Artist and Member Profiles

Rosin White

Róisín White is a visual artist based in Dublin, working primarily with photography while incorporating drawing, sculpture, and collage into her practice. Róisín holds a BA (hons) in Photography from DIT, and certificates in Ceramics, Sculpture, and Drawing from NCAD.

Róisín White’s work draws from archival materials, where she has an interest in exploring lore and the fictional narrative that can be discovered in discarded imagery, previous understandings agitated, and new meanings are drawn out. Storytelling and process are central parts of White’s practice, bringing the personal notebook to the wall, and these conversations to the audience.
White has an interest in stories that have been previously overlooked, that intersect with the body, and that are multifaceted; combining mediums and providing a space for investigation.

White is a children’s visual arts facilitator in addition to her personal practice, and she is inspired by the sense of play and curiosity that young people have while making art. White tries to consider how a young audience might experience her work, and how their reading and understanding may differ greatly from that of an adult, and how this might influence her practice and mode of delivery.

Róisín was the Emerging Artist in Residence in 2019, with a solo exhibition at The Darkroom “Cross the Child’s Palm with Silver” in April 2019. 

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Wendy Judge

 Wendy Judge is a visual artist based in Dublin.  Judge’s practice is committed to secondhand travel and the authentic experience from the here and now to the far distant future. Her work revolves around the landscape in all its forms and the anomalous within the landscape.

Her subjects are factually disconnected and hinged together across territories from a literary and cinematic viewpoint.

She works through a combination of sculpture, photography, and drawing.

Wendy has been part of the Dark Room since 2013

She uses photography to expand her landscape sculptural work in both film and digital photography

She is at the moment the recipient of The Darkroom travel residency award 2020

Wendy’s projects can be seen on her


Dorje de Burgh

Dorje de Burgh is a Dublin-born and based photographic artist. His most recent work, Dream the End – concerned with photography’s relationship to trauma, memory, meaning, and death in the era of simulacra dematerialization – was selected for the FUTURES European photographic mentorship program 2019 and exhibited at both the Museum of Contemporary Photography of Ireland and Mermaid Arts.
This work was also shortlisted by Void Athens and FotoRoom in their photobook series publishing award, presented at Unseen Amsterdam, and selected for inclusion in the Pallas Projects Periodical Review survey of Irish art 2019. It was most recently exhibited internationally in The Science of Grief, an online symposium in response to the Covid-19 crisis produced in collaboration with writer Molly Hennigan, The Science Gallery Atlanta, The Science Gallery Detroit, and The Science Gallery Dublin. Dorje is a recipient of the Arts Council of Ireland Next Generation Award 2020.
Since beginning my residency with The Darkroom I have broadened my practice from photography to the moving image – working with the studio’s beautiful Bolex Super 16mm and under the guidance of Mella Travers, I have begun to shoot, develop, scan and edit the early phases of my first short film: a piece that serves as both introduction and foundation myth of my new large-scale multi-media body of work.

Bob Gallagher

In early 2019 Bob was Emerging Artist-in-Residence at the Darkroom, studying analogue developing and printing techniques. Having come from a filmmaking background to explore photography, Bob used his time here to develop a highly experimental process working with analogue 3D images shot on 35mm film. This residency concluded in his first solo exhibition ‘Forced Perspectives’ where he displayed the images as both large-scale handmade prints and as 3D video. Bob was subsequently invited to show the series as part of Photo Ireland Festival, in the group show ‘Diversity of Four’.


Chloe Brenan

Chloe Brenan is an Irish artist from rural County Carlow who divides her time between Carlow and Dublin. Through moving image, sound, text, and photography she explores the simultaneous engagement of the body and the intellect, and the reciprocity between both, which enhances our ability to be responsible and responsive to the world’s patternings and murmurings. On one side there is our ability to measure and model, on the other our somatic capacity to tacitly experience, infer and intuit. The porosity of the body and its indivisibility from its environs is a recurring concern, especially against a backdrop of climate change. Works often involve close examinations of minutiae of daily life and processes on the edge of perception that question boundaries between bodies, intimate spaces, and the wider environment.

Jonathan Matthey

Jonathan Matthey is a graphic designer with a fine arts background from Glasgow.  He combines his love of painting and simple lighting to create dramatic portraits.  Film photography has forced him to slow down and confront many bad habits gotten from shooting on digital mediums.  He stumbled on the Darkroom looking to print digital work, accidentally rediscovering film photography he signed up for a course in printing and fell in love with the process all over again.