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Art and Design / August 17, 2022

See the Silver Linings of the North Wall in new photography exhibition

Image: Paul Kelly
Art and Design / August 17, 2022

See the Silver Linings of the North Wall in new photography exhibition

Words: Ellen Kenny
Images: Paul Kelly

Photographer Paul Kelly is exhibiting photos capturing the community of the North Wall at Cloud Café this summer.

The North Wall series documents the people living, working & playing in the unique community of North Wall, Dublin. It is the brainchild of photographer Paul Kelly, who began the project in 2014.

Paul is now bringing the series to the North Strand Road. Silver Linings is an exhibition featuring nine photos from the wider series, all of which focus on the theme of water and community engagement with water.

The area has seen huge gentrification in the last decade. Kelly represents this co-existence of the high-rise apartment newcomers and the long-time residents of North Wall in his series. Many of his photos capture long-term residents in action, running, swimming or working, while high-rise offices and apartment complexes dominate the backgrounds.

The series opened in Cloud Café on the North Strand Road last week, and will remain on display until the end of September. Entry is free of charge, and the café is open from 09:00 to 16:00 everyday.

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