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.
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
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.
Exhibition opening 19 September 2014 at 20.00, including an interview with Paul Bokslag (papercuts, Ireland) and Carina Janssens (3d-objects, the Netherlands) and music by singer-Songwriter Bert Smeets.
Terpkerk, Grote Straat 26, Oud Urmond, Saturday 20 September – Sunday 12 October. Open Friday – Sunday 14.00 – 17.00 uur, http://www.cwstein.nl
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
About fifteen years ago I designed a logo for an initiative group wanting to start a hospice in Leiden, the Netherlands. Now, celebrating its tenth birthday, Hospice Issoria moves to a bigger home at Burggravenlaan 11. I am delighted that as part of this I was asked to exhibit a number of papercuts. The exhibition can be viewed during the Open Day on Saturday 21st September from 11.00 – 16.00.
The Full Circle exhibition at the Watergate Theatre Upstairs Gallery has been extended until 28th December 2012!