, and their numbers will only increase over the coming decades.  But what do our various societies seek to accomplish by locking up such massive numbers of offenders? CRUEL AND UNUSUAL is a collection of revealing and quite unexpected photography illustrating life behind bars. The exhibition looks at the ways the prison system is presented in images and how these images are created, distributed and consumed. Continue Reading →

Actual Colors May Vary’s talk in Belfast: “On My Mind – Spectacle and Photography”

Actual Colors May Vary {ACMV} has been invited to the Belfast Photo Festival 2013 to give a talk about “Spectacle and Photography” on June 9th 2013. Now we uploaded the accompanying slides of our talk to Slideshare in case you’re interested to know what we were talking about. Thanks again to curator Peggy Sue Amison and Festival Director Michael Weir for their kind invitation. Continue Reading →

Spectacle | Call for Entries

ACMV is now accepting photographic submissions based under the broad theme “Spectacle”.

Selected submissions will be presented in a one-time public projection at the Belfast Crescent Arts Centre during the opening weekend of the International Belfast Photo Festival 2013 in Northern Ireland, taking place this June. Continue Reading →

Belfast Photo Festival & ACMV

ACMV will be going to Belfast for the opening of the Belfast Photo Festival 2013 on June 6th. Hurray! Further details soon. In the meantime we’ll keep you posted about the programme & festival events…

Our special thanks to Peggy Sue Amison, freelance curator and Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh, for making this collaboration possible, and of course to Michael Weir (Festival Director) and the entire festival team. We’re looking forward to it!

The Belfast Photo Festival is Northern Ireland’s premier visual arts festival and the photographic biennial for the island of Ireland.

This major photographic event celebrates some of the finest national and international contemporary photography and visual culture, with the next festival taking place from 6th June 2013. Continue Reading →

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Albania is terrific and fascinating.
Albania has a bewitching soul that cannot fail to haunt you; it exhales something mysterious, a sort of indescribable magic. The beating streams of a Mediterranean sunlight, the meeting with unlikely landscapes, the smoke from burning wild rubbish dumps rising up into the air, the whirls of dust in towns and the sandstorms along the coasts lend the land a specific atmosphere and a strong personality. Continue Reading →

Billy Quinn 'Good Morning MR. Courbet'Danny Nicoletta 'Sissy Chapel 1998'Kai Olaf Hesse 'Here/Nowhere'

post SCRIPT – A group exhibition curated by Peggy Sue Amison

Opening: Fri 19th October, 8:00pm
Camden Palace Hotel, Camden Quay, Cork, Ireland
Running: Sat 20th October – Fri 30th November 2012
Gallery hours: Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm / Saturday & Sunday hours TBD

Humans can be more connected today than ever before; information of all sorts can be delivered in the time it takes to email, text, tweet etc…  Likewise, the improved convenience of travel makes it possible to live in different places and experience the world more readily.  Yet, overshadowing this ginormous, instantaneous ‘social network’ of accessibility is an unspeakable sense of existential disconnection. Continue Reading →