Talked to Joinery today, they are a contemporary art space, the contemporary bit was stressed, as an example she said they would not show say " documentary photography". No rants please ! Suggested we send in a proposal with some images and she would make contact in a week or two , outlining costs and conditions if they were interested. Reading between the lines I know our photography is not what they like to show, but in my experience these galleries need to survive and mainstream photography is appreciated as much if not more than most forms of contemporary photography or art so it might still be worth submitting a proposal.
Checked out monstertruck and like Alan said they have a week free in November 2009 , most of their exhibitions are now two weeks. I was talking to Peter from the gallery, very friendly, who said their approach again was moving more towards the contemporary but he had a more open approach than Joinery. I put the emphasis on the film angle. The gallery is small made up of two rooms with a half dividing wall. Its such an informal space, very informal you could easily hang 40+ small to medium prints. Like joinery they would need to see the work. The cost would be €500 for the week. Marketing and help with design and layout is provided. We would need to check if they take a further commission and require our help in manning the exhibition.
If we are going to try secure either of these galleries we need to make some quick decisions and get some scans together.
Why is Dundrum not an option this year ??.