Events Archive

Paul Seawright in conversation with Tommy Weir

Sat 18 January, 2:00pm

Paul Seawright is Professor of Photography and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Ulster. His photographic work is held in many museum collections including The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Tate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, International Centre of Photography New York, Arts Councils of Ireland, England and N.Ireland, UK Government Collection and the Museum of Contemporary Art Rome. In 2002 he was commissioned by the Imperial War Museum London to undertake a war art commission in Afghanistan and his photographs of battle-sites and minefields have subsequently been exhibited in North America, Canada, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Korea, Japan and China. In 2003 he represented Wales at the Venice Biennale of Art and in 1997 won the Irish Museum of Modern Art/Glen Dimplex Prize. He is represented by the Kerlin Gallery Dublin.

Tommy Weir is a photographer based North West of Ireland. Originally from Dublin, he worked for many years in New York. The landscape around where he lives is rich in personal and social history. The relationship with the land is complex here, not only for artists but for anyone who ventures across it. 
Over the course of his career he has worked through various forms of creative media, from visual arts through publishing and design, theatre and film, to software and back again. Weir has had various roles in that journey, from curator through creative producer to artist, working on both sides of the Atlantic.
Weir lectures in photography and film in the Yeats Academy of Arts, Design and Architecture at IT Sligo.