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Thursday, November 20, 2014

'RENDERING SPACE' | THOMAS STREET (Nov 2014)


“Learn to see specific locale through the senses, moving beyond our dependency on sight alone to understand place as a series of sensory experiences…. Return, revisit, multiple times. Each time return with a new and more focused intention.” - Roberley Bell

Any given space is measurable and limited, but the possibilities of expression within that space are immeasurable and limit-less. This is the foundational basis of our ‘Rendering Space’ workshop. We take any given space, small or large - a room, a street, a building - and we produce a variety of individual representations and expressions of it and from it. The workshop explores how students visually interact with their immediate & familiar environment and express that limited space within given time restraints. The workshop is developed for 12-20 students, each closely negotiating the same space in a short allocated timeframe. On this first on-location workshop of the year, we chose Thomas Street - a familiar environment close to the college in Dublin 8. The timeframe was 2 hrs. Here are a selection of images from our 1st year Group. 

Jialin Long c.

Adrianna Deron c. 

c. Bridgene Verrecchia

c. Katie Creag

c. Calvin Duffy

c. Katarzyna Michalak

c. Katarzyna Michalak

c. Calvin Duffy

c. Jack Niewiadomski

c. Jack Niewiadomski

c. Tracey Gannon

c. Adrianna Deron


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

'RENDERING SPACE' | 1st Year Workshop (2014)

c. Ivaylo Petrov

Any given space is measurable and limited, but the possibilities of expression within that space are immeasurable and limit-less. This is the foundational basis of our ‘Rendering Space’ workshop. We take any given space, small or large - a room, a street, a building - and we produce a variety of individual representations and expressions of it and from it. The workshop explores how students visually interact with their immediate & familiar environment and express that limited space within given time restraints. The workshop is developed for 12-20 students, each closely negotiating the same enclosed space of the school grounds. The work represented here is a selection by our 'jury' of 2nd years. Well done to all involved. 


c. Chantelle Le Roux

c. Chantelle Le Roux
c. Tracey Gannon

c. Adisa Midzan

c. Trevor Keating
c. Ceili Feeney

c. Adrianna Deron

c. Adrianna Deron

c. Robert Le Roux




Sunday, October 12, 2014

Student Work | 'INSIDE/OUT' (Oct 2014)


 'Inside/Out' | 1st Year Project The project aims to bring the character and personality of our photography course into the public realm. Well Done to all involved.




c. Sile Horan












c. Jack Niewiadomski






Thursday, May 8, 2014

GRADUATE EXHIBITION 2014

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This year Steambox plays host to graduates of photography who have come through the level 6 Higher National Diploma programme in St Kevins College of Further Education, Dublin. This is only the fifth year of the stand-alone level 6 course and the exhibition itself represents the diversity, energy and uniqueness that the college provides.

c. Kevin Buckley 
c. Josef Kovac
Developing photographic skills are, of course, a crucial element of any photographic course, at any level. Yet, skills alone are simply not enough in the contemporary photographic landscape. The process we set in place in St Kevin’s College encourages students to find a photographic personality – a vision which is a pure expression of the individual’s own visual experience of the world around us, an expression of their own creative sensibilities and a reflection of their own technical strengths and abilities.  At the start of each college year, students propose an idea, or a concept, which will be developed photographically throughout the year. There is a necessity, within this process, of visual connection to a subject or theme. Students find their own topic, their own vision and to try to translate these effectively. Together with their tutors, students explore traditional and contemporary approaches to given themes and subject matter and, further, find an aesthetic and conceptual solution to suit the individuals own subject. My role has been to help students find their subject, their vision and translate it effectively. The process is supported on an on-going basis by a series of workshops and further refined through a succession of critical reviews, with the involvement of all tutors and peers. At these critical reviews we have established a type of synergy between tutors and students which is part of the successes of this year’s exhibition.

c. Aisling McCurtin

c. Carl Byrne
c. Tony Byrne


The work exhibited will reflect the broad demographics within the college itself. The show overall spans the spectrum of the commercial world to the personal world – each with its own approach and style, strengths and skills. The exhibition is testament to the students themselves, to the investment they have made in their own work throughout the year and the efforts they have made to produce what is the largest and finest St Kevin’s College Graduate exhibition to date.



Martin Cregg
Year 2 Tutor

Friday, April 4, 2014

1st Year Theme | CHANGE | April 2014




The word or concept of ‘Change’ can be articulated in many ways. The act of change can be highly pronounced or indistinct, visible or invisible. Our world and ourselves, are in a continuous state and process of change – every year, every day and every second we, and the world that surrounds us, moves, transforms, evolves, regenerates and inevitably decays – the cycle continues.





Diana Zamjatkina explores the loss of nature created by the destruction of a public park in Carlow.

Change can have both positive and negative connotations. It is something that we encourage, that we hope for, fight for, work towards, but change can also carry the burden of loss. Change is physical. Our environment, our topography, our architecture is in a constant process of change. One of the most common themes in photography is the ever changing landscape - throughout the history of photography practitioners have drawn our attention to both minute and vast changes to the geographical structures of our world.



Dean McLoughlin c.



Olga Kuzmenkos work represents the current political change and social climate in Ukraine

Change is political. We protest for change when we see social injustice, or economic imbalances or we demand a transition of government. Consider throughout the history of photography those ‘concerned’ photographers who used the camera for social change. Change is a personal and often private sensation. When we contemplate the changes in our own lives, or the world that we know, we can sometimes feel mournful and melancholic. The sense of change can evoke an emotive memory of who we are, of the world that we know. Hence, the theme can be related to issues of identity, home and the family. In our personal lives we try hard to change and try even harder not to change. Change is adjustment - to new situations, new experiences, new places. The question is, how do we respond to the changes we experience in a visual way. Presented here is a selection of first year work relating to these issues.