Friday, December 9, 2011
Friday, December 2, 2011
She will kill me for it , but I dont care.
When I met Denise at the Tinderbox Picture Show that the founder member Clare curated back in 2010, I knew I had met a woman whom I would like to know better. (alongside my dote Elida, Clare, Damien ,and all the others on that lovely evening.).........but I never met her again as she lives too far away :(
Her work is so rich, it is so beautifully constructed.
This new piece made me cry this morning.......art is a place for us to make a difference.
Thank you Denise for doing this work.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Cat ( my scissor happy friend) and I have teamed up to bring you Galway Fabric Rooms
It does exactly what it says! We`ll be running creative textile workshops around Galway city.
For the next few weeks, we will be mostly hosting Vintage Inspired Decorations Workshops, in time for Christmas at Sea Rd, Galway City. Find us on facebook to find the latest times etc.
All the Best,
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Sunday, November 20, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Ever wonder what becomes of film extras? Are they forever people in the background who have been watched but never seen? This clever series of photographs by Miranda July puts those very people centre stage. She re-shoots herself as all the forgotten cast members from famous films. Re-dressed, re-posed and remembered.
Creative Textiles Workshop Dates..........
With Sinead Mc Kiernan and Catriona Chesser
Beginners sewing, Feltmaking, Christmas decorations ..... Every saturday and sunday from November 26th to December 18th....... Get your crafty mitts ready. X
Weekends 10am - 4.30pm , One Hour Lunchbreak
( Cafes nearby)
40E for Student/Unemployed
50E for Adult
Sea Rd , Galway City, Galway
Phone Sinead - 087 995 2637 or Caitriona - 0879013616
Sat 26th Nov- Beginners Sewing Workshop - Making Aprons, Lavendar Sleeping Masks,
Sun 27th Nov - Beginners Feltmaking - Making Brocches, Cards
Sat 3rd Dec - Christmas Sewing Workshop - Vintage Inspired Decorations & Stockings
Sun 4th Dec - Christmas Feltmaking - Decorations & Cards
Sat 10th Dec - Christmas Sewing Workshop - Vintage Inspired Decorations & Stockings
Sun 11th Dec - Christmas Feltmaking - Decorations & Cards
Sat 17th Dec - Christmas Sewing Workshop - Vintage Inspired Decorations & Stockings
Sun 18th Dec - Christmas Feltmaking- Decorations & Cards
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Browse the full set
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Wednesday 9 November. Doors 19.30. Show starts 20.00 sharp.
Two of Ireland's most innovative and irreverent storytellers, Adam Wilson and Coilín "The Oh-Aissieux", present their most gruesome tales of the dead and the undead, while the quick-witted Ambiencellist loops up the goosepimples on cello with electronic effects: www.ambiencellist.com
Sketch artists welcome!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
My apologies for zero response in the last six months as I've been extremely busy.
I really like the idea of showing some work in progress, so here I am.
I began a mentoring program in June with Ruth Le Gear, The Firestation artists studios and ADI in Dublin.
Here is a little preview, it's a photo from one of our meetings at The Science Gallery in Dublin, during the exhibition 'The Beauty of Chemistry'.
I'm very excited about putting together a book on my work, so I thought I'd share it...... Thanks. Kathy
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Beginnners Sewing Workshop - Galway City Centre
Learn to make
* Lavender Sleepy Eye Mask
* Half Apron with pockets
* Place Mats / Tablecloth
* Cushion Cover
We will Provide the Sewing machines and all the embellishments.
You will need to bring fabric for you projects -
Old Scraps / Clothes / Sheets will be perfect!
The Workshop Starts at 10am and finishes at 5pm with an hour lunch break from 1pm - 2pm
Tea / Coffee and refreshments provided
Adult 50€ for the day
U-16 , Student or Unemployed € 40
Phone/ Txt Sinead 087 995 2637 or Cat 0879013616
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Saturday, October 22, 2011
'sally go round' childrens book preview from steve mccarthy from steve mccarthy on Vimeo.
my first book Sally go round the stars has been shortlisted for the irish childrens book awards. now its up for a public vote, if you maybe have a few moments to spare, you might vote for me?
thanks so much,
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Saturday, October 15, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
The residency is open to artists–based anywhere but Paris–working in all mediums, be it drawing, installation, photography, video, sculpture, painting, performance, writing or other.
