Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
It's (non-profit) community radio so it can be hard to pick up if you're not on the northside, but you can listen (and watch!) here. Scroll down and turn on the video feed.
This week he'll be playing amongst other things: three live tracks by the Velvet Underground, some Ornette Coleman, Koko Taylor, Third Eye Foundation, Taylor Deupree & Chris Wilits and The Jazz singer himself... Neil Diamond.
So if you're looking to liven up your Tuesday evening, give it a go. Sign up to the blog and Facebook page if you feel so inclined.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Hey folks, this is the charity we're working with for the mask party this Friday.
Your money goes directly to a great cause helping disadvantaged kids, spread the word and don't be shy about offering any extra donations or support.
It is the aim of Punho Forte to provide basic educational and health improvements for the children of Itacaré while working with local government to improve the infrastructure of the city. It is also a priority of the organization to provide a safe and supportive environment for recreational activities for children in order to enable their emotional development. We encourage the participation of all children and teenagers in the running and organization of the project in order to foster a sense of personal development and responsibility.
Don't forget that the mask party is this Friday in Toners of Baggot street, Dublin! YEAY!
We're meeting there this evening (Monday) 6.30 to finalise a few things, so if anybody wants to help out on the night, join us there. Otherwise see y'all on Friday.
It's in support of our exhibition with a donation going to Punho Forte, so if you feel like contributing more than €5, it would be greatly appreciated.
Tell friends and friends of friends to come along and support!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
They're showing the silent classic Nosferatu tomorrow night in the beatiful Dartmouth Square in Ranelagh with a live band (3epkano) as part of the Ranelagh Arts Festival.
It starts at 8pm, and there's no way to reserve tickets, so I'd advise coming early. The Square is surrounded on all sides by huge trees, and on three sides by Georgian houses.
(Please note: This event is incorrectly listed in the programme as 11pm)
NOSFERATU - A SYMPHONY OF HORRORS
Directed by F.W. Murnau; Year of Production - 1921 (Germany); Duration - 93mins; Silent with English intertitles and live music by 3epkano*
An iconic film of the German expressionist cinema, and one of the most famous of all silent movies, F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror continues to haunt - and, indeed, terrify - modern audiences with the unshakable power of its images. By teasing a host of occult atmospherics out of dilapidated set pieces and innocuous real-world locations alike, Murnau captured on celluloid the deeply rooted elements of a waking nightmare, and launched the signature "Murnau-style" that would change cinema history forever.
* 3epkano are a Dublin based, seven-piece collective dedicated to producing original soundtracks for silent and avant-garde cinema. Founded in early 2004, they are:
Richard McCullough: keyboards/organ
James Mackin: drums/percussion
Matthew Nolan: electric guitar
Laurence Mackin: bass guitar
Cameron Doyle: electric guitar
Lioba Petrie: cello
Karen Dervan: viola
Calling all designers! Calling all visual artists!
Some Blind Alleys is holding a Banner Competition, and THE JOINERY is judging. Six finalist banners will be chosen from the field of entrants. The winner will receive €500. The other five finalists will receive €50. Each will appear on Some Blind Alleys for one month, with a link to the artist’s/designer’s site, plus a bio and an accompanying image of the artist’s choice.
Deadline for entry is November 10, 2009. You can submit as many entries as you like. This competition is open to individual designers and artists who are from or normally resident in Ireland.
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Some Blind Alleys Banner Competition
Some Blind Alleys is holding a Banner Competition, and THE JOINERY is judging. Six banners will be chosen from the field of entrants, and each will appear on Some Blind Alleys for one month, with a link to the artist’s/designer’s site, plus a bio and an accompanying image of the artist’s choice.
Deadline for entry is October 16, 2009. You can submit as many entries as you like. This competition is open to individual designers and artists who are from or normally resident in Ireland.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tinderbox network presents The Mask Party.
In aid of Tinderbox and Punho Forte.
Prizes for the best masks. Make a mask, buy one, stick a bag on your head, whatever, it's all in the name of fun and fund-raising! (Mask-making on the night for the unprepared)
TONERS of LOWER BAGGOT STREET
FRIDAY 2nd OCTOBER
DJs (House, Techno, Indie-Dance)
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Anybody know any good graffiti artists or mural painters?
This is not a shop (the gallery space that we are using for the exhibition) have offered us the use of their shutter to promote the exhibition. The Luas stops right outside the door so it’s potentially a brilliant opportunity to raise awareness of our show and our network.
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Edel and I are just back from a two week break, driving around the country. We saw some great exhibitions, one of my favourites being David Godbold's in Kilkenny Castle. If you get a chance, you really should take a look. I believe he also has a lot of work on display in the Kerlin Gallery in Dublin. You can view some samples of his work on their site.
@Walter Astrada - Agence France-Presse
VISA pour l'IMAGE is a unique festival about Photojournalism. You're not only given the chance to look at the best contemporary photographers' work but also given the chance to face the world as it is today with Journalists/Photgraphers/Artist that would risk their lifes to testify about conflicts throughout the planet.
On Wallpaper.com you have a slideshow of 45 pictures that gives you a great sample of the diversity of all the exhibitions. I encourage you to take 5 min to look at it.