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.”
Our Good Friday Resurrection Ruckus will kick off at 9pm. A4 are really excited as our Hong Kong ChampionFinn 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.
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
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.”