Monday, January 30, 2012

David Shrigley

Ahead of a retrospective show at the Hayward Gallery in London, David Shrigley answers readers questions on the Guardian website...

David Shrigley's Site

Q + A with David Shrigley

Here's a taster...
I imagine that you have an advice for art students stock answer (you must get asked a lot) although I don't think I have ever read it, care to reiterate?

David answers:
My advice is:
Your degree mark is unimportant.
Try not to spend too much money on your art (unless you're rich)
Put the hours in and the art will get made.
Enjoy yourself.
You don't have to be an artist when you leave art school if you don't want to, but if you do want to then it is entirely possible: All you have to do is keep making art.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Thursday, Here are some Creative Textile Workshops coming up



Learn how to make your own colourful felt. Learn basic techniques like blending colours & making bobbles and cord. Use stitchwork & beadwork to embellish your felt.  Turn the felt into earrings , a brooch or cards, which you can bring home. Tea & Coffee included


Learn how to use your sewing machine & 
a basic pattern template. Make your own sleeping eye mask , a pin cushion or  a clutch purse. Bring your own sewing machine, scraps of fabric and thread if you wish.Tea & Coffee included

A HAPPY NEW YEAR DEAL - 40€ per day or €70 for both

PHONE Sinéad - 0879952637 or EMAIL



Learn how to make your own colourful felt. Learn basic techniques like blending colours & making bobbles and cord. Use stitchwork & beadwork to embellish your felt. Turn the felt into earrings , a brooch or cards, which you can bring home. Tea & Coffee included


As part of a DIY Interior Design Weekend workshop.You will learn paint skills, furniture restoration and I will be teaching how to make or upcycle your own cushions/throws or table runners.
Tea & Coffee included


Learn to print your own designs onto textiles. You will learn how to transform your designs into stencils and print onto fabric! After lunch you can work further into your designs by using stitchwork and beadwork . In the class you will print onto a canvas bags which will be provided on the day and pieces of felt which can make beautiful Cards or be framed 
Lunch provided in The Painters Palette Cafe

PHONE Sinéad - 0879952637 or EMAIL

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hi Kids, Just to let you know
SUNDAY FEB 5th - FELTMAKING *Four Places Left*
40€ per day or €70 for both
Sinéad - 0879952637

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Printing on Felt - Not sure what to do next....Make them into Cards?
Hoods By Folksong Designs x

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Portrait series 'Dylan'

I may be looking for faces to draw for my portrait series...this is a recent drawing of a reluctant model. 

a lovely positive heads up for the tinderbox family :)

 Tinderbox presence at last years Dublin zine -fair
photo sarah bracken
Hi guys ,as you know we were there at the first zine fair and this year it would be ideal for those who are interested to get involved. I am sharing this email with sarahs permission,she sent it to all the contributors. Jane xxx 
also......take a peek at the dublin zine-fair  link below and think how tinderbox as a community could really have a super stall full of  publication/s and be involved in some kick ass d.i.y art history in the making. 

Hey everybody,
Happy New Year to you all!
I hope you are all ready for another year in independent publishing!

In November I was lucky enough to attend the first ever Berlin Zine Fest. I was amazed by how well it was organised. It was a full weekend event. The opening hours were: Sat 10am until 12pm!! and Sunday 10am - 6pm.

There were loads of great free workshops, talks and zine readings. As well as a spoken word night and gig!
I want the Dublin Zine Fair to grow this year, have it a full weekend long and have workshops and events at it.
I would love to have a zine made over the weekend, the "Dublin Zine Fair Zine 2012", anyone can submit a page to it. They do this at the London Zine Symposium and they did one in Berlin too. It's a really brilliant souvenir from the event.

So it got me thinking, if I want it to grow I'm not going to be able to do it all alone. So I'm writing to you guys to see if any of you are interested in joining the Dublin Zine Fair team, to help organise and promote the fair,  and mostly to help with things on the weekend and to make sure workshops and events run smoothly.

I'm writing now to give you loads of notice, and time to think about it.
I will call the first meeting for the event in April.
Let me know if you are interested!
Sarah Bracken
Dublin Zine Fair Founder

Saturday, January 7, 2012

The Monomyth @ Seven

I have been very busy in London town i have just finished working with Patrick Collier on The Monomyth with Transition Collective base in London. If your in London its well worth a look at Seven at Brixton, 7 Market Row, SW9 8LB London.

We both share a fascination with modern and classical mythologies. This collaborative installation explores the hero myth. Universal motifs of adventure and transformation are employed in a multi-faceted visual homage to Campbell's concept of the 'monomyth', which has served as a cultural framework for countless contemporary narratives.

The intricately laser cut imagery of the sculptural rings are inspired by the Book of Revelations and the opening of the Seven Seals, bringing forth the Horsemen of Conquest, War, Famine, Death before the final end of the world.

Screen printed illustrations evoke the narrative of the hero's adventure, depicting the archetypal characters and their gifts, knowledge and tests to be encountered along the way: the wise old man, the goddess, the trickster, herald and villain. Above looms the belly of the whale - an unknown void that threatens to swallow the hero but ultimately represents a sphere of rebirth.