Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
my beloved 1970,s tree angel featured in a fashion shoot that took place in my place this morning
❆❆❆❆❆ just to say thanks for all the feedback and stuff , its really felt and makes the madness of this work all the more bearable.I look forward to what we can all do collectively and individually in the new year and good luck with selling the zine :)
I have just received my prints back from DITTO PRESS!
Kid Hater originally commissioned for the Globe & Mail in Toronto.
Risograph (see the process below) printed on 150gsm Munken Lynx.
A4 with the image measuring 18.4cm wide by 12cm high.
£50 plus £5 for next day delivery or come and collect if you're local.
(Last posting date wednesday.)
A Risograph printer is an exciting piece of duplication technology. We create a thermographic master for each colour in your artwork which is then wrapped around a drum. Ink is forced through the voids in the master. The paper runs flat through the machine while the drum rotates at high speed to print each image on the paper.
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Check out the work space of Melbourne artist David Bromley. His latest creative project is a stunning trio of three books entitled 'A Picture Book First and Foremost'.
I would like to remind you the Short Story and Poem competition i am setting up to mark the eleventh consecutive year of the Franco-Irish Literary Festival.
Before I wish you a merry Christmas I would like to give you all rules of the short story and poem competition. I really hope you will find time, between two chocolates or Christmas pudding, to think about your story.
-You must write a short story or short poem on the theme of “The City”.
-You can write in English or in French.
-Your story or poem must not be in excess of 1000 words.
- Send your completed story or poem by email to Business@alliance-francaise.ie or post in on the blog.
-The closing date for entries is 31st March 2010.
-All stories will be displayed during the Franco-Irish Literary Festival.
Good Luck and best wishes
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
...if I was in Dublin.... I am sure that fellow tinderbox's will be doing this the fantastic thisisnotashop 3rd annual christmas art fair,I would love to contribute ...even if I sent up a piece to one of you guys , who is going to exhibit ....would you could you kindly bang it up beside yours ?...
all the details are on the link , you have to go in person with your work and put it up on the wed 16th between 2 and 8pm ....,to claim your space , its all a bit guerilla and such fun.
I know you had an exhibition there already and will know that it is closing after this exhib but will be springing up in another guise soon.
I hope ye are all well peeps x
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
Check out www.entertainment.ie/donein60seconds for inspiration, expert advice from 'Slumdog Millionaire' Director Danny Boyle and some hints & tips for preparing an entry. It's worth a visit to check out last year's winning entry alone, a hilarious remix of ‘Jerry Maguire’
The Irish final will take place during JDIFF (18th- 28th Feb).
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Everyone, Irish or French, student or not, is able to take part in this challenge.
Get your thinking caps on! Details to follow.
Hope you will take part!
See you soon!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Adventures and misadventures
Storytelling with Adam Wilson and The Original Oh-Aissieux
Tales of seduction,
of guns lost, found and stolen,
of underwater rugby battles,
of misadventures with mind-altering substances,
of the sorrows of onions, the joys of strawberries,
and much, much more ...
Sketch artists welcome.
Show starts 8pm sharp, ends about 10.30. Doors 7.30
Admission EUR 6 / Concessions EUR 2
THE SHAW SPACE
XMAS EXHIBITION 2009
Launches Friday 4th December 7:30pm
There's a bunch of us exhibiting at this :)
We'll be there for the opening this Friday.
Free Heineken from 7.30 (until it runs out).
Most of the work will be under €120, ideal Christmas gifts!
Hope you can all come for a mini-tinderbox get-together.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Mandy O'Neill is a Visual Artist based in Dublin. She graduated with a BA in Photography from the DIT College of Photography in 2005. She has recently exhibited at ‘RUA RED’ Dublin 2009 and the RHA Dublin 2009.
27 November - 6 February 2010
Opening Thursday 26 November at 6.30pm - Admission free
Alliance Française1 Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
“Dublin Unsigned shines a light on some of the very best emerging acts from the Dublin scene. There are some incredible bands coming through right now and this compilation provides a snapshot of what’s hot and what’s likely to make a big impression in 2010”.
- Keith Johnson, IMRO
I hope you all have Dec 11th penciled in for the Album Launch in Crawdaddy - for the Dublin's Unsigned gig.
Its going to be huge!!
We just got confirmation that the lads from Noise Control will be finishing off the night with a fantastic DJ set after the bands finish - they are awesome.
Check us out on facebook for more updates as they come in. This night is growing and growing!!!
Check out Our New Website (a work in progress)
And check out our cool new video:
All the best
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Elida is accepting submissions for the Tinderbox Zine - "In These Shoes".
All kinds of subjects are welcome, as a zine just about shoes might be boring!
She is busy going around town today looking for shop windows to paint for Christmas.
(You can contact her by phone or email.)
Saturday, November 21, 2009
ink and pen and marker on paper
...its not right for the zine ,but this is very dear to my heart at the moment, I have been haunted by the little known facts of edwardian artist and botanist Edith Holden ,for a long time now.
You may not know of the country diary of an edwardian lady ....its a fascimile copy of a diary that edith kept as her journal in the early 1900's , she recorded what was happening in nature throughout the year and drew it all. Birds ,flowers , poems etc.
In the 1970's her grand niece found it in the attic and got it published.
