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.

Bring Your Own Chair

August 24, 2018 § Leave a comment

Bring Your Own Chair

Bring Your Own Chair

As part of Bring Your Own Chair, I visited primary schools in twelve towns to deliver papercutting workshops to 850 children. They created ‘Town Motifs’ based on the nature, buildings and heritage of their town and I worked with all images to design 13 individual A3 sized posters, one for each school. Damn Fine Print did a beautiful risograph printing job on the posters.

Bring Your Own Chair is a portrait of twelve rural towns and villages accross counties Killkenny, Waterford and Wexford, led by visual artist Michelle Browne and produced by Workhouse Union. Towns and villages include Kilmacthomas, An Rinn, Tallow and Passage East (Waterford); Ballyhack, Taghmon, Bunclody, Courtown (Wexford); and Coon, Goresbridge, Slieverue and Kells (Kilkenny).

Bring Your Own Chair is funded by the Arts Council Ireland Making Great Art Work – Open Call Award and with further support from Create Ireland/Collaborative Arts Partnership Programme, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Waterford Council, Kilkenny Arts Office, County Wexford and Kilkenny LEADER Partnership.

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 MurchĂș. 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.

Fennelly’s of Callan

July 18, 2018 § Leave a comment

Five of my recent ink on paper works were part of In:Sight, a celebration of the arts in Callan at the wonderful Fennelly’s of Callan: one in the window and four in the snug. The work will remain in Fennelly’s until the end of July. Check out their five star coffee, breakfast and lunch.

  • It Blew and it Blew, Papercut
  • Waking Up in Waterford
  • Nest, Black Papercut
  • Waking Up in Waterford Exhibition
  • Bloom, White Papercut
  • Waking Up in Waterford