Dublin’s DNA


Dublin in the late 1960s and early 1970s by Bill Hastings.

Looking at this artwork, one does not get a sense of loss, sentimentality or nostalgia for something that has gone simply because this volume of work manages to capture its essence, its DNA and our instincts respond to that memory, that fabric, those laughing, smiling, playing, citizens of Dublin.”

Conor McAndrew writes:

For anyone in Dublin this week, a projection exhibition of a collection of Bill Hastings’ photographs will run every night from 5 pm – 11 pm on the modern building at Bernardo Square, City Hall Dublin. The exhibition runs as part of the Othered Voices programme of Temple Bar Tradfest.

16 thoughts on “Dublin’s DNA

    1. Advertising On Police Cars

      Actually they look relaxed and content ( happy even ) compare to our iObsessed society in Dublin today…just saying.

      1. jojo

        i’d rather be iObsessed than iOpressed lololz, but don’t kid yourself people were miserable then, Ireland was not a free country aside for a very small fraction of society.

        If you wernt a spud gobblin savage you were treated as a quare fella

  1. Advertising On Police Cars

    1st photo looks like the tunnel from the Michael Caine movie ‘Harry Brown’

  2. Maxi

    Otherd Voices?? They couldn’t come up with an original name so they lifted the Other Voices one and added a “d”? Shoddy

  3. Bobby

    In 50 years time will arty hipsters be going to photographic exhibitions every other week to coo at b&w photos of skangers in pyjama bottoms on Thomas Street and lads drinking Dutch Gold under a bridge (the marginalised/disenfranchised) etc.?

    1. PaulyD

      Exchange arty hipsters with normal people and you might be right. What makes you think you have to be an arty hipster to be interested in culture? You just sound like an ignorant philistine.

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