Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Monday, June 29, 2009
The opening reception for Scribble box will take place this Thursday, July 2nd at Bombhouse Gallery. Please find attached the E-Vite for the show. We're really looking forward to the night, with 80 artists participating and such wide variety of work its going to be a really interesting show. The opening will be from 6-9 with the after party at the Button Factory. So bring a few drinks and friends and come see what 83 artists' responses to 32 cryptic clues looks like!
Roll on Thursday!
From, Everyone @ Bombhouse
(For any further information Contact Emma on 0863381101 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Hullo there Tinderboxers
Following the flurry of Scribblebox activity, I would like to suggest another little project for you all. YES, ALL OF YOU!
Please submit a banner design/image/illustration/text piece for the Tinderbox identity. This piece will be used for this blog, the facebook page and some printed material.
This project will be on-going. You can submit as many pieces as you like. It would be great if we could change it regularly to keep it interesting. (I pinched the idea from creativeireland.com)
Don't be shy. Express yourself, your style, your opinions, anything at all as long as it's your original work.
The dimensions of the blog banner should be about 11 x 3 cm (ish) at 72 dpi. but you can submit anything and we can work around it. If you have no means to scan / photograph your piece, contact me and we'll sort something out. You can post the stuff directly onto the blog or email them to us tinderboxnetwork (at) gmail.com
I look forward to seeing some of your stuff.
If you are not already an Author (ie: someone who can post on the blog) just drop me a line and I can send you an invite to contribute.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Summer Edition 2009, the first event of its kind in Dublin, is a day long fair where over 30 exhibitors from across the spectrum of artist's books, comics and zines will get together to showcase their work. With selections ranging from minicomic artists and burgeoning cartoonists to established artists' book practitioners, from poets to printmakers, and from lowbrow artists to zine scribblers, there's something for everyone. Prices range from €1 to €100. Peruse the stalls, take part in a workshop, pick up some handcrafted goodies and let the books blow your mind. Summer Edition 2009 is the first Edition event, a new endeavour celebrating the craft of the book and independent publishing via artists' books, comics and zines and all stops in between. For more information go to www.editionbookarts.com
Summer Edition 2009: An Artist's book, Comic and Zine Fair. Saturday 4th July, 11am - 5pm. Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin. Free Entry!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
This is my Scribble box picture. It's the first time i think iv completed a painting in about 6 years so im pretty happy with myself :) - even if it is tiny. I am envious of how creative the rest of you were with your interpretation of the clue.. im afraid i took the very bookish approach and thought about what the answer to the clue was (thanks Mark for the answer) and then that made me look into geographical drawings and images which lead to the painting. I always loved doing the little diagrams in geography class so it was a bit like being back there..Anyway, I cant wait to see everyones stuff up on a wall and again claire thank you for this.
My scribble box piece evolved slowly and with just a sprinkling of frustration.
The clue washed around and around in my mind to the point that I resented even saying it aloud. However, at that point I had a real sense of what I wanted to communicate. I wanted a translation from cryptic to an accessible notion.
Getting deeper: To travel further, to explore beyond the superficial.
On the shore: A destination, a time of reflection.
In the cupboard: Something put away out of sight, but retained.
So the concept is about Memory. As I researched and experimented with medium I realised that Dwelling on memories can drive you mad! While it is wonderful to open the cupboard and dig out old photographs and objects of childhood, you have to be careful not to look back too much. It is reassuring to reminisce but it is best not to visit those memories too regularly.
The character in the illustration has readily made herself vulnerable with nostalgia. I didn't mean for it to be a finger-wagging-Carpe-Diem piece, but there it is. The medium is Indian Ink on Paper. The title is "Getting Deeper on the Shore (Mmomemory)", it was a bit of an accident when I was filling in the Entry form, but i decided to keep it.
Thanks a million to Bombhouse for this opportunity.
See you all on the 2nd of July.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Ok, the more I look at this the more it bothers me but I'm just glad I finally finished something and will have something to present. The medium is pencil on gesso primed boards.
“Lost and Hidden”: A Little Note .
Getting deeper on the shore made me think of layers, things that have passed , maybe even things buried on the shore, covered by the sea, lost forever to a different place. In the cupboard, suggested something hidden away. If we walk the shore and search it layers what objects do we wish to find. What can be of no value to one is treasure to another. Its value is hidden to us. So I asked a bunch of people this question if there was one object that you could have back what would it be? All the answers given were really good, so varied and random. What I hoped for was the unexpected and that was the case. You might expect toys to be dominate but not necessarily. The value is the story that comes with the object. The objects were also shared objects not necessarily something belonging to one person but their families. Some objects were strongly connected with places and times and the feelings thus associated. So something lost to them is hidden to us. We can only guess at why exactly that object and its meaning. The answer is never straightforward. The object is only a clue. Such as James’s Christmas decoration the story behind that is not as simple as the viewer might think. Memory interests me, it comes in parts. It is supple, floating, a half dream like state. So an object can make a memory tactile. I ve presented something simple. Line drawings that represent an object called for the person.
Monday, June 15, 2009
If anybody wants me to drop off their piece, bring it to me before Wednesday (at the latest).
Otherwise, you can just pop it down to Bombhouse yourself:
20-25 Aldborough Parade, North Strand Road, Five Lamps, Dublin 1.
(if you go from town, head up Amien Street, past Connolly, you'll see the Five Lamps outside Centra. Across the road is Marino College and Bomb house is down that lane.)
Don't forget to mention you are with the Tinderbox network.
Can't wait to see all your work.