IndieCork Film Festival

After a very busy time in London at The Other Art Fair (with an awesome response to my work) it was on to Cork this weekend for the IndieCork Film Festival.

Mike Andrews short film Pigsy, featuring you know who, was screened twice. First on Saturday as part of the Irish Shorts programmes and then again on Sunday as part of Urban October.

Once again it was great to see the film on the big screen and well done to Mike - that’s 3 film festivals that it has been chosen to be screened at.

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The Other Art Fair London

I’ll be presenting my work at the upcoming “The Other Art Fair” in London opening on Thursday the 4th of October.

I’ve virtually hung my work and the next thing I will be doing is hanging it in reality for the opening.

Call and see me - I’m on Stand no. 99.

The Other Art Fair London runs from 4-7th of October and you can use the code McCoyComp to access complimentary tickets here.

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The Other Art Fair

Victoria House

Southampton Row

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36 hours in Bristol

Bristol we will be back!

36 hours was not enough. After leaving our house at 4am for our flight to Bristol we hit the ground running when we landed in Bristol going straight in to the city, stopping off for breakfast (in Pinkman’s Bakery) and then on to a museum before rocking up at 11am for a Street Art Walking Tour that I had booked on line. However, the most exciting thing was that we happened upon our very first Banksy in the wild literally as we walked along the road as we looked for somewhere to have breakfast. Just brilliant!

After the walking tour (it was excellent) we got to our hotel by 2pm and checked in. I had booked a superior suite so we had access to the executive suite where we had time for a relaxing drink before we got a taxi to the stunning Everyman Theatre for the Bristol Independent Film Festival where the Pigsy documentary was being screened. We saw some excellent films and when the festival finished we made our way to the very cool Quay St. Diner for dinner.

Then on Sunday we had a leisurely breakfast before making our way to the nearest bus stop to get out on an open top bus for a tour all over the city and even out to Brunel’s suspension bridge which we were very interested in seeing. After the bus tour we took a walk down the docks and visited the M Shed Museum which was very interesting and we got to see another Banksy - the one that he painted on the side of the Thekla boat. At this point we had enough walking so we went over to the little arthouse Watershed Cinema where we took in the Polish movie “Cold War”. After the film it was off to Spitfire for wings before we got on the bus back to the airport for our flight home to Ireland.

Phew we did so much!

All in all, we thought Bristol was a cool chilled out hip city and we look forward to returning again.

Here’s a few pics from the weekend.



Getting set for my next showing

I've lots of work to get done in order to get ready for my next showing as part of The Other Art Fair London. Flights & accommodation are booked and now I have to organise shipping of my art.

Before I could make shipping arrangements the final selection of art needed to be made. There is only one man who can make that final selection and that is curator Kemp

Kemp called yesterday and spent the afternoon looking at the pieces that I had selected for the show. He is honest, critical and doesn't hold back - which is exactly what I need.

 Kemp curating with the assistance of Bones

Kemp curating with the assistance of Bones

So now that the final selection is made, I got down to laying out the fair space and deciding what piece goes where.

So with final selection made, along with the decision how it will be hung, the next thing is for the info sheet to be completed which outlines each piece and gives the background on each one - again this is for the main man - curator Kemp!  Watch this space......

For info about The Other Art Fair and for details on complimentary tickets, click here. Use the code McCoyComp for complimentary tickets.

I look forward to seeing you at the fair - look out for me on stand no. 99!

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Preparations for The Other Art Fair London

I'm proud to announce that I will be taking part in The Other Art Fair in London on the 4-7 of Oct.

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Currently I am working on selecting pieces to bring to the exhibition.

"The Extra-Ordinary Crucified for You" is the centre piece of my show and is the starting point for selecting the rest of the works.

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If you would like to attend The Other Art Fair in London, click here and use the promotional code "MCCoyComp" for complimentary tickets. 

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Connemara: In the footsteps of Charles Lamb

After spending a weekend in Carraroe, I can see why the artist Charles Lamb spent his life there painting scenes of everyday folk working in Connemara.

I spent time by Loch an Mhuilinn (Mill Lake) which was stunningly beautiful and very peaceful. It was brilliant to be able to climb down to the lakeside, due to it being very low after a Summer of drought in Ireland, and listen to the waves lapping the shore.

Here's a few pics I captured over the weekend:

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