PLAYFUL CITY STREET ART PROJECT

PLAYFUL CITY STREET ART PROJECT

This was a great little project to be involved in. This artwork was one of a number of street art pieces around the city over the last months. The works are aimed at highlighting a a more play inclusive city. Play n the city is a group in Dublin that want to create a more playful, engaging & inclusive city. Launching in 2017 the project works in number of areas if design that will enhance any city and work with the children’s right to play.  

From the website: ‘Last year was the 25th anniversary of Ireland ratifying The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Luckily for us all, Article 31 of the UNCRC protects and recognises the Right to Play. So working with the super team at the Ombudsman for Children’s Office we wanted to do something a little different that spoke to both young and old.. we brought together some of Dublin’s best street artists and poets and launched a street art campaign around our fair city to brighten your day and highlight the right of the child to play. Also working on the project providing the poem was word smith, Stephen James Smith and the  lettering was designed by Cormac from Mack Signs.

You can get involved and make an area in your city to be more play inclusive. Contact the guys at aPlafulCity for more information. www.aplayfulcity.com  

https://www.aplayfulcity.com/
https://www.stephenjamessmith.com/
@mack_sign_painting on instagram : https://www.instagram.com/mack_sign_painting

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ZERO GRAVITY …..

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VR DEMO WITH IRISH SOCIETY OF STAGE AND SCREEN DESIGNERS

VR DEMO WITH IRISH SOCIETY OF STAGE AND SCREEN DESIGNERS

VR ART- TOOLS OF THE FUTURE

Delighted to be the final speaker at the The Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers conference on November 16th. I’ ll be discussing how we can use Virtual Realty tools in a creative workflow and how VR can offer solutions for stage and screen design in the future. The Irish Society of Stage and Screen Designers celebrates the work of designers living and working in Ireland in theatre, television and film production. PROJECTIONS Exploring the futures of design for stage and screen, is a one-day conference at The Peacock Theatre, Abbey Street Lower Dublin 1 on Thursday 16th November 2017. More information on how to register to attend here.

Theatre, Television and Film practice is ever-evolving and it is inevitable that new innovations and approaches will impact on how designers work. Topics on the day will include: Spectacle, community and digital futures. The evolving relationship between director and designers. New technologies and what impact they may have on the design process. OTHER SPEAKERS Rachel West – Head of Theatre, Arts Council of Ireland Donatella Barbieri – Senior Research Fellow in Theatre Design for Performance, LCF Noeline Kavanagh – Artistic Director, Macnas Lynne Parker – Artistic Director, Rough Magic Theatre Company Shane Sutton – Award-winning Filmmaker and Artist  

THE PEAOCK THEATRE
26/27 Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1 Thursday 16th November 2017, 09:00-16:00

Booking at the Abbey Theatre Box Office: +353 1 87 87 222

Details for Projections https://www.isssd.ie/projections http://www.irishtheatreinstitute.ie/publications.aspx?contentid=15398     Details for Projections https://www.isssd.ie/projections http://www.irishtheatreinstitute.ie/publications.aspx?contentid=15398

 

 

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ARTISTS CHARITY COOK BOOK

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ARTISTS COOKBOOK, THE SCOOP FONDATION AND SYRIA’S VIBES

Delighted to have one of my paintings and an old recipe in the artists cook book that is launching with the guys at SCOOP. There are lots of Irish artists and recipes for you to enjoy with all proceeds going to charity. Support and buy a book. Thanks.

Created by two Irish brothers, SCOOP is a fundraising machine that aims to build schools and change the lives of impoverished children in Cambodia & India. Our Founders, Andy & Calvin, also created Syrias Vibes — an initiative that supports doctors, emergency rescue services and internally displaced people in Syria & Iraq.

Click on any of the images for a direct link to get your book. The book is full of Irish art and recipes by the  contributing artists.

 

ARTIST COOK BOOK LAUNCH

ARTIST COOK BOOK LAUNCH

ARTISTS COOK BOOK LAUNCH

Delighted to have one of my paintings and an old recipie in the artists cook book that is launching with the guys at SCOOP. There are lots of Irish artists and recipies for you to enjoy with all proceads going to charity. The Book launch is on the 18th of August in Airbnb’s Dublin Headquarters (7pm – 9.30om with an after-party in nearby Charlotte Quay restaurant). Everyone welcome 🙂  

SCOOP FOUNDATION HOW AND WHY

How

Working with local partner organisations and hiring local builders, we build schools that focus on free education and community development.

We have built a global community and work with grass root NGOs living and working on the ground in Cambodia, India and Syria. We also work with similar NGOs in Australia, Germany, Syria, Spain and England.

Why

The countries we work in have a huge amount of children living in poverty or engaging in child labour. They also rank as the most corrupt countries in the world, and children are the ones suffering.

Created by two Irish brothers, SCOOP is a fundraising machine that aims to build schools and change the lives of impoverished children in Cambodia & India. Our Founders, Andy & Calvin, also created Syrias Vibes — an initiative that supports doctors, emergency rescue services and internally displaced people in Syria & Iraq. 

Art For Syria with SYRIA’S VIBES & SCOOP Foundation

Art For Syria with SYRIA’S VIBES & SCOOP Foundation

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The vibes initiative supports 8 medical clinics situated all around Syria, each with an emergency response team treating all civilians who are injured in the war.

ART AUCTION FOR SYRIA’S VIBES

Last week the I met Andy and Calvin and they told be about a project they might be running with Air Bnb’s Social Experiences. After a chat, we decided that I would do a painting and auction it on the night.
The event was held in Cocu food was provided by chefs from the local restaurant’s Dublin Pizza Co, Bastible and Hang Dai, each chef doing a course for the meal.

Meanwhile I got to enjoy a beer and set up a little area outside and got stuck into a stencil or street art version of my oil painting based on Rodin’s famous “Thinking man” sculpture.

The evening was nice and relaxing and it was a pleasure to work with the guys and raise funds for such a worthwhile cause.

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Dublin born DJ – Calvin James – spent 6 months in 2016 in Syria volunteering as a medic and ambulance driver. He is now raising funds through music, events and positive vibes to help save and change as many lives as possible. He returned to the Syrian border in Iraq in March 2017
For the past 15 months, Syria’s vibes have been funding 8 health clinics and rescue/ambulance services in the Rojava region of Northern Syria where Calvin spent more than 6 months volunteering as an ambulance driver and medic.

In 2017 they continue to work in Syria but have also focused on displaced Syrians (and others) in neighboring Iraq, in the Bajed Kandala Camp, home to 7,000 internally displaced survivors of the Yazidi genocide by ISIS.

They have now treated more than 100,000 men, women and children, across the whole of Syria. In the clinic that Calvin lived and worked in for 6 months in 2016, in Qamishli, they treated over 22,000 victims alone.

If you think you can help or support the guys you can use the links below to donate and follow on Facebook and twitter. Thanks in advance. Shane

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HELP SYRIA’S VIBES

Donate now to the Syrias Vibes website
https://donate.syriasvibes.com/payment

Follow on facebook and twitter for all updates and latest information.

https://www.facebook.com/syriasvibes/

https://twitter.com/syriasvibes?lang=en

 

 

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HELP AND SUPPORT SCOOP

Supporting Children Out Of Poverty:

http://scoopfoundation.com/

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SHANE SUTTON & KEMP GALLERY OPENING

SHANE SUTTON & KEMP GALLERY OPENING

KEMP GALLERY ART EXHIBITION

So today is the day. A while ago Steve Kemp asked me if I was interested in doing a show for the relaunch of the KEMP gallery at Gallery X on South William street.
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 The Show is a mix of oil, acrylic, and aerosol on various sized canvas.
Details of the show are: The KEMP gallery / Gallery X 2nd floor – 65 South William Street, Dublin 2. Opens : Friday 12th May , 5pm – 8pm. Closes: June 10th.  

