Civil Rights: Then and Now symposium and Lost Moment exhibition launch

Symposium and launch events for the Lost Moment exhibition - Thursday 27 September
  Thursday 27 September

Chair; Tommy Graham, (Editor, History Ireland Magazine)
Panellists: Michael Farrell (Solicitor and Civil Rights Activist), Chris Reynolds (Historian and Academic),Sean O’Hagan (Curator, The Lost Moment and writer) and Liam Wylie (RTÉ Archivist).

 Thursday 27 September – event fully booked 

10.45am: Welcome and exhibiton tour with curator and writer Sean O’Hagan

11.30am: History Ireland Hedge School – Civil Rights 1968/69.
Panel discussion
Chair; Tommy Graham, (Editor, History Ireland Magazine)
Panelists: Michael Farrell (Solicitor and Civil Rights Activist)
Chris Reynolds (Historian and Academic)
Sean O’Hagan (Curator, The Lost Moment)
Liam Wylie (RTÉ Archivist).

2.00pm                Civil Rights in Ireland today Introduction Declan Hayden (Community Development Officer, Dublin City Council)

Civil Rights Now: How are photographic artists responding to issues of migration, discrimination and borders in Ireland today?
Panel discussion
Chair: Kitty Holland (Social Affairs correspondent of The Irish Times)
Panelists: Anthony Haughey (Artist)
Lauretta Igbosonu (Migrant Activist and member of Global Migration Collective)
Dragana Jurisic (Artist)
Nigel Swann (Artist).


Official launch of The Lost Moment exhibition:
Guest speakers include: Michael Farrell (member of People’s Democracy and Solicitor) , Paul  Mullen (Head of Heritage Lottery Northern Ireland) and Sean O’Hagan ( writer and curator of The Lost Moment).

Sean O’Hagan Tour of The Lost Moment Exhibition

Symposium is funded by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Dublin City Council South East Area.

Venue: Gallery of Photography,
Meeting House Square,
Temple Bar, Dublin 2
Booking: contact 01 671 4654
or email Places are limited.











Speakers Biographers

Tommy Graham  is founder and editor of History Ireland magazine and is convener of its lively Hedge Schools, an ongoing series of round table discussions. (Podcasts available @ Tommy has a desire and ability to popularise Irish history to the widest possible audience while at the same time maintaining the highest academic standards. He has lectured in history and politics at Griffith College Dublin since 2012. A history enthusiast, he is the founder and director of Historical Walking Tours of Dublin. He is also a presenter of Newstalk’s ‘Talking History’ and a regular contributor to the Moncrieff Show.

Sean O’Hagan is the photography critic for the Guardian and a feature writer for the Observer. He curated the photography exhibition “The Lost Moment: Civil Rights, Street Protest and Resistance, 1968-69,” at the Gallery of Photography in

Michael Farrell was a prominent activist in the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland in 1968 and afterwards, and is the author of several books about the political history of Northern Ireland.  He worked as a journalist in the 1980s and was involved in the Miscarriage of Justice campaigns on behalf of the Birmingham Six, Guildford Four and Judith Ward. He became a solicitor in the early 1990s and took cases to the European Court of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Committee and the Council of Europe Committee on Social Rights.  He represented transgender woman Lydia Foy in her case which led to the recognition of transgender persons in the Republic of Ireland in 2015.  He is a former Co-Chairperson of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. He is currently a member of the Council of Europe Commission Against Racism and a member of the Council of State.

Chris Reynolds is Associate Professor of Contemporary French and European Studies at Nottingham Trent University. His main research interests are in relation to the events of 1968 from a French, Northern Irish and European perspective. In addition to a wide range of articles and chapters on these topics, he is the author of Memories of May’68: France’s Convenient Consensus (University of Wales Press, 2011) and Sous les pavés…The Troubles: Northern Ireland, France and the European Collective Memory of 1968 (Peter Lang, 2015). Chris is currently leading a significant project with the Ulster Museum on the question of Northern Ireland’s 1968.

Liam Wylie is the Curator Manager at RTÉ Archives. He has over 25 years experience working with audiovisual archives and has produced and directed archives based television documentaries. He is currently responsible for the website and the @RTEArchives social media channels. He has been the content producer for the projects RTÉ 1916 and

Dragana Jurisic is an ex-Yugoslav artist based in Dublin, Ireland. She works predominantly through the medium of photography, text, film and installation. Since receiving a distinction for her MFA in 2008, Dragana Jurišić has won a significant number of awards including Dorothea Lange and Paul Taylor Award’s Special Recognition from Duke University, numerous Bursaries and Project Awards. In December 2013, Dragana completed her PhD and finalized a three-year long project ‘YU: The Lost Country’ that culminated in a critically acclaimed touring exhibition and a book. Her work is in many collections including National Gallery of Ireland, Irish State Art Collection and Trinity College Collection. She has exhibited widely both in Ireland and internationally.

Lauretta Igbosonu is a member of the Global Migration Collective. She is a former resident of the Mosney Reception Centre. Born In Nigeria she lives and works in Balbriggan, County Dublin.

Anthony Haughey is an artist and academic living in Ireland. His artworks have been widely exhibited and published internationally. Recent exhibitions include, ‘An Act of Hospitality can only be Poetic’, Highlanes Gallery, Drogheda (2018), ‘Reframing the Border’, RCC, Donegal and Gallery of Photography, Dublin (2018),‘UNresolved’, a video installation in association with Athens Biennale (2017). ‘The Politics of Images’, Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2017), ‘The Museum of August Destiny’, Lismore Castle Arts (2016-17)and ‘Manifesto’, a single channel video (2016), which toured internationally including New York, Paris and Dublin. The video was acquired for the permanent collection of The Arts Council of Ireland in 2017. His artworks and critical writing has been published widely in art journals, exhibition catalogues and monographs and his artworks are represented in many national and international public and private collections. He is an editorial advisor for the Routledge journal, Photographies and a board member of Fire Station Artist Studios. He was recently awarded an ‘Infrastructure’ public art commission by Fingal County Council.Global Migration Collective

Nigel Swann was born in Portadown, Northern Ireland in 1962. He studied at the National College ofArt and Design in Dublin. After graduating in 1985 with a degree in Fine Art Sculpture he worked in photography based industries in London. Returning to Ireland in 1997 he set up a production company Swann Production to facilitate international photographic ‘shoots’ into the country. His artistic practice covers countries such as Japan, Sri Lanka, France and the Central European countries with a specific and recent focus on Hungary. His exhibition, The ‘Yellow Star Houses of Budapest’ was exhibited at the Architectural Association Galleries, London in 2015 , the Irish Architectural Archives, Dublin in 2017 and again in London in Nov 2017 at the Tate Britain sponsored Urban Photo Festival. Work from this ongoing enquiry ‘ Borderlands’ has exhibited at the 2017 Getxophoto festival as part of a 6 person group exhibition ‘In Flux’ , curated by Shoair Mavlian and in Serbia at Belgrade’s Parobrod Cultural Centre in March




Declan Hayden introducing the second panel


Image top: © Burntollet January 1968, © courtesy estate of David Newell-Smith

Middel: installation image The Lost Moment exhibition in Gallery of Photography

Bottom: Stop Police Killings, © courtesy Steve Schapiro