Peter Murray // Arts and the curriculum teacher workshop

Peter Murray // This Land Again Exhibition

Installation view

'This Land Again' Publication

Project coordinator Andrew Carson and school principal speak at 'This Land Again'

Peter Murray // This Land Again

The Green Gallery proudly invites you to the opening reception of This Land Again, a solo show by Peter Murray.

This Land Again is a series of landscape images that has been evolving over the last two years. The locations depicted within the images span all four provinces. From the northern point of the Giant’s Causeway to the opposite extreme of Dursey Island off the Beara peninsula, there’s a wide range of locations and it’s interesting to see just how much variety is offered by the landscape of this small Island. It offers a series of images mapping a unique and modern vision representing the entire country. This vision does not necessarily depict Irish landscape in picturesque grandeur; instead it offers a realist view of how Ireland is being shaped by the current population. In documenting this impermanence the series attempts to present an archival snapshot of Irish landscape in the early 21st century.

Peter Murray is a Northern Irish Photographic Artist and graduate of the Dublin Institute of Technology Photography BA (2009). His images have featured in a variety of locations such as the RDS, RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre, and the National Photographic Archive. His work has been accredited by a number of institutions, most notably the RDS when he was awarded the prestigious Taylor Art Award, becoming the first photographic artist to receive the annual award since its inception in 1860.


The Green Gallery is delighted to announce a call for submissions by professional artists for a solo show in mid November 2010.

Applications are encouraged especially from artists within whose work links can be found to the existing second-level school curriculum.

Applicants should provide a working proposal, current CV, and a portfolio of 8-10 images to or
Green Gallery,
Colaiste Bride,
New Road,
Dublin 22.

The deadline for applications is 30th October 2010

Exhibition dates to be confirmed

Further information can be found HERE

Background to The Green Gallery

'Green Gallery' is an initiative established in 2010 in Colàiste Brìde Presentation Secondary School, Clondalkin through the Creative Engagements project funded by the Department of Education and Science and the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Creative Engagement, was set up and is still managed by the National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) in 2005 with a maximum award of €5,000 per school. The scheme promotes a partnership approach to the promotion and development of the arts in second-level schools, based upon positive interaction between learner, teacher, and artist. The programme also emphasises pupil-centred teaching and learning.

This grant enabled students and teachers to work with artist Jane Fogarty in order to establish an art gallery within the school canteen. The project 'Home' commenced on Monday 22nd February and continued each Monday from 4 – 6pm for 8 weeks. The programme culminated in an exhibition called Home of the work and portfolios created in the canteen’s new art gallery, entitled the Green Gallery.

The Green Gallery is currently being co-ordinated by Jane Fogarty and Andrew Carson

Home // Inaugural exhibition @ Green Gallery

Students of Colaiste Bride worked with artist Jane Fogarty on a weekly basis for an eight week period culminating in the exhibition 'Home' in May 2010. All work created was centered on the idea of Home.  Workshop sessions consisted of an introduction to particular artistic techniques and processes through presentation of work by modern and contemporary artists. Along with drawing the students worked with photography, wire drawing in space, and   collage. At the start of the project, students made their own books which they used as visual diaries in which to sketch, write and keep ideas for artwork throughout the project, placing an emphasis on the process of creation. These journals along with a selection of completed work were exhibited at the launch of the Green Gallery. 

Students visual diary

Exhibition Opening 

Exhibition Opening

Colaiste Bride Principal Marie-Therese Kilmartin speaks at 'Home'

Derek West of Creative Engagements Speaks at 'Home'

Project Coordinator speaks at 'Home'