The overarching focus for my artistic practice is the human condition. Many of my works reflect upon personal experiences and conversations.
Employing varied photographic processes I create narratives by which to communicate my ideas. Previous artworks have covered themes such as: belonging, isolation, transience and loss. Most recently, my work raises questions regarding socio-political oppression, inequality and vulnerability.
Richard Gosnold has received awards from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and was shortlisted for the Unseen PhotobookAward, Amsterdam in 2019. He holds an MFA from the Belfast School of Art, Ulster University.
His photographic work has been exhibited across Ireland and Europe.
Kehrer Verlag published his first photobook, ‘It Starts With Silence’, in 2021. The Library Project in Dublin published three printed volumes from his work ‘Paradise Lost’, in 2020, as part of their TLP Editions series.
Gosnold is a member of the Belfast PhotoFactory collective, where he organises regular photobook conversation groups designed to celebrate photobooks as physical, tangible works of art. He has chaired and presented photography related events in Belfast Exposed Gallery and for the Belfast Photo Festival. He authored and delivers a workshop, ‘How to Create a Photobook’, which is hosted by Belfast Exposed Gallery.
Based near Belfast.
Contact : email@example.com
'A Bigger Picture' - Panel Discusson
Wednesday, 15th June - 18:00 BST
I'm privileged to be joining Dr Clare Gallagher, Dr Emma Campbell and Anna Liesching in a discussion, which coincides with the exhibition at Golden Thread Gallery.
Follow this link for more information 'A Bigger Picture'
Harper’s Magazine published an essay by Professor Perri Klass:
‘When Children Die – Tragedies in the margins of history’
It’s a poignant account, which reflects upon the history of child loss, and the role of medical science in prolonging life forchildren.
The essay features historical artworks including a small photo, which I made, after Alenja was born – one of our memories.
The essay from Harper's Magazine can be read here.
Three years on and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission are back in court today. Fighting for reproductive healthcare in NI.
Politicians and lawyers remain fanatical in their desire for women to suffer instead of receiving compassionate healthcare in Northern Ireland.
Once again the burden falls upon "enormously brave women" to provide evidence in court to effect change.
Spread from 'It Starts With Silence'.
The photobook 'It Starts With Silence' has arrived.
For more information about the book click here.
Love Art Buy Art - Golden Thread Gallery
I'm showing this piece, at Golden Thread Gallery, alongside other local artists:
Lisa Allan, Lorraine Burrell, Catherine Davison, Gerry Gleason, Michelle McKeown, Lisa Malone, Mhairi Sutherland and Gary Shaw.
This initiative has been created to help artists during the Covid crises. Golden Thread Gallery has selected nine local artists to showcase their work.
Installation shots, provided by the gallery.
Click here to see more information about the show.
Funding Award For New Photobook
This is a challenging body of work, with themes, which elicit deep emotions and the support from the Arts Council is a welcome endorsement.
Unseen Dummy Award, 2019
I have been shortlisted for 'Unseen' Book Award 2019, with my body of work 'It Starts With Silence'.
More details of the award and shortlisted artists can be seen here: https://amsterdam.unseenplatform.com/event/news/unseen-dummy-award-2019:-announcing-the-shortlist
Halftone Print Fair, Dublin
I have three images included in the Halftone Print Fair at The Library Project in Dublin.
The fair runs from 1st to 18th November, 2018.
There's lots of fabulous artwork on show, for more details click here: Halftone 2018
Exhibition - 9th March > 21st April
I have work included in this group show, curated by Belfast Exposed, to celebrate 10 years of photography from Ulster University.
I will be showing work from my current research 'It Starts With Silence'.
Preview / Opening 8th March 6-9pm.
More information about the exhibition and the list of photographers showing can be seen here at BX Gallery
Work from 'Selfie Society' will be showing in Established Coffee as part of Belfast's 2017 Culture Night.
The work will be shown along with other members of Belfast Photo Factory.
Here in Belfast.
A photograph, from my 'Sea Pools' work, will be published in Abridged magazine issue 0-49 Babel.
I will be joining the Belfast Photo Factory. A cooperative working from a studio in central Belfast.
Irish Arts Review
Work from 'Voices' featured on Irish Arts, 'New Generation Artists' website.
Exhibition at Artbox, Dublin
Exhibition Dates: July 8th-23rd. Preview, Friday, July 8th (6-8pm)
This exhibition marks the culmination of study for a group of MFA Photography Students at Ulster University’s Belfast School of Art. The photographs are part of a greater body of research that each student has completed for their final year project.
Artists: Aaron Dickson, Richard Gosnold, Dianne Whyte, Tim West, Dalyce Wilson, Katrina Taggart
This exhibition is part of the PhotoIreland festival, 2016.
Work on Show at The Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
I will be showing images from my artwork, 'Recoil', at The Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast. The show will be running for two weeks from May 19th, 2015.