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Sara McCarroll is a visual artist living in Dublin. She works primarily through the mediums of photography and video. She graduated from the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design + Technology with a first-class honours degree in photography in 2020. Her graduate work is concerned with issues of gender and the ongoing treatment received by the victims and survivors of The Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home located in Tuam County Galway. One of Ireland's many mother and baby homes which are at the centre of an internationally recognised scandal involving the catholic church and Irish state bodies. Her interest in this subject is currently ongoing and will inform future works.

 

Education

B.A Hons Photography, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design + Technology                                 2020 

Graduated with First Class Honours.

 

NFQ Level 5 QQI Award in Photography, Stillorgan College of Further Education                         2016

 

Exhibitions

PROTEST!PHOTOGRAPHY, ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN IRELAND

Photo Museum Ireland (formally Gallery of Photography)21 April - 11 June                                  2022                                     

Eighteen, Steam box gallery - School St, The Liberties, Dublin                                                          2018

 26 Apr – 2 May 

 

Stillorgan College group exhibition, Dun Laoghaire, Town Hall                                                         2006                                                              

Publications      

 

Source website - Graduate Photography 2020                                                                                     2020

https://www.source.ie/graduate/2020/iadtdunlba/iadtdunlba_student_14_55_24_12-05-20/iadtdunlba_student_14_55_24_12-05-20.php

Awards  

The 2020 Gallery of Photography Ireland Graduate Award (nominee)                                            2020

https://www.galleryofphotography.ie/gallery-of-photography-ireland-graduate-awards

Student of the Year award - Department of Film + Media                                                                  2020

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design + Technology

Thesis Award of Academic Excellence - Department of Design + Visual Arts and Film                  2020

Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art Design + Technology