18 Summer Street North Dublin 1 Ireland / b :04/08/1974

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Garvan Gallagher is a lens-based artist working with photography and video, currently living in Dublin. His work is socially driven focusing mainly on aspects of the human condition. His current artistic practice engages with visual concepts around aging. Previous work has focused on the existing social preoccupation around bodily perfection and our constant obsession with youth, glamour and conformity to an idealized body.


2011 My Way, Draíocht, Dublin IRL
2011 Wearing Purple, The Clyne Gallery, Dublin IRL
2010 Gubu, The Exchange Gallery, Dublin IRL
2009 Wearing Purple, Various Public Premises, Carrick, Co.Donegal IRL
2008 Domestic Bodies, Screen Directors Guild, Temple Bar, Dublin IRL


2011 Earliest Memories Through a Pinhole Camera, facilitator of a five-month Intergenerational pinhole project & exhibition, Draíocht, IRL
2011 The Hidden Garden (documentary), Cultivate, Dublin 2011 The Hidden Garden (documentary), PhotoIreland 2011, Dublin
2010 The Hidden Garden, Video Documentary, Dublin Fringe Festival, IRL 2010 Wearing Purple, OpenCall, PhotoIreland 2010, Dublin 2010 Domestic Bodies, PhotoIreland 2010, Dublin
2009 Home Economics, curated by Gallery of Photography for the Recontres D’Arles photo festival in France
2009 Behind Smoke & Mirrors, Limerick City Gallery of Art, curated by Susan Holland, Limerick City
2009 OPEN ev+a 2009 / Reading the City, curated by Angelika Nollert & Yilmaz Dziewior (Germany), Limerick City
2008 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
2008 RDS Student Art Awards, Dublin and Tyrone
2008 IADT Graduate show, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
2008 Newspace Centre for Photography, curated by TJ Norris. Portland, Oregon, USA
2007 RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin
2007 Iontas 2007, Sligo Art Gallery
2007 Underneath It All, Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland
2006 Street Photography on the Square curated by Gallery of Photography, Dublin 2006 Fragments, mid-degree show at IADT, Dublin
2005 Epoch, Dublin



2011 My Way, published by Draíocht
2009 RPS Journal – Royal Photographic Society,‘Up and Coming’
2008 Newspace Centre for Photography, 2008 Juried Exhibition


2009 Nominated for the 2010 AIB prize
2008 Short listed for IPPA Student of the Year award
2007 Short listed for Nikon student photographer of the year


Draíocht Arts Centre, Blanchardstown Town Centre (2010-2011)
Limerick City Gallery of Art, Behind Smoke & Mirrors (2009)


Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art,Design & Technology (IADT)
Private Collections


Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design & Technology, First Class BA Hons. Degree in Photography 2003-08
University of Limerick, First Class BSc Hons. Degree in Computer Science, 1993-97