The City-Wide Photography Exhibition Breathing Life Into A COVID-19 Dublin

With the city centre currently laying low at the mercy of COVID-19, one expansive project is set to bring life to Dublin's streets again.

A Dublin-wide photography exhibition is due to grace the streets with hopes to return cultural significance to the capital, something that has been sorely missed of late. 

The Positive Space hopes to return colour to the empty pathways, providing positivity in a time when so much has been lost. 

The initiative – kickstarted by consultant Anthony Remedy, stylist Corina Gaffey and photographer Naomi Gaffey – aims to create a positive from a negative by turning empty spaces into something hopeful, breathing life into the city once more with photographs from some of Ireland’s best. 

The Positive Space has secured a substantial amount of IPA sites around the city for the duration of the exhibition and has a stellar line of up of fine art, portrait, fashion, and documentary photographers onboard. 

Each Irish photographer was asked to submit an image that inspires them, and in turn, that will galvanize the city.

The first round of photographers (with more to be announced over the following weeks) includes Conor Clinch, Naomi Gaffey, Enda Bowe, Dorje De Burgh, Boo George, Fortune Lago and more. 

This is a unique exhibition experience that can benefit everyone. No cover fee, no queues, just an appreciation for art at a time when spirits need it most. The opportunity to host this style of exhibition, due to lack of events during the crisis, is unlikely to come around again. 

However, to kickstart this gargantuan feat, The Positive Space needs to raise a total of €10,000.

The funds will be used solely to cover costs of postering and printing and a GoFundMe page has been set up in its honour. Currently standing at just over €1000, this is a feat that can be reached with public help. Ireland's creatives have never needed your help more. 

The Positive Space is a city-wide exhibition available for viewing from June 22 - July 12. 

Main image by Enda Bowe

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