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.
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).
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
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
My papercut design for Callan’s 5th annual Abhainn Rí Festival of Inclusion and Particpation.
I will exhibit a number of paper-cuts in Waterford Regional Hospital as part of the exhibitions programme curated by Waterford Healing Arts Trust. The title of the exhibition, Waking Up in Waterford, refers to my hospital admission after a traumatic accident many years ago. Through a series of more figurative paper-cuts I have tried to revisited my stay as a patient in the hospital and the visual narrative that runs through the exhibition follows a journey towards recovery.
Waking Up In Waterford will run from Thursday 10th April, 2014 until the 6th June, 2014. For further information please contact the Waterford Healing Arts Trust on 051-842664 or e-mail WHAT@hse.ie