As part of the PhotoIreland Fetsival 2012 Exchange Dublin in Temple Bar will be hosting an exhibition by Jamie Young entitled Water Towers of Ireland. The exhibition will run from 13th July until 23rd July.
Water Towers of Ireland is a research project undertaken by Jamie Young and ongoing since June 2010. The project began with an urge to draw people closer to these objects, which seem to permanently sit on the horizon, and it quickly grew into an obsession. Part inventory, part photographic essay and part history, the work now includes maps, anecdotes, histories, drawings, polaroids, prints and the beginnings of a publication.
Jamie became interested in water towers because of their form, singular use and roles as landmarks. While researching and cataloguing the towers, he also found that they could indicate a timeline in the history of the country – from the oldest water towers of railway stations, through the progression of concrete construction, and on to the need for larger reservoirs in recent times, when communities have simply outgrown their elevated supply.
Exchange Dublin, Exchange Street Upper, Temple Bar, Dublin 2
For more information please visit www.watertowersofireland.com