Exhibition for hire :


  • Dave Walsh-The Cold Edge-1
  • Dave Walsh-The Cold Edge-Prins Christiansund
  • Dave Walsh-The Cold Edge-Iceberg Cemetery
  • Dave Walsh-The Cold Edge-2
  • Dave Walsh-The Cold Edge-3
  • Dave Walsh-The Cold Edge-4
  • Dave Walsh-The Cold Edge-5
  • Dave Walsh-The Cold Edge-6
  • Dave Walsh-The Cold Edge-7
In September 2012, Dublin's Copper House Gallery presented The Cold Edge, an exhibition of stunning polar images by photographer, writer and environmentalist Dave Walsh. Walsh’s ethereal photographs of the unforgiving wilderness, wild animals and blue icebergs question our romantic relationship with remote, harsh and pristine environments. The images resonate with a quiet tension; all may not be right in the Garden of Eden. “While the frozen regions of our planet have the power to ignite imaginations, for most of the seven billion people on Earth, the Arctic and Antarctic remain abstract and unreachable”, says Walsh. “ I’ve been lucky enough to voyage north and south by ship, to experience the serenity of the oceans and polar regions – and realise how finite our planet is.” “Rapid change is taking place at the poles; CO2 emissions are contributing to the loss of Arctic sea ice, and melting ice caps are fueling sea level rise. We are starting to grasp how badly we are fouling the nest, and how our acts have repercussions elsewhere. The future of the Arctic and Antarctic is intertwined with our own - through my photography, I want to make people not only fall in love with their home planet, but to start giving a damn and to take action to protect it.” Originally from Wexford in Ireland’s south east corner, Walsh has voyaged to Greenland, Svalbard (“Cold Edge” in Old Norse) and the Southern Ocean, serving as writer and press officer on board several Greenpeace ship expeditions. Walsh’s photographs have been used by National Geographic, The Financial Times, the HBO comedy series Flight of the Conchords, Greenpeace International, New Scientist, The Smithsonian, Sierra magazine, BBC Wildlife magazine, The UK’s National Theatre, and many others. He is the author of dozens of articles, online, in newspapers and magazines and has published two books: Haunted Dublin, the co-authored A Load of Blather. He is currently working on a book of polar photography, also named The Cold Edge. Exhibitions include Parallel Worlds at The Factory, Sligo (Solo, 2007) Stand up for Photojournalism National Union of Journalists (touring UK 2009) Environmental Photographer of the Year 2009 (touring UK and Ireland in 2009/2010) Dave Walsh received a commendation at the 2009 Environmental Photographer of the Year awards, and was shortlisted for the Extreme Environment Photographic Competition 2011, at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.
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Global insurance value
£ 5052
16 prints, Lambda C-Type Prints, mounted on acrylic, 75cmx50cm approx for most.

Crate: plywood, 1075mm x 825mm x 600mm high, approx 125kg

Regular courier

Approx 18 - 20 linear metres

The Cold Edge polar photography by Dave Walsh – in pictures
Le Cool Dublin
Deutsche Welle - German International Radio website, Ice Blog
Inquire Magazine
aCurator The Polar Edge
Straits Times, Singapore
2XM Culture Cafe (Radio, Ireland)
The Copper House Gallery, Dublin, September 2012
Belgian Senate, April 2013
list of works-prices_davewalsh_coldedge.pdf
The Cold Edge, 2012, Dave Walsh Photography http://bit.ly/ColdEdgeBook To celebrate the launch of the Cold Edge exhibition of my polar photography in Dublin, on September 13, I’ve created a beautiful 60-page eponymous book, The Cold Edge, via Blurb – print and iPad version. I’ve brought together some of what I hope are ethereal, emotional photographs of the unforgiving wilderness, wild animals and blue icebergs question our romantic relationship with remote, harsh and pristine environments. Images that resonate with a quiet tension; all may not be right in the Garden of Eden. The Cold Edge is available as a hardcover and softcover, with gorgeous lustre paper pages – thanks to Blurb, the images pop off the pages. The brings together images from the wider Cold Edge collection, drawn from my many trips beyond the Arctic and Antarctic circles. I think they give a sense of uncertain beauty, fragile, yet fierce, a liminal zone where we have to face the fear of straying further – in space, but also in a metaphoric sense. But rather than scare people away from the polar regions, I want people to embrace them – not necessarily to travel there,but to embrace them as integral part of life on our planet, rather than somewhere infinitely exotic, or something simply watched on TV.

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