Friday, October 30, 2009

Tebe Interesno

I'm sure you've all seen this guy's work before, but in case you haven't...

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tinderbox Newsletter (PLEASE READ)

Now that we have caught our breath after our first exhibition, it's time to get going again! Lets keep the momentum up!

Firstly I'd like to thank everyone who took part in and helped out with the Storytelling exhibition and the zine. It was a great success! We covered our costs, got loads of positive feedback, new members, a number of sales, and some proposals for new projects...namely...

Storydrawing. The ball is officially rolling on a project that involves live sketching/drawing/doodling. The idea is to team up with the narrative arts club and draw the storytellers in action. We're just hunting down a suitable venue at the mo. I'll publish details here when they are confirmed.

Skill-exchange workshops. In the new year, we are planning to kick-start our skill-exchange workshops. Proposals and suggestions welcome. For the first one, I'm hoping to arrange is an art history workshop. The format will be informal. The speaker(s) discuss a topic in moderate detail and then it opens up to questions, discussion and debate. I think this could be potentially really interesting. I, myself do not have an extensive knowledge of art history, and I find it very difficult to research a certain topic without guidance. So this is some guidance for broadening your knowledge of art history or sharing your opinions in an interactive friendly environment. These sessions will be FREE and will most likely take place mid-week in the city centre. Again, specifics to be announced.

Bang Project. Our Mask Party photographer has approached us about a fun project. It requires locations and people to participate. There will be a blog post here next week calling for participants.

I'd like to encourage you all to take part in the Some Blind Alleys Banner Competition The prize is 500BUCKS!!!! The deadline is November 10th. See the site for details, and if anybody needs technical help, ie to fit into the pixel spec, do let me know. I'm happy to help.

• Zine number 2: The collaboration issue. Due to the success and popularity of our first zine, we are hoping to get another one going as soon as possible. We hope that this new issue will have people working together or mixing up their images to create something new. Get your thinking caps on. It'll be published before the new year.

Phew. That turned out to be longer than I thought! Thanks for taking the time to read it. Don't be shy to comment here on any of the items listed. See you soon.

Peep Show (part of the OFFSET festival)


To kick off OFFSET 2009 we have asked the sauciest creatives around what turns the on for an X-rated gallery show. The walls of the intimate Monster Truck Gallery will be filled with images exploring their darkest, erotic, sexy thoughts and weird fetishes. Be warned this will be a strictly over 18 show and not for the faint-hearted.

Featuring work by Tim Biskup, Tara McPherson, Gaetan Billault, Jon Burgerman, BRENB, Airside, Serge Seidlitz, Micheal Gillette, Steve Simpson, Mike Perry, Chris Judge, TADO, Clíona O’Flaherty, Brian Cronin, Jeremyville, D.A.D.D.Y, Richard Hogg, Nate Williams, Richard Gilligan, Scalder, Asbestos, Conor & David, Aisling Farinella, Cliona O’Flaherty, M&E, Alan Clarke, Brian Coldrick, Phil Dunne, danleo, Ana Benaroya and more.

The exhibition will open Monday 2nd of November at Monster Truck Gallery on Francis Street, Dublin 8 at 7pm and will run until Sunday 8th of November.


OFFSET 2009 is week long creative festival culminating in a 3 day conference taking place in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre from Friday 6th-Sunday 8th November. Bringing together the world’s leading creatives we are producing an event that will both showcase the best work being done today as well as engaging with the creative community at large for a week of celebration, debate and inspiration.

On at Monstertruck

Offset 2009 (I think the conference is sold out, but there's other stuff on around the city)

OFFSET 2009 is week long creative festival culminating in a 3 day conference taking place in Dublin’s Liberty Hall Theatre from Friday 6th-Sunday 8th November. Bringing together the world’s leading creatives we are producing an event that will both showcase the best work being done today as well as engaging with the creative community at large for a week of celebration, debate and inspiration.

