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 $$$ 😛

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 >>
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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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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:

A4 Sounds presents: Bitch Falcon, Cal Folger Day and Rivers & Crows

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A4 Sounds are super excited and extra delighted to present the first of our quarterly fundraiser gigs for 2015, once more returning to the cosy confines of the inimitable Bleecker Street Cafe Bar on Saturday 28th February.

The lineup includes A4 Sounds’ studio member and all-round hyper-talented Cal Folger Day, whose second release, Adornament, is just out on Reeks of Effort records, as well as the rising stars of Dublin’s live scene, the inimitably named grunge / rock / noise outfit Bitch Falcon. Joining them for a special Dublin show are Rivers and Crows, an awesome alternative folk collective hailing from the wild west of Galway. This promises to be an unforgettable night, with an eclectic mix of music and shovel-loads of craic.

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A4’s Seasonal Shindig – with Patrick Kelleher, Big Monster Love, Andre K’Por and more!

Dust off your Christmas Jumpers and dig out your yuletide-related headwear, it’s time for the A4 Sounds Xmas Party!
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Come one, come all, for a celebratory seasonal shindig wrapping up our year of toil and triumph with a night of eclectic performances in the intimate and comfy confines of our new favourite local establishment, Bleecker St Café Bar, just across from our studio.

Along with the best good cheer and much merriment, expect an evening of wondrous and varied home-grown songwriting and spoken-word talent, from the haunting and hypnotic sounds of Patrick Kelleher (featuring Brian Coniffe), to the poetic hybrid hop-hop performance stylings of Andre K’Por and a rare performance from the idiosyncratic anti-folk Dublin troubadour Big Monster Love. Meanwhile, DJ Dave Kelly will be taking us into the wee hours with his own brand of power pop delight!

All funds raised on the night will go towards installing workshop facilities for our members.

Doors €10 // €6 for A4 Studio Members

Patrick Kelleher
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Dublin-based Patrick Kelleher has been making echo-drenched ghost pop since 2008. His performances, cryptic yet honest communications, are at once soberly engaging and eerily detached.
Evolving out of the frenzy of his Cold Dead Hands, the instrumentation of Kelleher’s solo act has been stripped to little more than his somnolent vocals, heavy beats and sporadic arpeggios.


Check out more of Patrick’s releases at http://patrick-kelleher.bandcamp.com/ or take a peek at the video above.

Big Monster Love
Big Monster Love has been called “the anti-folk poet of North County Dublin”, with a live show renowned for impromtu bouts of comical banter. His songs are sincere, enchanting and entertaining, with an unaffected lyrical style that takes in such lesser-spotted subjects as internet dating, 90s megamix discos and lots of local flavour. He can be one of only very few artists who’s been tricked into contributing to a tribute album to himself, compiled by Popical Island a couple of years back.

You can listen to his album “Game Over” at http://bigmonsterlove.bandcamp.com/ and poke around his previous releases here. Also check out the awesome stop-motion video for his cult anthem “Free Gaff Forever” above.

Andre K’Por

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Andre K’por is a spoken word performer whose work bridges the gap between poetry and hip-hop. He was born in the city of Sarajevo a couple of years before the Balkans war, and has lived a relatively nomadic life since. Writing since the age of eight, and performing his work regularly in front of audiences since fifteen, he has established a distinct range of performance styles adaptable to a variety of settings, from the most prestigious festivals, to the dingiest of basements.

Have a listen at http://soundcloud.com/andre-kpor, or catch a video of a recent live performance above.

Photos from Matt’s Exhibition; 100 Portraits of Varying Degrees of Success

DSCF6206Last 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.

 

 

 

Wolf Visuals Now On Vimeo!

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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

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Bronadh O’Brien
Loreana Rushe
Pippa O’Neill
Adam Power
Donal Holland
Alex Mclean
Aukse Petruliene
Eleanor Phillips
Dale O’Brien
John Donlon
Grainne Mc Hale
Sarah Mix Tapes
Jojo Hynes
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

Thanks
A4 Team

Support DabbledooMusic’s Fundit Project

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Our lovely Killian Redmonk and Shane Mc Kenna, Trevor Finnegan and Brian-Michael Thornton of DabbledooMusic have a Fund:it project at the minute to create an interactive website to help schools, teachers, community groups and parents make music with children. Their approach is hands on, collaborative and fun so we at A4 Sounds are extremely excited and very much encourage you to support them if they can.

“At DabbledooMusic we are all about music. Music for listening, music for dancing, music for playing and music for working. Music for collaboration, creativity and music learning. DabbledooMusic aims to encourage more music making for children in the classroom and at home by creating a new system of online, interactive music education.

Dabbledoomusic is a multimedia musical experience for young music makers, combining words, illustration, sound, performance and animation.The project is the result of a collaboration between music maker Shane Mc Kenna and visual artist Killian Redmonk with help from graphic designer Trevor Finnegan and tech whiz Brian Michael Thornton. It aims to make music more accessible and fun for children and teachers alike, through free online musical activities.

Dabbledoomusic uses a unique system of colour-coded, animated musical notation. Unlike conventional notation this system is designed to encourage people of all musical backgrounds and levels of experience to participate through collaborative performance and composition.

The next step in making this system accessible and engaging for all users is to create a new website to replace the blog which now exists. The new resources will be fully interactive so that teachers and children in schools can create and compose their own animated musical scores for listening and performing. The website will remain free for all users.

The funding will go towards:
– Designing and creating a new range of interactive audio-visual content.
– Optimizing the website for use with interactive whiteboards in schools.
– Testing the new content in schools with children and teachers.
– Hosting website and online network for teachers and students to record and share compositions and performances.

We are looking for your contribution to help our team create new and innovative online resources for music education in Ireland and around the world. We believe this is the most effective and relevant way to teach music in primary schools and with your help its about to get even better.

The money raised will go directly to the design and construction of the new website and the creation of interactive resources.

This project is one which we are fully committed to and your contributions will be used with our full effort and our thanks.”

Fund:it Project
www.dabbledoomusic.com
www.shanemckenna.com
www.redmonkswebsite.com

A4 Sounds Fundraiser /// WOLF PARTY /// 5th July @ The Dark Horse Inn

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!

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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.

Line Up

Alien Hand (Live)
Fran Hartnett (Electro Dj Set)
Alan Coholan (RAWK Dj Set)
Bingoclub DJs
+1 TBC

Doors at 9pm
7 euro 
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.

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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

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