Artist Details

The primary focus of Paul Carroll’s photography practice is documenting the relationship between people and communities on the island of Ireland and their intersection and interaction with their surroundings, landscape and environment.

Grants, Awards And Nominations

September 2022: The Agility Award 2022, The Arts Council, Dublin

January 2021: Cork City Artist Bursary 2021, Cork City Arts Office, Cork City

December 2020: Professional Development Award 2020, The Arts Council, Dublin

January 2020: Arts In Context Grant 2020, Cork City Arts Office, Cork City

March 2018: Mack First Book Award 2018, nominated by The Gallery Of Photography, Dublin.

December 2016/January 2017: Editors choice The Irish Times Photobook of 2016.

Publications And Media Features


November 2016: Gaelic Fields by Paul Carroll, ISBN: 978-0-9956265-0-8, self published.

Group Membership

Associate member of the Backwater Artist Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork City.

Exhibitions And Talks

17th March- 19th April 2023: “Gaelic Fields” The Performing Photobook. FORMAT23, Derby, England

July 5th – August 28th 2022: Inishturk 0-09 v 0-08 Clare Island, PhotoIreland Festival, The Printworks, Dublin Castle

June 25th 2022: Gaelic Fields talk, The Parish by Michael Holly, South Tipperary Arts Centre, Clonmel, Co Tipperary

April 2022: Gaelic Fields talk, The Parish by Michael Holly, West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co Cork

November 25th 2021: Redd by Paul Carroll, Virtual Water Cafe, DCU Water Institute, Dublin

September 27th – October 30th 2021 Inishturk 0-09 v 0-08 Clare Island, 191st RHA Annual Exhibtion, Dublin

March 1st – 5th 2021: “Redd” exhibition and talk, The Human Animal series, Backwater Artist Group, Cork

August 1st – 31st  2019: “Gaelic Fields” The Glens art centre, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim 

June 13th – 30th  2019: “Gaelic Fields” in The PhotoIreland collection, Fotofestiwal Lódz, Poland 

July-September 2018: Group show “Emerging Irish Photographers”, The Gallery Of Photography, Dublin

June 14th – September 14th 2018: Group Show “Interiors And Other Landscapes”, Sternview Gallery, Cork

March 8th – 31st 2018: “Gaelic Fields Solo Show”, The Library Project-PhotoIreland, Temple bar, Dublin

March 21st 2018: “Gaelic Fields Talk/Totally Dublin Live”, The Sugar Club, Dublin

November 2017: “Halftone Print Fair”, The Library Project, Temple bar, Dublin

September 15th-22nd 2017: “Aarhus Photobook Week”, Aarhus, Denmark

August 1st-4th September 2017: “Gaelic Fields” St Peters Vision Centre, Cork City

Saturday August 19th 2017: Heritage Open Day, “Gaelic Fields” St Peters Vision Centre, Cork City

June 2nd-5th 2017: Comórtas Na Gaeltacht,“Gaelic Fields Le Paul Carroll”, Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo

March 12th-31st 2017: “Gaelic Fields” The Atrium, Cork City hall, Cork City

March 15th 2017: Talk by Paul Carroll: Gaelic Fields, Sirus Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork

Digital exhibition and talk 2021 (Backwater

Gaelic Fields

Paul Carroll