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

The Legendary Jimmy Murakami

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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, 16th January, 2013 / Posted by: Orla

OFFSET 2013

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OFFSET, the brilliant 3 day creative conference will take place in Dublin from Friday 5th- Sunday 7th April 2013 at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre

This happening happening celebrates creativity by bringing together the best in International and Irish creative talent in graphic design, illustration, street and fine art, film, photography and moving image.

Featuring a veritable smorgasbord of creative legends such as Bob Gill, Oliviero Toscani and the fabulous Niamh Sharkey, OFFSET 2013 will be the place to be.

And that's the truth, Ruth.

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Thursday, 5th April, 2012 / Posted by: Ciara

I Love Egg

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We do like a good egg here in Fire, chocolate-y or chicken-y, we love em all. Here's a not at all disturbing little ditty, sung in praise of the humble fresh egg (via I Love Egg, naturally). Enjoy and have a happy Easter!

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Wednesday, 17th August, 2011 / Posted by: Catriona

Things to Learn

Things to Learn Image This is a very cute minimal and fun animation created by Christian Borstlap for the Dutch children's charity Kinderpostzegels. A nice way to start your Wednesday morning!

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Wednesday, 3rd November, 2010 / Posted by: Catriona

Marcel the Shell

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One of my friends sent me this yesterday and it had me doubled over laughing. So I am sharing it with you lucky people. Thanks Maeve!

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Wednesday, 27th October, 2010 / Posted by: Catriona

American Software

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I love simple bold geometric shapes and old arcade game graphics. So when I saw this video by Partizan Darkroom for American software it just blew me away. 

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Monday, 11th October, 2010 / Posted by: Catriona

An Important Message

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Save the Arts which is the UK's equivalent  of The National Campaign for the Arts  was launched a few weeks back. David Shrigley's animation: 'An important message about the arts,' launched the campaign, it's genius.

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Thursday, 30th September, 2010 / Posted by: Catriona

Offset Pick ‘n’ Mix

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The last of my picks for Offset and I've saved the best until last. David O'Reilly, simply an amazing artist, animator, filmmaker and storyteller. His animation: 'Please Say Something' won the Golden Bear in 2009 and became a viral success. O'Reilly's latest project which I can't wait to see is 'The External World.' Did I hear that a sneak preview of this short film would be shown at Offset? Yes / No? I'II just put that wild rumor out there shall I. David O'Reilly, main stage 17:00 - 18:00 October 3rd.

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