NEWS

ALICE MAHER; BECOMING, IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Becoming is a mid-career retrospective of the work of Alice Maher and will include pieces such as Berry Dress 1994 from the IMMA Collection; Familiar 1995 from the Crawford Art Gallery Cork, and many other works from private and public collections. The title Becoming, hints at some of the main preoccupations of the artist and the themes that will be explored in the exhibition.

IMMA @ NCH at Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, 6 October 2012 - 3 February 2013
ALICE MAHER; BECOMING, IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

TOM HUNTER: THE WAY HOME

A new monograph on Tom Hunter's work to be published by Hatje Cantz in October 2012. Texts by Geoff Dyer, Tom Hunter and Michael Rosen. 192 pages, 140 colour illustrations.
TOM HUNTER: THE WAY HOME

SHADOWCATCHERS: CAMERA-LESS PHOTOGRAPHY REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION

The accompanying book to the Shadowcatchers exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2010 is available in an updated and fully revised edition. The publication, written by Martin Barnes Senior Curator of Photographs at the V&A, surveys the work of five leading practitioners, including Susan Derges, who, by casting shadows on light-sensitive paper or by chemically manipulating its surface, capture the presence of objects, figures or glowing light. The resulting pictures are consistently powerful, often with surreal effects and symbolic content.

Published by Merrell, in association with the V & A, £39.95 Hardback ISBN 978-1-8589-4592-7, 208 pages, 120 colour illustrations
SHADOWCATCHERS: CAMERA-LESS PHOTOGRAPHY  REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION

TOM HUNTER: PUNCH PROFESSORS IN ENGLAND, MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD

As part of the nationwide celebration of Mr Punch's 350th birthday An exhibition of new commissioned photographs by Tom Hunter of contemporary Punch practitioners, 14 July - 9 December 2012. Known since Victorian times as Professors, who for generations have brought the story of Punch and Judy to life with their wit and personality, the portraits show each Professor alongside their booth, expressing the highly individual approaches each of them have to their performance within essentially English settings.
TOM HUNTER: PUNCH PROFESSORS IN ENGLAND,  MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD

BETTINA VON ZWEHL: ROAD TO 2012, NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

19 July - 23 September

In 2009 the National Portrait Gallery began the largest photographic commissioning project it has ever undertaken. The Gallery invited seven UK-based photographers to document the road to 2012. Working on location around the country, the project records the preparation towards the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

For the first phase of the Road to 2012 Bettina von Zwehl’s still, strong portraits depict athletes at different stages of their careers in a setting where they live or train.
BETTINA VON ZWEHL: ROAD TO 2012, NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY