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.Obj: Digital Handmade

.Obj Digital Handmade

.Obj Digital Handmade

I am looking forward to showing a new large sculptural paper piece at the .Obj: Digital Handmade Exhibition in the National Design & Craft Gallery in Kilkenny, curated by Nora O Murchú. The exhibition will be opened on Saturday 11 August at 2pm and is presented as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival. I will also run a number of children’s wokhops on Tue 14, Wed 15 and Thu 16 August. The exhibition continues until 23 January 2019.

Fennelly’s of Callan

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.

The Breadwinner, Butler Gallery

The Breadwinner, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

The Breadwinner, Butler Gallery, Kilkenny

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).

Tyrone Guthrie Residency

Studio 3 at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig

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.

Open Circle Workshops

Open Circle Installation at the Goods Shed

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.

Memory Box

Memory Box

Memory Box: Shane Byrne in the Forest Scene

Together with Gabriella Kiss, I designed the set for Memory Box by Equinox Theatre Company, which premiered at this year’s Abhainn Ri Festival. It was an honour and a pleasure to collaborate with such a talented and dedicated cast and crew.

Memory Box shows a dystopian world in which people who are different are feared, persecuted and hunted. It tells the terrifying tale of an extraordinary man who journeys to escape the regime of oppression shrouding the land, armed only with his memories.  Equinox is a bold, beautiful, brilliant and brave ensemble. Artists with learning difficulties and disabilities work in collaboration with other professional theatre practitioners to create work that challenges and delights both its makers and its audience.

Full Circle

Papercut Full Circle

Full Circle Poster

Full Circle, an exhibtion of circular papercuts by Paul Bokslag opens on Friday 26th October 2012 at 7.30pm at the Watergate Theatre Upstairs Gallery in Kilkenny. The  exhibition continues: 27th Oct – 30th Nov 2012. Opening times: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 2pm-6pm, Sun one hour prior to show Info: http://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/services/arts or http://www.paulbokslag.com Contact the Arts Office at 056-7794133 or kaya.brennan@kilkennycoco.ie


Rock Paper Scissors Poster

Rock Paper Scissors, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford

Rock Paper Scissors, an exhibition of papercuts by Paul Bokslag at Garter Lane Arts Centre, O’Connell Street, Waterford

Opening reception Tuesday 12 June 2012 at 7 pm. The exhibition will be officially opened by Mary Grehan, Arts Director Waterford Healing Arts Trust

Exhibition continues until Saturday 21 July, Tue- Sat, 11am-5.30pm

The papercuts in Rock Paper Scissors are part of a continuing exploration of movement, gesture and form and the possibilities of the medium. The works are the result of a slow subtractive process of accumulated freehand marks, using ordinary sheets of paper and simple blades. They play with the contrast between line and plane, foreground and background, positive and negative space, order and disorder and both the fragility and strength of paper.

182nd RHA Annual Exhibition, Dublin

Nest was selected for the RHA Exhibition: Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2: 29 May-19 Aug, Mon-Tue 11am–5pm, Wed–Sat 11am–7pm, Sun 2–5pm

182nd RHA Annual Exhibition, 2012

Civilizing the Wilderness, Eigse Carlow Arts Festival

Although they didn’t make it into the final selection, two small papercuts were shortlisted for Civilizing the Wilderness and are exhibited as part of the Eigse Carlow Arts Festival’s Open Submission: Friday 8th – Sunday 17th June 2012

Carysfort Gallery, Kilkenny

In May two papercuts were included inA Selection of Kilkenny’s Finest Contemporary Artists 2012 at the Carysfort Gallery’s outreach exhibtion in 7 Patrick Street, Kilkenny

Guest artist 2012 – Eugene Conway with 10 new works of art, together with over 30 works from artists including Paul Bokslag, Aileen Ann Brannigan, Janet Brabazon, Brock Butler, Liam Butler, Gerard Casey, Elizabeth Cope, Maeve Doherty, Mary Ann Gelly, Daithí Holohan, Kathleen Holohan, Sonja Landweer, Paula Minchin, Ani Mollereau, Carmel Mooney, Paul Mosse, Tony Oakey, John O’Connor, Ann Mulrooney, Alan Ragget, Ross Stewart, Francis Tansey, Stephen Vaughan, Supporting Cois Noir, Kilkenny Cancer Support

Eugene Conway, Carysfort Gallery

The Wood between the Worlds, Occupy Space, Limerick

Three large circular pieces were exhibited as part of The Wood Between the Worlds exhibition at Occupy Space, Thomas Street, Limerick in May 2012.

The exhibition was curated by Noelle Collins and included work by Paul Bokslag, Fiona Burke, Gerard Carson, Marie Connole, Aoife Flynn, Marilyn Gaffney, James L. Hayes, Christine Mackey and Eimearjean McCormack

The Wood between the Worldsis an exhibition of works from contemporary artists using paper as a fundamental material in their practice. Through both invitation and an open submission call, artists working in sculpture, printing, collage, painting and mixed media explore the transformative quality of paper. The Wood between the Worlds as described in the writing of C.S Lewis is a transitional space between alternate realities. Upon arrival in the Wood you are susceptible to amnesia, but once you have been transported there, other Worlds are accessible through pools of water. The potential to see different versions of the World we inhabit seems an abstract reference in relation to artists using paper, but it is that sense of possibility and escapism that informed the selection of work.

The Wood between the Worlds

Occupy Space, Limerick

The Wood between the Worlds, Occupy Space, Limerick