30 Contemporary Collection + Print Draw Exhibition

Gallery of Photography, Dublin

21 November - 22 December 2008

Magazine Gate, Derry, silver gelatin print, toners and watercolours, 1989 ©Victor Sloan

30 is a unique collection celebrating 30 years of contemporary photography at the Gallery of Photography. Fifty photographers: world famous, established and breakthrough talents are represented in the show. The 30 Collection Print Draw offers a fantastic opportunity to win the framed exhibition print of your choice. This is your chance to invest in both the history and the future of photography in Ireland.

Print Draw: A draw will be held for each framed photograph. So simply visit the exhibition or our 30 webgallery at (link available here from Friday 21st November), select the print you want to win, buy a ticket and come to the Draw Event where the winners will be announced.

30 Grand Draw: Following the 50 individual draws, all tickets are entered into our Grand Draw for superb framed photographic prints by Anthony Haughey, Jackie Nickerson and Harry Thuillier Jnr. These prints represent the perfect starter collection for anyone with an interest in contemporary photography.

30 Exhibition Launch: 21st November, 8pm.
30 Print Draw Event: 22nd December, 8pm.
30 Ticket Price: each or for 4.

Artists who have generously donated their prints are: Ciaran Óg Arnold, Eve Arnold, Emmet Bergin, Liam Blake, Michael Boran, Fergus Bourke, Noel Bowler, Martin Cregg, Mark Curran, John T. Davis, Daniel De Chenu, Tadhg Devlin, Bill Doyle, John Duncan, Michael Durand, David Farrell, Martine Franck, John Gerrard, Bruce Gilden, Karl Grimes, Anthony Haughey, Seán Hillen, Chris Killip, Clare Langan, Michael Lavelle, Sean Lynch, John Minihan, Suzanne Mooney, Trish Morrissey, Pádraig Murphy, Tony Murray, Jackie Nickerson, Deirdre O’Callaghan, Eoin O’Conaill, Kevin O’Farrell, Mick O’Kelly, Mandy O’Neill, Tony O’Shea, Martin Parr, Anna Rackard, Paul Seawright, Victor Sloan, Pete Smyth, Derek Speirs, Amelia Stein, David Stephenson, Joe Sterling, Harry Thuillier Jnr, Peter Thursfield & Rod Tuach.

All proceeds go towards building The Light Room – our rooftop development. This new level will provide a state-of-the-art Digital Studio / public access workshop space. It will be launched in September 2009. Tickets on sale from the Gallery of Photography and also online using Paypal: visit http://www.galleryofphotography.ie/ for details.

Gallery of Photography is supported by the Arts Council and Dublin City Council. The Light Room development is part funded by the Department of Arts, Sport and Tourism under the Access II Scheme.

For further information, press scans or to interview the artist, please contact: Trish Lambe, Gallery of Photography 353-1-6714654, trish@galleryofphotography.ie

Gallery of Photography
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar
Dublin 2

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