Eoin O'Conaill


Eoin O’Conaill (b.1979) is an Irish artist based in Cork. Having completed a degree in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport in 2003, Eoin went on to complete a Masters in Fine Art Photography at The University of Ulster in 2013. He received the Gallery of Photography Artist Award and his first book Common Place was published to coincide with his exhibition at the Gallery of Photography, Dublin in 2009. His work has been exhibited widely and has been nominated for and won numerous national and international awards.



This work documents a recurring physical and psychological environment that exists on the suburban fringes of the modern city, exploring the relationship between people and the built world around them. Extending from locations in Ireland, to the UK and Europe, Sway highlights an increasingly homogeneous cityscape of indistinct housing estates, architecture and periphery businesses where streets merge into each other and one town drifts into the next. Sway sets out to explore this familiar urban environment, looking to a landscape where the consequences of urban planning, economic and political decisions meet with human lives head on.