Roscommon Arts Centre is delighted to present 'In, Around & Aftereffects' by Ciaran Og Arnold, Martin Cregg and Mark Duffy, which opens on Friday, April 6, at 6pm as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2018.
The festival runs across the country for the whole month of May and brings to Ireland a number of contemporary photographic practices.
In, Around & Aftereffects explores the social, cultural and psychological landscapes of the Irish Midlands as it brings together work in three different photographic languages emerging from the region.
Ciaran Og Arnold’s series - 'I went to the worst of bars’ - looks beyond the familiar of his hometown Ballinasloe. In psychologically charged landscapes and street scenes, this market town is tenderly evoked as an exotic location, a soulful place of despair as well as hope.
Martin Cregg’s ‘Midlands’ has for more than 10 years focused on the question of what the Midlands is as an undetermined geographical entity, under constant construction and re-definition. To coincide with this exhibition, photographer Martin is leading a photography workshop with the Syrian community in Ballaghaderreen, exploring portraiture and place.
Mark Duffy’s ‘Vote 1’ documents and examines the culture of election advertising in Ireland. The series focuses on the accidental, and often gruesome, disfigurements the electoral candidates' faces suffer, an unintended consequence of their posters' erection.
The exhibition opening includes a tour by the three photographers. It will run until June 1.