The Rulers of the Game : Arts & Administration

I just spent the best part of a week putting together an application for a show next year. Eight hours after applications closed I realised I f**ked up the application in not one but two ways; by sending the information in four files instead of one and by forgetting to attach images. In between calling …

Fantastic Voyage Installation Diary: Days 16-18 & Show Time!

As I was working up until 6pm on the evening of the opening and had no time to wash or change or any of that nonsense and I had no time to post here. In. When youre doing this sort of work, whatever amount of time you have at your disposal, you will fill it. …

Book: Modernists & Mavericks ~ Bacon, Freud, Hockney and the London Painters by Martin Gayford

I picked this book up a few days ago not thinking it would hold much of interest as I have read a lot on Bacon and other artists of that time and I have not painted for a few years now but I tore through it in three days and I would highly recommend it …

Fantastic Voyage Installation Diary: Kevin’s House ~ Day Tirteen (that’s Irish for thirteen)

Another slog of a day yesterday but a good one too. I am having lots of thoughts about my work and about how I work, thoughts which are recurring but seem to be clarifying themselves more. I feel as if this work is the culmination of my BAand MA in a way. Not that I …

Fantastic Voyage Installation Diary: The Physical Cost ~ Days 6/7 or thereabouts

  Nearly half way there now but even before I started building I was bearing the marks of hauling old bits of timber with random screws and nails in them about: splinters, grazes, scratches, cuts. My poor dear mother - who dreams of me getting a nice job in a nice office - worries about …

Wish me a Wonder at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford.

Wish me a Wonder, a group show currently at Garter Lane Art Centre in Waterford, features four fairly recent graduates, three painters and one sculptor/installation artist - Emma Hayes, Sarah O'Brien, Sven Sandberg and Liliane Puthod respectively - all of whom are represented by the Berlin Opticians Gallery in Dublin. Often, of necessity, we judge …

Studio : Semester 3, Week 4 ~ Interaction, Participation, Performance & Thinking about Others

Last weeks crit ended with a performance piece created by one of my classmates which I really enjoyed. We were asked to perform an action together outside on the street in which she would intervene. But we were not to tell her what we were planning. We were tired and had no warning and the …