As part of Bring Your Own Chair, I visited primary schools in twelve towns to deliver papercutting workshops to over 900 children. They created ‘Town Motifs’ based on the nature, buildings and heritage of their town and I worked with all images to design 14 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.
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.
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.
breach is an experimental typeface which I designed as an entry for fontstruct’s counter competition. The counters in breach overlap the outlines of their glyphs and extend beyond them. breach can be downloaded for free from the fontstruct website (requires login) as a 149 glyph TTF font.
Studio 3 at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig
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.
Purchase an original and affordable piece of art for on your wall or to give away as a present and contribute towards a good cause.
From 30 September – 7 October 2017 I will take part in the Camphill Camino Trek from Ponferrada to Sarria to help to raise funds in support of the inspiring work that Camphill does around the country. As part of my fundraising efforts I am selling a series of small abstract drawings. All drawings cost €45.00 only and are made using archival and acrylic inks. The price includes a simple IKEA frame or postage to anywhere in the world. 100% of the proceeds will go towards the Camphill fundraiser. The drawings on offer can be viewed on my facebook page, or in person in KCAT.
Drawings can be taken home after purchase. Shipments will take place after the completion of the walk. If you have already made a donation and feel you are missing out on this opportunity, please talk to me and I am sure we can come to an agreement. Contact me if you want to secure a drawing of your choice or if you have any questions.