"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 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.

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!

 

 

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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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.

The Kemp Gallery @ Gallery X

The KEMP Gallery has announced it's return and relocation to 65 South William Street, Dublin 2, in a space that will be shared with their new host - GalleryX. 

GalleryX, like The Kemp Gallery, is a new player in Dublin's gallery scene, specialising in figurative and surrealist art, "so the potential synergy attained by working out of the same premises was impossible to refuse" explained curator Kemp.

The KEMP Gallery @ GalleryX intends to continue showcasing urban/street art to the Irish public and looks forward to the continued love and support of their sponsors, art fans, family and friends.

MAY Exhibition - The KEMP Gallery @ GalleryX will be kicking off the new arrangement on May 11th with a new exhibition by the much heralded Shane Sutton (www.shanesutton.com). 

2017 Schedule - A further 3 exhibitions are planned for the calendar year, including brand new work from curator KEMP in late September. 

This is very much a WATCH THIS SPACE situation and I for one am very excited to what comes of this new collaboration.

Good Luck to The Kemp Gallery @ Gallery X!

Gormley's Contemporary Editions

Gormley's Contemporary Editions exhibition opened on March 2nd 2017 and is running until 22nd of March.

I was very interested in attending as there were some big name artists in the exhibition, including Banksy, Hirst, Warhol and my favourite Basquiat.

Years ago I saw the most amazing Warhol exhibition, in IMMA, which included his silver clouds, so I couldn't wait to get up close to his work again.

 

Here's a few pics from my 2nd visit. I went to the opening and it was packed so it was nice to come back another time when it was quiet and less busy.

This was a wonderful collection of modern artist's work in one space and was a must see. Click on to the Gormley's website to see all of the amazing pieces they have for sale.