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Life Through A Lens – Own The Night’ photography exhibition to mark the launch of new Irish Whiskey, The Sexton.

The SextonTM Single Malt Irish Whiskey sets out to awaken the senses with an inspiring photography exhibition in the Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Thursday, 18th July 2019.  Part performance, part cultural reportage, part photo challenge, The Sexton ‘Own The Night’ Photography Exhibition invites visitors to witness the night unfolding across multiple cities.

The photography exhibition showcases talent from all over Ireland and beyond with photos that capture the spirit of the night, as the sun begins to set, documenting the world as shadows lengthen, offices close and cities come alive.  Renowned Irish and International photographers will display their ‘Own The Night’ interpretations across multiple cities and landscapes.  The work features a combination of dark and dusk with pieces that portray their visions of the night.

The Sexton has opened the event up to other photographers, both amateur and professional, to have their photos included in the exhibition through an online photo competition on  The Sexton dares all photographers who are interested in conceptual, reportage and street photography to enter this competition.  Each entrant is tasked with capturing a range of events and locations in their own personal style, featuring scenes from across Ireland.  The mission is to demonstrate how they ‘Own The Night’ with their camera, to capture the essence of their city, or aspects of their city as night falls. 

The successful photos will be included in The Sexton Photography Exhibition in the Project Arts Centre, Thursday, 18th July.  The photography will be displayed on multiple mediums within the space; including print, digital screens and projection demonstrating the unexpected creativity that can come alive at night time.

Inspired by the darkrooms used to develop print photographs, the exhibition will welcome guests into a sensory tasting experience of The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey.  Here, with their vision dimmed by the low lights, visitors’ senses will be heightened allowing them to appreciate new levels of flavour brought to life by the sounds, scents and of course taste of The Sexton.   In the gallery space, guests can view the eclectic photography collection whilst enjoying a selection of The Sexton cocktails.

The Sexton celebrates the restless—the forward-thinking visionaries that maintain the drive to forgo the ordinary and create the unexpected.   The namesake of The Sexton was a custodian of sacred objects; the one who prepared the grave and the last person to see people; body and soul, before they were laid to rest. As such The Sexton whiskey has a different perspective on life. And, as a unique single malt distilled in copper and aged in sherry oak casks, it is perfect for mixing cocktails. The Sexton challenges people to live a life worth living; to take control of the direction of their days, and to ‘Own The Night’.

Master Blender Alex Thomas commented, “The nature of this exhibition will provide a unique insight into the night and will beautifully document the restless nature of urban life after dark. The Sexton challenges photographers to ‘Own The Night’ and will play around with styles, subjects and situations, much like I do behind the scenes during the creative blending process – so I expect The Sexton Whiskey and photography to forge a powerful connection on the night.”  

How to enter

Photographers who would like to enter the competition can upload photos

How to attend

Those who would like to attend can purchase tickets via EventBrite.


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