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.
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.
I am delighted to have one of the bottle sculptures in Cabinet of Wonders #3, curated by Ian Wieczorek at the Linenhall Arts Centre in Castlebar, Co. Mayo.
More photos of bottle sculptures here
Shaft, the site-specific sisal twine sculpture that I installed in Dublin’s Temple Bar Gallery atrium for Culture Night, will remain in place until Saturday 15 October 2016. TBG+S are included in Open House Dublin 2016 and the installation will be part of their tour. More photos here.
I am looking forward to installing a site-specific twine sculpture over three floors in the atrium space of Temple Bar Gallery for Culture Night 2016. This year’s Culture Night takes place on Friday 16 September from 6-9.30pm. Guided tours of the TBG+S artists’ studios are free, but need to be booked here.
A new papercut for the Abhainn Ri Festival 2016.
I am looking forward to seeing the Art of Craft Exhibition 2016 at the Market Place Theatre and Arts Centre in Armagh, in which I will be showing two pieces. The exhibition features the work of 26 artist/designer/makers from across Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, showcasing ceramics, jewellery, mixed media, textiles, bespoke furniture, printmaking, mosaic and paper working.
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.