Wednesday, June 19, 2013

This Sunday at the Dublin Food Co-op, Independents Day is happening .Jane will be there with a brand new book.

a deeper exploration of fragility,love and loss
edition of 8 
altered vintage childs book with original drawings and words added.

 I am making this book specially for this sundays independents day ,mentioned by emma in the post below I look forward to catching up with my tinderbox and various zine friends , leave a message here , or over at my facebook

Thursday, June 6, 2013

image alan doyle 

Hi Folks, hope you are all well.
I am very late with this but just in case anyone sees it , that can go, please do.
I exhibited last year at the hunters moon festival and I have to say , it was a highlight of my year. The festival is virtually self funded and  THIS SATURDAY ONLY  1pm -10.30pm you can buy lots of affordable art , half of the price goes to the festival fund.
 Jane,a waif and stray from the tinderbox world will have lots of drawings from 20 euros to 150 euros, lots and lots of 20 euro ones.
It is FREE to go in to see the art and various stalls.
There is a full line up of music and films , which you can see on the events page.
Please let anyone you know , who may like to get some affordable drawings.

details of all day art and music fundraiser event

Jane again

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Zine Fair June

Esther and Emma will have a table at this years Independents Day Zine Fair on June 23rd at the Food co-op Newmarket Sq.
Any of you Tinderboxer's want/can help out for an hour or two please give us a shout out!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Iconic war photography hauntingly reduced to simple, empty lanscapes

'Czech photographer Pavel Maria Smejkal is responsible for this arresting series of images that are completely familiar yet strikingly alien. Taking iconic photographs of moments that have shaped the course of human history (think Iwo Jima, Tiananmen Square and The Grassy Knoll) Pavel removes the human elements from them, leaving nothing but empty, haunting landscapes behind. They offer an eerily prosaic look at the geographical plainness of sites that have been imbued with such enormous importance.'

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Doily street art by Smot

I've been seeing these all over my neighbourhood (Ménilmontant, Paris) and thought I would share.
I love the idea.

Monday, February 11, 2013

OFFSET2013 Illustration Week: Launches today!

 OFFSET 2013 starts in 2 months at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands.
Over the next eight weeks OFFSET will be sharing videos of talks, interviews, panel discussions from previous events, as well as presenting their upcoming 2013 speakers.
This week the theme is Illustration!
Watch out for upcoming posts on Seymor ChwastDave McKean and Gary Baseman, interviews with Ben NewmanKate MorossCalef Brownand Chris Silas Neal and a whole day dedicated to picture books with Oliver JeffersNiamh Sharkey and PJ Lynch.
Image credit - Illustrated Type by BRENB

Friday, February 8, 2013

Homemade book

Hello, I just finished a little homemadebook of 10 pages, and it will be with great pleasure to offer it to whoever is interested in it. The theme of the books is about landscape mixed with the art. In order to get it, feel free to drop me an email at :
Ciao !

Monday, January 14, 2013

Claudio Parentela

Claudio Parentela:Contemporary Art with a Freakish Taste!....Anarchic and Crazy Art for a better world....!??.....or worse...?..we'll see.....

Friday, January 11, 2013


Hello All,
After years spent designing magazines and being an Art Editor I took the decision it was time to start producing work which was personal and pure. I am an artist/photographer living and working in London. My website is please have a look around when you have time, hope you find it interesting. I look forward to getting to know everyone, your work and taking part fully in this group. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Museum of Everything

I went to this exhibition recently and thought I'd share it. I love the concept and the collection itself ranges from really weird to a certain type of wonderful!

The Museum of Everything is the world’s only travelling museum for the undiscovered, unintentional and untrained artists of the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries, with over 300,000 visitors since its creation in 2009.

The Museum of Everything works with leading international artists, curators and thinkers.
In October 2012, The Museum of Everything presents Exhibition #1.1 in Paris at The Chalet Society, the radical new art project helmed by Marc-Olivier Wahler, former Director and Chief Curator of Le Palais de Tokyo.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Showing and Telling - Recent work

This is a piece that I have been working on recently. I was reluctant to post it as I am not at all happy with it (yet).
I have been playing with these organic forms in my work for ages now and I'm beginning to find them stiff and unexpressive, is it just me?

I began this piece with the aim of combining my life drawing style and my illustration style, which, are strangely miles apart.

I would appreciate any feedback you have.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Eleanor Davis

Its nice that says:
Eleanor Davis has more illustrative skill than most people would know what to do with. The American creative spends her days, nights, and probably all the time in between producing a staggering volume of comics, editorial illustration and children’s work, not to mention a healthy dose of personal work (what the hell else are you supposed to do with all that talent?) in all sorts of media.

I say... Loving her work.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Le Praxinoscope & le Zoetrope

I visited the Musée des Arts Décoratifs recently and was happy to see some praxinoscopes and zoetropes!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sharp Suits - A Creative Catharsis exhibition

This sounds like a fun exhibition for anyone who's ever had to deal with a client from hell and their soul crushing requests.

The work will be exhibited by the kind folks at The Little Green Café, Bar and Gallery. The exhibition kicks off with a few drinks on Friday, November 2nd at 5pm, where A3 prints of all entries will be on sale for only €10, with all proceeds going to Temple Street, and runs until Wednesday 7th.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Paul Rand Exhibition

Just noticed there's an exhibition of Paul Rand's work on at Ebow Gallery from 2nd - 16th November as part of Design Week 2012, with an accompanying lecture on the 5th November in DIT.

Show and tell!

Are you currently working on a project? Have you recently created something you're proud of? Why not share it on with us here at Tinderbox. We're here for support, advice and feedback!

Animation tutorials from Animade

"Super short animation tutorials with an emphasis on simple effective movement."

Article on

Animade portfolio
Animade's very cute facebook 'like' link

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


I saw this post this morning and just loved the absurdity of the idea, as well as the actual images produced. *LINK*

"In 1908 Dr Julius Neubronner patented a miniature pigeon camera activated by a timing mechanism. The invention brought him international notability after he presented it at international expositions in Dresden, Frankfurt and Paris in 1909–1911. Spectators in Dresden could watch the arrival of the camera-equipped carrier pigeons, and the photos were immediately developed and turned into postcards which could be purchased."

(All images from the National Air & Space Museum Spy Technology Section via Wikimedia Commons

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cycling with Ellen

Cycling with Ellen from Paddy Cahill on Vimeo.

"Ellen Rowley is an Architectural Historian who lives with her family in Ballybough, Dublin.
We went for a cycle with Ellen and looked at the architectural heritage around parts of Dublin that often goes ignored, the architecture of the 20th Century and her special interest the social housing schemes by the former prolific city architect Herbert Simms."

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Gods and Monsters of Tomorrow 
A launch will be held at
The Little Green Gallery,
13 High Street, Dublin 8
on October 19th at 7.00pm 

Sunday, September 23, 2012


SURPRISE JANE!!! look at your beautiful image : ) ! So here's a little peek of Gods and Monsters of Tomorrow, this picture was taken by Orla over at The Picture Works who did a GREAT job at printing the book, there will be a launch soon for this little monster!!! To find out more about our cover artist Jane O'Sullivan click HERE  

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Over there! Block T darkroom exhibition

Over there! by Esther Moliné
Over there! a photo by Esther Moliné on Flickr.
Hi everybody! I'm very excited to be taking part in a darkroom students exhibition organized by BlockT in Dublin next Friday the 21st (6-11pm). It will coincide with Culture night (see programme) and will run over the whole weekend. I'll exhibit in it a series of 'Street moments', three photographs I developed and printed during my Introduction to the darkroom course in BlockT, this will be one of them. The opening is on the Friday from 6 till 11 and you're all invited, there will be wine and nibblies! Also there are free photogram workshops you might be interested in. I made photograms during the course I did there and it's lots of fun!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Fantastic Oppurtunity !!!!!!

