Reframing the Border – Remote Photo Festival 2018
Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny
Friday 11th May
4pm – 5.30pm Suzanne Lacy – Across and In-Between,
co-commissioned by Belfast International Arts Festival and 14-18 Now.
Workshop led by Suzanne Lacy will discuss creative responses to the border. The session will begin a process of interrogating art as social practice and consider the role of the artist in communities with varied points of view on a complex social and political subject.
6.30pm – 8.15pm Reframing the Border
Illustrated talk by Sean O’Hagan, writer on photography for the Guardian/Observer and curator of The Lost Moment exhibition. Panel discussion with Sean Hillen, Anthony Haughey, Kate Nolan and Dragana Jurisic.
Saturday 12th May
10.45am Welcome Shaun Hannigan, Director, Regional Cultural Centre.
Walk and talk exhibition tour New Gallery & Foyer Gallery with artists and curators led by Paul McGuckin, Remote Photo and Trish Lambe, Gallery of Photography Ireland.
11.30 -12.45 pm Reframing the Border – How does the past to inform the future: precedent, protocols and the Irish Border?
Panel discussion chaired by Brenda Malone, Curator, National Museum of Ireland with Dr. Peter Leary, University College London, Judith McCarthy, Donegal County Museum and Dr. Conor Mulvagh, School of History, University College Dublin.
1.30pm-2.45pm Arts Across borders – How do the arts respond to the social and political challenges facing the border region?
Marie Louise Muir, BBC arts presenter will chair a discussion with Eamonn Maxwell, Independent curator, Cian Smyth, Creative Programmer, Board of Arts Council Northern Ireland
and Mary Cremin, Director, Void Gallery, Derry.
2.45pm – 3.45pm Reframing the Border – Creative Opportunities for the Future
Opening address by Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation.
Michael Tunney, Local Enterprise Office will chair a discussion with Pauline White, Western Development Commission and Pearse Moore, Director, Nerve Centre.
Sunday 13th May
2.00pm Welcome by Joe McHugh TD Minister for State, Chief Whip and
Seamus Neely, Chief Executive Donegal County Council,
James Welford Talk
The Photo Editor of National Geographic Magazine (formerly Newsweek Magazine) will give an insight into the creative use of photography by this leading international magazine.
National Geographic named Donegal as the coolest place on the planet for 2017.
Reframing the Border – curated contemporary photography survey exhibition looking at representation of the border, Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny, Donegal, 9th April – 19th May 2018.
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.