Irish art, graffiti, street art and murals

Kilkenny Arts Festival, 8th-17th August, 2014

I will have some work with the Jonathan Swift Gallery at this years Kilkenny Arts Festival. Other artists include: Gillian Lawler, Frances Ryan, Colin Martin, Ann Quinn, Myra Jago, Bartosz Kolata, Judy Hamilton, David King, Irene Barry, Clifford Collie, Gwen Wilkinson,

83 High Street Kilkenny
(next to Town Hall)

Opening Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10am – 6.45pm
Sunday 12 noon – 6pm

Dublin Summer Show: 5th July 2014

I will have work at the Dublin Summer Show in Gormleys Fine Art. It will open on Saturday 5th July and will also feature new works by Brian Ballard, Eugene Conway, Sean Cotter, Rebecca Crowell, Paul Donaghy, Gordon Harris, Stephen Johnston, Colin O’Daly, Bernadette Madden, Peter Monaghan and Trudie Mooney.

Carp Diagram

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Bird Embryo

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Wasp

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End of the Line

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I will have some mural work at an exhibition in Mabos on 8 Hanover Quay, Dublin this week.

Opening hours:
Weds – 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Thurs – 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Fri – 6.30pm – 10.30pm

Exhibitors include:

Mark Hearne
Darragh Cassidy
Eva Daly
Jef Jef & Sharon
Colm Olwill
Christian Reeves
Cian Lysaght
Ralph Croly
Tim Redfern
Paul O’Neill
Zhan Serge Devant
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Mark Connaughton
Qpop
Miranda Blennerhassett
Marta Nowakowska-Bartosik
Dee O’Shea
Ruan McGloughlin
James Kirwan
Lydia Smolin
Mabos Group Piece feat – Snowy, The Fant, Davey boy Leyden, The Huss, TS, Merryweather, The Bomber Buckley, Allo, Jor & Risto

New Street South – oil on canvas – 20x30cm

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Proof it – Black Church Print Gallery

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Proof it.
a Black Church Print Studio fundraiser

Thursday 5th December 2013

Preview: 5.30pm – 6.15pm | Purchase: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The Library Project, 4 Temple Bar, Dublin 2

All works €50 each – first come, first served – anonymous sale – no queue skippers!

Keeping you happy with festive jazz, craft beers, artisan whiskey tasters, raffled goods!

Featuring original one-off proofs* by artists, poets, musicians and cultural heroes, including David Beattie, Paul Bailey, Ella Bertilsson, Kate Betts, Helen Blair, Sahoko K. Blake, Clare-Louise Bligh, Veronica Bolay, Nick Boon, Elaine Byrne, Gerard Byrne, John Byrne, Rhona Byrne, Alan Butler, Comhghall Casey, Vaari Claffey, Aisling Conroy, Cian Corcoran & Ahmad Fakhry (Designgoat), Gary Coyle, Monika Crowley, Mark Cullen, Cora Cummins, Niall de Buitlear,Conor and David, Diarmuid Delargy, Lynda Devenney, Vanessa Donoso Lopez, Theo Dorgan, Grainne Dowling, Karina Drogowska, Gabhann Dunne, Killian Dunne, Paul Durcan, Aoife Dwyer, David Fagan, Eleanor Duffin, Brian Fay, Emma Finucane, Mary A. Fitzgerald, Damien Flood, Andrew Folan, Gerhardt Gallagher, Mark Garry, Tessa Giblin, Ann Gilleece, Sorcha Gorsuch, Paz Guadalix, Tracy Hanna, Sean Harahan, Cathy Henderson, Raymond Henshaw, John Hunter, Jesse Jones, Mark Joyce, Margaret Kallen, Allyson Keehan, Aidan Kelly, Robert Kelly, Sam Keogh, Claire Kerr, James Kirwan, Tomasz Knapik, Barbara Knezevic, Brian Lalor, Gillian Lawler, Elaine Leader, Mo Levy, Rachel Likely, Sofie Loscher & Niamh O’Doherty, David Lunney, Sean Lynch, Colm Mac Athlaoich, Caoimhin Mac Giolla Leith, Ferdia MagLochlainn, Anja Mahler, Colin Martin, Erin McClure, David McGinn, Patricia McKenna, Maria McKinney, Margaret McLoughlin, Muntsa Molina, Tom Moore, Aileen Murphy, Abigail O’Brien, Oisin O’Brien, Anna O’Byrne, Ruth O’Donnell, Damian O’Donohue, Shane O’Driscoll, Rachel O’Hara, Mairead O’hEocha, Fergal O’Mahony, Jane O’Malley, Niamh O’Malley, Geraldine O’Reilly, John O’Reilly, Kevin O’Shanahan & Marie Brett, Sean O’Sullivan, Louise Peat, Leila Pedersen, Sarah Pierce, Lucy Phelan, Alison Pilkington, Sheila Rennick, Jim Ricks, Gabriel Rosenstock, Piia Rossi, Nick Roth, Vincent Sheridan, Carole Shubotham, Dorothy Smith, Aaron Smyth, Kate Strain, Alex Synge, Nicole Tilley, Chris Timms, Paul Timoney, Gillian Turner, Linda Uhlemann, Yvan Vansevenant, Steve Wall, Lee Welch, Conor Wickham, Olesya Zdorovetska, amongst others.

In printmaking terms, the proof exists as evidence of a spark of thought that can carry forward monumental actions, or one that fades as other ideas are born and take root. We, the printmakers, use the proof as our guiding light, an element embedded in our practice, critical, urgent, essential, intrinsic. For us, without the proof, there can be nothing, no growth, no progress, no expansion.

In tandem with printmaking, notes, sketches, drafts, scribbles exist also as types of proofs. These modest materials are the landscape of signifiers, of thoughts, crystallising artworks, poems, songs, projects, buildings and compositions.

Such proofs might be said to hold an elusive charge cast against future realities. In themselves they represent that which motivates us, as artists, to dig deep and come up with the goods. In an age of the ephemeral, of movement and flux, the proof retraces a moment when time stilled to distil an idea.

A language manycoloured – 28th November – 19th December

I will have work showing at Gormleys Fine Art this November 28th.

Curated by Bernadette Madden, “A language manycoloured” also includes artists Veronica Bolay RHA, John Hearne, Bernadette Madden, Eoin Mac Lochlainn,  and John O`Connor. Colour is an important part of most artists` repertoire and all six artists featuring in the exhibition are noteworthy for their very individual and personal colour palettes . Though their painting styles and subject matter differ, these artists are connected by a rigorous use of colour and the exhibition explores how they each utilize colour in different ways.

 

Where:
25 South Frederick St
Dublin 2

Opening Hours:

Mon to Sat: 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday: Closed

Culture Night 2013

As part of Culture Night, Abigail Smith and I will present work arising from our year long residency in Dublin City Council’s Albert Cottages, Hampstead park in Glasnevin, Dublin. Works will include oil paintings of urban landscapes and large spray paint work based on scientific diagrams. Live music will be performed by Abigail Smith (voice and viola) and Lioba Petrie (cello). The music will include field recordings made by Abigail during the residency.

The Lab. Foley Street. Studio 1, 2nd Floor: Abigail Smith & John O’Reilly – Live Music & Paintings – Sights and Sounds from Albert Cottages

Times / Duration of Event: 7.00pm – 10.00pm