Thursday, 7th February, 2013 / Posted by: Orla

IADT student Jamin Keogh bestows gift to Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan TD

IADT student Jamin Keogh bestows gift to Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan TD Image

We at Fire were honored to produce the above sublime image by IADT student Jamin Keogh (pictured above), that was bestowed as a gift to Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy. Deenihan TD.

This gift was given to Minister Deenihan to highlight the exceptional work  produced at IADT, and also to mark an amazing initiative between Wexford Festival Opera and the IADT. 

Minister Deenihan congratulated Wexford Festival Opera and the IADT for jointly signing a new Memorandum of Understanding between their organisations on Wednesday 6th February 2013.

The Memorandum of Understanding provides for student internships during the annual Opera Festival in Wexford. These internships will enable students working in areas of — make up, prosthetics and wigs, costume and dressing, stage technician, properties lighting and sound audio visual to gain essential first-hand experience of opera production.

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Thursday, 7th June, 2012 / Posted by: Leszek

Propeller 2012 Finalists

Propeller 2012 Finalists Image

We had a thrilling afternoon today judging the 70 submissions for Propeller 2012.

We're delighted to announce the following as the 10 finalists whose work will be hung in our Propeller 2012 Finalist's Show which opens on Wednesday, 13th of June at 6pm. We'll be announcing the overall winner of the Propeller 2012 Award during the prize giving. All are welcome and we're hoping for an intense party...

Aisling Kane Ulster University
Tim Whelan Griffith College
Amy Hanrahan LSAD
Claudi Nir IADT
Sinead O'Neill DIT
Maisie McNeice NCAD
Eoin Sheil IADT
Brian Cregan DIT
Karl Martini Griffith College
Karen Tierney Griffith College

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Tuesday, 10th January, 2012 / Posted by: Joanne

Student master classes on exhibition design, planning, printing & mounting

Student master classes on exhibition design, planning, printing & mounting Image

Graduate & end of year shows can be mega stressful at the best of times, especially when the practicalities in producing your exhibition begin to be considered and you don't even know how big your space will be!

We're continuing our student help initiative with a series of master classes on designing, planning, printing and mounting a graduate or end of year show. Step by step, we will cover how to approach and complete your exhibition to do full justice to your work and how to future proof the design against size changes and other last minute calamities. We'll also give practical advice on trying to get best value from your prints in tems of future exhibitions and sales.

The topics we will cover are...
 i)    Design and planning the show using Adobe Illustrator, to provide        scaled schematics for both visualisation and installation.
ii)    Re-sizing and scaling of images for use in schematics
iii)   Use of schematics as templates for titling, text and other                  elements
iv)   Printing and mounting techniques
v)    Lightboxes and illuminated alternatives, customised and home            built alternatives
vi)   Alternative mounting, framing and display techniques
vii)  Framing and IKEA as a valid alternative
viii) Lighting, colour temperature and why it matters
ix)   After your show, wrapping, storage, other exhibitions & sales

If you have any suggestions or enquiries please let us know through .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). In the meantime keep an eye out for dates and more details of these Masterclasses by following us on twitter and facebook. 

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Monday, 9th January, 2012 / Posted by: Joanne

Student Scanning Offer: Part 1

Student Scanning Offer: Part 1 Image

January is a month known for being extra tight on the purse strings; being especially stressful for all you students out there. Here at Fire, we're determined to look after our students, and so have a fantastic opportunity for 10 of you to receive a free 150mb scan on our cool new Hasselblad X5 scanner.

The first 10 students through Fire's door will receive a free 150mb scan. It's as simple as that. No strings. No small print. No cost. Just a gorgeous razor sharp scan to get you pumped up.

All you have to do is bring yourself and your negative or transparency film in through the door and let us take care of the rest!

For further enquiries do not hesitate to contact us through .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or drop into us any time, we're just off Camden St. Follow us on facebook and twitter to keep an eye out for our further offers to come!

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Tuesday, 3rd January, 2012 / Posted by: Joanne

New Year - new initiatives, new exhibitions & new competitions…

New Year - new initiatives, new exhibitions & new competitions… Image

The New Year is upon us and with it the sombre reality of coming down from the fabulous sugar highs of over indulging at Christmas.

We're especially delighted to ring in this new year as it brings lots of energy with new exhibitions, exciting new initiatives and our Propeller 2012 competition. This year will see The Copper House Gallery host exhibitions by Sean Hillen, Steve Simpson, Kevin McSherry, Una Gildea and our 2011 Propeller winner, Darek Fortas. His first solo exhibition, Coal Story , opens next Wednesday 11th (more details to follow!)

We will also be launching  Propeller 2012 on the evening of Wednesday 11th and will be hosting details here from then on! Later, in the spring, we will announce details of our new competition for Photographers and Fine Artists working through photography. This competition will have a prize fund of €25,000 and will take place in the autumn with a fantastic exhibition for the ten finalists.

We're determined to provide even more resources for our college students and hope that we'll receive lots of exciting proposals for events and exhibitions from all years. The college graduate shows are only a few months away so please let us know if you want any help or advice. We'll be holding a workshop soon on designing, planning, printing and installing end of year and graduate shows and hope to see you then.

So keep up to date with all the new happenings here at Fire by following us on facebook and twitter. Wishing you all lots of fun, excitement and happiness for the new year! 

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Wednesday, 21st December, 2011 / Posted by: Leszek

Our new Hasselblad X5 Flextight film scanner

Our new Hasselblad X5 Flextight film scanner Image


We're really excited as our newly installed Hasselblad X5 film scanner has hit the ground running and is producing the most gorgeous razor sharp scans with beautiful tonal ranges.

We've invested in a huge range of film holders so can handle all film formats and sizes from 35mm to 5" x 4" as well as the all the esoteric panoramic sized transparencies and negatives. There are 6 different sized holders for 120 film alone!

There's even a film holder that takes a 35mm film transparency that's 226mm long which allows us to produce a panoramic print 4' high by 37' long in one piece - cool or what?

You can tell we're enthused, especially as we've always used the highest end ICG drum scanners before deciding on the X5 as our latest. Please don't feel shy, come in and we'll show you why this piece of equipment helps us produce just the best quality fine art and photographic prints possible.

For the techniks, it scans at 8000dpi in 16 bit and has a stunning Dmax of 4.9. Scan time for a 5" x 4" transparency is less than 90 seconds...

There's a cool brochure featuring Copenhagen photographer Jorgen Angel's work scanned on the X5 here - enjoy!

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