LONDON IRISH AT THE RED GALLERY 20/03/2015


  • RED GALLERY 1-3 Rivington Street London, England, EC2A 3DT United Kingdom
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Friday, March 20, 2015 - 22:00 to Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 05:00

As part of Red Gallery’s Irish Electronics weekend, Red Gallery is proud to support the work of emerging London-based Irish photographer Kim Cunningham whose work will be exhibited at Red Gallery on Friday 20th March as part of the Irish Electronics showcase.

What does it mean to be Irish in London these days? It’s definitely not the same reception enjoyed by the waves of Irish forefathers who crossed the channel looking to make a new life. With this latest exodus of younger generations from Ireland London is seen as the easiest route.  It’s close to home and offers an abundance of cultures and prospects, that home maybe didn’t.

Kim Cunningham is London based Irish photographer who has been commissioned by the London Irish Centre in Camden, to photograph the latest influx of Irish to the capital city. Her Exhibition opens on St Patrick ’s Day and will continue over the next few months. On March 20th we are delighted to present a selection of these portraits as part of our Irish Electronics event. The perfect visual interpretation of modern Ireland will make a great addition to the already jam-packed lineup.

Kim’s spent the past year or so finding the most recent faces of the Irish Diaspora. Discovering how it compares to previous generations, whether they feel like immigrants and contemplating the notion of what is to be Irish, with the stereotypes that go before us. Her series of portraits takes a look at this modern wave of creative’s, who are bringing world class qualities to one of the busiest cities in the world. Not forgetting the huge amount of second generation Irish who are as patriotic about the motherland regardless of their strong local brogue.

A little bit about Kim…

“My photographic work explores a sense of identity and place in society, with particular reference to our environment.  My images aim to capture the often overlooked, everyday moments, examining how we fit into the society we find ourselves part of. I see realism as the quiet, intensity between documentary and art. The complexity, frailty, and beauty of the raw and the ordinary.”

The London Irish exhibition continuous until at The Irish Centre SEE LINK HERE

Kim Cunnigham website HERE