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PS² Short Residency

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I will be taking part in a short residency in PS² in Belfast from 7th - 11th of October. Thanks to PS² for the opportunity to develop my current project in a gallery space.

There are several artists taking part in the short residencies programme over the coming months - you can see more details on the PS² website.

Island Life Exhibition at Bristol Photo Festival

I am pleased that pictures from my project Cottages of Quigley’s Point has been included in the exhibition, Island Life: Photographs from the Martin Parr Foundation. The exhibition takes place from 18th May to 31st October in the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery as part of the Bristol Photo Festival.

Details on the festival website.

“Lougherys 1” and some of the images from the exhibition are included in this article from The Guardian: Drinkers and dreamers: Martin Parr’s favourite images of postwar Britain and Ireland.

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Online event: Landscapes - Challenging Convention - Belfast Photo Festival

I’ll be taking part in an online event, “Landscapes - Challenging Convention”, on the 7th November at 6pm, along with Eugenie Shinkle and Ruby Wallis, as part of the Belfast Photo Festival.

You can register to join the event on Zoom on this event page.

From interventions to new approaches, this discussion explores Irish landscape photography from a fresh female point of view.

Landscape photography continues to be an important feature of Irish photographic practice. This exploration remains prevalent in the work of the islands female practitioners who force us to rethink its often nostalgic and romantic associations. In the age of the female gaze, this discussion will bring to the fore some of the risks and challenges of landscape photography when a woman walks alone at night with a camera.

The panel:

Eugenie Shinkle - Reader in Photography (Westminster School of Media Art & Design, London)
Jill Quigley - Irish photographic artist
Ruby Wallis - Irish photographic artist

Belfast Exposed Street View

My work will be on display throughout November as part of the Street View exhibition in Belfast Exposed. The exhibition will include images from my recent project, Art Without Mystery, as well as previous projects Rural Fluorescent and Cottages of Quigley’s Point.

Belfast Exposed is delighted to launch Street View on Thursday 5th November - a digital gallery space of curated exhibitions to increase the accessibility and visibility of photography on the streets of Belfast. Street View is an initiative, which provides a multimedia exhibition experience, in response to the restrictions put in place due to covid-19 that prevent people from visiting galleries and viewing exhibitions.

Street View is a large digital window display that will showcase artwork by internationally renowned and local emerging photographers. Street View will launch with the work of Jill Quigley, as part of Belfast Photo Festival, followed by the work of Noel Bowler, Matthew Finn and Daragh McDonagh, among many others.

Street View is a 55” high brightness professional screen that provides a platform to exhibit contemporary photography complimented with audio narratives to an external audience on the streets of Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Jill Quigley’s work will be supported by audio of actor Monique Kelly who will describe Jill’s artwork and practice. Belfast Exposed believe photography is for everyone, it is accessible, meaningful and has the ability to tell stories, allowing us to create dialogue and reflect upon our history, inform our present and inspire a positive future. Street View is another opportunity to extend our vision beyond the confines of the gallery.

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Strangers Guide

Delighted to have some of the Cottages illustrate the article by Niall McKay in the Strangers Guide Ireland edition.

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Arts Council Collection at the Duncairn

The Duncairn Arts Centre in Belfast is exhibiting works from the collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, including a series of pictures from my project Rural Fluorescent. They will be on show until September 26th.

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