Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tinderbox Picture Show Zine

Thanks to all the contributors for their great work! Well done to everyone on the opening of the Pictureshow exhibition on Monday night. Filmbase has never looked better.

Pencil Drawing

I did this piece to go with me paintings for the film base show

SoGo Festival - Volunteers Wanted

What is SoGo:
A multi-disciplinary Arts Festival in Dublin.
The main objective of the festival for the area is to create a festive, friendly atmosphere in the area, sell the individual attractions ranging from food to fashion to music and give the stage to some of Ireland’s (and possibly International) best artistic talents.
Volunteers Wanted
Meeting tomorrow (Thursday 1st April) at 4pm upstairs in Fallon and Byrne (above the restaurant) for all people who are interested in volunteering in any capacity anytime between now and the festival on the 30th April. If you are one of those, please come along and they will fill you in on all the details.

Tinderbox Network Official Site

Hi there Tinderboxers
Here's a link to our shiny, new, official site. We are currently building up a nice gallery of images, so if you have any pictures from any of our events do send them on.
If you have any suggestions for further content, we're all ears. It's your site too don't forget.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Volgens de vogels (According to Birds)

Denise's post reminded me of another animation I came across recently, Volgens de Vogels (According to Birds), a 2008 graduation film by Linde Faas. Not a whole lot happens in it but the pencil sketch animation is so delicate and beautiful that you can't stop watching.

work in progress...

This is the layout sketch I've done for my piece for the new Tinderbox exhibition. I'd originally planned on a trilogy of pieces of 3 of my favourite films - Shaun of the Dead, Amelie & Blade Runner but it's taken way longer than I thought to do just one so the others will have to wait for now!
The final piece is going to be cut out of black, white & red paper so I was drawing it with this in mind, trying to find a way for all the blacks to join up so they'd hold together when cut.

'Hedgehog in the Fog' by Yuri Norstein (1975)

I came across this animation based on a Russian folk tale. beautiful.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Exhibitions of contemporary draw (Paris)

1. Richard Muller
2. Thomas Monin
3. Alexandre Honan
4. Simon Schubert
5. Didier Trenet
6. Thomas Monin
7. Paul Pouvreau
8. Nathalie Elemento


Currently, there are two unique exhibitions of contemporary draw in Paris. I took some photos from artists that I would like to share with you. I really liked the variety of the draws and I hope you will enjoy it.

Salon du dessin (Palais de la bourse)
Salon du dessin contemporain (carroussel du Louvre)

First Aid Kit

Own Pretty Ways
(Thanks to Ruairi for the link)

Friday, March 26, 2010


Azul. Tati Galiano. La viajera mas lenta. Fotografía. Texturas

Azul. Tati Galiano. La viajera mas lenta. Fotografía. texturas

Azul. Tati Galiano. La viajera mas lenta. Fotografía. Texturas
Colección Texturas

"Oh, this blue
That has come to initiate me into the light
With bells might wonder
Inhabiting it ever was. "

Pancho Cabral

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Picture Works Art Competition

The competition is free to enter. Anyone may enter one piece of artwork, and if you have ever been a client of The Picture Works you may enter up to 3 pieces of artwork.

The theme for this years competition is "What picture works". The closing date for entries is Wednesday 5th May at noon. The judges will choose one overall winner who will win First prize (€1,000). The judges will then choose a shortlist of runners-up ( maximum 15 persons) who will be eligible to win The peoples' choice award which is voted for by the public. The winner of the people’s choice award will win second prize.

I am not an artist...

Cool little gif animations from anybody got an idea how to do this type of animation, really love to know?

There is a series of them here
and also a lot of promotional material done around the campaign such as the poster above based on the frame from the aninations.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hey y'all, just a quickie-the narrative arts club is doing a Storysketch this Thursday March 25, 2010. Details are on the website:
All the best!


Thanks to all who have submitted work already.
Reminder to the rest, Deadline is Saturday.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New member - Lucky Fish

Hi All,
I'm Lucky Fish, I joined recently and here is some stuff that I do.  There  is more on my blog:
Please be welcome to take a look!


In celebration of St Paddy's Day I have a post with an Irish feel.

The Leprechaun Museum, is a celebration of all that is Irish in tales and folklore. I haven't been there, intend too but will have to wait for my next visit to the "Big Smoke", apparently it's pretty cool affair, good design and nothing cheesy, so it's worth a visit. Its on Jervis Street, the website is pretty sparse and can't seem to find an exact address but here's a link to have a search for it yourself.

Let me know if anyone visits

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Just checking

Thanks to everyone who sent in their brilliant work for the zine. I just want to confirm the contributors;

Ciaran Lawless, Claire Gallagher, Damien Martin, Denise Nestor, Elida Maiques, Emma Rowe, Germain Bailly, Jane O'Sullivan, Michelle Cunningham, Rebecca Boyle, Ryan Van Runkle and Susan Levinsohn


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Interesting Exhibition at the Winding Stair

A Small exhibition of Irish Book Cover Art at
The Winding Stair Bookshop, Lower Ormond Quay, D1
13th - 27th March

Monday, March 15, 2010

Pictureshow Zine Deadline Reminder!!

