Hard copy invites - hot off the press!

As well as a soft copy invite for my forthcoming exhibition, I made the decision to print a batch of invites also.  Old school, I know, but I do think people like to pick up and read info in hard copy format still.

I hand delivered invites to many of my neighbours and also dropped in some to local businesses. 

If you didn't receive a printed invite here are the details of the exhibition:

 "Nostalgia's not what it was" opens on 5th of October 2017 in The Fumbally Exchange in Dame Lane, Dublin 2 at 6-9pm.

Running for 4 days and curated by Kemp of The Kemp Gallery, my exhibition gives you the opportunity to view my work in different settings including a fun "Street Night" on Friday 6-9pm with a DJ and premium craft beers which are provided by Dublin based brewery Hope Beer

Additionally the show will be open 10am - 9pm Thursday to Saturday and also Sunday 11am- 4pm, 5th to 8th of October 2017.

When: Thursday, 5th of October 6-9pm

Where: Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin City

Email: pigsy.art@gmail.com 

"Nostalgia's Not What It Was" Opening Night @ Fumbally Exchange 5th Oct 2017

My solo exhibition "Nostalgia's not what it was" opens on 5th of October 2017 in The Fumabally Exchange in Dame Lane, Dublin 2 at 6-9pm.

Running for 4 days and curated by Kemp of The Kemp Gallery, my exhibition gives you the opportunity to view my work in different settings including a fun "Street Night" on Friday 6-9pm with a DJ and premium craft beers which are provided by Dublin based brewery Hope Beer

Additionally the show will be open 10am - 9pm Thursday to Saturday and also Sunday 11am- 4pm, 5th to 8th of October 2017.

Email pigsy.art@gmail.com for further info or to get on the list for the opening party or street night.

When: Thursday, 5th of October 6-9pm

Where: Fumbally Exchange, 5 Dame Lane, Dublin City

Email: pigsy.art@gmail.com 

See you there!

 

 

Upcoming exhibition in Gallery X

Currently I am working on my solo exhibition which opens in early October. My exhibition will consist of about 10 or 11 very large pieces. If you can't wait til October to see my work you get the opportunity to see a small piece I painted that is part of a group exhibition that is opening in Gallery X on the 31st of August. See details of the exhibition here

The above pic is of me at work on the piece that I will be exhibiting.  The piece is a a take on Polaroid photos of a nude Jean-Michel Basquiat with me as the subject matter, go figure!

Gallery X is on 65 South William Street and the exhibition runs from 31st of Aug to the 22nd of September.

Lanes of Dublin

I have a fascination for lanes. I misspent my youth down lanes, kicking footballs and playing with my friends along with drawing in chalk on lane walls.

Now as an adult and an architect I am interested in what gets built down lanes. Mews houses are a big part of the Dublin landscape and I am fortunate to be currently working on a project which is exploring the feasibility of a mews house on a particular laneway site.

This Friday I went back to my childhood, with film maker Mike Andrews, and set up a chalkboard in a Rathmines lane and got working. Mike is a documentary maker so at this point all I will say is "Watch this space".........

I was in the mood to paint and being outside in a lane was inspiring. I painted and Mike filmed. He was pleased with his results and I was very happy too!

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Es Baluard in Palma Mallorca

On the 4th day of our holiday in Mallorca we took the bus to Palma which was only about 20 minutes away.

We had a lovely breakfast of eggs, bacon & coffee in the restaurant of Es Baluard Museum of Modern Art. The view was phenomenal and it was lovely to relax over our coffee and look out at the harbour.

Es Baluard houses a great collection of art and is a really interesting building. Well worth a visit if you are in the vicinity of the area. 

Here's a few pics from the trip.

 

Miro in Mallorca

Recently I visited Calle Mayor in Mallorca.

We stayed in a stand alone unit that I rented through AirBnB. A few doors down from our rental is the Fundacion Pilar i Joan Miro which encompasses Miro's two studios and an art museum.

The whole Miro Museum complex was so amazing that we visited 3 times during our week's holiday.

Here's a pic to whet your appetite! If you would like to see more pics, click here to read Enid's blog.

Where I buy my supplies....

In the past I have stretched my own canvas on to wooden frames. However, although cheaper than a ready stretched canvas, it is not one bit convenient. So currently I buy ready stretched canvas.

For canvas, I go to Evans on Capel Street. 

My last expedition to Evans was on Saturday and I hired a GoCar van as the canvas I proposed buying would not fit in my Smart Car!!

Along with canvas, I buy oil sticks and brushes in Evans.

For other art supplies I visit Tiger and also sometimes hardware stores for domestic paint. 

And finally I get my spray paint in All City Records where I have a browse at the vinyl when I visit which always makes for a fun trip that Enid likes to do with me.

 

Here's me on my most recent canvas buying expedition in the GoCar van.

Car Sharing - the perfect way to move art!

I signed up for GoCar the other day.

It's a car sharing website that gives you access to cars and vans at an hourly rate. There are many car bases local to me but it is the GoVans that I am most interested in. I regularly need access to a van for a short while to either buy canvas in Evans or to deliver paintings to new owners. GoCar seems like a perfect fit for my needs.

Currently it's only €10 to sign up for membership so it's a good time to sign up and give it a try out.