I’ve recently moved to Dublin to start working for Visual Artists Ireland, a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping artists at all stages in their careers. For the past 20 years they’ve published a news sheet every two months. I’m the new Production Editor for the news sheet and we’ve just published the latest issue. It’s a special issue on painting that covers all areas of painting practice in Ireland and beyond. I’m really proud to have worked on it. It’s rammed with great articles, columns and reviews of painting exhibitions happening all over the place. It’s been a blast and a real education for me.
If you want to have a read of it, some the feature articles and critiques are available to read on our website. If you want a physical copy, you can become a member/friend of Visual Artists Ireland via their website.
I’ll let you all know when the next issue is out. It’s shaping up to be another good’un!
Thanks to everyone who came down last Saturday for the performance of I am Sitting in a Vault. We all had an amazing time. I’m still pretty astounded we packed out the reception of the bank with people. I did not expect so many people to be interested.
Here’s some pictures that different people took from the event.
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I had the pleasure of having a chat with Marie Louise-Muir on the BBC Radio Ulster Arts Show about the upcoming I am Sitting in a Vault event taking place this Saturday as a part of the East Side Arts Festival. You can have a listen back to the interview here.
I am pleased to announce that as a part of the East Side Arts Festival in Belfast this year, I will be putting on the sound art event I am Sitting in a Vault. I am putting on the event with the help of my friends Richard Bailie, and Constance Keane (AKA Fears).
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I got myself a Zoom H4n recently. I went for a walk around Clarendon Dock to try it out and see what it sounds like. I posted my sound walk up on the Belfast Sound Map website (which is maintained by Pedro Rebelo at the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Queen’s University Belfast). You can listen to the sound walk I made here.
I’m going to keep capturing field recordings and hopefully work them into a larger project in the future. More on that in a while, I guess.
I had the pleasure of doing some work for the magazine Intent this month. Intent is a Belfast-based magazine and podcast that profiles local artists across the island of Ireland. They’re now on their second in issue, which they launched in The Green Room, Black Box in Belfast on June 2. In the run-up to the launch, I made a few videos (and helped edit the magazine as well).
I made the videos using a patch in Processing, which took the pixel colours from the Intent logo and then painted them on black canvas, giving the impression of the logo being painted. I edited this and inserted audio using Final Cut Pro X. You can watch the videos below.
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