Meet the Makers

October 15, 2018 § Leave a comment

Revolve

Revolve

I am looking forward to talking about my work which is currently on show at the National Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny this Thursday 18 October at 18.30

Free Late Date Event: Meet The Makers
Join artist and designer Paul Bokslag with fellow exhibitor Marius Watz for our late date evening this Thursday. Paul will discuss his inspiration and processes involved in creating his Revolve paper installation. Marius will discuss his site-specific wall drawings and how he uses visual abstraction through generative software. This event is part of our .OBJ exhibition education and outreach programme at the National Design and Craft Gallery. The exhibition is curated by Nora O’Murchu.

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Mashrabiya Fonts

September 3, 2018 § Leave a comment

Mashrabiya Fonts

Mashrabiya Fonts

In March I received an email from Edo Smitshuijzen who proposed to include some of my typefaces in his publication on Mashrabiya Fonts. I was delighted to receive a copy of the beautifully produced book in the post today, generously highlighting eight of my fonts and even 3D vase renderings of a papercut.

Mashrabiyas are an iconic element of Arabic architecture. Providing shade, air circulation and privacy, all at the same time. This book showcases a number of font designs that can be used to produce Mashrabiya screens, including some possible applications. It aims to fill in a peculiar gap and thus enrich the Arabic visual culture with this new category of fonts.

The 216-page full colour paperback can be ordered through Khatt Books, publishers on design and visual culture of the Middle East and North Africa.

Butterslip

August 23, 2018 § Leave a comment

Butterslip

Butterslip, Kilkenny

A big thank you to Anne from Butterslip on the corner of Rose Inn Street and Kieran Street, for asking me to show some of my paperuts in her shop during Kilkenny Arts Festival 2018.

.Obj: Digital Handmade

August 10, 2018 § Leave a comment

.Obj Digital Handmade

.Obj Digital Handmade

I am looking forward to showing a new large sculptural paper piece at the .Obj: Digital Handmade Exhibition in the National Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny, curated by Nora O Murchú. The exhibition will be opened on Saturday 11 August at 2pm and is presented as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival. I will also run a number of children’s wokhops on Tue 14, Wed 15 and Thu 16 August. The exhibition continues until 23 January 2019.

Collocate

August 8, 2018 § Leave a comment

 

Collocate (to set or place together, especially side by side)

Collocate (to set or place together, especially side by side)

I am delighted to be showing work alongside Eoin O’Malley and Orla Callaghan at the Riverbank Arts Centre in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The exhibtion will be officially opened bu Dominic Thorpe on Saturday 11 August at 6pm. it runs until 25 August and there will be an artists’ talk on that day at 2pm. Eoin was a recipient of a training and mentoring award supported by the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect Scheme managed by Arts and Disability Ireland.

The Breadwinner, Butler Gallery

May 11, 2018 § Leave a comment

The Breadwinner, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

The Breadwinner, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

I am delighted to be artist-in-residence in the Butler Gallery during the exhibition around Cartoon Saloon’s film the Breadwinner.

I will be in the gallery on Tuesdays and Thursdays 2-4pm until 12 July and visitors will be able to make their own cut-out designs inspired by the papercut style of the Story World in The Breadwinner. I will also run a workshop as part of National Drawing Day (Saturday 19 May 12-4pm) and children’s workshops on three Sundays: 27 May, 10 June and 24 June (5-7 years: 11am-12.30pm and 8-12 years: 2pm-3.30pm).

Annaghmakerrig Revisited

April 6, 2018 § Leave a comment

Studio 7, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan

Studio 7, Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co. Monaghan

Over Easter, I was finally able to book my second residency week at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig. This time I stayed in Miss Worby’s room, which is said to be haunted by her ghost and I worked in Studio 7 on another series of Ink on Paper. Thanks again to Kilkenny County Council’s Arts Office for the bursary.

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