Thursday, October 29, 2009
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.
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 6th - 8th 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.
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
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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.
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 www.twistedthread.com
Friday, October 23, 2009
Hi guys, a friend of mine forwarded this email to me sounds interesting some of us may want to take part...read on and find out more....
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 email@example.com
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
ink and acrylic on paper
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 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
Thursday 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
Friday, October 16, 2009
GLOR SESSIONS + STORYTELLING EXHIBITION
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
"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
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 www.theprairiedawgs.net
Hope to see you's there!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
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
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 14th October 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
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.
Looking forward to see some comments and get your feedback.
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.
THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS IS WEDNESDAY 14th OCTOBER!!!
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.
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!
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
Friday, October 2, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
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.