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Dara McGrath

The central concern of my photographic practice lies in exploring transitional spaces, those in-between places where architecture, landscape and the built environment often intersect, and where a dialogue – of absence rather than presence – is created. My practice is driven by explorations of these charged, shifting entities – buildings that have come to the end of their functionality, the changing functionality of a landscape, human interruptions in the landscape – that exist in urban, rural and suburban contexts. The resultant photoworks are realised both with the gallery space and as site-specific installations and interventions.

Recent exhibitions include:

The Artists Eye, Hunt Museum Limerick 2014, The Capital, Doniel Gallery London 2014, Archisle 2013, Jersey Photography Festival, Aabenraa Arts Festival Denmark 2013, New Wave Carlisle Photo Festival 2013,Walls and Borders, Ku Gallery Beijing-2013, Aleppo PhotoFestival 2012, Copenhagen Photofestival 2012, Fieldworks: New Views of Rural Dun-Laoghaire-Rathdown Dublin 2012, De Grens, Centre des Beaux-Arts Bruxelles 2011,Nature + Urban Landscape in E.U. Photography Fotoweek DC Washington 2010. Lives of Spaces, Irish Pavillion, Architecture Biennale Venice 2008, Singapore PhotoFest 2008, Idensitat, Barcelona 2008, Rencontres d’Arles 2008.

Awards include:

The AIB Arts Prize 2003,
Cork City Council Visual Arts Bursary 2004
The European Eyes on Japan Award, 2005
Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary 2006
Arts Council of Ireland New Work Award in 2007
Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary 2010
Europe Now Photo Prize 2012                                                                                                 Arts Council of Ireland Visual Arts Bursary 2013

Publications include:

Prisim Magazine, PhotoworksUnless You Will, Fotozao, A Curator, Scopio Magazine, Archivo, Lenscratch, Lensculture, New Landscape Photography, Landscape Stories, Building Material, Irish Arts Review, British Journal of Photography amongst others.

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