Just a reminder for everyone who wants to submit work to be included in the Tinderbox Pictureshow Zine. I've decided to extend the deadline until tomorrow evening;

16th March at 6pm.
Email files to:
- Grayscale/black & white,
- 300dpi,
- jpg, pdf, tiff etc.
- Preferably the size should be A5 but if you have unusual sizes, square images etc thats fine too
- Can be Prints, photos, drawings, paintings, photos of sculptures, stories etc...

Thanks to everyone who has sent me their artwork...all gorgeous!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The afterlife...

Just blogged about these here you won't believe the story behind these beautiful images.

Some photos from the Hogan's Exhibition

Heres a link to some photos of the exhibition in Hogans...

Contributors were: Stephen Boylan, Michelle Cunningham, Claire Gallagher, Raul Fernandez Gomez, Damien Martin, Denise Nestor, Jane O’Sullivan, Emma Rowe, Fran Tyrell, Ryan Van Runkle

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Shine is Back – free worn-out clothes exhibition.

Mad Art Studio Call for Submissions
"Are you dreaming about your tired shoes? Having an emotional relationship with an old t-shirt? Or are you perhaps in love with your tattered jumper?
Well we at MadArt are organizing a special event to bring your worn-out clothes back to the podium! Whatever it is, suspenders, shoes or sunglasses, and no matter how outrageous the story behind it, we’d love to include it in our exhibition.
Please send submissions before 25th of March for this open and free event (including a little photo and a paragraph or two describing the history of your relationship).
The exhibition is open to the public on 2nd of April.
Opening reception on Thursday 1st of April at 7pm – 9pm at MadArt Gallery, 56 Lower Gardiner Street Dublin 1"


Hi all, I've been working on project with a friend-we write "postcards" to each other and then illustrate the stories for each other. Have a look!

Grizzly man film poster: work in progress

I "Heart" Tom Gauld

Found this recently...Illustrator Tom Gauld teams up with Diet Coke for US "Heart" month.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

rabbit girl #2...

Thought it's time I upload some more work in progress. I don't see this being done in time for the tinderbox exhibition, but I'll have other stuff for that! This has been 'in progress' for what seems like forever. I will finish it, soon... :)

Chiquita Banana Brand Refresh

Banana rebrand

Monday, March 8, 2010

New work: Tati Galiano

I am very happy to meet you and share with you this interesting blog.
I make paper sculpture and collage. If you want to know my work I'm in

"LIMINALITY: Different Views / Viewing Difference" is the result of a cross-border project which began in 2006 with the partnering of Women Making Waves in Co. Fermanagh with Women Independently Living in Leitrim in Co. Leitrim, a sub-group of L.A.P.W.D.
This is an exhibition of Photographic Portraits of women with and without disabilities which has been facilitated by Irish Visual Artist Kathy O' Leary.

The theme and objectives of this project are:
· To examine images of Women, Disability, The Troubles and the Peace Process.
· To empower women with disabilities in a post-conflict region to choose the imagery that represent themselves.

Exhibiting as part of International Women’s Day 2010 – ‘Women Building Bridges’ in Derry City Council’s Tower Museum opening at 12.30pm

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Tinderbox Picture Show at Filmbase

Tinderbox Picture Show opening Monday 29 March, 7pm at Filmbase. An exhibition of work from the Tinderbox Network; including pieces inspired by the world of Film.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Illustration competition @ journeyroundmyskull

Hi guys, just thought I'd post a link to a competition that's started over at the best blog in the world, Journey Round My Skull; you have to do an illustration for a short piece of writing by French surrealist Raymond Roussel, ad the prize is some excellent books.

Don't forget to check out the entries for his last competition- amazing stuff.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

OK Go This Too Shall Pass

Trying to surpass their excellent "Here it Goes Again" video, Ok Go have come up with a crazy Mousetrap style video, a bit like someone doing an Itsa Bitsa version of that Honda ad!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tinderbox Picture Show Zine

Good day all!

I'll be editing the Tinderbox Picture Show Zine to coincide with the exhibition in Filmbase. The title is just a rough guideline for work you want to submit to be shown in the zine but it really can be anything you wish.
It will be in black and white again so if you can submit your chosen work in:
- Grayscale/black & white,
- 300dpi,
- jpg, pdf, tiff etc.
- Preferably the size should be A5 but if you have unusual sizes, square images etc thats fine too
- Can be Prints, photos, drawings, paintings, photos of sculptures, stories etc...
- Send to:
- Deadline: 16th March

Get submitting!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Exciting Times

I am happy to officially announce the second Tinderbox Network exhibition: "The Tinderbox Picture Show"
It will be opening in Filmbase, Temple bar, Dublin on Monday the 29th of March. There will be a zine to accompany the show, which is to be edited my Michelle. All details coming very soon.
In other news. We are currently working on our official website which will be launched at the opening: