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.
SPACER

 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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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.