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Culture Night NDCG Kilkenny 2020

Culture Night Kilkenny

Culture Night Kilkenny

Friday 18 September is Culture Night. I worked with the National Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny to develop self directed activities in the castlepark and a crafthunt in the rosegarden. I will also run a short online papercutting workshop at 17:00. Check the NDCG website to see their full Culture Night programme and to book your places.

IdN Typeface Design Issue

IdN Magazine Typeface Deisgn Issue v26n3

IdN Magazine Typeface Deisgn Issue v26n3

I feel very honoured to be featured in the Typeface Design Issue of IdN, the International Magazine for Image-Makers and Graphic Designers, alongside beautiful work by 60 designers and studios from around the world. The two-page spread includes ‘The Pattern Exchange’, which I developed for Workhouse Union in 2015, and four other fonts. 

Connected

'Rise' and 'Set', MacDonagh Junction, Connected, Kilkenny

‘Rise’ and ‘Set’, MacDonagh Junction, Connected, Kilkenny

I am delighted to be part of Connected, the Kilkenny Sculpture Trail curated by the National Design & Craft Gallery. Rise and Set can be seen in the Workhouse Square of the MacDonagh Junction Shopping Centre, 30 July- 20 October. Check out the NDCG website for a map of the trail and discover some beautiful sculptural works by 27 artists and 3 community projects in 21 locations. In the windows of the Hibernian Hotel are four papercuts I made with two groups of women from Open Circle in 2017.

Slow Ways

Slow Ways Symbols

Slow Ways Symbols

My two entries for a competition to design a snail-inspired symbol for Slow Ways. Slow Ways will be a network of 7,000 walking routes that connect Great Britain’s towns and cities as well as thousands of villages. People will be able to use the Slow Ways to walk between neighbouring settlements or daisy-chain them for longer journeys.

Cill Rialaig Residency

Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat

Cill Rialaig Artist Retreat

In early February I spend another week in Cill Rialaig, making lots of new work and meeting inspiring artists. A big thanks again to all the staff for all their time given to this wondeful place.

Typodarium 2020

Typodarium 2020

Breach in Typodarium 2020

Typodarium is a 365 day tear-off calendar with a fresh font for every day by 244 Designers from 33 countries. It includes three of my fonts: Madagascar (Tuesday 7 April), Planetarium (Monday 20 July) and Breach (Saturday 24 October). Typodarium 2020 is compiled by Lars Harmsen and Raban Ruddigkeit and published by Verlag Hermann SchmidtIt shows a bi-scriptual font family every Sunday in addition to typedesign from all over the world. There are differences between Arabic and Hebrew, Japanese and Latin, but visually also many similarities. Communication overcomes boundaries and communication needs writing. Typodarium 2020 celebrates the colorful diversity of typefaces.

 

Medieval Mile Museum

Medieval Mile Museum

Medieval Mile Museum

This new papercut installation is on view at the Medieval Mile Museum in Kilkenny City over the holidays.
The two central pieces were created by a wonderful and hardworking group of participants in workshops in the museum during the month of November. The patterns used are inspired by Blackletter – a script used throughout Europe in the medieval period. This script appears in the civic documents on display and also on the stone funeral monuments found throughout the museum and graveyard.
The two outside pieces were made by the Open Circle Community Arts Collective in 2017 and were part of a bigger installation at the Goods Shed, MacDonagh Junction, Kilkenny.
A big thank you to everyone who contributed to the installation, including Kilkenny Civic Trust, Siobhan O’Brien of Kilkenny Carlow Educational Training Board who supported the November workshops, Grace, Alice and all the staff at Medieval Mile Museum and Sheila Jordan of Open Circle.
A special thanks to all who gave their time and creativity to work on these pieces: Ita Bourke, Sophie Butler, Cate Cassin, Carmen Del Poza, Helen Dobson, Aoife Doherty, Fidealis Doherty, Polly Donnellan, Catherine Duff, Fiona Eastwood, Grace Fegan, Anne Marie Fitzgerald, Claire Fitzpatrick, Ann Marie Gray, Claire Griffin, Aileen Kavanagh, Enya Kennedy, Dominika Mlynarska, Lorraine Murphy, Sandra Murphy, Brenda Murtagh, Alice Norwood, Alison O’Flynn, Lisselott Olofsson, Siobhán Pullen, Simone Quinn, Ciara B Stapleton, Fiona Wallace and Zoe Young.

Dunamaise Open 2018

Walking on Sunshine

‘Walking on Sunshine’, Marker and Acrylic Ink on Board, 2018, 60x60cm

I have two pieces in this year’s Open Submission Exhibition at the Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise, Co. Laois. The show features works of art by 52 artists from around the country, selected by guest curator Claire Behan and I feel very honoured to have been awarded a month-long residency at The Arthouse, Stradbally, Co. Laois. The exhibition continues until Saturday 5 January 2019.