10 New Memberships added to our studio!

We have added 10 new memberships to our studio! If you are interested in joining over 50 amazingly talented artists and makers in a supportive environment then get in touch via our membership contact form!

A4 Sounds

A4 Sounds is a interdisciplinary studio space and will suit cultural workers of all sorts that enjoy working in a shared environment and need access to a wide range of facilities over the duration of their projects. Our members include fine artists, designers, animators, writers, performers, makers, woodworkers and electronic engineers. If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional artist studio get in touch here!

Our memberships are 50e per month and we have 10 remaining. Members can add a personal locker for an additional 10e per month.

Also: our studio has Gas Fired Central Heating so it’s lovely and warm :)

Membership includes:

General
– 24/7 access
– WiFi and bills
– Kitchen facilities
– Outdoor area
– Contents Insurance
– Member discounts within A4 and local businesses
– Profile page on our website

Shared
– Access to meeting & workshop room
– Scanning & Printing
– Access to shared workspaces
– Access to shared equipment & materials

Facilities
– Darkroom (Colour / Black & White)
– Screen-printing
– Electronics Area
– Workshop & Tools
– Reduced rental fees to our Event Space for rehearsals & exhibitions

Training
– Free Darkroom Training
– Free Screen-printing Training
– Free or Reduced fees on workshops

How to find us!
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Happy Seasonal Season, Love A4 <3

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To all the parents and children of the world, you are amazing!

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How to find us!

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Thanks Eimhin for the Map!!

A4’s ART 4 REFUGEES open tonight at 7pm!!! Come along, bring your friends and your wallet!

Full info
Raffle tickets
Facebook event page
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Aww!! Chaloupa Kisses for Cash!!!

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A4 Sounds are hosting an exhibition and auction of Artwork in aid of the refugee crisis from 5th-8th Nov

Chaloupa has kindly offered to kiss as many people as possible on the night to raise much needed funds!!!

THANKS CHALOUPA UR THE BEST <3 <3 <3 <3

1 Kiss for 2 euro!!

Top Tip!
Buy additional kisses for your friends and help raise loadsa $$$ :P

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Exhibition Details
Opening night: Thursday 5th of November 19:00
Exhibition open to the public: Friday 6th & Saturday the 7th of November 10:00 – 20:00
Auction: Sunday 8th of November. 13:00 – 17:00
All proceeds going towards Global Giving’s Syrian Refugee Relief fund.
Our raffle will take place on the opening night!

More info >>
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Facebook Event Page
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Buy Kisses

Our current sponsors include:
Woodworkers and Hobbies Ltd​, Printlines​, Bleecker Street Cafe Bar​, Trinity College Dublin, Michael Canning, Colm Hackett and Paddy Cullen.

A4’s Art 4 Refugees Raffle Tickets Now Online!!

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A4 Sounds are hosting an exhibition and auction of Artwork in aid of the refugee crisis from 5th-8th Nov.

Two of the exhibition pieces will be selected for the raffle, to help give everyone a chance to walk home with a part of the show!!

Raffle Tickets
5 euro = 3 Tickets
Pick them up in on shop!

Top Tip!
Buy ’em in multiples like 3, 9, 27 and help raise loadsa $$$ :P

Additional prizes include: A4 Sounds Goodie Bag, Paper Panther Goodie Bag, limited edition 7” vinyls from Sissy & Cal Folger Day, meal voucher from Bleecker Street Cafe and Bar, group ticket from Viking Splash Tours, tickets from Lighthouse Cinema, Take Leeroy out to Dinner, The Annulments ‘Everything I Lost’ CD Album & Poster, Prints from contributing artists, as well as Mystery Prizes!

We would love to get many more raffle prizes to help us raise as much money on the night as possible. If you would like to donate a raffle prize please get in touch via eimhin@paperpanther.ie

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Exhibition Details
Opening night: Thursday 5th of November 19:00
Exhibition open to the public: Friday 6th & Saturday the 7th of November 10:00 – 20:00
Auction: Sunday 8th of November. 13:00 – 17:00
All proceeds going towards Global Giving’s Syrian Refugee Relief fund.
Our raffle will take place on the opening night!

More info >>
a4sounds.org
paperpanther.ie
Facebook Event Page
Globalgiving.org
Raffle Tickets

Our current sponsors include:
Woodworkers and Hobbies Ltd​, Printlines​, Bleecker Street Cafe Bar​, Trinity College Dublin, Michael Canning, Colm Hackett and Paddy Cullen.

A4’s ART 4 REFUGEES – Exhibition and Art Auction

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From the 5th to the 8th of November A4 Sounds and Paper Panther are hosting an art exhibition and auction in aid of the current refugee crisis with proceeds going to Global Giving to support refugees. The UN Refugee Agency estimates that more than 4 million people, half of whom are children, have fled Syria to neighbouring countries, and 7.4 million people are displaced internally within Syria. The crisis is the worst the world has seen in over twenty years and the need for refugee support is dire.  At this critical point with refugees facing a winter that is predicted to be one of the worst on record, A4 Sounds and Paper Panther put a call out for artists to donate time and work and over thirty artists have responded.

Eimhin McNamara, one of the founding members of Paper Panther, an aw­ard winning group of animators who come together to develop and create short films, commercials, TV series and workshops, developed the idea for the Artwork Auction to raise funds for the refugee crisis.

“It came about as a response to feeling so helpless to the constantly increasing numbers which are being reported. The format for the exhibition and auction came from being previously involved with the Animation Art Show, another excellent fundraiser, in aid of children’s charities. With A4’s Art 4 Refugees show we hope to not only raise funds through the creation of artwork but also to create a human connection, closing the distance between the idea of ‘them’ and ‘us’ and help build a more open and caring world community.” Once the initial shape of the project was defined Eimhin brought the idea to A4 Sounds, the arts organisation and space where Paper Panther are based, who immediately came on board as collaborators, providing a venue, event management and carpentry services to set up the exhibition space.

A4 Sounds arts organisation is involved in this initiative as it’s mission is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to add to the field of socially engaged art through their projects and actions. They want to make art that matters. This art auction will matter to the refugees and proceeds will fully go to charity, namely Global Giving.

About Global Giving

Global Giving provides a community based crowd funding platform for nonprofits. The Syrian Refugee Relief fund provides aid services including:

  • Delivering food and clean water, providing shelters and household essentials to families in need.
  • Continuing to provide refugees with safe access to lifesaving medical aid, including reproductive health care.
  • Supporting children whose schooling has been disrupted by the conflict, and setting up safe spaces in refugee camps for children to learn and play.
  • Providing refugees with psychosocial support to help reduce emotional consequences of traumatic stress and restore a sense of hope and normalcy.

 About the Artwork

There will be a wide variety of work to bid on, with over thirty artists already committed to the project from a mixture of animators, illustrators, graphic designers, art directors, fine artists, sculptors, photographers and conceptual artists

There is a Facebook page for the auction, which provides news and showcases the participating artists work:

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In the coming weeks an online catalogue will be released and, for people not able to attend the auction, they will be able to make online bids in advance, indicating their maximum bid.

Event Details

A4 Sounds are hosting an exhibition and auction of Artwork in aid of the refugee crisis.

Opening night: Thursday 5th of November 19:00

Exhibition open to the public: Friday 6th & Saturday the 7th of November 10:00 – 20:00

Auction: Sunday 8th of November. 13:00 – 17:00

All proceeds going towards Global Giving’s Syrian Refugee Relief fund.

The show opens on Thursday the 5th of November at 19:00, and features a raffle, with a host of prizes up for grabs. Raffle tickets are 3 for €5  and will be available to purchase on-line before the event, as well as on the night itself. The exhibition is open to the public for the following Friday and Saturday from 10:00-20:00, with the auction itself occurring on Sunday the 8th of November from 13:00-17:00.

Raffle Prizes

We will be selecting 2 of the artworks from the show for the raffle so everyone has a chance to take home some art!

Additional prizes include: Weekend Break to Ashley Park House, 50e voucher from Lilliput Stores A4 Sounds Goodie Bag, Paper Panther Goodie Bag, limited edition 7” vinyls from Sissy & Cal Folger Day, meal voucher from Bleecker Street Cafe and Bar, Spot Prize from Gamestop, group ticket from Viking Splash Tours, tickets from Lighthouse Cinema, Take Leeroy out to Dinner, The Annulments‘Everything I Lost’ CD Album & Poster, Prints from contributing artists, as well as Mystery Prizes!

Sponsors

Our current sponsors include: Woodworkers and Hobbies Ltd​, Printlines​,
Bleecker Street Cafe Bar​, Trinity College Dublin, Michael Canning, Colm Hackett and Paddy Cullen.

If you are interested in sponsoring the event, you can get in touch with us using the contact details provided below.

Web Links

Paper Panther
A4 Sounds
Facebook page for auction
Global Giving‘s refugee relief fund

Contact for Press:

Eimhin McNamara
Email: eimhin@paperpanther.ie
Mobile: 0879554718

Logos:

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Links to our Sponsors:

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Art Documentation Workshop For Beginners with Kate-Bowe O’Brien

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Date: Wed Oct 28th 2015
Time: 2-4pm
Location: A4 Sounds Studios, St Joseph’s Parade, D1

This workshop is aimed at artists who wish to learn how to document their art work with their own DSLR camera. The workshop will focus on how to photograph 2d and 3d work; how to use the cameras manual settings; and how to make the most of available light sources.

The class will have 5 participants to ensure each person has enough 1to1 time to learn about their camera and get the most of of the class.

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Kate-Bowe O’Brien
Kate is a photographer and video artist based in Dublin. As a commercial photographer Kate specializes in art documentation, product and architectural photography. Kate has previously worked as a photography technician in Crawford College of Art, Cork, and Ballyfermot College of Further Education. She now manages the photography darkroom at A4 Sounds Studios.
Items to Bring Along:
A basic DSLR camera
Tripod (if possible)
Small piece of art (if possible)

Facebook Event Page for updates
For Bookings

Members of our studio have access to all our training courses at a MASSIVELY reduced price, sometimes even free. If you would like to become a member or would like some more information click here :D

A4’s Art 4 Refugees! Get Involved!

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From the 5th to the 8th of November A4 and Paper Panther are hosting an art exhibition and auction in aid of the current refugee crisis – with proceeds being split between Global Giving‘s refugee relief fund and to aid the Civic Centre in the Calais Jungle. We’ve created an event page here where you can keep track of things!

The show opens on Thursday the 5th of November at 19:00, and features a raffle, with a host of prizes up for grabs. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase on-line before the event, as well as on the night itself. The exhibition is open to the public for the following two days from 10:00-20:00, with the auction itself occurring on Sunday the 8th of November from 13:00-17:00.

In the coming weeks we will be photographing the artwork, putting together an online catalogue and building and prepping our venue space for the exhibition.
Our participating artists come from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: illustration, animation, photography & sculpture – and there’s still room for more!

For anyone who know might be interested in submitting artwork the main guideline is that the piece is ready to display, i.e. has a frame/presentation box, otherwise we are open to all mediums and approaches. The pieces may be pre-existing, though originals are preferred where possible (submissions due by the 26th of October). We shall be offering up T-shirts, prints and other consumables as raffle prizes too!

If you are interested in contributing to the show, volunteering or donating raffle prizes you can fill out this handy form below:

Summer’s end BBQ and Chinstroke Records Tropical Yard Party Preview

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To celebrate the end of summer, and bid farewell to all the, eh, rain and clouds and thunderstorms that it brought, we’re once again throwing open the gates of A4 Sounds studios for a tropical barbeque and stompin’ yard party. And you’re invited!

Not content with the prospect of providing everyone the tastiest tropical barbequed foodstuffs and finest thirst-quenching punch, we’ve also lined up a programme of entertainment to keep everyone thoroughly and suitably entertained. We’re delighted to team up with Chinstroke Records, purveyors of pop parody, originators of novelty music genres and all-round sensational combination of rave party antics, internet meme overload and pure comedy gold. Or, as a tongue-in-cheek mission statement on one of their web spots would have it, “forging new connections between the nodal points of sound, art and thought” – a spot-on parody of chinstrokey record label pretension.

Topping the bill for our real-life showcase of internet famous DJs is none other than croissant affecionado and musical pioneer DJ Detweiler, the creator and executor of “flutedrop”, an unholy amalgam of remix culture and recorder solos, and year-long internet sensation, followed enthusiastically by legions of fans and marveled upon by commentators, celebrities and hip media outlets alike (check out this breathless feature from Thump last year!)

DJ Detweiler’s also been at the coalface of recent scuffles over at soundcloud between the zealous capitalist tendencies of Soundcloud, Inc and the major labels, and the more  plunderphonically inclined remixers and mash-up-makers who constitute a goodly portion of its use base over copyright vioaltion and take-downs.

The line-up also includes a special live “power tool ballads” set from DJ Dadmagnet, in which – you’ve guessed it – the familiar strains of famous power ballads are cunningly combined with the gnarly noises of popular power tools! Chinstroke’s mighty Queerhawk and Tek Fritz & Edwin Triumph will also be playing, along with A4 Sounds DJs, so expect a non-stop selection of banging tunes and zany hilarity, for our all-day BYOB yard party spectacular!

There’ll also be a chance to belt out some rave anthems in the form of Chinstrokin’ Karaoke – as well as cozy hammocks to hang out in (because every tropical barbeque needs hammocks). Tickets are available from our online shop here – and as our yard has extremely limited capacity, these tickets will be in similarly limited supply – book as soon as possible to avoid ridicule on the internet and life-crushing disappointment in real life!

And we know that some of you just like to keep going stronger and longer and wronger than everyone else, so for anyone who’s always the life and soul of the party, and beyond, we’ve organised an additional bonus aftersparty, for only an additional fiver, in a lovely BYOB latenight music venue just around the corner. You’ll be sad if you miss it – and tickets are available at the this handy link – once again, capacity is limited, so get in there super quick!

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A4 are also donating some of the money raised through our shop for tickets, classes and merch to The UN Refugee Agency.

 

A4 Studio Memberships — Only 10 Remaining!!

A4 Sounds

A4 Sounds is a interdisciplinary studio space and will suit cultural workers of all sorts that enjoy working in a shared environment. Our members include fine artists, designers, animators, writers, performers, makers, woodworkers, programmers and electronic engineers. If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional artist studio get in touch via our membership contact form!

Our memberships are 50e per month and we have 10 remaining. Members can add a personal locker for an additional 10e per month.

Membership includes:

General
– 24/7 access
– WiFi and bills
– Kitchen facilities
– Outdoor area
Member discounts within A4 and local businesses

Shared
– Access to meeting & workshop room
– Scanning & Printing
– Access to shared workspaces
– Access to shared equipment & materials

Facilities
– Darkroom (Colour / Black & White)
– Screen-printing
– Electronics Area
– Workshop & Tools
– Access to Event Space for rehearsals & testing ideas

Training
– Free Darkroom Training
– Free Screen-printing Training
– Free or Reduced fees on workshops