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Irish photography exhibit will travel to the Irish Cultural Museum

 

For release:  March 30, 2014

Contact: Terri Landry (504) 427-7952

Irish photography exhibit will travel to the Irish Cultural Museum

     A photography exhibit showcasing the beautiful and diverse coast of Ireland will be on display at the Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans beginning Friday, April 25. Through support provided by the Irish Consulate in Atlanta the museum will present Jewellery Box - Irish Hidden Gems, a collection of works by Irish photographer Daragh Muldowney.  Muldowney, who will visit New Orleans for the opening of the exhibit, will speak at the museum from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 26.

     Muldowney traveled the seventeen counties that touch the coast of Ireland to capture the richness of the magical world of rock pools at low tide.  Using a 30-year-old Canon camera and a macro lens the Irish photographer shot hundreds of images that document a fantastic microcosmic environment. The exhibit consists of 37 photographs from his sixty-three day journey.

  "The beauty within these rock pools is like a jewellery box filled with gems and treasures in the shape of periwinkles, anemones, sea urchins, barnacles, starfish and seaweeds of all types," Muldowney said.

     The collection of abstract images has been shown in Dublin, Atlanta, Boston, Berlin, Dubai and, most recently, Chicago. The pictures provide art and photography enthusiasts with an opportunity to see a unique and colorful aspect of the Emerald isle that has been largely unexplored.

     Paul Gleeson, the Consul General of Ireland in Atlanta, called Jewellery Box - Ireland's Hidden Gems "a superb exhibition."

    "Daragh's work is of the highest caliber and he is a superb ambassador for a new generation of creative Irish artists and photographers bringing our island to life in exciting ways for communities around the world," commented Gleeson.

   During his Saturday, April 26, presentation Muldowney will discuss the evolution of the project and his journey along the coast of Ireland.  Both the talk and exhibit are free with admission to the Irish Cultural Museum.

    The Jewellery Box exhibit will be on display through May 24. The museum is open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment.  Hand-signed and numbered prints will be available for sale in the gift shop.

     More information about photographer Daragh Muldowney can be found at http://www.dulra.com/.  The Irish Cultural Museum of New Orleans located at 933 Conti Street is the French Quarter's only attraction dedicated to the history and culture of the Irish. To learn more visit http://www.icmnola.com/ or follow us on Facebook. The exhibit was made possible in part through assistance from Culture Ireland.

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