Category Archives: Engagement

Photography Collage Workshop

Image Collage Workshop

With visual artists Laura McMorrow and Helena Gouveia Monteiro from the collective Stereo Editions

Date: 25th May 2019 (now booking)

Time: 10:00 am – 4: 30 pm (break 12:00pm – 1:00pm)

No. of Places: 10 max

Course Fee: €65 (€55 Gallery of Photography Members)

Use images ranging from the banal to the bizarre to create a unique collage that defies reality.

This workshop led by two visual artists will introduce participants to concepts and techniques of collage art, providing examples, guidance and materials for the creation of individual image collages.

They will get a chance to work with photographic materials from books, magazines, photographs etc. to create their collage’s allowing them to experiment with techniques and explore their creativity.

Students will become familiar with the endless possibilities of collage as seen in Dadaism, Surrealism and Conceptual Art. The workshop will open up the technical possibilities of collage that can be translated into music, literature, film and beyond

All materials are provided and no prior experience is necessary.

The workshop will be split into two sessions with a break in between:

10am-12pm: Introduction to collage, talk-through of historical examples and technical details.

1pm-4.30pm: Practice with materials, creation of final piece.

Where is it? The workshop takes place in the Gallery of Photography’s Light Room located at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Is this workshop for me? This course is welcome to all abilities and ideal for those interested in collage and photography from the ages of 15+

How do I book a place? In order to secure a place we advise that you book well in advance as places are often heavily oversubscribed. You may book by calling into the Gallery in person, or by telephone at 01-6714654. We regret that we cannot accept bookings by email. ­Please telephone to check availability of places.

For further information: Email us at or phone us on 01-6714654

Terms and Conditions: Places are booked only on receipt of full course fee which is non- refundable.

The Gallery reserves the right to cancel or postpone a course if necessary. The Gallery does not accept responsibility for injury to individuals or any loss or damages to property or personal possessions. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Tutor Bios

Laura McMorrow: Laura is a visual artist from Leitrim, Ireland. She holds a Masters in Fine art from the University of Ulster in Belfast, 2012 and graduated with a degree in painting from Limerick School of Art and Design, 2008. In 2017, Laura was awarded the Burren College of Art Emerging Irish Residency Award and has worked in the National Drawing Collection of Ireland. Recent exhibitions include a solo show at Leitrim Sculpture Centre and group exhibitions at 126 Gallery in Galway and Catalyst Arts Gallery in Belfast. Her practice incorporates video installation, sculpture, collage, and painting.

Helena Gouveia Monteiro: Filmmaker, photographer and editor Helena Gouveia Monteiro was born in Lisbon and lives and works in Dublin. She studied at both the National College of Art and Design in Ireland and the Villa Arson National Art School in France, from whom she received her MFA in 2015. She participated in several group exhibitions, screenings and performances such as Odyssée in Nice, Altered States in Hastings, Staunton International Film Festival, PRÁM studios and Prototyp gallery in Prague and PhotoIreland in Dublin.

Bealtaine @ Temple Bar Talks programme

Bealtaine programme – Gallery of Photography

1pm Tuesday 15 May Artist’s talk
Gallery of Photography gallery space
Kenneth O’Halloran in conversation with journalist, broadcaster and author Alison O’Connor. Admission is free, booking advised

12 noon Friday 18 May – The Magic of Photography hands on workshop
Gallery of Photography – darkroom
Hands on workshop in our gallery darkroom led by master printer Pete Smyth – places 4, admission is free, booking essential

1pm Friday 18 May – ‘The Way We Wore’ illustrated talk
Gallery of Photography gallery space
Illustrated talk exploring the evolution of women’s style reflected in family photographs and vernacular photography led by Dr Orla Fitzpatrick, photo historian and writer and and Hannah Ingle, Historian in Residence at Gallery of Photography The talk will be illustrated using images from Orla’s collection and which are featured on her blog and from the Gallery of Photography Photo Album of Ireland project. . Admission is free, booking advised

6pm 24 May The Poetry Film screening
Gallery of Photography exhibition space – 7 minute Film Screening
The Poetry Film by Anita Groener and Enda Wyley – introduced by Anita Groener.

Bealtaine @ Temple Bar Projection programme

Bealtaine programme – Gallery of Photography

Thursday 3rd May 8.45pm – 9.45pm

Special outdoor projection event in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar
Preview of some of the highlights in store for creatives of all ages in this Bealtaine 2018 showcase on the big screen at Meeting House Square.

Ageless Style – ‘The Way We Wore’ An outdoor projection tracing the evolution of women’s style from the 1840s to the present day. This specially curated projection gives a fascinating insight into changing social conventions, restrictions of dress and the politics of fashion reflected in archival family photographs from Ireland and abroad. Curated by Dr. Orla Fitzpatrick, photo historian and Gallery of Photography Ireland.

Ageless Street Style – Dublin 2018
Who are the most stylish 50 + people in Dublin?
A Bealtaine Festival & Gallery of Photography photography commission set out to find the men and women on the streets of Dublin who prove that age is no barrier to being stylish. Join us for this special screening featuring Dublin’s most fashionable people.

Friday 4th May – 9pm – 9.45pm Outdoor projection in Meeting House Square
Special curated projection screening featuring the work of two of Ireland’s leading photographers: Kenneth O’Halloran and Tony O’Shea.

Kenneth O’Halloran’s exhibition Modern Ruins and other stories on show in Gallery of Photography Ireland features his ongoing series Bodies in Motion which presents an intimate portrayal of his 85 year old father.

Tony O’Shea is one of Ireland’s most respected documentary photographers. He is currently artist-in-residence at Gallery of Photography where his impressive and extensive archive is currently being digitised. His ‘Border Roads’ series from the 1980s was recently featured in the Irish Times. His ‘Turkeys for Xmas’ and ‘Italia 90’ work has recently been published by Café Royal Books.