Alleviate Self Doubt, a brand new mini-exhibition of 11 artists on show at VERSUS? in Temple Bar in conjunction with Candy Collective. Launch night Thursday 4th of December 2008 @ 7pm. The same exhibition will be on next door in the Smock Alley Café, there will be all the same art + mulled wine & mince pies.
Archive for 2008
Children’s Book Ireland invites you to a special Christmas celebration in honour of Ireland’s foremost picture-book artist, PJ Lynch. Monday December 8th 2008 – 6.30pm National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. PJ will be joined by Dr Pat Donlon to discuss his life and work to date, including such wonderful seasonal titles as The Christmas Miracle of Jonathon Toomey, A Christmas Carol and The Gift of The Magi, published later this year. Those attending will also have the opportunity to enjoy an exhibition of selected pieces from the National Library’s PJ Lynch collection, which will be on public display for the first time to mark the occasion. A mulled wine reception will round off the evening in fittingly festive fashion!
The Sketch Theatre website features the drawings of some top notch comic and concept artists put in a theatrical setting and with a musical backbeat. Well worth a visit.
Jonathan McHugh was recently commissioned to provide artwork for one of a series of animated shorts for the BBC. ‘Days Like This’, a 15-part animated series of short films based around monologues from the Radio Ulster programme of the same name, is due to air on BBC1 Northern Ireland every weeknight on the run-up to Christmas. Produced by Flickerpix animation in Holywood, each episode uses different artists/animators to produce a variety of different animation styles and techniques.
IGI members Steve Simpson and David Rooney have some work in the recent ICAD 50by50, which took place over Design Week 2008 to mark the 50th anniversary of ICAD. Following on from Candy’s 50×50 series, each poster was produced in a limited edition of 50 prints and most are still available to purchase at €50 each.
Two of Ireland’s premier book illustrators have some new features on their websites. The incomparable PJ Lynch has an online retrospective exhibition featuring work from all of his major books and spanning a period of almost 25 years and all for sale. Oliver Jeffers is offering some wonderful limited edition prints from his award winning childrens books…Don’t you just love Christmas?