Raymond B. Newman
Ireland's political alignment in the north of the island is fractured between a consideration of Irish and British identities. My photographic study 'Assemble' reflects on an institution within one of these divides, the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland. The Orange Order is a self-described Protestant fraternity founded in 1795. They have at their foundation, a pledge to uphold the Protestant Christian faith and sustain British identity within Ireland. My appropriation of individuals and ephemera within this fractured context may be interpreted at variance with many visual perceptions. 'Assemble' examines the 'sense of place' surrounding their isolated, unimposing, border buildings. It considers the 'caretakers' who preserve those same dwellings. 'Assemble' may also heighten the viewer's observations of the wider fragility of circumstances.
Aaron Dickson • Richard Gosnold • Colin Heyburn • Raymond B. Newman • Katrina Taggart • Tim West • Dianne Whyte • Dalyce Wilson •