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Photography (MA)

Cole Flynn Quirke

Cole Flynn Quirke is a fine art photographer from London. His process is primarily autobiographical. He creates personal time capsules through documenting everything he holds dear, then printing all photographs by hand. Coles practise experiments with moving image, sound, and collage. The work is considered as personal documentary.

Coles first major project ‘Prodigal Whopperhead’ captured 365 days of his life during a transitional period, in attempt to memorialise everything he cares about for fear of developing his grandfathers early onset hereditary dementia. This project brought the photographer great success and was awarded first prize at the Free Range Shows exhibition 2018 which lead him to hold his first solo show ‘A Bird Flies Backwards’ at the Old Truman Brewery in February 2019.

The photographer has recently featured work as part of the show ‘Many & Beautiful Things’ at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange in Penzance, alongside renowned photographers such as Joseph Szabo and Rineke Dijkstra.

Cole’s most recent work was a collaborative project for the launch of Edie Ashley’s new clothing line. This work was exhibited at Galerie De Thorigny during Paris Fashion Week. 

Show Location: Battersea campus: Dyson & Woo Buildings, First floor

Come in come somehow, the room is feeling fine.

Marry me right now in my funeral gown.

I don’t see so good, when the stars falls down

Didn’t you know that I’ve been waiting around?


A thousand tiny people always looking at you,

And I want them split in two.


Say what you’re thinking when you think of

Me and you sometimes when the air gets thick.

Food it won’t stay in so let’s rock it out

Kiss me all over until it makes you sick


A thousand giant humans

Always spitting at you

But I don’t want them

Because I know you  


Warning: This work contains mature or explicit content.

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