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Archive - Performance Events


28 & 29 JUN 2013


By Temple Bar Photography Summer School

Tickets €30/€25


The inaugural Temple Bar Photography Summer School presents a programme of talks, events, workshops and an accompanying curated exhibition. The theme of the Summer School is "Uncertain State". It provides a platform for lively discussion and debate on the role of photography and visual culture, exploring the uncertain state of contemporary Ireland. At the heart of the summer school are the 2 days of talks which will take place on Friday 28 June and Saturday 29 June in the Cube at Project Arts Centre.

Talks programme: 28 & 29 June 2013 at Project Arts Centre

Two days of programmed Summer School talks by leading artists, academics, historians and writers. The talks will explore how contemporary photographers are responding to this moment of uncertainty and instability in contemporary Ireland.

The programme is designed to encourage a wider enjoyment and understanding of the cultural value of photography.

The Temple Bar Photography Summer School is an initiative of: Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar Cultural Trust and Dublin City Council, in partnership with Dublin Institute of Technology Photography Programme and The National Photographic Archive/The National Library of Ireland.

For a full line-up of events, and information on talks and panels, go to the Temple Bar Photography Summer School website, or click here!

Schedule of Talks

Friday 28th June

Venue: Project Arts Centre

10.30  Registration & tea & Coffee,

10.50 Welcome Address

Ray Yeates, Dublin City Arts Officer & CEO Temple Bar Cultural Trust

Morning Session

11.00 – 12.00                     

Keynote speaker: Dr Luke Gibbons (Academic & writer, NUIM)

Remembering to Forget the Past

In this first year of a decade of centenary commemorations, beginning with The 1913 Dublin Lockout, what is the role of art and artists in commemorating historical events? How do visual representations, photographs, film and art installations contribute to our understanding of Ireland’s past? The panelists will consider questions around the act of remembering in relation to contemporary art and what those acts of commemoration do in respect to understanding where we are now, trying to make sense of the current economic crisis.

12.00 – 13.30 Panel Discussion
Chair: Val Connor (Curator, NWCI Legacy Project)

Panel: Helen Carey (Director, Limerick City Gallery), Pat Cooke (Curator and Academic, UCD), Mark Curran (Artist and academic, IADT)

Afternoon Session

Photojournalism in the National Collection: A Snap in Time

Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Collection is held in the National Photographic Archive / The National Library. This significant photographic collection - consisting of more than 4.3 million photographic negatives - depicts Ireland's political, cultural and sporting life between 1912 and 2002. This session will consider the place of photojournalism in the national cultural collections.

14.30 – 15.30 Panel Discussion

Chair: Tommy Graham (Editor, History Ireland)

Panel: Michael Hinch (Editorial Imaging Manager, Independent Newspapers Ireland), Anne-Marie Kilfeather (Photo Archivist and Researcher, Independent Newspapers Ireland), and Tom Burke, (Photojournalist with Independent Newspapers Ireland since 1967).

16.00 – 17.30
Screening of Donald Taylor Black’s new documentary Skin in the Game

17.30 – 18.00
Photo Book Deposition – National Photographic Archive

Saturday 29th June

Venue: Project Arts Centre.
10.30 Tea & Coffee

Morning Session

11.00 – 12.00

Speaker: Colin Graham
(Writer and academic, NUIM)

Photography and Conflict

This panel will explore how contemporary photographers have represented conflict in Northern Ireland and internationally. The discussion will reflect the concerns of a new major survey exhibition, ‘Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography’, which is currently showing in the MAC and Belfast Exposed. The panelists will explore histories, theories and practices of photographic representation of conflict, and explore the working methods used by Irish photographers to challenge traditional modes of photojournalism.

12.00– 13.30 Panel Discussion:

Chair: Liam Kennedy (Writer and academic, UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies).

Panel: David Farrell (Artist and academic, IADT), Sean Hillen (Artist), Paul Seawright (Artist and academic, UU).


Afternoon Session

Uncertain State

14.30 - 15.30

Speaker: Justin Carville (Writer and academic, IADT)

We are five-years into an unprecedented global recession. Ireland’s politicians and citizens have been lauded by their counterparts in Europe for their stoic acceptance of austerity. Reflecting on the so-called Celtic Tiger years some cultural commentators have been critical of the arts for not responding to the systemic failures of the Irish state. Others would argue that photography has been at the forefront of the response to this moment of uncertainty in Ireland. How are Irish and international artists responding to the current economic crisis? What are the politics of representation? This session will discuss how artists, cultural commentators, academics and historians have responded to where we are now.

15.30 – 17.00 Panel Discussion:

Chair: Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith (Writer and academic, UCD)
Panel: Declan Long (Writer and academic, NCAD), Anthony Haughey (Artist and academic, DIT)

17.30 – 18.00      Plenary session

Dates, Tickets and Information

28 & 29 JUN 2013 ~ Tickets
€30/€25 concession (with valid ID)

Tickets include entry to the series of talks and discussions at Project Arts Centre, 28 & 29 June. Tickets for other workshops and events are available through
the Gallery of Photography at a discounted rate of €5 for Summer School ticket holders.

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613

Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Mon-Fri during office hours)
Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?
…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins….

…or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can't wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another.

Parking Offer
Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information.

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