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Hue Hale

By 22nd March 2019May 27th, 2022Individuals, Artists

Born 6th August, 1993 (Dublin)


Hue Hale is a visual artist who was born and raised in the quiet suburbs of North Dublin City, Ireland. He shoots mainly on medium format film and occasionally on 35mm film. With a Bachelor’s degree in Photography, from the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, he has taken part in various group exhibitions throughout Ireland and the UK. His work has been exhibited, published in books, zines and presented online.

Hale photographs quiet banal landscapes both the domestic and external. He frequently uses self-portraiture and his body to portray the mindset he is in. His work deals heavily with the darkness faced in everyday life, his identity and mental health. He uses photography as therapy, as a method of catharsis. He currently resides in Berlin.


Photography books by Hue Hale

  • 2019​ ​He Suffers With His Nerves,​ Dublin: ​TLP Editions Published by PhotoIreland Foundation 1

Publications with contribution by Hue Hale

  • 2019 Wotisart Magazine, ​Wotisart #24 (March)​, United Kingdom, Big Cartel
  • 2019 A5 Magazine, ​A5 Magazine Portfolio ​#​24​, United Kingdom, Big Cartel
  • 2019 Average Art Magazine, ​Average Art: February​, United Kingdom, Big Cartel
  • 2018 District Magazine, ​District’s Guide to Dublin City: September 2018​, Dublin
  • 2018 Totally Dublin, ​Totally Dublin 167: August 2018​, Dublin, Totally Partnered LTD
  • 2017 Wotisart Magazine, ​Wotisart #7 (October)​, United Kingdom, Big Cartel
  • 2017 A5 Magazine, ​A5 Magazine Portfolio ​#​7​, United Kingdom, Big Cartel
  • 2016 Source Magazine, ​Issue 86: Future Education​, Belfast, Photo Works North


Group exhibitions

  • 2019 ​Fotofestiwal Łódź, Łódź, Poland
  • 2018 ​About Me, Millepiani, Rome, Italy
  • 2017 ​Notes from the Heart of the City​,​ Abbey Studios, Dublin
  • 2017 ​Soft Boys​, Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
  • 2016 ​Halftone Print Fair​, ​The Library Project, Dublin
  • 2016 ​Dublin Art Book Fair,​ ​Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
  • 2016 ​We Are Drifters​, ​126 Artist Run Gallery, Galway
  • 2016 ​Photobook Fair​, ​Impressions Gallery, Bradford, England
  • 2016 ​Nothing in Stone​, Steambox Galleries, Dublin
  • 2016 ​Graduate Show​, Dún Laoghaire IADT, Dublin
  • 2014 ​Residency​, The Library Project, Dublin
  • 2013 ​Alternate Voices​, Moxie Studios, Dublin


  • 目で触る:touch with your eyes (2018)
    A body belongs to the person who resides within it. However, when that body is placed in the public arena, it’s ownership can become destabilized. The gaze of most if not all viewers, consciously or not, fetishizes and objectifies. False claims can be laid to the body of another, either through this process, or by the machinations of more malignant individuals. Touch With Your Eyes attempts to visualize this fetishization; objectification and loss of clarity surrounding the photographed individual’s ownership of their body. It also examines the role of the viewer, and the means in which they either passively or actively consume the image.2
  • He Suffers With His Nerves (2016)
    The male psyche is a problematic entity, and when drawn out into the harsh light of analysis and discussion reels, yearning to retreat back into the darkness. In Modern Ireland, the notion of a man seeking support for mental health issues, despite numerous awareness campaigns and the like, is still heavily weighted with stigma and shame. This project is a document of the emotional turmoil a young man faces in his everyday life. In photographing his body and the surrounding spaces in which he feels the most at war with himself, the feelings of isolation, insecurity, and melancholy are encompassed. Through this process, the project becomes transfigured as his mental anguish itself has been used as a catalyst for the recovery of his mind. Thus, the project functions as a method of therapy.3
  • Maelstrom (2013)
    Maelstrom is about the silent destruction of a relationship through codependency and over reliance on the other to fulfill emotional needs. Using fear of being suffocated and being pulled beneath the surface, Maelstrom attempts to visualise these issues using self portraiture taken underwater.4
  • Skovfrue (2012)
    Used to be clean
    Now I’m filthy as can be
    Used to be mean
    Now I’m good as can be5


External links & References

Further reading


  1. “He Suffers With His Nerves, Hue Hale – TLP Editions” The Library Project
  2. で触る:touch with your eyes” Hue Hale
  3. “he suffers with his nerves” Hue Hale
  4. “Maelstrom” Hue Hale
  5. “Skovfrue” Hue Hale