Megan O'Beirne

Art photography of modern architecture and urban scenes:
Bilbao, Treviso, Trieste, Paris, Zurich, Dublin

All art work copyright (c) 2002-4 Megan O'Beirne.  Email to megan at meganobeirne dot com

James Joyce in his urban context


The poster at left is from my b&w photo exhibition documenting places associated with James Joyce



My article "James Joyce - an urban genius" reflecting on visits to  Zurich, Trieste and Paris.

I am interested in hard structural subjects - architecture, medieval towns, and especially modern architectural design. My current work is documenting sites where James Joyce lived and wrote in Paris, Zurich, and Trieste.

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I print in my own darkroom. If you're looking for a professional lab I recommend Hetty's Darkroom in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, awarded Lab of the year and Printer of the year.

Three photographs of the Bilbao Guggenheim were selected for showing at the Wicklow County Council buildings (Station Road, Wicklow, Ireland) from Mon 11 Nov to Fri 6 Dec 2002.
treviso railings
Scene of River railings, Treviso
pavement pools
Evocation of Pavement pools, Treviso
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, one wing
Picture of the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, approach view
Photograph of the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
The above pictures are hand made prints mounted on PVC+10mm foamboard backing with velcro and D-rings ready for hanging. Price each $120 /100, 70
Twelve photographs featured Guggenheim and twelve Treviso.
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Solo black-and-white photographic exhibition
"Giochi di Luce (Play of Light)"  August 2002
Arman, Via Manzoni 27, Treviso, Italy  
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The review by art critic Vittoria Magno can be read (in Italian) on "Il Gazzettino On Line"  for 21-Aug-2002

"During a visit to Treviso in September 2001, the play of light - whether on the ancient stones of the city or on the waters of the Sile river, enchanted me. I enjoyed the tranquillity of the green oasis which surrounds this beautiful place. Also in Bilbao in Spain the noon-day sun revealed to me the magical forms of the Guggenheim Museum. I hope that these photographs of mine will convey a sense of the harmony and beauty of both subjects." It is thus that the Irish woman Megan O'Beirne, painter, art-photographer and poet presents her photographic exhibition of black and white photographs at the venue Arman in Via Manzoni. Testimony of her discriminating eye during her many travels is the breathtaking poetry of her simple subjects caught in the precious harmony of light and shade. It is evidenced in reflections - houses mirrored in the water- in multiple and split images - the shot of a street railings emphasised by their own shadow , in the depiction of little-used streets in an enchanted Treviso. Her capturing eye serves equally the monumental architectural rigour of the Guggenheim in crisp black and white abstract images.


Photomontage on a theme of Irish Myth







"Cuculainn's Tent" is currently on view at the 411 Gallery in the China Academy of Fine Art, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, PRC.

Photographs copyright (c) 2001-2002 Megan O'Beirne

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