Posts Tagged ‘illustrator’

Art Clash - ADW stencil art session - photo karl martini courtesy of Art Clash

Art Clash - ADW stencil art session - photo karl martini courtesy of Art Clash

Creativity and art have resurrected in Ireland, with increasing amounts of art-related entertainment and activities emerging from the gloom.

Art Clash is one of the latest creative initiatives on the Dublin art scene, offering a series of night classes, covering topics as varied as burlesque performance, stencil art, video performance art and clothes customisation.

Curator and watercolour artist Áine Macken is behind the concept: 10 events running from March to June, designed to make art accessible to everyone, to “shake up the concept of what an average art class should be and turn each attendee into an exhibited artist.”  (more…)

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Azaria Starfire poses at a Dr Sketchy's session (image courtesy of Dr Sketchy's Dublin)

Azaria Starfire poses at a Dr Sketchy's session (image courtesy of Dr Sketchy's Dublin)

Last week I introduced Dr Sketchy’s and spoke to the head of the Dublin Dr Sketchy’s crew, Scarlett Nymph, who spoke of the joys of creating art with underground artists in a relaxed environment and of the fact that the group was growing. The last session was indeed their most successful with approximately 70 people in attendance.

Yesterday the group announced the next Dublin session of Dr Sketchy’s, Disco Inferno, is to feature on a documentary: “We’ll be welcoming a TV Crew from the UK (with a SUPER famous presenter) who will be filming the session for a documentary series focusing on hidden gems in Dublin.” (more…)

Richard Carrie drawing on Chattam street today

Richard Carrie drawing on Chattam street today

Today I met Richard Carrie from Australia on Chatham Street. Richard is drawing for a living, in the literal sense since he has been officially homeless for about six months now, living in hostels and homeless shelters.

Richard explained to me that he has been in severe difficulty for about a year. Having spent 12 years in Ireland, he admits to having “not been smart with money” and has now fallen foul of the dreaded recession. He’s a freelance illustrator and says drawing is his sole purpose in life. (more…)