Tuesday, 17th September, 2013 / Posted by: Orla

Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2013 – We are the champions!!

Allianz Business to Arts Awards 2013 – We are the champions!! Image

We were delighted and honoured to win the Jim McNaughton Perpetual Award for Best Commissioning Practice for the Marker Hotel commission - a collaboration with Brehon Capital Partners, McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects and photographer Enda Cavanagh

The Awards Ceremony took place on 10th  September at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. The awards were presented by Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan T.D and hosted by the broadcaster, Aine Lawlor.

For this amazing commission, we produced 88 of Enda's landscape photographic works for the fabulous new Marker Hotel, following on from his very successful show, Duality, at The Copper House Gallery in November 2012. 

Featured above is one of Enda Cavanagh's award-winning images, Inside Looking Out, Blackrock Baths. We are very proud of this award and owe a wealth of gratitude to Stuart, Rowena and Andrew at Business to Arts, for their support and mentorship.  

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Thursday, 25th July, 2013 / Posted by: Orla

The Legendary Jimmy Murakami

The Legendary Jimmy Murakami Image

Our featured Copper House Gallery artist is the exceptionally talented Jimmy Murakami, a Japanese American animator and director with a long career working in numerous countries. Among his best-known works are the animated adaptations of the Raymond Briggs books When the Wind Blows and The Snowman

Murakami was nominated for an Academy Award for Animated Short Film for The Magic Pear Tree (1968). He also directed the music video for King of the Mountain, the single from Kate Bush's album Aerial. Jimmy Murakami was the subject of a 2010 feature documentary film made by Irish director Sé Merry Doyle and produced by Martina Durac and Vanessa Gildea of Loopline Films . Jimmy Murakami - Non Alien was premiered in Dublin at the 2010 IFI Stranger than Fiction Film Festival.

Primarily renowned as an award winning film director, Jimmy Murakami is also an exceptional painter and we are delighted to have some of his exquisite, early Japanese watercolours as editions at The Copper House Gallery.  

Pictured above is the wonderful Jimmy Murakami at our Christmas Print Exhibition on the evening of 29th November 2012 at The Copper House Gallery with featured image Fishing Village, Sado Island (1958).

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Wednesday, 24th July, 2013 / Posted by: Orla

We ♥ Tim Gunn!!

We ♥ Tim Gunn!! Image

There will always be a place in our hearts for Tim Gunn – the American fashion consultant, television personality, actor and writer. Chair of fashion design at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, before taking over as creative director for Liz Claiborne, Mr. Tim Gunn catapulted to fame as the revered fashion mentor on the award winning TV show Project Runway (2004 – ongoing). 

Ever dapper, ever the diplomat, Tim Gunn offers eloquently constructive advice to the designers on their weekly challenges - "Make it work," "Talk to me" and "It's a little costumey" being some of his signature catchphrases. His popularity on Project Runway led to the excellent spin-off show, Bravo's Tim Gunn's Guide to Style, as well as his book A Guide to Quality, Taste and Style

A Renaissance man, Tim visits the Metropolitan Museum of Art about once a week, loves dogs (especially mutts) and his favorite film is The Wizard of Oz. Thank you US Weekly for these factoids. 

Tim Gunn – style icon, role model and star!!

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Friday, 19th July, 2013 / Posted by: Orla

Cloudbursting Seascapes by Carol Cronin

Cloudbursting Seascapes by Carol Cronin Image

Our featured Copper House Gallery artist this week is the supremely talented Carol Cronin. Originally from Co. Wicklow and now based in Kerry, Carol Cronin's seascapes capture the power and ever changing moods of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged West Kerry coast.

Having several independent sell-out shows before exhibiting her work with both the Greenlane Gallery (Dingle and Paris) and The Killarney Art Gallery, Carol opened her own gallery in Green Street Dingle in 2005, showing her own work exclusively. 

Carol has exhibited extensively on an Irish and international scale, with work shown at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, Fairfields Hall, London and the AK47 Gallery, Dusseldorf. Her work has been featured on RTÉ and the Discovery channel USA, with commissions from, amongst others, The National Archives of the Netherlands and University College of Cork.

Featured image The Great Blasket by Carol Cronin

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Thursday, 11th July, 2013 / Posted by: Orla

The Afronauts, a photographic exhibition by Cristina De Middel

The Afronauts, a photographic exhibition by Cristina De Middel Image

The Copper House Gallery will launch The Afronauts, a photographic exhibition by  photojournalist Cristina De Middel, 7.30pm Saturday 13th July 2013 as part of the main exhibition programme for PhotoIreland Festival 2013PhotoIreland Festival director Ángel Luis González will open the exhibition.

