See here for a quick overview of whatever I happen to be working on at the moment.
More audio! working towards a major development in my practice involving study and more ambitious sound projects. Working on a selection of the following: GPS Sound walk. Podcast and Immersive Sound Installation. Yum!
I am getting quite obsessed with speakers, and am on the scrounge for freebies..
In printmaking, there are a few annual shows I contribute to, and I am eyeing up larger scale work and carborundum…
Also making a bit of a push on all things funding related, ETSY, a Donate option and sponsorship option via Patreon; I have even added a ‘Support’ page to this blog!.
A new website is under development as well to showcase the digital art pieces.
Exploring sound art – gotta new ZOOM N1
For the ‘Cities and Memory’ Projects
‘Roots (You will miss me when I am gone)’
‘All of Suburbia Makes A Nice Cup Of Tea’
Preparing – and printing -for a participation in a major group show in August
First waterclour of the season. Painted as always En Plein Air.
Ongoing research on ‘Periferies’ heading out into the landscape to draw and paint too. Also looking at new media possibilities and testing a variety of printmaking techniques and colour planning. Starting to produce some work now as well.
Hearsay Festival – networking and new ideas (aka FUN!) – but it IS useful too… All about Audio in all it’s forms.
Submitted to Halftone paperwork and delivery.
Filled in a squillian funding applications and Open Call submissions…. so far no joy…
Making plates for small etchings for ongoing exhibitions
UTOPIA PROJECT A soundwork made and contributed to the Cities & Memory collaborative project UTOPIA – the final work Launched online on 28 September www.citiesandmemory.com/utopia Used ‘Audacity’ sotfware for sound editing.
Make Your Own APP – Did the Introductory course at MAKESHOP TCD Dublin. Used ‘Sublime’ for the coding.
Short Visit to Kilkee – more drawings and outdoor painting.
Monoprinting in the studio to try out colours and new scale.
Graphic Studio Dublin Project – ‘Urbis Felicitas’ – Research begins for this in Mountjoy Sq with a site visit to some of the buildings. I put up my research photos on Flickr
Arty Admin- Working on a GPS activated location specific Soundwalk. applying for funding, various awards, identifying potential collaborators,
SoundArt Making field recordings and sourcing found materials online.
July & August
Re-aquanting myself with monoprinting. Thinking about larger scale images and colour overprinting for the ‘Periferies’ project.
Residency at Cill rialaig – see the main blog for details
Dropped off a copper plate etching (hard ground) to SO Fine art Editions for the summer show.
A RESEARCH AND BEGINNINGS YEAR
This is an R&D year!
- I am developing a major piece of work requiring a lot of drawing and research out in the landscape; this will take some time! I am aiming for the West of Ireland, Iceland and Norway – over the next few years…. Just as well I am not in a hurry.
- I am getting more involved in Soundscapes (Experimenting here – art.https://soundcloud.com/irish-etchings-irish-etchings/tracks).
- Lots of applications being done for funding and residencies – planning ahead – takes AGES.
The GSd Exhibtion continues to travel too. See http://www.anaturalselectiongsd.com/ for the latest updates.
Finding out about Game design – FUNGUS BY SNOZBOT
The HearSay Festival of Audio Arts
UCD 3D Printing Expo 1 Oct 2014
Short research visit to Kilkee- drawings and outdoor painting.
At last! there was a long wait for this, but the workshop ran in November 2013 in the National Print Museum. Thrilled silly!
UPDATING my ONLINE Portfolios
Lost the login for Vimeo and FORGOT (!) where I put up the still images – found it eventually, Flickr of course!
General Protfolio –
In fact this is my first ever attempt at animation – this is a ‘live’ recording of ‘Chomp’ for Playhouse on Liberty Hall Dublin 2009.
A Natural Selection
This is going to be BIG. It is hoped to have the show tour internationally as well.
Currently working on this – http://www.anaturalselectiongsd.com/ Prints just delivered, now helping out with the promotion.
This summer I had a new video piece included in Synthesis II in the IFI http://www.ifi.ie/film/ifi-fractal-music-synthesis-ii/ and Tweet Piece was also shown again in the CMC. I need to do a bit of re-editing on both of these too.
And I am updating all my online material. Just (re)found my Flicker Account – I’d lost it! http://www.flickr.com/photos/irishetchings/ A handy online portfolio. And, of course, the Blog!
MART opening night
A commission by MART to make a piece for them about their new venue and its new life, with reference its past – in the trade ‘respondiig to’ the building.
I have blogged about this extensively, but here’s a quick view of the constructions.
Every artist who helped with the FundIt campaign also got invited to make a piece using a cardboard box – and not much else! The show was called ‘Curb Your Carrie Bradshawism’ Here’s my piece for it – ‘StateOfDissipation’.
Tweet Piece for FRACTAL
Right now I am recutting the video animation to match the final track – here is the music – I hope to have a completed integrated version on line asap
Strumpet City Exhibition
Softground etching with drypoint.
Are We there Yet??
Work in progress for the opening night of MART end of August.
Portrait Workshop 2013
First attempt …
Here is the News 2013
A music composition for choral work developed over two days as part od the New Dublin Music festival. Hope it will be on You-Tube soon. It was a hoot!
HackLab Recyclism December 2012
Discovered Arduino – am hooked!
Exhibited watercolours for the first time.
June 2012 Science Gallery ‘Artvertiser’ for Hack the City Exhibition
June 2012 took part of the Science Gallery Artvertiser Workshop for the Hack the City Exhibition. One of my pieces was selected for the final work – Naked Greed. See below for more info:
The Black Hole of Debt Animation
See a youtube video about the project here Artvertiser
See a youtube video about the Science Gallery exhibition here Hack the City
RHA Life Drawing Sessions 2012
Solo Exhibition in Rigbys Deli Diner February 2012
An exhibition of my etchings to date.