Homeless Gallery returns to D-light Studios 1st – 4th July!

Due to the massive success of last two year’s Homeless Gallery, we are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting the un-curated photography exhibition for a third year now! The event will be a part of the PhotoIreland Festival 2012. This year's Homeless Gallery will run from 1st – 4th July.

The whole idea of the Homeless Gallery is that there are no entry criteria. Homeless Gallery is open to all artists. What is eventually shown during an exhibition depends solely on the participants own self-censorship. We do not pick the participants - everybody can show their work: star photographers, professionals, those just starting in photography, students and amateurs. We do not select the work either – there are no demands as to subject, technique, format or number of photographs shown.

All you have to do is register, come on the set up day, find a piece of wall, ceiling or floor and hang your work. All sorts of unconventional forms of display are welcome.

On Saturday 30th June we will be opening our doors to photographers of all backgrounds, tastes and levels of experience to present their work wherever they see fit within Dublin’s largest studio space. Have a look at pictures from last year's setting up day!

The Homeless Gallery will open to the public on Sunday 1st July. This year we will also celebrate BLOW Photo Magazine's 2nd birthday. Along with over 120 artists presenting their work, there will be a Canon portrait wall, portfolios reviews, a vintage cameras exhibition, a darkroom presentation, a special exhibition featuring the work of two of the winners of BLOW Photo magazine’s competition and finally selected DJs playing the finest tunes in Dublin.

The Homeless Gallery is a great idea to enable everybody to show their work publicly, those who for various reasons would have no chance to show their work to the world. It is for those who cannot afford a prestigious gallery, and for those who would never even think of doing so. It is a chance to be noticed for photography students, and those just entering photography. For professionals it is a chance of showing some of their more personal work that never finds its way into their commercial portfolios. For amateurs it is a chance of showing their work to people other than their nearest family and friends. For those who are shy, it is a chance to pull out those photographs hidden away in drawers.

This exhibition is a fantastic opportunity for all photography enthusiasts to congregate and collectively showcase their work without censorship.

Participants are allowed to sell their works during the exhibition time.

All participants have to sign a disclaimer.

There will be a 10EUR fee for all the participants to cover studios utility and cleaning expenses during and after the gallery time.

The admission for visitors is FREE.

If you would like to be part of the Homeless Gallery please contact Karolina via e-mail at

Please make sure you register asap and pop into D-light Studios to see the space and get ideas how to exhibit your work!


Submissions deadline: 28th of June
Mounting images: 30th of June from 9am – 9pm
You must supply your own tools. No restriction on quantity or content of works.

Homeless Gallery opening day: 1st of July, 11am – 9pm
Reception: 1st of July, 6pm
Homeless Gallery closing date: 4th of July, 5pm
Work collection: 4th of July, 5pm - 8pm

Download registration form with detailed rules

To see some pictures go to: last year's Homeless Gallery