One of the guest speakers at our symposium Conversations on Collecting was Francis Hodgson, photography critic with the Financial Times. Francis has a terrific, and different, insight and absolutely blew us all away with his discussion of the importance of 'looking' and 'mattering'. This video gives a brief synopsis of part of his brilliant presentation on Saturday and we can't wait to chat to him again.
We were also delighted to announce Richard Gilligan as the winner of Showcase Select during the symposium and look forward to working with Richard during his residency at The Copper House later this year.
The residency will be part of the preparations for Richard's solo exhibition in The Copper House Gallery next year, his prize for winning Showcase.
We're thrilled with the success of the Showcase initiative, run in partnership with The Gallery of Photography and look forward to launching our Propeller 2013 graduate student award soon.
Just 3 days left to go before final deadline for submissions to SHOWCASE 2012!
SHOWCASE is an initiative by The Copper House and the Gallery of Photography Ireland, in partnership, to provide a new platform celebrating the strength and dynamism of photography in Ireland. The SHOWCASE Contemporary Photography Award highlights the best of contemporary practice in Ireland. SHOWCASE represents support to the photography sector to the value of €50,000 and provides a new platform enabling artists to have their work seen by 12 of Ireland’s leading curators. You can find more details and an entry form here.