National Gallery of Ireland issues callout for photographs

by Rachel Cunningham
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Rachel Cunningham

The National Gallery of Ireland, partnered with the French Embassy in Ireland, is issuing a callout for landscape and cityscape photographs to be included on Culture Night on Friday, September 22.

The gallery will host a wide range of family-friendly activities throughout the gallery space and visitors on Culture Night will also have the option to snap their portrait in a photo booth. 

Attendees can visit the newly acquired La Vie des Champs by Paul Cézanne, explore the building and engage with a specially curated interactive programme from 5pm.

A dedicated tour guide will be available to discuss the painting, where it is on display in the Millennium Wing.

In a further French connection, the façade of the National Gallery of Ireland lit up with Painting Mirror, an interactive digital display of portraits and landscapes submitted by the public.

This developing digital arts project was created by Maxime Touroute, French digital artist and engineer and Tom Veniat, PhD/Researcher in Artificial Intelligence.

A selection of shortlisted, original, unedited photographs will be projected onto the walls of the National Gallery of Ireland’s Merrion Square façade, followed by a display of the same photographs, mirrored in the style of much loved artists such as Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Mainie Jellett and Harry Clarke, to name a few. 

Inspired by Irish, French and European works from the gallery’s collection and accompanied by DJ sets, Painting Mirror will run from 8pm to 11pm outdoor in the Merrion Square forecourt.

From anywhere in Ireland, France and beyond, children and adults can participate by sending a photograph of a landscape or cityscape, along with their name, email address, name of the place and county to [email protected] until September 18 at 12pm. 

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