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About Lynne Connolly

I utilise a broad range of photography both analogue and digital, which allows for a diverse approach to using photography as a complex and layered art form. Work is often output in book form using traditional hand made book-binding processes.



I teach on the B.A combined and single honours Photography degree across all levels, previously also Programme Leader for B.A Digital Photography programme. I have also taught at the University of Ulster, Manchester Metropolitan and F.E colleges in England and Ireland. 

I worked for the Open University as a lecturer and also as an Educational Manager before returning to arts based teaching. I am particularly interested in supporting students to help make the relationship between theory and practice to explore ideas and use of concepts to examine space, identity and belonging.


I am currently undertaking PhD research on the absence of representation of identity in post peace process Northern Ireland. This research explores the personal rather than media political representation of lives lived through an era of conflict and the resolution of this through photographic construction.

Published Work

Exhibitions/Production Events

2018     Memory, Mimesis, Migration The Linen Hall Library, Belfast. (September 2018)

2018     Borders, St. Brides, London

2017    Visualising the Home, Carlisle Photo exhibition, Vallum Gallery

2014       Revisioning, Site specific solo exhibition – Eastside Arts Festival, Belfast.
2012      The World’s Wife, Obsidian Arts. (April)
2011       0070+Project Perceptions of Aging and Identity
2010       IRIS Photos
2003       CD Rom Cape UK. Artists Projects, student work. Schools resource with work.
2000       Leeds Art Gallery, Group show, Switched On.
2000       Commission N.I Arts Council.
1999       WEVH, Online show.
1998       Community Photography Project, Ormeau Baths Gallery, Belfast
1997       Showing Off, N.U.T. England,    
1995       Fine Art Show, Guinness Hop Store, Dublin
1994       Signals, Festival of Photography, Waterford, Ireland
1993       The Possible Referent, Old Museum, Belfast (solo exhibition)
1993       The Gallery of Photography, Dublin
1992       Cultural Counterpoint.  State University of New York, Binghampton
1989       Brixton Art Gallery, London
1988       Spectrum Festival of Photography, Rio Cinema, London
1986       Camerawork, London
1985       f. Stops, Chelsea School of Art, London


2017      Visualising the Home, Conference paper Cumbria University

2016       More Than Looking, University of Chester Staff Conference
2016       Meshworks, Plymouth University
2015       Warrington Works, Academic workshop ‘More than Looking’. University of Chester July 2015
2015       Panel member – Professional Practise, University of Chester conference.
2015 - present Book reviewer for Shutterhub, 
2015/16 Book/Exhibition reviews for Redeye Network
2014       Warrington Works, Paper on the Creative approach to students professional experience. University of Chester
2012       Journey – from Montage to Memento Mori and beyond.. Ebook May 2012
2012       Perceptions: Identity and Ageing.  Ebook April 2012
2012       Roger Ballen Review, Cassone-Art, May 2012.
2010       ‘Understanding Society’ Identities.  Y177 Open University course book 2010.
2004       Journey: a handbook to support the exploration of creativity in schools through 28 activities. Cape UK 2004
2000       Source, Northern Ireland Photography Magazine, Issue 2; Issue 3; Issue 7.
1998       'ArtsLink' Arts Council of Northern Ireland – Artist of the Month.
1998       Source, Photography Magazine.  N. 1
1996       'Showing Off' Catalogue
1994       'Available Light', Programme on Irish Photographers, Ulster Television
1993       CIRCA, Autumn
1988       'Women in Focus', Irish Women's Photography



  • FHEA. 2014
  • M.A Social Sciences, The Open University. 2009
  • M.A Fine Art Photography, University of Ulster. 1994
  • PGCE in Further and Higher Education, Greenwich University. 2001
  • B.A Hons Film, Video and Photographic Arts, Westminster University. 1998