It was very freely available and many homes had one ,you can still pick them up easily second hand.BUT what really gets me is the nature of her death .....its soooooo tragic , you wont believe it.
Edith was gathering chestnut buds and leaning over she fell into the river thames and drowned. omg ......
I am making more work in response to this awful end ,it has really captured something in me.
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
She sat for a while, looking and listening. It was thirty years since she had been to the city and it had changed, changed utterly. So many people, busy confident good looking people.
She manoeuvred her wheelchair deeper into the bustling shopping centre and stopped at the window of the shoe shop, a single shoe on display, suspended in a way that made it look as if it was floating. It was shiny patent, deepest crimson red with a bowed front and a delicate spiked heel. They were beautiful. In these shoes she thought she might once again dance the tarantella. She watched her reflection in the plate glass window, an elderly overweight solitary figure fumbling beneath the chair for her purse. Her gnarled arthritic knuckles found the once shiny advertisement torn from a magazine, she opened it and laughed aloud. Yes! It was the coveted Jimmy Choos. Her heart pounded harder than it should. She briefly wondered was she having a heart attack. No matter. If she were to die they could bury her with the shoes on.
And we did.
Tinderbox Network presents the first Storysketch session
association with the Narrative Arts Club
20.00 Library Bar Extension
(Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin 2, just off South Great George's Street)
The Narrative Arts Club will provide an evening of "eye-contact theatre"
Tinderbox members and other sketching enthusiasts are invited to draw the storyteller/audience OR the story itself.
We're expecting a nice crowd so best to arrive early.
Suggested donation €2 - €6
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Monday, November 16, 2009
I wear red patent shoes that click and clack across paved paths and scrape on uneven cobble stones. I am invisible if I am soundless. My shoes click; my voice sings.
Us women are masters in deception; our own mistresses. Before these days of blackness and magic, before Día de los Muertos, when I imagined behaving in this way, I thought an unbearable guilt would build up and consume my passion, forcing me to retreat into my shell of niceness and apologies. But with each further sin I commit I cast off another layer of guilt and submission. My heels click louder. Each stomp is a stomp for freedom. At thirty three I have found my secret.
It is purely for the pleasure that we are together. We can neither hide this pleasure nor can we prevent it from taking over. I imagine I am a twentieth century Coatlicue, Goddess of earth and fire: earth with my J but fire with my C.
“Disfruta,” C whispers in my ear. I get so excited that I have to hold myself back from climaxing. And then all my guilt-infested feelings fly out the window and I do as he bids: Enjoy. And then I slip back into my glistening red shoes and listen to the sound of happiness as they bring me home.
In These Shoes
by Jane Burns (from Fighting Words)
In these shoes my feet feel very small. At least they are warm it was
so cold standing in the freezing snow.
Our neighbour John brought them out with some blankets- we didn’t have
time to get our shoes and coats.
The flames are bursting through the windows and smell of smoke is
everywhere. Everyone is crying- even my father.
Where will we go? Who will take us in? We really have nothing now. My
mother says we should be happy no one died
but I really wish I could have taken my teddy with me. I am so sad
that he has died in the flames.
Our aunt comes along and she takes us to her home. There is hardly any
room- 6 of them and 7 of us but at least we
are inside and there is no smoke or fire. My mother tells me to take
off the big shoes and climb in bed but I don’t want to.
In these shoes I feel safe, they are too big but if there is another
fire at least I can stay warm.
In these shoes my feet feel very small, but they were a gift,
something for me to have, the only things I will have for a very long
NCAD Gallery is running a series of lectures on the postwar period in Irish graphic design starting with a conversation between Jan de Fouw and Conor Clarke on 17th November at 6.30. Full Schedule below:
Tuesday 17th November, 6.30pm
Jan de Fouw, the well-known Dutch designer who moved to Ireland in 1951, and Conor Clarke, founder & Director of Design Factory and author of ‘Orange and Green’ will hold a public conversation focusing on how Ireland’s image was moulded by Jan in the 1950s and 1960s.
Tuesday 1st December, 6.30pm Dr Linda King (IADT)
Politics, Pragmatism and Visualisation of National Identities: The Legacy of Aer Lingus Advertising.
This talk will examine the importance of the airline in disseminating concepts of national identity for both national and international audiences. The design output of both Abram Games and a generation of Dutch designers working in Dublin in the 1950s and 60s will be explored in this context.
Tuesday 15th December, 6.30pm Wendy Williams (NCAD)
Instruments of Mass Persuasion: War posters in the 1930s and 40s.
The poster became an increasingly eloquent means of engendering a proactive mindset during the Second World War. In this talk selected works, including those of Abram Games, are examined in terms of motivations, ideologies and responses.
Tuesday 5th January, 6.30pm Mary Ann Bolger (DIT)
Round towers, West Brits and the ‘Battery Hens of Moscow’: some issues in the ‘professionalisation’ of post-war Irish graphic design.
This paper will examine the generally overlooked influence of British models, including Abram Games, on the establishment of an Irish graphic design profession and the development of an indigenous design vocabulary. It will also examine the pivotal role that advertising designers – often maligned as apolitical, commercial jobbers – played in directing the course of modern Irish graphic design.
Harry Clarke Lecture Theatre
National College of Art and Design/Gallery
100 Thomas Street, Dublin 8, Ireland.