Our newest member Jason Kearney’s exhibition: Welcome To Heterotopia: Pasted Pixels Of Contemporary Collage opens April 24th

We are excited to have Jason Kearney join our new studio, his work is fantastic!

If you are in Dublin this Thursday hit up his fist solo exhibition; Welcome To Heterotopia: Pasted Pixels Of Contemporary Collage at the Twisted Pepper. It’s going to be great!

“The exhibition will be officially opened with a talk by Sean Hillen, without a doubt the most influential Irish artist that has worked with photomontage. 

Heterotopia is a concept in human geography elaborated by philosopher Michel Foucault to describe places and spaces that function in non-hegemonic conditions. These are spaces of otherness, which are neither here nor there, that are simultaneously physical and mental, such as the space of a phone call or the moment when you see yourself in the mirror.

Jason Kearney situates himself in the spectrum of contemporary collage by manipulating pixels over paste and photoshop over paper to create surreal digital collage.

Appropriating his pieces from a wide range of source material that spans movements, continents and centuries he uses and seduces the digital medium to juxtapose characters, objects and landscapes. In doing so, he creates narratives that the original artists would have never dreamed to have existed.”

This exhibition will run until May 31st

Opening
Thursday 24th April
6 – 8pm

The Twisted Pepper
54 Middle Abbey Street
Dublin 1
Ireland


Press:
Juxtapoz Magazine Feature - http://bit.do/juxtapoz
le cool Dublin Cover May 9th 2013 - http://bit.do/lecool
le cool Dublin Cover May 15th 2013 - http://bit.do/lecool2
ARTchipel Feature July 2013 - http://bit.do/artchipel
Rabble #7 Poster Commission - http://bit.do/rabble

http://jasonkearneycuts.tumblr.com/

Text taken from Jason’s FB Event Page

A4 are now taking applications for our new Studio’s and Gallery Opening June 1st 2014

A4 AD Where

If you are interested in becoming a member please get in fill out our membership contact form.

Membership starts at 50 euros per month for basic membership, allowing you 24/7 access to;

Shared Studios & Desk space
Electronics Area
Darkroom
Screen-printing Facilities
Workshop & Tools

For an additional fee you can add;

Personal Desk Space for 100 euros per month (Limited to 10 so get in soon for those)
Storage Space for 20 euros per month (Limited to 50)

Coming later in the year at an additional cost you can gain access to our Recording Studio and Gallery & Event space.

Thanks
A4 Team

 

Resurrection Ruckus, A4 Fundraiser 18th April @ Seomra Spraoi!!!

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We are delighted to announce that the amazing Freda of Poster Fish Promotions has organised a fundraiser for our new studios!! It’s also a fundraiser for Seomra Spraoi, who are kindly providing us with the venue for the night!

Our Good Friday Resurrection Ruckus will kick off at 9pm. A4 are really excited as our Hong Kong Champion Finn Williamson will be returning to Dublin for one night and she’s going to play a Finnalicous set for us, so get in early for that!!

All proceeds will go towards paint to make our walls lovely and shiny and to the running costs of Seomra. We will also have some t-shirts and screen-prints on sale at the door.

Ruckus Makers on the night are;

Alien Hand
Chris Chapman
The Scaldy Madonna
Bonz
Executive Steve
Finnalicious 

Visuals will be provided by our very own Zyme!

We hope to see you all there! If you can’t make it down but would still like to help us on our way, you can make a donation via paypal by clicking the image below.

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Details & Location;
Doors 9pm – late
Admission €10
BYOB

Seomra Spraoi
10 Belvedere Court
Dublin 1

Don’t forget to pick up your poison of choice the night before!

Thanks
A4 Team!

New Studio New A4!! If you have a few minutes we’d love some input from all you creative people!

So this week we are finalising everything with our new building. We should have the keys by the end of the week!!

St Joseph’s Parade is much bigger than our previous studio. At 5000 sq ft we can house more creative people and build a bigger community around making! The building was previously a print work shop and is split over 2 levels. Downstairs will house a large workshop and screen-printing area on one side and a Gallery and event space the other. The gallery space opens out onto a large yard with access for cars and vans for those that work big!

Upstairs there are seven large studio spaces, a kitchen and bathrooms. These studios will be open planned. Some will have personal desks for members the rest will be shared.

Over the first year will be be building a recording studio, offering affordable rates for sound engineers who have clients waiting in the wings! We we also be offering rehearsal space for bands, more on this after we tease out the details!

As before we will have a darkroom, workshop, electronics area and screen-printing facilities, but we want to know what you actually want from a studio so we can build a space that supports our members properly and offers a different model to the traditional artist studio. If you have a spare couple of minutes please fill in our survey here or below and share it around. We need as much information about the real needs of potential members as possible to do our work well.

If you are interested in becoming a member pleas fill out our contact form

Thanks
A4 Team

Happy Holidays and many thanks from A4!!

Massive thanks to everyone that took part in, helped us and supported us at our exhibitions, events and fundraisers throughout 2013. Ye are brilliant!!

seasons greetings

We’ll be back soon in early Jan with news on our new artist studio and gallery. Until then Season’s Greetings to all our A4 family and friends, we wish you all an Incredible New Year!!

A4er Ros Lee’s Exhibition in Tokyo continues until 27th Dec

Ros Lee is a Singapore-born designer that has been living and working in Japan since 2005. After several years of working as an in-house designer, Ros decided to strike out on her own. In 2011 she began working as a design consultant and officially launched the Polkaros brand.

“Polkaros will be showcasing their first handcrafted collection of lifestyle products in their upcoming exhibition and pop up store in Tokyo. The event will be held at Galerie Doux Dimanche Aoyama from 10 - 27 December, 2013. This collection consists of uniquely handcrafted ceramic flower pots and planters, Japanese traditional fabric, Tenugui, gift wrapping paper with original Polkaros patterns and more.

The Polkaros Parade is a gathering of Polkaros designed characters and a celebration of colors, patterns and items that were crafted to add a touch of warmth to a home and put smiles on faces. Polkaros products are inspired by traditional Japanese crafts, but influenced by modern Tokyo lifestyles, offering a mix of classic and modern.”

www.polkaros.com
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