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.
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 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
Time for the annual Ballytobin Open Day and time for another paper cut poster.
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!
I am delighted that a large piece was selected for Between Lines, an Open Submission Drawing Show at Signal Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow, curated by Aoife Fitzgerald. Exhibition open: 6-18 November 2012, Opening Reception: 8 November 7-9pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For the third year in a row, I have produced a papercut poster for the popular Ballytobin Open Day. I’m Looking forward to it.