I am delighted to be showing work and looking forward to giving a monoprinting workshop at Mountshannon Arts Festival.
I am delighted to have two of my pieces in ‘Dog Days‘, this year’s Open Submission Exhibtion at Dunamaise Arts Centre in Portlaoise: ‘Oval I’, a papercut and ‘Vessel IV’, a small sculptural piece (PET Bottle and Embroidery Thread). Dog Days was curated by Therry Rudin and Patricia Hurl of Damer House Gallery.
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.
A thank you to Martha Luczak and Kathy Scheuring for asking me to be part of Memovoco 2016, a tear-off calendar filled with inspiring statements about life, with contributions by artists, designers and illustrators from over 25 countries. My papercut memo was inspired by Alan Counihan and Bridge Street Will Be.
I am very happy to have five of my fonts included in the beautifully produced Typodarium 2016. Typodarium 2016 is a colourful tear-off calendar that features 366 fonts by 223 designers from 32 countries. My fonts are Pacemaker Backslant (20 January), Spacepixel (22 March), Levelrebel (11 July), Bullwhacker (25 September and back of the box) and Southbound (21 December). Typodarium 2015 is for sale through a number of bookshops and on amazon.
My papercut design for the Abhainn Rí Festival 2015 in Callan, Co. Kilkenny.
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
If you happen to be in Dublin this weekend, don’t forget to visit the Dublin Art Book Fair 2014 in Temple Bar Gallery + Studios. A number of copies of my small publication Waking Up in Waterford will be for sale. I only have a few left at home at this stage. Let me know if you are interested in one.
I was delighted to find out that five of my fonts were selected for Typodarium 2015, the typographic tear-off calendar. This year it features 365 fonts by 223 designers from 31 countries. The fonts are solituda (25 januari), Switchboard (23 July), Playroom (8 April), Hide & Seek (25 September) and Pelicano (21 December). Typodarium 2015 is for sale through a number of bookshops and on amazon.