Nuala Clarke Ou Topos

What a wonderful evening at the opening of Nuala Clarke’s exhibition Ou Topos at the Claremorris Gallery.

The exhibition runs until April 28th – I definitely recommend a visit.

For more information click HERE.

The opening of EVA International

It was great to be at the opening event of EVA International this year.

I went to see Same Keogh’s performance piece –  Integrated Mystery House.

Sam Keogh: Integrated Mystery House – Newly commissioned mixed media installation and performance, Cleeve’s Condensed Milk Factory, Limerick

For more information click HERE.

Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Day

Today is Cystic Fibrosis Irelands 65 Roses Awareness Day.

Please show your support by purchasing a purple rose for €2, or texting 65 ROSES to 50300 to donate €2.

65 Roses Day takes place on Friday April 13th 2018.

Why 65 Roses?

’65 Roses’ is how some children first learn how to say ‘Cystic Fibrosis’. The symbol in Ireland for Cystic Fibrosis is a purple rose.

Why Support 65 Roses Day?

65 Roses Day is Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s National Flag Day.

Cystic Fibrosis Ireland depend on voluntary income and donations to provide services and supports to people with Cystic Fibrosis in Ireland. 65 Roses Day is a major fundraising campaign and helps Cystic Fibrosis Ireland fund the services we provide such as exercise grants, transplant grants, bereavement counselling etc.

For more information or to get involved with 65 Roses Day contact Peter / Rachel on 01 496 2433 or email fundraising@cfireland.ie

Vox Materia

I am really looking forward to this! Vox Materia by artist Alice Maher opens on the 29th of March at the Source Arts Centre, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

For more information click HERE.

Arts & Disability Connect New Work Award – Research!

I am really enjoying the research phase of my Arts & Disability Connect New Work Award.

A lot of sketching and writing – trying to find the correct words to fit what I am feeling and thinking about this new work.

Here’s a photo from some gypsophila that I am collecting in my studio – Blurry, focusing on the stem. For some reason I really like the imperfect blurry photo.


Sketching!

Studio day!

At the moment I’m doing a lot of sketching in the studio, which is something I really enjoy. I love the simplicity of a ‘line’, so there’s a lot of line drawing going on using pencils! What are your favourite pencils? I’m using B’s – 4B being my favourite!

I’m trying my best at botanical drawings of weeds and some plants that I have picked. This is all research for my exhibition at the Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar opening May 4th at 7.30pm.

The exhibition is the outcome of the Arts & Disability Connect New Work Award 2017 I received. This award is supported by the Arts Council’s Arts and Disability Connect Scheme managed by Arts & Disability Ireland. For more information click here.

Photographing work

Time for a photo shoot!

Today with the help of some fellow artists and photographer Tom Flanagan we set up a studio to photograph our art work. It was a great success, we each got to photograph our work and we learned so much.

I think what I learned the most was the importance of light! Whether you use natural light or artificial lighting.