A Bower For Sisters Debuts at Continuum in London

A Bower For Sisters has debuted at Continuum at the University of the Arts' London College of communication. The show featured ten images from the series and an installation including artefacts from the boarding school and the hand made artist book. The show is open until 5pm on Thursday May 21st. 

Here are some images from the install and the exhibition itself. 

World Press Photo - Young Journalist Spotlight 2014

In October 2014 I was honoured to have my work exhibited for the first time at World Press Photo Dublin, under the banner of Young Journalist Spotlight. Organisers wanted World Press Photo to have an impact on its visit to Dublin and so organisers chose three Journalists to feature alongside the exhibition. 

A Bower for Sisters and My T1 Life both featured as part of this month long exhibit in CHQ Dublin

As part of being featured in the exhibit we also took part in a work shop with world renowned Photographer Robin Hammond, himself a World Press Photo winner. It was an amazing experience, and the part that will stay with me for a long time to come, was hearing the words of our former President Mary Robinson as she officially opened the exhibit. I was honoured to have the opportunity to meet with her and once again inspired by her words. 

Some media outlets also highlighted the occasion, including The Clare Champion, The Offaly Independant, The Tullamore Tribune, Clare FM and TheJournal.ie. 

About Aisling

Born and raised in the Midlands of Ireland Aisling O' Rourke seeks to give an intimate insight into worlds ordinarily hidden from public view. Aisling enjoys devoting extended periods of time to her documentary projects. She works in both visuals and audio and intends to focus more on combining these skills into the future. 

Having travelled extensively Aisling is now based in Dublin, Ireland. She intends to self publish a Bower For Sisters in 2015.

An experienced Broadcast Journalist Aisling holds a 2.1 Honours MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the University of Arts London's London College of Communication and a 2.1 BA in Journalism from Dublin City University.