PJ Lynch on Harry Clarke
Jun12

PJ Lynch on Harry Clarke

The National Gallery of Ireland has been given a wonderful gift of of ten superb original colour illustrations by Harry Clarke (1889-1931) which were executed for Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘The Fairy Tales’, published in 1916 by Harrap & Co. in London. The jewel-like colour illustrations, all in pristine condition, have been in a private collection since the 1920s. They were recently purchased and presented as a gift to the National Gallery by Lochlann and Brenda Quinn. As part of the Gallery’s Summer Lecture series celebrating the acquisition of these wonderful illustrations, PJ Lynch will be giving a talk on “The Technique of Illustrating Hans Christian Andersen’s ‘Fairy Tales’”, with particular regard to the Clarke paintings of course on Tuesday 16th June 10.30am. Talks are free and take place in the National Gallery’s lecture theatre. No booking required. For information, contact Education: 01 663 3505 So if any of you are up and about in Dublin early next Tuesday, do come...

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The broadsheet
Jun12

The broadsheet

Some recent from Illustrators Ireland  member, Alé Mercado. The broadsheet #9, it’s printed in two inks (black and a fluorescent pink) on uncoated stock. It is fully illustrated using digital techniques to resemble charcoal and scraperboard drawings. The Broadsheet series are directed by Mary Butler and coordinated by Niamh Finn in the Arts Office Kilkenny County Council. This year’s editor was Yvonne Cullen. The design concept evolved from an idea Yvonne put forward when she selected the poems. Broadsheet #9 will launch Friday 12th June at 5 p.m. It is always a fantastic event so do pop in if you are in the...

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National Gallery illustration course – teenagers
Jun10

National Gallery illustration course – teenagers

The National Gallery is running a short illustration course for teenagers, put together by this year’s participants on their Transition Year Programme and inspired by the current exhibition of Harry Clarke’s illustrations. Participants will get to work with professional illustrators to develop their skills of storytelling through art, looking at sequential drawing, storyboarding, comic books, graphic novels and other illustrative styles. They will also visit the Print Room in the Gallery to see examples of illustrations in the national collection that are rarely on display, as well as visiting the Harry Clarke exhibition. There are 2 courses for age groups 11-14 & 15-18. They are currently running a competition for a free place on both courses, more information on the courses and how to enter on...

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Gutenberg’s Quarterly
Jun09

Gutenberg’s Quarterly

The G’sQ is a new quarterly magazine concern on illustration and illustrators showing their ways of life, studios, workspaces, pets, meals, and, of course, their work. Check it out...

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ncad graduation 2009
Jun08

ncad graduation 2009

NCAD College in Dublin is currently showing its latest design graduates. Here’s some examples of the illustration work. Anna Fitzpatrick Laura Colgan Eva Jane Hogan While the show is not top heavy in Illustration it’s well worth a look at some of the fresh new talent, this is just a taster of some of the excellent work, and my tip is to have a look at the graduates portfolios. The exhibition runs from the 6th June to the 14th. See here for more...

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