Walkers and Business to Arts joined Irish photographer Kate Nolan, the 2019 Walkers Photographer-in-Residence, and transition year students from CBS Westland Row to celebrate the completion of the second year of the Walkers Photographer in Residence. The student's project work was showcased at Walkers Dublin offices highlighting the development of their photographic skills together.
Walkers and Business to Arts announced the winners of the 'Walkers Stories from the Docklands Photography Competition'. The three competition categories focused on the themes of community, neighbourhood, work and play.
This project builds on the Walkers Photographer-in-Residence programme which is now its second year. In February 2018, Irish photographer Kate Nolan was announced as the Walkers Photographer-in-Residence. The residency includes a series of workshops, where Kate has introduced documentary photography to CBS Westland Row transition year students through 'story walks' of the Docklands. The residency supports Business to Arts' wider programme of activity, which promotes the Arts collaboratively with businesses, artists, audiences and communities.
Garry Ferguson, Managing Partner, Walkers commented, ''The photography competition itself is just one component of the Photographer-in-Residence programme which involves our staff, the students of CBS Westland Row and Visual Artist, Kate Nolan in a manner which we believe reflects the 'Walkers Way' of working collaboratively in the community. Introducing art through the medium of photography into the Walkers workplace has had many benefits, including the promotion of enhanced communications between our people and those living and being educated in this community and the creation of a shared Docklands vision on the themes which have been the focus of this competition, namely community, neighbourhood, work and play".
Commenting on the announcement, Andrew Hetherington, Chief Executive of Business to Arts said, 'As we build on our partnership with Walkers and the Docklands Arts Fund, we are very happy to see the collaboration between Kate Nolan, the students of CBS Westland Row and Walkers staff continue to evolve. This programme has enabled the students and staff involved to develop their photographic and creative skills while documenting life within the Docklands area. Taking the beautiful backdrop of Dublin Docklands as inspiration, we were delighted with the response to the Walkers photography competition from both staff and students in the local area '.
Garry Ferguson, Managing Partner, Walkers, Transition year students of CBS Westland Row and Walkers photographer in Residence, Kate Nolan, at the launch of photographic exhibition titled 'Docklands Story Walks'.
Transition year students of CBS Westland Row, Walkers photographer in Residence, Kate Nolan, and Eoin O'Connor, Walkers Partner, at the launch of photographic exhibition titled 'Docklands Story Walks'.