Dublin From Darkness Into Light

22 - 30 June 2017

The Copper House Gallery will launch DUBLIN From Darkness Into Light, an exhibition of photography by Andy Sheridan in aid of Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm from 6-8pm, Thursday 22nd June.

Thursday 22nd June 6-8pm
Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
23rd - 30th June

"I held a fundraising exhibition recently for Pieta House in the CHQ Dublin building with 36 of my long exposure images of Dublin city for sale. After an enormous amount of work and planning getting the exhibition ready for the opening night the whole of the CHQ, and numerous other buildings on the Quays were evacuated, due to a serious gas mains leak just to the east. So, that was the end of that. Opening night cancelled. I was shell-shocked. So many people had come from all over to be there...it was a tough one to take.

We carried on regardless. The next day we were ready to make up for lost ground. Despite all this the event was a great success, with just one day remaining for the show just shy of €4,000 was raised for the charity. It was good, but could have been better...I still had 20 images remaining.

This is where the good folk at The Copper House stepped in. To make up for the loss of my opening night in the CHQ they have very kindly offered me their beautiful exhibition space to show the remaining pieces. The opening night will be held on the 22nd June 2017.

Pieta house provide such an amazing service to some of the most vulnerable in our society; those who are in danger of taking their own lives, and those who are left to deal with the aftermath of those that do. To go on the annual walk from Darkness Into Light is to appreciate just how many people are affected by all of this. The scale is overwhelming. So much resilience and collective strength in the face of so much sorrow and grief. The sun will rise again tomorrow. Life must go on.

I know from my photographic work that the smallest of light sources can make all the difference...can utterly transform a scene. Scary, black nighttime alleys can be rendered beautiful with a single lightbulb. Pieta house is such a lightbulb.

All images are A2 Giclée prints from the Copper House, Synge Street, and are all set off with beautiful walnut frames and non-reflective glazing by Morris Deegan from Frame Foundry. My photos have never looked so good.

Also, on the night I will be holding a raffle. An additional print, of the winner’s choice from the pieces on show, will be prepared and framed up for them. All proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Pieta House." - Sheridan

Please RSVP via our Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1430844256954974

For further information please contact Sarah Eva Manson;
Email sarah@thecopperhouse.ie
Tel 01 478 4088
www.thecopperhousegallery.com