Tuesday, July 8, 2014


I have been working and visiting exhibtions and generally being a Good Little Artist but just not blogging about it.  So here's a bit of a catch up.

No. 1 - RDS Success!
These prints were selected for exhibition at the RDS Student Awards 2014

Degree Show,  June 2014
You can't see much there I know but really you have to see them in the paper as it were, which is why I think they were chosen as for the RDS you send the actual work  They are mainly black but have thread embossed into them with the digital image behind.  The images below show what I mean.

Hybrid Print, Pre-spinning

Detail of hybrid print

There is a prize-giving ceremony on July 30 at which I hope to WIN MONEY.

2.  Hospital Shop Window Festival
I should really do a separate post on this but I am part of a group organising a festival for Culture Night and beyond showcasing the art of Irish and possibly international artists in the shop windows of Hospital, where I live.  Here is the website  www.hswf.weebly.com
and here is one of the fabulous images I took for it.  I love reflections.

3.   A new studio - in Dungarvan
We are moving to the sunny South-East - when we find a house we like.  I have already procured a studio space which I am itching to use.  I think studios are like a new pair of shoes or nail varnish - you imagine that the work you will create there will be so much better because everything is new.  The truth of this remains to be seen but I am determined that this studio will not be cluttered with several projects on the desk at the same time.

4.  New Work
I made these collages for Nom Nom Cafe in Kenmare.  They are part of a project I am tentatively calling Vogueifications which use images from Vogue fashion shoots.  For reasons peculiar to me Vogue fashion images delight and dismay me in equal measure.  I think they are the best fashion imagery in the world but the stupid captions they give them winds me up and demeans the models and readers alike.  So I attack them with paint, tape or re-draw them, incorporating the offending captions.

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