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  • Date Submitted: 05/10/2010 01:43 AM
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Ray Obrien 2801361

Review of
End of Year Exhibition by the IOP

It was a cold February Sunday Morning, when I decided to attend a photographic exhibition in Dublin with a difference, called “End of Year Exhibition”, this was a group of students who attended the Institute of Photography’s Portfolio & Exhibition Course in 2010, and it was showcasing their 6 months work and effort.

It was being held in the Eircom/Meteor Headquarters, Dublin on the 26-28 February 2010 and was displaying the students work. The Artists and titles were Alan Connor, Hidden depths, David Greene, Kitchen view, Noeleen McCormack, Textured flowers, Orna Cassidy, Rugby, Sean Brosnan, A day in the life of a golf ball, Steve McDonnell, Abstract smoke art   and Thomas Glover, Painting with light, who have attended this course ran by the IOP. And at the end of the course, they have their exhibition. “it is designed to bring students through the rigors, both creative and logistical, of putting on their first exhibition” Dave McKane, Curator

Dave McKane is the principal of the IOP (Institute of Photography, 14-16 Lord Edward Street, Old City Temple Bar, Dublin 2) who runs training courses in photography related subjects for every type of photographer from novice to semi-pro. He has a long history in the design business and the photographic industry. This is the second exhibition for this course, there was also one last year in 2009.

    “Work can’t begin in earnest until the idea has been bedded down. This can mean a few false starts but all the participants have worked tirelessly to bring their projects to final completion”. Dave McKane

On entering the huge foyer of the Eircom building, you are greeted with a security guard behind the desk and asked to sign in, after this you are directed to the exhibition. As you enter the exhibition there is a table on the right with a detailed brochure of the artist profile and a background history, the prints have all be framed differently which...

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