Creative Ireland Programme and Dublin City Council Announce Diversity Commissions

 

Gallery of Photography Ireland have announced the five talented artists that have been commissioned to produce new artworks that creatively reflect diverse communities in Dublin city.

The initiative is supported by the Creative Ireland Programme and Dublin City Council and is being curated by Gallery of Photography Ireland.

“We are delighted to partner with Creative Ireland and Dublin City Council in the development of this important art initiative. At their heart, the Diversity Commissions are a celebration of the vital contribution diverse communities make to the life of our city. Speaking as a Dubliner with mixed race heritage, I am especially excited that five such talented artists, each with their own unique experiences of life in Dublin, will be enabled to make new bodies of work. We look forward to showcasing these in the Gallery of Photography and throughout the city next Spring”
Gallery of Photography Ireland Co-Curator Tanya Kiang

The commissioned projects will reflect the dramatically changed social and cultural landscape of the capital as we approach the centenary of the foundation of the State.

A portfolio set of the commissioned works will be produced and held by the new National Photography Collection at the Gallery of Photography Ireland. This permanent record of contemporary Dublin at a pivotal point in our history will form an important legacy for the future.

The artists are:

  • Ala Buisir
  • Jialin Long
  • Mandy O’Neill
  • Tessy Ehiguese
  • Tobi Isaac

For information on the artists visit: galleryofphotography.ie…

Source: Visual Artists Ireland News