Lost, a photographic exhibition by Cork based photographer Seamie Gallagher, runs daily until 4 April at the Arts Corridor in University Hospital, Galway.
Seamie Gallagher is a photographer based in Macroom, west Cork. Surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, from The Gearagh – the remains of the only ancient post glacial alluvial forest in Western Europe – to Gougane Barra with its breathtaking scenery and forest walks. These beautiful landscapes are nevertheless permeated with a sense of loss, akin to the feeling in the abandoned houses Seamie Gallagher has discovered. His current work explores these forgotten spaces, the unexpected vistas that lie all around us, attempting to highlight the hidden beauty of these lost places. This is his first exhibition. All members of the public are welcome and all work is for sale.
Seamie said: “My passion for photography began when I was given my first film camera while in G.M.I.T. studying Textiles. In my recent work, I have focused my attention on nature and the abundance of natural beauty all around us. I capture surroundings that people tend not to notice on a regular basis, inviting the viewer to contemplate the prosaic in a fresh light.”
Margaret Flannery, Arts Director at Galway University Hospitals states: “When programming an exhibition for the hospital we seek to find an exhibition that is accessible and will engage the hospital community. Seamie’s work forms rich narrative capturing forgotten traces of lives lived that we can all relate to.”
Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust is a registered charity, to make a donation or for further information regarding the hospital arts programme and the work of Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust contact Margaret Flannery, Arts Director at 091 544979 or email@example.com