The HOMELESS GALLERY (3rd July | D-light Studios | 46 North Great Clarence St | Dublin 8 | 11am-9pm) exists to enable everybody to show their work publicly, those who for various reasons would have no chance to show their work to the world. It is for those who cannot afford a prestigious gallery, and for those who would never even think of doing so. It is a chance to be noticed for photography students, and those just entering photography. For professionals it is a chance of showing some of their more personal work that never finds its way into their commercial portfolios. For amateurs it is a chance of showing their work to people other than their nearest family and friends. For those who are shy, it is a chance to pull out those photographs hidden away in drawers.
This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for professionals, amateurs, students and enthusiasts to congregate and collectively showcase their work without censorship.
Due to the massive success of last year’s Homeless Gallery, we are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the un-curated exhibition for a second year as part of the PhotoIreland Festival.
The whole idea of the HOMELESS GALLERY is that there are no entry criteria. HOMELESS GALLERY is open to all artists. What is eventually shown during an exhibition depends solely on the participants own self-censorship. We do not pick the participants everybody can show their work: star photographers, professionals, those just starting in photography, students and amateurs. We do not select their work either – we have no demands as to subject, technique, format or number of photographs shown. The photographs themselves can be shown in frames, or just prints stuck on the wall.
Everybody finds a piece of wall, ceiling or floor for themselves and hangs their work. All sorts of unconventional forms of display are welcome.
On Saturday 2nd July we will be opening our doors to photographers of all backgrounds, tastes and levels of experience to present their work wherever they see fit within Dublin’s largest studio space.
The Homeless Gallery will open to the public on Sunday 3rd July. To add to this year’s opening event the day will include talks, presentations and debates from photographers, editors and camera equipment specialists – a day not to be missed by any photographer!
To coincide with the Homeless Gallery we will also have a guest exhibition on display from the Visavis Gallery, Kraków. The group exhibition Non-Seasonal Changes consists of a series of images depicting the Polish town of Niepo?omice; a place dramatically transformed since Poland’s entry to the EU in 2004.
The Homeless Gallery and Non-Seasonal Changes will run from 3rd – 6th July.
What we are raising money for hanging the xhibition, equipment hire and admin costs.
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