"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!

 

 

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.

 

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!

Peggy Guggenheim Collection Venice Italy

Day one of our Venice trip was for Architecture while day two was for art.

We had an early breakfast and made our way to Palazzo Venier dei Leoni where Peggy Guggenheim lived and is now a museum.

There was a large queue when we arrived at 9.30am, even though the museum doesn't open until 10am. When it did open, it took a long time to process tickets and we got in at about 10.20am. The entrance fee is €15 and we paid an additional €7 for an audio tour.

Peggy Guggenheim is one of the most famous supporters and collectors of modern art. She brought so many young artists to the attention of the world and without her support who knows what the art world would look like today. Samuel Beckett had told Peggy that one must support artists and it is best to buy paintings from living artists. Guggenheim certainly took this on board with one of her most famous painters being Jackson Pollock (click here for a video in the Pollock room). 

My blog musings won't do the collection any justice (it really is something you must go and see yourself) so I will end here and leave you with this Jackson Pollock picture that I took in the Peggy Guggenheim museum.

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.