Dublin Gallery of Photography
Review of Gallery of Lens-Based Art: Group/Solo Shows, Photographers Represented, Opening Hours.

Irish Art Exhibitions

For exponents of lens-based
art in America and Ireland, see:
- Ansel Adams (1902-84)
- Victor Sloan (b.1945)
- Patrick Naughton (b.1980)

For reviews of the best museums
of arts in Ireland, see:
- National Gallery of Ireland
- National Museum of Ireland
- Irish Museum of Modern Art
- Hugh Lane Gallery Dublin
- Chester Beatty Library
- Trinity College Dublin Library
- National Self-Portrait Collection
- The Hunt Museum (Limerick)
- Ulster Museum.

Photo Museum of Ireland: Temple Bar

Founded in 1978, the Photo Museum Ireland (formerly Gallery of Photography) is now Ireland's preeminent venue for fine art photography, hosting exhibitions involving many of the greatest photographers from north and south of the border as well as overseas. Since 1995, the Gallery of Photography has occupied a purpose built space with fully fitted darkrooms in Meeting House Square, and is one of the Dublin's important visual arts centres. See also: Is Photography Art?

The Gallery, being a non-profit organization, is financed by the Arts Council, the Dublin Corporation and donations from members and other art-lovers. It is one of the most interesting contributors to visual arts in Ireland.



Group Visits and Opening Hours

The Gallery of Photography welcomes Groups who may tour the premises and receive talks on the current exhibition, free of charge. Note: the Gallery of Photography exhibition spaces and darkroom facilities are completely accessible for wheelchair-bound individuals. The Gallery is open Tuesdays-Saturdays, 11am-5pm; Mondays by appointment, closed on Sundays.   

Courses And Workshops

The Gallery of Photography is pleased to offer a range of courses in photography, taught by experienced photographic experts. Recent courses have included:

Introduction to SLR Photography     
Covering basic functions of the camera, and you'll be given the chance to shoot in the streets around Temple Bar.     

Wet Plate Collodion Workshop
How to prepare plates, make exposures, develop, and varnish your own wet collodion plates.

Smartphone Photography Workshop
Get the most out of your phone, and discover the best mobile photography apps.

Covers the creative potential of portraiture.

Lighting and Direction for Portrait and Fashion
Discover how to work with the sun and sky from different perspectives to create effects and moods.

These courses in lens-based art and practice take place in the Gallery's Darkrooms at Meeting House Square.


More Information

For more details about the facilities, exhibitions and courses in this exciting visual arts centre, as well as opportunities for Irish artists, please contact:

Photo Museum Ireland
Meeting House Square
Temple Bar
Dublin 2
Phone: (+353) 01-671-4654
Website: photomuseumireland.ie

Art Galleries Around the World

For the top venues, see: Best Art Museums.

• For details of other photographic art venues, see: Irish Art Galleries and Museums.
• For details of the world's best museums, see: Homepage.
• For more about lens-based artworks in Ireland, see: Irish Art Guide.

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