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BEYOND LEAVING

david monahan | Dublin

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  • Target: €5000
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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€25 +

A private tour of the exhibition especially for fund:it backers with David Monahan.

€50 +

A private tour of the exhibition especially for fund:it backers with David Monahan, plus a signed copy of the exhibition publication.

€200 +

A private tour of the exhibition especially for fund:it backers with David Monahan, plus a signed copy of the exhibition publication. A boxed limited edition of the book On Leaving, signed and numbered by the author, including a (22cm x 29cm) limited edition archival grade pigment print, (numbered signed, and stamped) from the Leaving Dublin series which has been exclusively produced for the book.

€500 +

A private tour of the exhibition especially for fund:it backers with David Monahan, plus a signed copy of the exhibition publication. A boxed limited edition of the book On Leaving, signed and numbered by the author, including a (22cm x 29cm) limited edition archival grade pigment print, (numbered signed, and stamped) from the Leaving Dublin series which will be exclusively produced for the book. PLUS a personalised portrait session, to include an 20 x 16 inch print on fine art paper.

a project by:
david monahan

Beyond Leaving is the final part of a suite of works around the recent wave of net emigration from Ireland which ran from 2009-2016. You may be familiar with the Leaving Dublin series, and the book On Leaving, both which have featured as projects here in the recent past.

The work which features a series of over 25 new large scale ( 1metre x 1.3metre) photographic works shot in 2016 on location in Dublin, Toronto, Ohio, Chicago, Surrey and Wicklow. It will hang for 4 months from November to late February 2017 at the National Photographic Archive, Temple Bar, Dublin. The work also features video, interview, text and artefact made over the entire period of the works and is a timely appraisal of a dark period of Irish, European and World history from the perspective of people who left Ireland during this time.This show seeks to find the distance between these travellers expectations and the reality of their lives today : The work therefore becomes a metaphor for the precarious nature of modern life and a place in which to evaluate our societies reaction to the financial downturn.

To date there have been 10 national and International presentations of my works relating to the theme of current emigration. A simple google search of the terms ' David Monahan, On Leaving, Leaving Dublin" Reveals a deep digital footprint for the project and its presentations. The product created through fundit funding powers these presentations long after the initial 2 funded projects and the same is expected of this one.
I have experience the successful completion of exhibitions on the international stage and am fully aware of all challenges which await me. I also have experience of running previous fund:it campaigns and I am confident of a successful outcome

As before to effectively present such works demands very high standards of production and as such the cost of making a fitting presentation of this work will run to over €10,000.
However astute planning, sponsorship and the co-operation of the venue have left a deficit of €5000 to make this show happen. As such the project is seeking your support and there is on offer an array of excellent rewards.


I have worked hard over the last two years to make this project a success. I secured the venue right at the start based on my reputation to deliver compelling work. Most of the project challenges have been met and overcome in the making of the work. The outstanding ones are the production and funding components which this campaign addresses.

Thank you all so much for reading about my project. Your participation will help create its dialogue. I hope that you can take part in the discussion that this show seeks to facilitate and I look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition during this coming November.