After gaining independence in 1964, Zambia started a space programme led by Edward Makuka Nkoloso, sole member of the National Academy of Science, Space Research and Philosophy. The programme, whose mission was to send the first African astronauts to Mars, was soon cancelled, becoming no more than an amusing anecdote in the country’s history.

In the exhibition The Afronauts Cristina De Middel creates a subjective interpretation of the story that engages with myths and truths. The now sold-out book is comprised of a series of constructed colour photographs, sequenced alongside drawings and reproductions of letters, resulting in a fictional portrait of a national dream.  The Afronauts, the acclaimed photobook will be displayed as part of the exhibition.

The Afronauts, a photographic exhibition by Cristina De Middel, runs in the Archive upstairs at The Copper House Gallery, as part of the main exhibition programme for PhotoIreland Festival 2013 from 13th July 2013 until the 2nd August 2013. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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Wednesday, 10th July, 2013 / Posted by: Orla

Concresco, a photographic exhibition by David Galjaard

Concresco, a photographic exhibition by David Galjaard Image

The Copper House Gallery will launch Concresco, a photographic exhibition based on the photobook by David Galjaard, 7.30pm Saturday 13th July 2013. PhotoIreland Festival director Ángel Luis González will open the exhibition. As winner of PhotoIreland Festival Portfolio 12, David Galjaard’s Concresco will be shown at The Copper House Gallery as part of the main exhibition programme for PhotoIreland Festival 2013.

Fearing an attack from abroad, Albanian Stalinist leader Enver Hoxha had around 750,000 above ground bunkers built during his time in power from 1945 until his death in 1985. Since the collapse of communism in 1991, the immutable bunkers have served as an obtrusive reminder of a dictatorship that lasted for nearly half a century.

Concresco by David Galjaard won the PhotoIreland Festival Portfolio 12 and The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Award 2012. The book was also listed in PDN Indie Photo Books of the Year and was selected as one of the Best Books of 2012 in Photo-eye by Martin Parr. Now sold out, Concresco editions are available to view at The Library Project and at The Copper House Gallery for the duration of the exhibition. 

Concresco, a photographic exhibition by David Galjaard, runs at The Copper House Gallery, as part of the main exhibition programme for PhotoIreland Festival 2013 from 13th July 2013 until the 2nd August 2013. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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Tuesday, 9th July, 2013 / Posted by: Orla

DIY by Richard Gilligan at the Galway Arts Festival 15 – 28 July

DIY by Richard Gilligan at the Galway Arts Festival 15 – 28 July Image

We love it when a plan comes together! Having produced the stunning visuals for DIY, an exhibition by Richard Gilligan to be shown at the Galway Arts Festival 15 – 28 July 2013, we added some je ne sais quoi to the crate. Pictured above is our Daniel adding some very fine stencilling! 

DIY is a movement within skateboarding, which operates outside civic and societal norms. Using abandoned terrain in both urban and rural settings, the modern skateboarder exists within a more unconventional environment. These unauthorized, temporary constructions have fascinated photographer Richard Gilligan, who has spent the past four years tracking down these ephemeral spaces throughout Europe and the USA. 

Do check out DIY by Richard Gilligan at The Absolut Festival Gallery, Galway Arts Festival.

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Tuesday, 9th July, 2013 / Posted by: Orla

One Day in the Liberties

One Day in the Liberties Image

To honour the spirit, talent and distinctive beauty of The Liberties, it is a joyous occasion to announce the 43rd annual Liberties Festival to take place from Wednesday 17th  July to Sunday 21at  July 2013!! The superlative programme features the best of music, film, photography, pop-up projects, theatre and community events, and an exploration of the history of Dublin’s historic Liberties area.

Earlier this year, Liberties Festival called on the public to create a photography exhibition by capturing images of the people, places and happenings in the Liberties on 1st May 2013. Hundreds responded with incredible photos and a selection of 60 images  – One Day in the Liberties - to be exhibited at the official Liberties Festival launch to take place at Gallery Zozimus on Francis Street, Dublin 8, 6pm Wednesday 17th July 2013.

As part of One Day in the Liberties exhibition, the winners of The Liberties Festival /NCAD – Distillers Press Poetry Competition will read their commended poems. Extracts of the poems (to be exhibited) were printed at Distillers Press, NCAD by the poets, with guidance from the amazing Letterpress Print Workshop team Seán Sills, Mark Plunkett and Jamie Murphy.  

Image credit: photographer Malgorzata Wielogorska, One Day in the Liberties exhibition.

www.libertiesfestivaldublin.com

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