Fine Arts

Unique edition photography from the Arctic to the desert

Elaine Byrne’s new online exhibition, Othered, features photographs taken on the island of Svalbard and rendered using innovative hand-manipulation techniques

Elaine Byrne’s artwork Ice is a photo manipulated by hand

The Kevin Kavanagh Gallery is currently presenting an line exhibition by Elaine Byrne, entitled Othered.

Six of the photographs in the show date from a trip to the Arctic island of Svalbard that Byrne took in February 2019, just before the pandemic. The three photographs with burnt text were all made during Covid-19, with the words derived from press headlines. The photograph of the Rub' al Khali desert with the text “Dry land is far ...