Away from the conference itself we are working with partners to develop gallery shows, a citywide creative trail and many other events to ensure the delegates are never without something to do. At night across the city we will host innovative and creative events showcasing the best in music, art, debate and more, all while enjoying a nice little tipple.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Terrible Yellow Eyes

Terrible Yellow Eyes is a blog of different artist's interpretations of Where The Wild Things Are. Lovely mix of styles & techniques. Can't wait for Spike Jonze's film!

Illustrated Furie

Matt Furie does very detailed colourful illustrations of strange animal/cartoon/pop culture hybrids that look like they should be tacky but actually work really well. Can't stop looking at them!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Book Launch

Alliance Française de Dublin
Book Launch. Dominique Le Meur was born in Auxerre (France) and currently lectures in French in Department of Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Limerick. His first two novels were set against the background of Northern Ireland's troubled history: Où vas-tu l'Irlande ? (1998, Prix des Ecrivains Bretons) et Baine (2001). In 2005, he published L'Eire des Amants, set in Limerick and dealing with the theme of the unsaid through a devastating and passionate love story.His new novel is entitled: Retour vers l'ailleurs. Also set in Limerick, it looks at the deep changes that have taken place in Irish society over the past few years through a gallery of various characters, Irish and foreign..Thursday 29 October at 6.30pm in the Alliance Française de Dublin.

The Knitting & Stitching Show

Im exhibiting in this show this week. As the name suggests, it covers knitting and stitching but so much more; felt-making, shibori dyeing, jewellery-making, card-making, mixed media... the list goes on! There is so much to see and do you'll find it hard to fit everything into one day; hundreds of exhibitors selling specialist supplies that you can't find in the shops, galleries from leading artists and groups, plus hundreds of workshops to introduce you to lots of new subjects!
Date: Thursday October 29, 2009 - Sunday November 01, 2009
Venue: Hall 1 (Main Hall)
Opening Hours:Thursday - Saturday: 10.00am - 5.30pm Sunday: 10.00am - 5.00pm
Admission:For more information on Ticket prices please visit
Are any tinderbox members are interested in coming out for a look? i might be able to get some guest passes!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Maybe of interest

Hi guys, a friend of mine forwarded this email to me sounds interesting some of us may want to take on and find out more....

Just another little reminder if you are an artist or know any artist that may be interested in taking part in our charity exhibition and subsequent auction running from the 17th to the 20th of November in Film Base, Temple Bar.
It's coming along nicely, and we have some really great pieces from some of our city's finest artists. We're getting very excited but our doors are still open to submissions.
As the event is in Film Base, Temple Bar and we're going to have free booze the whole way, and a massive after party after the auction on the Friday the 20th, we predict alot of people are going to see the art so there is a great chance for good exposure for your work. We will also be giving our brochure (which will have jpeg, blurb and contact details of each piece and artist in it) to every cafe, restaurant, trendy pub and art gallery in Dublin, so the chance for future commssions is high too.
And on top of this your work will help us raise funds for a primary school in India and an orphanage in Cambodia. Nuff said.
If you would like to be involved, or know someone who may, please e mail us at

Thursday, October 22, 2009

even bears leave the forest

Here's one of the illustrations I've done recently for the album artwork for the band 'groundburst'. This is the name of one of their songs. Will upload a poster soon with launch gig details and stuff...

Storytelling's opening night

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 to you all ,

what is left behind
ink and acrylic on paper
october 2009
Hi tinderbox collective , I am very happy to join you and I wish you all well with your show at thisisnotashop...I hope you are all excited by it.
For my first post I have put up my last drawing which I finished last week !
I sent it of for a show and I'll let you know if it gets in ...have a great week.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tinderbox Storytelling Exhibition and Events

Tinderbox Storytelling Exhibition Opening this Wednesday at Thisisnotashop, Smithfield

Storytelling is a Tinderbox Network group exhibition that explores the themes of narrative and ubiquitous human curiosity through urban legend, fairytale, folklore and more. Exhibiting tinderbox artists, illustrators and photographers are: Elida Maiques, Eoghan Carroll, Frances Tyrrell, Emma Rowe, Damien Martin, Noirin Collins, Michael Cawley, Lee Pitman, Michelle Cunningham, Jacqueline O’Neill, Seán McGarr, Gareth Foley and Claire Gallagher.