Drinks on the night will be provided by Hope Beer, a brewery based in Howth. In advance of tasting their lovely brews you can peruse their new website at: www.hopebeer.ie  Save 

 

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KEMP Gallery Press Release

KEMP Gallery Press Release

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KEMP GALLERY PRESS RELEASE

So here we are again, the countdown to the relaunch of the gallery is well and truly on. We are delighted to be operating out of the GalleryX premises on 65 South William Street, Dublin 2 and look forward to showing you around. Throughout the year GalleryX and ourselves will be putting on exhibitions alternately, so there will be a feast of art for your delectation in the course of 2017. It all kicks off for us with the exhibition “That Space In Between” by the amazing Shane Sutton on FRIDAY 12th May from 5-8pm, so mark it in your diaries and we hope to see you there. Please note the change of date from the last newsletter sent out.

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Although fans of The KEMP Gallery will be familiar with Shane Sutton’s work from the two pieces that he showed at our Christmas show last year, this will be his first full solo show in 7 years. The multi talented artist has done everything from film production to inventing a soft toy (Teddybos) and this has kept him away from the gallery environment for too long. We are delighted to have bagged him for this exhibition and are really excited to showcase the work on our relaunch night on May 12th.

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The body of work that makes up “That Space In Between” deals with what the artist himself describes as “that space after you leave but before you get there”. He continues with the theme of space and spacemen in particular from earlier work in his career. He has painted similarly styled pieces on the side of Busyfeet and Coco Cafe, also on South William Street and on Er Buchetto Cafe in Ranelagh (see image above).

Shane invites the viewer to draw their own conclusions and fill in the blanks as he leaves the majority of his work faceless, the introduction of a personality is rare and is used as an emphasis of its absence elsewhere. He likes to to play with words in the titles of his pieces, such as “Immersion On” and “Alpha Bravo”, adding a sense of humour to his palette.

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Drinks on the night will be provided by Hope Beer, a brewery based in Howth. We are delighted to announce a partnership with them for all of our exhibitions in 2017. We thank them for their kind support and are looking forward to sharing the fun with them throughout the year. Watch this space for collaborations between Hope Beer and ourselves outside of the gallery environment.

In advance of tasting their lovely brews you can peruse their new website at: www.hopebeer.ie

 

We look forward to seeing you on Friday the 12th May from 5-8pm. If you can’t make the opening, the new gallery hours are Wed-Sat 10am-5pm and the exhibition runs until Saturday June 10th.

 

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EXHIBITION 12th MAY 2017

EXHIBITION 12th MAY 2017

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12th MAY 2017, THE KEMP GALLERY. 65 SOUTH WILLIAM STREET

 

So in just over a few weeks ago Steve from the KEMP galley asked if I would be interested in doing a small exhibition. Its been crazy busy with Teddybots but it had been a while since I had painted so I didn’t want to give up the chance.

With only 4 weeks left from today its a bit of a challenge but I thought it would be interesting to see what I can do in the time frame. My normal style of painting takes some time so I knew I had to try some new things and force myself to work a little differently.

The work is a mix of painting with palette knife, brush and stencilling using aerosol, acrylic and oils. A bit of a mix up. It will also have a small amount of older work so I’m hoping it will have a few nice styles and types of work if your interested in seeing.

If anyone would like to come along the show will be opening on Friday the 12th of may in the KEMP gallery on 65 South William Street and running for a month.

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A big thanks to the guys in the Indeed offices in dublin who gave me a wall at the end of the canteen. Was nice to workin such  a great space with amazing views of the city….should have probably taken some photos. Here are some of the wall anyway.

Spacer snapper and another busy feet wall

Spacer snapper and another busy feet wall

So, my good friends in busy feet had a bit of time with a clear wall so let me do another small bit of work. Sadly I had a bike crash just before finishsing so did not get to d my final touches.

I have another oppertunity to do another wall soon so that should make up for it.  Also a bi thanks to Gecko colours Ireland for the title photo.