April 10th – May 19th

Reframing the Border is curated by Gallery of Photography Ireland for Remote Photo Festival.

Group exhibition exploring photographic responses to the border
Venue: Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Donegal
Exhibition dates: 10 April – 19 May 2018
Weekend of talks and events: 11th, 12th & 13th May

The border in Ireland is one of the most important issues affecting the island of Ireland. As we approach an uncertain Brexit and the centenary of partition, the prospect of moving from a diffused border to a hard border prompts intense and critical reflection. The prospect of reinstating physical barriers only recently viewed as ‘gone forever’ raises concerns about the impact of the border on local communities, the people of this island and its wider impact in the EU.

Reframing the Border presents work by established and emerging Irish-based photographers who explore the diverse physical, social, psychological and imagined spaces of the borderlands in Ireland.
Main Gallery 1:
David Farrell – Innocent Landscapes;
Sean Hillen – LondoNewry & Irelantis;
Anthony Haughey – Disputed Territory;
Dragana Jurisic – Fields of Gunnera
Donovan Wylie – Watchtowers
Main Gallery 2:
Kate Nolan – Lacuna

New Gallery & Front Gallery:
Enda Bowe – Fire’s Love Song & Searching for North,
Ciaran Dunbar – Diesel,
Kevin Fox – Drum: Portrait of a Village,
Paddy Kelly – Land of Milk and Honey,
Raymond B Newman – An Unsettled Border,
Aidan Pedreschi – Pillboxes,
Nigel Swann – Black Pigs Dyke,
Installation: Tony O’Shea Border Roads



Reframing the Border is curated by Gallery of Photography Ireland for Remote Photo Festival, in partnership with Regional Cultural Centre and Nerve Centre Derry/L’Derry.  The project is funded by Donegal Local Enterprise Office, Donegal County Council, The Arts Council, The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Arts, Creative Ireland and Bagenals Castle Newry & Mourne Museum.

Remote Photo Festival:
Remote Photo is a unique festival dedicated to photographers creating work in a remote or rural context. Based in Donegal, the festival is an invitation to the international photographic community to come together in a unique location, away from the usual distractions of large urban areas, but with its own bedrock of resilient artistic endeavour.
Most photography festivals take place in major cities, but in reality they become a series of fragmented events spread across a sprawling area. Remote Photo resembles a music festival, where people from all walks of life come together to form a unique community of locals and visitors, during the festival’s core weekend.
Our main venue, the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny, is a world class facility, housing multiple gallery spaces, workshop spaces and an auditorium.
We also work with other high-quality venues, including:
Artlink in Fort Dunree,
Donegal County Museum
An Grianan Theatre
and the Nerve Centre’s Gallery 80/81 (formerly the Turner Prize gallery during City of Culture).

Our principal funders are:
Donegal County Council Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
Local Enterprise Office Donegal (Creative Coast Programme)
Gallery of Photography

Partners & Supporters:
Donegal County Museum; Nerve Centre Derry; Source Photographic Review; Kinnegar Brewing; An Grianan Theatre; Artlink Fort Dunree; Donegal Diaspora
Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Arts Council Ireland