Mella Travers was born and currently lives and works in Dublin, Ireland. She holds a BA (Hons) in Photography from the University of Westminster, London and has lectured and taught photography in Dublin at Griffith College, DIT Photography Temple Bar and DIT Aungier Street.

Mella has exhibited in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Canada and the United Kingdom. Her work has been published in the British Journal of Photography, Viewfinder Magazine and on Mella set up the first independently owned, publicly accessible darkroom facility and learning centre in Ireland, located at 32 Brunswick Street North, Stoneybatter ,Dublin 7 where she also has a photographic studio.

Mella Worked in the Fashion and Advertisement industry durning the years 2001-2010 for Clients and Magazine to name a few, Music Ash, Goldfrappe, Moya Brennan, Manic street preachers, Advertisment Airwave, Arnotts,  Ciaran Sweeney,  Dylon, LandRover, Nokia, Sasha, Wrangler, Magazines Hot Press, Irish Tatler , Life Magazine (Sunday Independent),  RTE Guide, Social & Personal. 



1991-95          B.A. Photography (Hons), University of Westminster (London, UK)



2012 Nov        Liquid On the Chair, Ormond Quay Gallery (Dublin)

2011 May        Liquidity On The Chair Exposures, Photo Ireland, Block T Gallery (Dublin)

2010 Nov        All that Glitters is not Gold, Inspirational Arts Gallery (Dublin)


2015 Oct          RUA  135th Annual Exhibition, Royal Ulster Academy (Belfast)

2015 May        RHA 185th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernia Academy (Dublin)

2014 Jun         Éigse, Carlow Arts Festival Annual Exhibition (Carlow, Ireland)

2014 May       RHA 184th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernia Academy (Dublin)

2014 Feb        Darkroom Relaunch, Block T Gallery (Dublin)

2013 May       Liquidity – On The Chair Exposures, Catalyst Arts Exchange (Belfast)

2012 May        RHA 182nd Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernia Academy (Dublin)

2012 May        LINK Culturefest 101, Pop Up Gallery, Smithfield (Dublin)

2011 Nov        Innovation Dublin, Block T Gallery (Dublin)

2011 Jan         BLOCK T Selected Artists, Block T Gallery (Dublin)

1996 Sept      Untitled Colours, London (United Kingdom)

1997 Nov        Untitled Colours, Toronto (Canada)


2012 – 2013    Reflections, St. Michan’s Church Gallery (Dublin)

May 2012        Journey, Mella Travers, Fiona Delaney and Lili Heller, Phizzfest Phibsborough

Community Arts Festival (Dublin)


2012 Sept       Analogue, The Darkroom Students, Culture Night, The Showroom Smithfield

2014 Aug       Analogue 2: The Darkroom Students, BLOCK T Gallery Smithfield


2015 May        RHA 185th Annual Exhibition, Royal Hibernia Academy (Dublin)


2011 – Current The Darkroom, Director and Course Tutor

1998 – 2003    Griffith College, Lecturer in Photography, Video & Journalism

1998 – 1999   DIT Temple Bar, Lecturer Support in Photography

1998 – 1999   DIT Aungier Street, Lecturer in Multimedia & Film


1997               British Journal of Photography “Small Feature on my work from exhib Untitled Colours”

2011                Viewfinder Magazine

2012                Vulgo