I am showing some new ink on paper works at the Mountshannon Arts Festival 31 May-10 June. I am also facilitating a monoprinting and a linoprinting workshop on Saturday 2 June.
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).
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.
What an honour to be showing my vinyl floor and wall drawing alongside large prints of My Carlow, a graphic novel by Studio Weave and an architectural structure by Todo Por La Praxis, as part of Town Planners in the Studio Gallery at VISUAL Centre for Contemporary Art. A big thank you to producers Ann Mulrooney of VISUAL in Carlow and to Eilis Lavelle and Rosie Lynch of Workhouse Union for asking me and to Jon for helping with the install.
A big thank you to Kilkenny Arts Office for awarding me a residency bursary for the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig. I had an inspriring and productive week in this amazing place in the beginning of December. I am very much looking forward to another week in the new year and hope to show some of the work in a gallery next summer.
My font Counter Culture was a winner in the Fontstruct Reverse Competition. It can be downloaded for free from the fontstruct website (requires login) and comes with a non-commercial no derivatives creative commons licence. Counter Culture was also featured in the Typography category of the Behance Graphic Design Gallery.
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.