Archive for June, 2008

CandyKaraoke Opening

Friday, June 20th, 2008


What can we say? The work was incredible and the turnout last night was a suitable tribute to it. Thanks so much to everyone who participated in what turned out to be an AMAZING show and opening night. We were thrilled at your response to our call and to the response to the work last night.

I’d also like to thank Richard for asking me to help with this show. You are already a legend! I can’t imagine what life would be like without Richard and Aidan and The Candy Collective! So thanks to you!

To the contributing artists…Take a bow everyone, YOU ARE ALL HEROES!

CANDY loves you all!!!

Go to our Flickr page for some photos of the opening night as well as all the work involved.

CandyKaraoke TONIGHT!

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Just a reminder to everyone that tonight is the opening night of CandyCollective’s first show with Monster Truck Gallery. The gallery is on Francis Street. Hope to see y’all there!

My CandyKaraoke Submission

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008


With the opening night of CandyKaraoke looming large on the horizon, I’ve taken a break from the curator/admin position to actually finish work on my piece. Above is the finished cover of Daft Punk’s Homework.

What follows is the different elements that make it up. (more…)

CandyKaraoke Show

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008


As curator of this show it might go some way to explaining why I’ve not been updating the blog too often lately but I have to say it’s been a brilliant experience. Keeping a project of this size (70 contributing artists) moving along has been more of a pleasure than a pain. Here is the blurb and some info…

In a time where digital music sales have outstripped physical formats like cd or vinyl, thereby shifting the focus from browsing cover art in your local record shop to high budget videos and clever marketing, CandyCollective wanted to celebrate the ever declining art of sleeve art.

‘CandyKaraoke’ sees us collaborate for the first, of hopefully many, times with Monster Truck Gallery on Francis Street and RHA to invite over 70 of Ireland’s leading designers, artists, photographers, illustrators, musicians and original creative minds to reimagine their favourite album covers. All artworks produced will be original 1-off 12” square works which will be sold for only 300 euro each. (more…)

Illustrating Illustration Opening

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008


This report in from Illustrating Illustration Exhibition curator Ale Mercado

Well, the exhibition is up and running. The official opening was last Friday. We had a fantastic crowd and the place was buzzing with energy. All works look fantastic. So I am delighted with it. Hopefully some of you can make it down to kilkenny. (more…)

Illustrating Illustration Work On Show

Monday, June 16th, 2008


So these are the three pieces I will be showing for the upcoming show in Kilkenny.

The idea of the show is to commission an illustration that will be reproduced in the catalogue, with the gallery show exhibiting the sketches, roughs, etc that will hopefully illuminate the process involved.

All are available to buy by contacting Mary through their website. (more…)

Illustrating Illustration Catalogue

Monday, June 16th, 2008


This is the piece I’ve submitted to the Illustrating Illustration exhibiton that will open on Friday in Kilkenny before travelling to Seville in Oct. This will appear in the catalogue for the show, with the original elements being exhibited on the gallery walls.

Barry’s TeaPot Launch

Friday, June 13th, 2008


At the Barry’s Tea Teapot Custom Launch at Taste Dublin in Iveagh Gardens.

Back Row left to right…Me, Una, Colm, Brian. Front Row left to right…Chris, MODEL, John and Joven.

Barry’s TeaPot Custom

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008


Recent Teapot custom for the Barry’s Tea stand at Taste of Dublin event in the Iveagh Gardens.

Other artists involved are Chris Judge, Joven Kerekes, Colm Mac Athlaoich, Una Gildea, Gaetan Billault, Alan Clarke, BrianColdrick, Phil Dunne, John O’Rielly, Margaret Anne Suggs, Gisele Scanlon.