Wednesday 21 October 19.00 - 21.00
Opening reception in association with The Dice Bar

22 October
Gallery open 14.00 - 19.00

Friday 23 October
Gallery open til late
14.00 - 21.00

Saturday 24 October
Gallery open til late 14.00 - 21.00
19.00 - 21.00
Live music from Crooked Fish and friends

Sunday 25 October
Gallery open til late 14.00 - 21.00
19.00 - 21.00
Glór Session with Stephen James Smith (in association with the Red Line Roots Festival)
Personal interpretations by a number of Glór poets, of the lyrics of folk hero Woody Gutherie, alongside the usual eclectic mix of singer-songwriters

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Which was Nice!!!!

This is the best art review I've read in a long time, in fact I rarely read them cos they annoy me, but for the qoute alone of "he has the small soul of an interior decorator", please, please read it, it's funny and cutting and right and not at all up its bum, here's the link Damien Hirst

The Omo people

This is a incredibly beautiful selection of photographs by Hans Sylvester, The Omo River empties into Lake Turkana. Apparently, the area is being spoiled by tourism, the irony being probably images like these are to blame. 

Friday, October 16, 2009

Jamie Hewlett: Bangladesh

More paintings, photos and a video here
Interview here

SUNDAY OCT 25th 7pm Storytelling visual and narrative

thisisnotashop, benburb st
sunday oct 25th, 7pm to 9.00pm

From the bowels of Dublin’s International Bar, the Glór Sessions comes to Smithfield’s thisisnotashop gallery for a one-off festival special. This unique show, MC’ed by Stephen James Smith, will feature personal interpretations by a number of regular Glór poets, of the lyrics of folk hero Woody Gutherie, alongside the usual eclectic mix of singer-songwriters. With a group exhibition on the theme of ‘Storytelling’ running simultaneously, we hope that this will add some exciting new elements to both forms of art, as oral and visual storytellers cross paths in an exploration of narrative.

Storytelling is presented by Tinderbox Network and runs Wed 21st - Sun 25th Oct.
Glór Sessions runs every Monday night in the International Bar, Wicklow St.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Vivian Maier - Her Discovered Work

Some guy bought up a box full of thousands of negatives at an auction and was amazed to find out that they're mostly absolutely deadly.

"I acquired Vivian's negatives while at a furniture and antique auction. From what I know, the auction house acquired her belongings from her storage locker that was sold off due to delinquent payments. I purchased her negatives and rolls of film from this auction.

I found her name written with pencil on a photo-lab envelope. I decided to 'Google' her about a year after I purchased these only to find her obituary placed the day before my search. She passed only a couple of days before my inquiry on her. "

Check out the blog!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tinderbox is LeCooled


The Prairie Dawgs are having a Launch.......

and you're all invited!!!

Its on in the village on October 30th. I really hope all you tinderboxers can make it. Its going to be a great night, with support from the fantastic Cottin Pickin Rodeo Clowns.

For more see

Woof! Woof!

Hope to see you's there!!

This day week...

...this will all be ours!
Anybody else excited?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Laura Barrett

Laura Barrett.

Storytelling Exhibition

Deadline for submissions is Wednesday 14th October. Submissions to my place, mail me for the address if you dont know it!
Having a few deadline drinks and a wee meeting about things that need doing ahead of the opening. Looking forward to seeing you

Monday, October 12, 2009

Wednesday´s animation

Last Wednesday my friend Simon and I were drawing together (one line each, taking turns), and animating it as we went. This is the result.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Ciara O'Hara

Hello, this is a link to a lovely website, she has a series on Fairytales so thought it might be of interest - with our Storytelling Exhibition coming up..

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Draw a comic in 24 hours.

Hello strangers!

