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No One Will Believe You (detail), Suella Holland, medium format film photograph, 16x16 inches

A Joining of Self

Suella Holland

Sat 13 Apr – Sat 8 Jun 

Café Gallery | Opening Reception: Sat 13 Apr, 2:30pm | All are welcome, no booking required 

A Joining of Self is a site-specific portrait of fragmented childhood physical trauma, incorporating memories of different fabrics, dissociative experiences and phrases of manipulation that were used to threaten and enforce secrecy. Ultimately breaking a silence, A Joining of Self brings accord to both conscious and subconscious self.

Using photography as a medium to document, long withheld memories are subtly exposed. Through artistic composition and use of the familiar, Holland hints at and communicates the unsaid.

Content Warning: This exhibition and accompanying talk on Thu 23 May contains references to themes of child abuse, paedophilia, and incest, which some individuals may find distressing. If affected, please contact One in Four on 01 662 4070.


Photographic artist Suella Holland has exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions and has worked on collaborative projects with artists and writers. She is a Board Member of The Darkroom, a member of Visual Artists Ireland and has received bursaries from Meath and Cavan County Councils. Her work is in the collections of both Councils, the Kells Type Trail Archive and in private collections worldwide. In 2023 Suella completed an MFA in Photography at Ulster University and was nominated for a PhotoIreland RADAR Award and for the Star Photobook Dummy Award.

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