Curated by Louise Clements (Artistic Director QUAD Derby & FORMAT), the theme of this edition is FACTORY: Mass Production in the city which founded the world's first ever factory. The complete programme includes exhibitions by Brian Griffin, Polly Braden, Archive of Modern Conflict, Edward Burtynsky, Erik Kessels, Ien Teh, Simon Roberts, Alinka Echeverria, Martin Cregg, Darek Fortas, Rob Ball and Ken Grant amongst others.
With a title inspired by a widely utilised flexible economic management model responsive to the needs and demands of the global market which is intended to be implemented not only at the level of the factory floor but to extend to the nation state itself, The Breathing Factory critically addresses the role and representation of labour and global labour practices in Ireland's newly industrialised landscape as manifest in manufacturing and technology.
A hive of industry we have been here at Fire, framing and printing for the most amazing project Pictiúr led by the Laureate na nÓg project. Pictiúr, an exciting new exhibition of the work of Ireland’s leading children’s book illustrators, is curated by the fabulous Laureate na nÓg, Niamh Sharkey and will visit four venues in Europe during Ireland’s Presidency of the EU, before returning to Ireland to tour.
Featured image above, the distinctive vintage signature of the very talented Mr. Steven Simpson. The exhibition will comprise 42 art pieces and will include illustrations from books written in English and Irish.
For more information, do visit http://childrenslaureate.ie/
Pictured above is actor James D'Arcy near eclipsed by a stunning limited edition fine art poster by Ultan Courtney, printed at Fire.
Oh, for you nice film buffs out there, Cloud Atlas is a 2012 drama and science fiction film written, produced and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. Adapted from the 2004 novel by David Mitchell, the film features multiple plotlines set across six different eras.
Take a bow!
Photograph Courtesy of Pat Redmond.
Taking Stock, a magnificent retrospective at the National Photographic Archive (NPA) in Temple Bar is a must-see for all you fine creatives out and about.
The exhibition is based around four inter-connected themes: employment and travel; notable occasions; photographic process; and leisure and creativity.
Featured as part of this retrospective is the sublime portrait of Samuel Beckett by legendary photographer John Minihan. The exhibition is free to visit, and continues until Summer 2013.
Ah Beaker, is there no end to his talent. When he is not splitting atoms with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew at CERN, our reclusive creative is rocking a fine falsetto with a fine performance by The Swedish Chef on tenor and Animal in a post code near bass.
So, with less than a month to go before Saint Patrick's Day, we just wanted to share this very unique rendition of Danny Boy with you. Nach bhfuil siad go hálainn ar fad!
We're thrilled to have two happy announcements to make today, the first is the launch of Propeller 2013 and the second is the extension of the Propeller Awards by another two years. This will bring the Propeller graduate awards through to the winners show in 2016! We've made some changes and have added €25,000 to the value of The Fire Art Awards fund to enable the two year extension. Details and forms of Propeller 2013 for download here.
The Fortified Coastline explores the built environment of the Irish coastline, surveying the architecture of recreational space that exists, often in discord with the purpose of the space and the unrestrained natural environment.
The Fortified Coastline, an exhibition by Victoria J. Dean runs at The Naughton Gallery at Queen's from 21st February – 31st March 2013.
Over 100 fibre glass eggs, will be secreted around the capital. Each one of the eggs are 2 ½ ft in height and decorated by creatives, including our fabulous gallery artist Catherine Ryan (pictured above) Guggi, Felim Egan, Rasher, John Rocha and Joe Duffy.
The eggs will then be auctioned for charity in aid of the Jack and Jill Foundation at the Four Seasons Hotel on 23rd March 2013. An eggs-ceptionally good cause!