Thread Issue 3

  April 2012

Image from ‘THREAD ISSUE 3’ © Rich Gilligan 2012

Featuring the work of Linda Brownlee, Rich Gilligan, Sean Jackson, Liam Murphy, Andrew Nuding, Johnny Savage & Gerry Balfe Smith.

Gallery of Photography is collaborating with THREAD magazine to present its first ever exhibition devoted to fashion photography. The exhibition features exciting work by a new generation of photographers all of whom take a fluid approach to their practice, merging their personal subjective work with a range of other creative art forms.

THREAD is an Irish-produced fashion magazine that connects into the local, harnessing the myriad talents and considerable international experience of Irish creative people. As a way of celebrating the collaborative nature of this free publication, the Gallery of Photography has presented Thread with a white space to showcase these talents.

THREAD magazine have commissioned photographers Rich Gilligan, Liam Murphy, Johnny Savage, Gerry Balfe Smith, Sean Jackson and Andrew Nuding to create new work for both the pages of THREAD 3 and the walls of the Gallery.

‘THREAD 3, takes on the theme ‘Inherited’ and considers how trade skills are passed down to us, and how family or local traditions influence our work. Some things we actively seek out to study or discover, but other things that we learn growing up are more naturally woven into our work. ‘Inherited’ acknowledges the importance of things we learnt and may have forgotten and realises the importance of things we once thought were useless’Aisling Farinella, Editor.

Related Talks and Events | April 11th, start time 7pm:

100 Years of Extreme Irish Fashions

From the unbelievably wide crinoline skirts of the 1860s, to the miniscule micro-minis of the 1960s, photo-historian and blogger Orla Fitzpatrick will give an illustrated talk on extreme Irish fashions. Fitzpatrick will delve into her amazing collection of vernacular photography to show what these and other styles looked like when they hit the streets of Dublin, Cork and Belfast.

WHERE WERE YOU? 2nd edition launch and In conversation;

Where Were You? sold out within days of publication. Marking the launch of the book’s 2nd printing, author Garry O’Neill and designer Niall McCormick will discuss its development and influences – and share the secret of its success.

Photograph of "Thread" magazines that accompany the exhibition held at the Gallery of Photography Dublin in 2012.

Photograph of “Thread” magazines that accompany the exhibition held at the Gallery of Photography Dublin in 2012.

Crowd shot at the launch of THREAD issue 3 at the Gallery of Photography in 2012.

Crowd shot at the launch of THREAD issue 3 at the Gallery of Photography in 2012.