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Róisín White is a visual artist based in Dublin, working primarily with photography, while incorporating drawing, sculpture, and collage into her practice. Róisín holds a BA(hons) in Photography from DIT, and certificates in Ceramics and Sculpture from NCAD. 

 

Róisín White’s work draws from archival materials and seeks to create a dialogue with our forgotten histories through the use of found photography and ephemera. She has an interest in exploring lore and the fictional narrative that can be discovered in discarded imagery, previous understandings agitated, and new meanings drawn out. Roisin’s sculptural work brings her photographic work into the three-dimensional and builds on means of photographic reception. 

 

White has exhibited her work in Ireland and across Europe, with her debut solo exhibition at The Library Project in August 2018. She was selected to represent PhotoIreland at Futures Photography platform, and was selected from an international open call to take part in Parallel European Photography Platform in 2018/9, a year long program that brings together emerging photographers, curators and photographic institutions through an intensive mentorship and exhibition programme. 

Her project “Lay Her Down Upon Her Back” was selected for the third edition of New Irish Works in 2019 and will be showcased at the Museum of Contemporary Photography project during the PhotoIreland Festival in July 2019. White was selected to take part in residency programmes, How To Flatten A Mountain residency at Cow House Studios in 2017, In-Between Shores residency with Ardesia Projects and JEST Gallery in Italy in June 2018, Cow House Studios in February 2019, and was the artist in residence at The Darkroom in Dublin (November 2018 – April 2019). White has received funding from the Dún Laoghaire – Rathdown County Council as part of their Emerging Artist Grant scheme for 2018/9. She was selected as the recipient of the Blow Photobook programme FUSE in March 2019. Recent exhibitions include, “I See Crimson I See Red” at the Elizabeth Fort in Cork, and “Cross the Child’s Palm with Silver” a solo show at The Darkroom in April 2019.

The present video is part of an ongoing series created by Cian Brennan for PhotoIreland Foundation portraying emerging photographers from Ireland whose work will be exhibited at The Library Project. Roisin White is a visual artist based in Dublin, Ireland, currently developing her new project with the working title 'Lay Her Down Upon Her Back'. Her work is predominantly lens based, having studied photography for four years at Dublin Institute of Technology. Her practice combines mixed media collage with her photographic work, to which she adds an interest in abstract drawing coming from a young age. She also works in sculpture. Roisin was finalist for the Inspirational Arts Photographic Award in October 2015, and in 2016 she was part of the Young Curators Project in Rua Red, where she curated an exhibition of emerging Irish artists entitled "Not Necessarily Naughty". In 2017, she took part in the How to Flatten a Mountain residency at Cow House Studios in Co. Wexford, Ireland. This residency culminated in an exhibition in Rathfarnham Castle as part of the PhotoIreland Festival 2017. Roisin White - roisinwhite.com Cian Brennan - cian.video Stephen Maguire - soundcloud.com/stephen_maguire_composer The Library Project - tlp.photoireland.org PhotoIreland Foundation - photoireland.org Produced in November 2017