The Mill Theatre | Call for Illustrators

Deadline: 30th September at 5.30pm | The Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin.
This season we will celebrate the wonderful art of illustration. A remarkably visual writer, grew out of a tradition where illustration formed a significant part of both serial and book. His works inspired many artists to recreate scenes and characters. Illustration has enriched the world of art and literature. Quentin Blake’s illustrations for Roald Dahl’s books are still magical to children today. Indeed, many illustrations from childhood stories remain safely tucked in our minds ready to appear surreptitiously when memories are jogged.
If you are an illustrator and would like to submit work, please check out our Gallery Page on for full details or email

hi guys , I havent posted here in a long time ,,but I know that there are some serious good illustrators within tinderbox....spread the word on this opp and please will someone put it on facebook.

I am well , I enjoyed the Dublin Zine Fair and am busy with submissions and a few collaborations. more info and images ***
drawings from our hearts
janes blog

Monday, September 10, 2012

Pick Me Up - Shout Out!

Hey just found this yesterday, its a call for entries for Pick Me Up 2013.

Pick Me Up, the UK's first contemporary graphic art fair, returns for its fourth successive year in April 2013 (exact dates TBC). Somerset House invites applications from artists, collectives and galleries wishing to participate" i have been to Pick Me Up the last two years and it is a really good show in a great location in London which is heavily advertised. This is just a little tester to see who would be interesting in getting involved, workwise and helping out as there will be a lot of work but i think it would be well worth it. So if you're interested please comment below. Oh if there are any London based "Tinderboxers" please make yourself know as well as it wouldn't hurt for us to know each other anyway. It really is great event, and would be great to be involved. Applications should be received by 5pm on Friday 28 September so now is the time to get moving on it. This is little taster of last year's event: Thanks Lee & Michael

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Bluebird from The Last Night of the Earth Poems (1992) by Charles Bukowski, read by Harry Dean Stanton

Charles Bukowski

Charity art auction, they're looking for submissions!

Hi guys, I'm very happy to be contributing a framed print of this photo to an art charity auction and exhibition organized by the S.C.O.O.P Foundation, in aid of children in India. The auction will be on the 14th of October in the Ormond Wine Bar (6 Ormond Quay, Dublin), and my photograph is already hanging there for everybody to see! If anybody's interested in submitting an art piece here's the email:

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

'Open Book | Leabhar Oscailte'

'Open Book | Leabhar Oscailte' 

Invitation to a solo exhibition by Kathy O' Leary

Of new multidisciplinary artworks including Experimental short films,
Digital and Contemporary Etching prints, photography,
interactive word/text-play and sculpture

The exhibition will be opened by Irish Visual Artist
Vivienne Roche

On Saturday 15th of September @ 3pm,
The Working Artists Studio Gallery,
71 North Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

The exhibition will run until Saturday 13th of October

For more details contact Kathy on

All welcome

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

We are funded!!

So we are now 106% funded, 
Thank you...Roisin Keane, Tomas Nolan, Gillian O'Hea, Paddy Lynch, Garret Shanley, Claire Gallagher, Aileen Crossley, Helena Tobin, Vicky Paredes, Patrick Brown, Dorothee Meyer, Carol Paredes, Fran Tyrrell, Vivienne Baillie, Eoghan Carroll, J D, Michelle Cunningham, Niall O'Connor Sinead Scott, Conor Blessing, Anna Soler Cepria, Mary Rafferty, Michaela Tobin, Silvia Soler, Brian Stapleton, Bryan Hanley, Colm McGowan, Taidgh Lynch, Jane O'Sullivan, Marta M, Esther Moline Steve McCarthy, Craig Connor, Johnner, Jane Burns, Damien Martin, Nigel Flood, Ann Marie Clancy, Stephen McNally, Anne Hennessy, Suri Grennell, ESC Zine, Gavin Rowe, Darragh Doyle Noirin Collins, Blanca Fons, Pilar Garrido, Denise O' Donnell, Emma Barrett, Alfredo Tobena, Linda Austen and Tania Banotti. THANK YOU!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Bernard Shaw Exhibition

I've got some work on show in The Bernard Shaw for the next month. There's a little launch night tomorrow, friday the 10th, at around 7pm. Would love to see you guys there!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012


It's here!!, please help me and Elida publish the book. It also features some awesome tinderbox members too!