We look for curious and open-minded artists who value engaged research as well as an exciting artistic outcome, and who have an interest in working in and with contemporary Paris.
The invited artist is free to work in any way s/he wishes, as long as the work relates to or deals with the city–and more specifically Paris–as a subject.
Residency provides: a 15m2 studio apartment in Paris 15th arrondissement (hosting one artist).
Residency period: November 20, 2011 – December 20, 2011
More info on this Residency
More info on VINGT Paris
(thanks to Leah for the tip)
Sunday, October 2, 2011
A big thank you to those from Tinderbox who contributed to the art and photography exhibition in Moate for Culture Night. A dead space under stone arches was opened up and provided a great venue for the day, although it was quite cold! The little Tinderbox table went down well with the public and added a micro dimension to the all the work you do. Cheers Jane, Emma, Esther, and Elida for posting everything down, I hope they return to your doorsteps in good nick. The photos may be seen here...
Here's hoping we'll do this again soon.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
together we are stronger
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
As posted recently, we are having a visual art exhibition in Moate for Culture Night, 23rd September. If some of you would like to participate, you are most welcome to send paintings, prints, cards and zines. Contact details are on the attached, or email me for postage details.
All the Best,
Sunday, September 11, 2011
As you all know, Tinderbox had a space at the Dublin Zine 3 weekends ago, and it was a wonderful success. I was also there, along with Jane, another Tinderbox member and Elida. As a result of handing out my own business cards over the weekend, I will now have a stall at the up and coming Ranelagh Fest Craft Fair this weekend, the 17th and 18th of September.
So, I just thought I would share the news incase anyone is interested in getting a stall, or just want to pop down for a wee peep at what is going on in the world of craft. For anyone who was at the zine fair, I'm making a lot of new work for the craft fair, so just because you saw me, don't think that's all I have up my sleeve !
The craft fair is being held in the Ranelagh Multi-Denominational School, located on the Ranelagh Road each day from 11-5. It's free in and you can find out further information from the facebook page Creative Collective Ireland.
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday October 2nd – Introduction to Feltmaking
Date: 1st & 2nd October from 11am - 4.30pm.
All materials will be provided &Free Tea & Coffee
Adult €50, Under 16 or Unemployed €40
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Its been so long since I've posted anything here, thought it was about time! Here's a new illustration I've been working on. Hopefully there'll be more to come soon...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
All the way from Boston, a short story by Deborah Coffey for our project...
I love how each writer approached the theme from a different angle. It is going to be a great book. I can't wait to see the illustrations!
If anybody is up for it, please, let us know and illustrate this story...
elidas brilliantly clever zine tea matters that she specially made to make funds for the upcoming gods and monsters publication as seen on her blog today
tinderbox members jane o sullivan* samuel carroll maiques *elida maiques *and eoghan carroll*at the zine fair on saturday.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
More fantastic writing from Fighting Words this time from Clodagh O'Brien, if you wish to illustrate please let us know, come on you artists, illustrator, designers et al we have had some great written submissions lets get the art work going
Do Not Ask
Camouflaged by layers
the weight of soil and snow,
guilt and expectation.
Built to last
the promise of decades;
our alibi of power,
an irradiated legacy.
Time wields a sickle,
hacks a crack, a pore,
turns earth’s heartbeat sluggish,
strangles with poisoned hands.
misshapen twisted strands
missing letters, switching sides,
exchanging C for T,
replacing G with A.
the deafening crackle,
leaches life and its colours.
All that’s left is white.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
proud sponsor of our upcoming publication Gods and Monsters of Tomorrow.
He asked me to do a portrait/caricature of him. In exchange, he will contribute with 5% of our printing budget of 500EUR. Mr. Richie Smith, thank you!
Sunday, July 31, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Hey, nice weather for a trip to the botanical gardens....there's an exhibition there at the moment if you haven't already heard, its called "branching out" by the Irish Patchwork society. It's running until the 2nd of August. More info here http://www.irishpatchwork.ie/. I went along yesterday and took some pictures of what you can expect. Part of the exhibition was their display of fabric based postcard submissions from all over the world. They received many beautiful and clever entries! Worth a look!