Our lovely Matt Hedigan’s exhibition 100 Portraits of Varying Degrees of Success was featured in the Final Episode of Generator on DCTV last week. If you missed it you can watch it below
“Generator is Dublin Community Televisions (DCTV) newest magazine arts show supported by the BAI’s Sound and Vision scheme. The show will be taking an in-depth look at the contemporary arts scene in Dublin and how it has flourished over the past four years despite the recession. The show will be aimed at artists, arts workers, and those with an interest in the visual arts.
This week we feature artist and musician Matt Hedigan form A4 Sounds during his first exhibition, we visit The Market Studios where we have a natter with Deirdre Morrissey & Claire Behan. We also profile the last artist from the Generator Group Exhibition Laura De Burca.”
Last week A4er Matt Hedigan had his first solo exhibition. The show consisting of 100 portraits was held at our studio, A4 Towers. It was our final party at the towers so we are delighted so many people came to support Matt and help us raise much needed funds for our new studio. Special thanks to Katie Kim, Owensie and Rory Francis O’Brien for playing an awesome gig for us!!
More photographs and details about the exhibition here.
The comedy show from Tom Walsh and Alison Spittle was one of the funniest things to happen at an A4 event!!! In part due to the talent of the comedians and part due to it taking place in our photobooth created by A4er Donal Holland!!
Thanks again to Alison and Tom for coming along and helping us raise much needed funds for our new studio.
Alison Spittle – Reluctant Comedienne
On Saturday the 28th of September 2013, A4 Sounds resident, Matt Hedigan, will have his first exhibition. It’s will consist of 100 portraits created over the last couple of months. It’s a fundraiser for our space. It’s BYOB. It’s gonna be a grand ol’ time.
On the day there will be performances from;
Katie Kim (solo)
Rory Francis O’Brien
Exhibition opens at 5 pm.
Rory Francis O’Brien 6:30- 7:00
Owensie 7:15- 7:45
Katie Kim 8:00- 8:30
All this fun for 10E
Facebook Event Page
Maker Faire was AWESOME!!
Thanks to the organisers and everyone that came along on the day and took part, we had lots of fun.
We have photos from A4’s exhibit here and from A4 members exhibits here if you want to have a look.
We have uploaded all the Wolf Visuals from our Wolf Party to Vimeo so you can have a gawk!!
Due to a massive power cut in the Dark Horse on the Night we could not show any of them. Even after a few hours changing fuses and calling in an electrician we could just get power from a few sockets 🙁
We will do it again with sillier visuals for our next fundraiser. Thanks to Maeve Brosnan and Lisa Crowne we have lots of brightly coloured and glittered T.VS ready to go!!
Thanks again to Wolfgang NoesArt; Pauliina Jokenin, Maeve Brosnan, Donal Holland and Lisa Crowne for putting together the animations. I think you will agree you can’t tell who works in the industry and those that maybe just winged it the week before!!
Special Thanks to everyone that sent us wolf images
Grainne Mc Hale
Sarah Mix Tapes
Finn Williamson and The Hong Kong Wolfgang
If you didn’t come along but would still like to help us out you can make donation here or pick up some merch over at our shop!! Donations over 20 euro will recieve a signed A3 Screen-print by one of our Artists!
If you’d like to take part in more A4 Sounds Projects we have one running at the minute; A4 Warped Records: Help Us Build The Biggest Record Collection Ever
We have a number of studio spaces available at A4 Towers to suitable candidates starting from 50 euro per month including bills. We welcome applications from a wide range of artists. Our current members work in the fields of Fine Art, Design, Illustration, Engineering, Education, Electronics, Music and Socially Engaged Art.
If you would like to apply please send an expression of interest and some examples of your work or links to websites to email@example.com.
A full list of our facilities can be found here including Screen-printing, dark room, and workshop. More details on each membership type can be found here.
A4 Towers Weekday Membership – 50 euro per month
A4 Towers Weekend Membership – 50 euro per month
A4 Towers Week Membership – 100 euro per month
A4 Towers Resident Membership – 140 euro per month
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Thanks to everyone that has submitted photographs to Matt’s Portrait Project already. For those that still want the final deadline is 20th July.
If you missed the first call out’ Matt is looking for people to email him an interesting photograph of themselves, from any angle or in any position. He is aiming for 100 images in total which he will then draw, ink or paint in a range of style which will be exhibited in September. Sales from the exhibition will be in aid of the A4 Sounds Studio in Harold’s Cross.
“I’m going to spend 30 seconds on some, maybe an hour on others so hopefully there will be a fairly wide spectrum. Some of them might actually be alright, a lot of them will more than likely be dodgy as fuck. Buts that’s grand.”
Rules for submissions;
No crap selfies please.
No pictures of you scoring a goal for your local Under11′s team, taken by your dad, you get the idea.
A picture you took especially for this project, sitting down, standing up, profile, whatever you think really.
You can email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plans are shaping up quite nicely for our fundraiser on July 5th. We’d like to thank everyone that has submitted images, made donations and been working away on making visuals for the night so far!
We want to make it a massive party so if you could invite your friends, share the event on google plus, facebook or twitter that would really help us out!! All money goes towards a debt from a tough year at our studio A4 Towers.
Alien Hand (Live)
Fran Hartnett (Electro Dj Set)
Alan Coholan (RAWK Dj Set)
Doors at 9pm
5 euro in costume
5 euro if you submit a wolf image/gif/video
There are a few other ways you can help us out too….
Buy a ticket anyway for the event if you can’t be there on the night! For those that donate 20 euro we will post you an A3 signed Screen-print by one of our artists! Just click the image below to be taken to paypal.
Head to our shop and pick up a hand printed t-shirt, a badge, a screen-print or one of our activity books!! There are a few examples below
This was one of the most fun events A4 Sounds has hosted. Thanks to everyone that came along you made the day and especially to Fabio for sharing his “toys” and letting everyone play.
The day was really informal, hands on with lots of screaming and laughing taking place. We met lots of lovely new and interesting people, we hope to see again. If you have something you want to demo, show off or share get in touch as there is definitely a great bunch of people to test your ideas on.
We have some videos of peoples reactions which better illustrate the craic that was had but we want to clean them up a little bit before putting them online. For now here are some photos.
If you missed the event but really really wanted to come along, Fabio will be back in a months time on his return to Ireland. Keep an eye out here or on Facebook for dates.