I really enjoyed working with two wonderful groups at Open Circle Community Arts Collective over the month of November. The large scale papercuts look great and are now installed in the Goods Shed opposite MacDonagh Junction in Kilkenny until Christmas. Well done to all involved and a big thank you to Polly, Aoife, Zoe and Ken for helping to hang the work and to Sheila Jordan for organising it all. The project was supported by the Kilkenny Arts Office and the Kilkenny Carlow ETB Training Services.
I am delighted to be showing work and looking forward to giving a monoprinting workshop at Mountshannon Arts Festival.
I have two works in the Dunamaise Open Submission Exhibition 2015. This year’s exhibition features works of art by 25 artists from around the country and was selected by Eamon Colman, Aosdána. Official Opening Friday 13 November, 7pm. Runs until Saturday 19 December. Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5.30pm, Saturday: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm and one hour prior to curtain on the evening of a performance. Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
A thank you to Martha Luczak and Kathy Scheuring for asking me to be part of Memovoco 2016, a tear-off calendar filled with inspiring statements about life, with contributions by artists, designers and illustrators from over 25 countries. My papercut memo was inspired by Alan Counihan and Bridge Street Will Be.
My papercut design for the Abhainn Rí Festival 2015 in Callan, Co. Kilkenny.
Temple Bar Gallery + Studios, Dublin, 06 February – 28 March 2015, Paul Bokslag, Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Sarah Lincoln, Fiona McDonald, Studio Weave
The Pattern Exchange is an exhibition, guest curated by Rosie Lynch and Hollie Kearns, which presents existing work from Irish artists Sarah Browne, Gareth Kennedy, Sarah Lincoln and Fiona McDonald, with new commissions by Paul Bokslag (IE/NL) and architecture practice Studio Weave (UK). Taking pattern as a point of departure, the exhibition explores patterns of knowledge, material production, labour, and patterns of movement and change within urban and natural landscapes.
I have installed a large scale paper cut for The Pattern Exchange and also developed the display font for this exhibition. The Pattern Exchange font can be downloaded for free from the Temple Bar Gallery + Studios website.
I am very happy to have work in the Dunamaise Open Submission Exhibition 2014, which will open on Friday 14th November 2014 at 7pm. The exhibition was selected by guest curator Geraldine O’ Reilly of Aosdána. It will run until 19th December 2014. Opening times: Tuesday to Friday: 10am to 5.30pm and Saturday: 10am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm. Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church Street, Portlaoise, Co. Laois
If you happen to be in Dublin this weekend, don’t forget to visit the Dublin Art Book Fair 2014 in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. A number of copies of my small publication Waking Up in Waterford will be for sale. I only have a few left at home at this stage. Let me know if you are interested in one.
Exhibition opening 19 September 2014 at 20.00, including an interview with Paul Bokslag (papercuts, Ireland) and Carina Janssens (3d-objects, the Netherlands) and music by singer-Songwriter Bert Smeets.
Terpkerk, Grote Straat 26, Oud Urmond, Saturday 20 September – Sunday 12 October. Open Friday – Sunday 14.00 – 17.00 uur, http://www.cwstein.nl
My papercut design for Callan’s 5th annual Abhainn Rí Festival of Inclusion and Particpation.