Dublin Airport is proud to continue its support of the Press Photographer’s Association of Ireland’s (PPAI) Annual Exhibition. The exhibition contains the winning prints from the association’s annual awards which took place in Croke Park in February.
Awards were presented across nine categories including news, daily life and people, nature and the environment, politics, sports, portrait, art and entertainment.
daa Chief Communications Officer Paul O’Kane was on hand to launch the exhibition. “From the sporting enthusiast, to the history lover, to the keen observer of life’s events – there is something for everyone in this fantastic exhibition,” he said.
“We have come to expect a high standard from the PPAI awards and this year is no different with a quality range of entries that reflect the most talked about events of 2017. Ireland is fortunate to have so many top-quality press photographers and we’re delighted to again showcase the best of their work.”
The exhibition is situated in the Food Court area on the Mezzanine level in Terminal 1.
“We are very proud of our ongoing initiatives to promote the arts here at Dublin Airport and look forward to showcasing Irish art and design for many years to come.” O’Kane added.
Dublin Airport and daa have been supporters of the arts for many decades. daa has commissioned the award sculpture for the Allianz Business to Arts Awards for almost 30 years - one of the longest-running corporate art commissions in Ireland. An Irish artist is selected each year and previous commissions include Cara Murphy, Seamus Gill, Felim Egan, and Grace Weir.
Dublin Airport is also home to the iconic Turning Point by Isabel Nolan, which was commissioned by daa in 2010 and is situated at the heart of Terminal 2. in Dublin Airport. The sculpture is one of Ireland’s most viewed and best-known pieces of art.
More than six million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport in the first quarter of this year, which is a 4% increase compared to the same period last year. Dublin Airport will have flights to 195 destinations in 42 countries, operated by 56 airlines this summer season.
The PPAI exhibition is open to the public and runs until May 24.
Image above: daa Chief Communications Officer, Paul O'Kane and daa Communications Officer, Sinead O'Donnell at the launch of the PPAI Exhibition in Terminal 1.