Walkers Photographer-in-Residence

*** NO REPRODUCTION FEE *** DUBLIN : 7/2/2018 : Garry Ferguson, Managing Partner, Walkers; Kate Nolan, Walkers Photographer in Residence & Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts with transition year students Amina Ward and Samuel Rodrigues de Amorim Tavares of CBS Westland Row. The Walkers Photographer-in-Residence programme under the Docklands Arts Fund sees Kate Nolan work with students to develop their creativity and photographic skills through a series of Docklands Story Walks and workshops. To learn more see www.businesstoarts.ie/artsfund Picture Conor McCabe Photography. MEDIA CONTACT : helen@businesstoarts.ie

 

Garry Ferguson, Managing Partner, Walkers; Kate Nolan, Walkers Photographer in Residence & Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive, Business to Arts with transition year students Amina Ward and Samuel Rodrigues de Amorim Tavares of CBS Westland Row.

Walkers, an international law firm with Dublin offices, has a strong brand and is a leader in legal advice in Ireland and around the world. Recognising the unique local community surrounding their office location in Dublin’s Docklands, Walkers has partnered with the Docklands Art Fund to support a new Photographer-in-Residence programme. This Residency enables a Photographer to showcase existing work at Walkers offices, create a new body of work related to Dublin’s Docklands, and collaborate with Walkers CSR team and a local school/community organisation, developing photographic skills, through a series of photography workshops.

In February 2018, Irish photographer Kate Nolan was announced as the Walkers Photographer-in-Residence. The residency includes a series of workshops, where Kate will introduce documentary photography to CBS Westland Row transition year students through ‘story walks’ of the Docklands. These workshops will be led by the students themselves, who will select the locations to be photographed. Each week students will explore a different theme, visually strategising their stories through photographic walks of the Docklands.

The exciting venture marks the first time that a business in Ireland has engaged a Photographer-in-Residence programme with Business to Arts and Dublin City Council. The residency supports Business to Arts’ wider programme of activity, which promotes the Arts collaboratively with businesses, artists, audiences and communities.

The process of selecting a Photographer was twofold:
1Open Call application (29th September – 10th November 2017).

2Interview with shortlisted Photographers, with interview panel comprising representatives of Walkers, Business to Arts, Dublin City Council and others as appropriate (December 2017).

For any queries on the residency programme, please contact Eileen.

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