Opening Reception: 22nd July, 6pm – 8pm

Daily Viewing: 23rd – 30th July, 12pm - 7pm daily,

Photograph by Irene Sirgausa

DID IT! is a celebration of creativity, confidence and completion. To mark the end of the first year of their degree course in photography at DIT, the exhibition provides a platform via which young emerging talent can display their work. DID IT! gives fresh talent a voice and creates newfound confidence. DID IT! allows each photographer to give individual and unique expression to an overarching concept, and will bring this newly created work to a new audience for the first time. The artists’ theme is 'Space'. Though the theme can be interpreted in a myriad of ways - workspaces, spaces for living, vacant space, null space - the space must be physical and not conceptual.
DID IT Exhibition

‘The Thing that Bruises You’

Opening Reception: 2nd July, 6pm – 8pm

Daily Viewing: 3rd – 11th July, 11am - 7pm daily,
except Sunday 11th July 11am - 5pm

‘The Thing That Bruises You’ presents a salon style exhibition of works by a selection of recent photography graduates from across the island. Representing a broad range of innovative techniques, styles, and photographic practices, the exhibition promises to exhilarate, inspire and provoke. Works are mapped out floor to ceiling, wall to wall, representing a lavish visual survey of contemporary views and concepts undertaken by graduates in recent years. This exhibition attempts to address the vexed nature of being a graduate in the current climate, where the quest for gallery space, opportunities and recognition in the field are enduring issues. The wall space acts as a metaphor reflecting these concerns.

Opening Reception: 13th July, 7pm – 9pm

Daily Viewing: 14th – 20th July, 1pm - 8pm daily

Except Tuesday 20th July until 6pm

In an ever-changing Ireland people are becoming more and more interested in their heritage and personal legacy. The exhibition ‘Loose Threads’ explores these legacies through a diverse collection of intriguing and highly creative images. From landscapes of a family’s favourite places to enigmatic images of teenage life, the exhibition hints at an Ireland redefining itself. This redefinition is identified by the intercultural mix of students indicating their emotional and actual relationships with the past and present, making this exhibition a unique documentation of Ireland today.


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Fri 9th July 6.30 pm


"Off the Shelf" - Mon 5th-Fri 9th July

Daily lunchtime talks & debates on photogaphic thesis, presented by invited graduates. Curated by Donna Kiernan. More info on this link

"Photo Blogging" - Sat 10th july, 12pm

With Orla Fitzpatrick & guests bloggers

"Open Forum" - Sat 10th July, 7.30pm

Challenges and concerns facing the Art Photography practice in Ireland.

Moderated By Angel Luis Gonzalez, Festival Director.