Draw a comic in 24 hours

The Central Hotel
Exchequer Street (opposite SUB CITY comic shop)

This weekend (17-18th October)
Saturday 11 am
Sunday 1pm

Just walk in with your pen and paper.
Sit down.
Draw a comic.
In 24 hours.
I will be there!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tinderbox zine

Calling ALL Tinderbox members and followers!!! YES that means YOU!
We are producing a tinderbox promotional zine to be sold (for a nominal price to cover costs) at the exhibition and maybe a few book shops around Dublin thereafter. I would love to have as many of you involved as possible. Even if you haven't posted before, now is not the time to be shy.

It will be A5 and black and white. Other than that it's totally free format. Anything you have to show, finished or unfinished, old or new, is all embraced with open arms! If it's a physical piece that you need scanned, contact me in advance of the deadline, which is 14th October.

Please comment here publicly if you're interested in taking part.
Submissions to:
Deadline: 14th October 2009

Artists you should know about

Artists you should know about
Spotted on Feltbug's blog

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mask Party Shooting

Dear Tinderbox members,
im delighted to get the opportunity to contribute to your network.
Some of you probably met me already on the Mask Party, the tall greek with the german akcent taking pictures, yes that was me!

Here you can see some of the shooting results.
From BANG!images

More Masks and Pictures to be found on my website

Looking forward to see some comments and get your feedback.

Mask Party - Slideshow

Tinderbox Mask Party from Thomas Ghiglione on Vimeo.

Storytelling Submissions Deadline

Hi Guys!
First of all, thanks so much to everyone to attended and helped out with the Mask party.
We raised just enough (including a few kind donations) to pay rent on the gallery space. (PHEW!) Any extra donations are still very greatfully received. This will go towards promotion, which we currently have no budget for.

I'm happy to say that The Dice Bar has confirmed that they'll be sponsoring the drink for the opening. (SWEEET!)

So now... it's almost crunch time for those taking part in the show.
That is the Wednesday before the exhibition opens. This will give us just enough time to plan the layout, organise labels and compile a little booklet to promote tinderbox. So please, for my sanity, don't be late. If anything, be early. Late submissions may have to be omitted from the show.

The booklet:
This is a free-format black and white A5 promoting tinderbox artists. So even if you're NOT taking part in the show, you can be included in this booklet. Submissions as PDF or JPEG by the 14th please. Anything goes: text, illustration, photographs, unfinished paintings and prints, scrawled opinions, doodles, wherever your imagination takes you send it and I'll try to include it!

Exhibition pieces:
Please have titles and prices worked out by the time you're submitting.
Submissions made to me, at Tinderbox HQ. Email me if you need the address.
Submissions must be of a presentable quality, ie framed or mounted.
(I'll be doing a run to IKEA soon to buy frames, if anybody wants to come or would like to place an order with me for ready-made frames, email me)

The show will be running from 21 - 25th October. Thurs - Sun, the gallery will be open 2 - 7. I need volunteers to invigilate. I'd like to have the roster in place before the opening so come forward if you know you can be there for even 2 hours in that time.

The Saturday Show:
Some people from the Red Line Festival have approached me to have a wee gig in the gallery on the Saturday night. Keep an eye on the blog for further details.

Any queries or requests or if I've missed anything; email me
Thanks guys

Friday, October 2, 2009

bear suit

something I'm in the middle of. he'll eventually be wearing a bear suit...I think.

Sand Animation

Design, work, life blog


designworklife is a part of Seamless Creative, a New York City-based design studio. Updated daily, dwl was established to catalog and share design-centric inspiration.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

guardian guide to drawing

Guide to Drawing
(Found this on today)

Exhibition at the Cross Gallery

Fantastic Mr. Fox Trailer No.2

There's a new trailer out for Fantastic Mr. Fox that looks beautiful and has a bit more humour than the last one and even more Wes Andersonness! I'm warming to it more after this and the voices didn't annoy me as much this time. Check it out here. The colours are gorgeous.

Stanley Kubrick: Taming Light

John Maguire has organised an exhibition to commemorate the ten year anniversary of Stanley Kubrick's passing. The show can be seen at the Light House cinema, Smithfield in Dublin from October 1st - 31st.