Gaelic Fields- Paul Carroll
Date: Throughout August
Place: St Peter's Cork
Tickets: Free Entry, All Welcome
We are delighted to host local artist Paul Carroll’s latest photography exhibition, Gaelic Fields. When first approached by Paul in autumn 2016 his photobook collection was not yet printed. During their first conversation Paul showed our programmer the full collection of photographs and she was instantly drawn to the character of the landscape and communities at the centre of his work. There is great depth to this work, with hints and clues telling more complicated stories, sometimes humorous sometimes more serious and always thought provoking. The breadth of this project is incredible with the full collection taking 7 years to put together. Joins us here in our Mezzanine Gallery from 3-31 August and take time to take in Gaelic Fields.
Gaelic Fields by Paul Carroll is a 7-year photography journey throughout Ireland, capturing the action of Ireland’s national games in their unique surroundings. The work imprints the rituals, aspects and action of a Gaelic club game on to each locality.
Over the course of his 31,000 mile journey, Carroll documents the importance of grassroots Gaelic games within its communities and its relationship within the environment. Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and ladies football feature at all adult levels in rural and urban landscapes.
Each county on the island is included as well as every element of Irish weather.
Gaelic Fields showcases Ireland’s landscape in a way which is unique and familiar. It is also a portrait of communities and the social nature of Ireland’s most played sports.
Paul Carroll is a Cork City based photographer.
He also works in a support accommodation for 18-25 year olds who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. He is the organiser of Cork City’s homeless street league soccer tournament.
Both jobs in social care financed his 7 year journey throughout Ireland documenting Ireland’s national games, the grassroots communities involved and the locations games are played.
Carroll studied darkroom photography in Cork’s College of Art and Design. He has a Degree in Electronics, Graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship Management and a Diploma in Journalism.
He lives and works in Cork City.
Gaelic Fields is free to visit and open throughout August.