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).
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.
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 2013. PhotoIreland 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.
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.
Our featured artist this week is the goddess of mixed media and found art - Catherine Ryan! Having studied glass design at the National College of Art and Design, Catherine’s artistic interests include street art, fine art sculpture, photography, pop culture, comic illustration and street theatre, having made props for Macnas and participated in comic making.
Her painting-collages are a fusion of these influences, believing all art forms to be relevant and inter-connected. Using materials that would otherwise be considered waste, she raises issues concerning the environment and consumption with flair and originality. Think Phoebe Buffay meets Hannah Höch in a sherbet palette.
Her work has been shown in selected group exhibitions including the RHA annual exhibition, Rua Red Arts Centre, The Mill Theatre, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, county Offaly, as well as many venues around Dublin city. Or just go see for yourself - Catherine Ryan's Funkytown, an exhibition celebrating the spirit of Dublin city, as part of 10 Days In Dublin Festival, taking place at Avenue Road Gallery, Portobello Dublin 8, on July 4th - 7th inclusive!
Our featured artist this week is the immensely talented Dorje de Burgh. One of our brilliant 2011 Fire Propeller finalists, Dorje's esthetic considers the nebulous and cerebral, fine-tuned to a pure emotional core.
Dorje de Burgh's work Nothing Lasts Forever is featured in the PhotoIreland Festival publication New Irish Works and is also exhibited as part of PhotoIreland Festival 2013 at the National Photographic Archive (NPA), Meeting House Square, Dublin 2, exhibition runs until 3rd Aug 2013.
Featured image Sk (Shower) by Dorje de Burgh.
We are delighted to announce the 10 finalists for the Fire Annual Photographic Award for Graduate Students, Propeller 2013 in association with Source Magazine. The standard this year was exceptionally high and we wish to thank all of the entrants.
The ten finalists will have their work hung as part of the Propeller 2013 Finalist's Show, which launches Thursday 27th June 2013 at The Copper House Gallery. We will be announcing the overall winner of the Propeller 2013 Award during the prize giving.
So without further ado, our congratulations to Propeller 2013 finalists!
Catherine O'Toole (DIT)
Ciaran Cummins (St Kevin's College)
Claire Duggan (Griffith College)
Deirdre McGing (DIT)
Derville Conroy (Griffith College)
Gavin Mullan (University of Ulster)
Gwen Wilkinson (NCAD)
Lewis Rankin (University of Ulster)
Maciej Pestka (DIT)
Robert McCormack (DIT)
Drum roll please! Our featured Copper House Gallery artist this week is in fact a featured illustrator- Eoin Coveney take a bow!! Would you believe The Copper House Gallery are launching Attitudes the first solo exhibition by illustrator Eoin Coveney, 6-8pm Thursday 13th June 2013, just so as you know. Artist and activist Will St Leger will open the exhibition.
Eoin Coveney's work has been informed by a passion for comics, horror films and science fiction. His distinctive storytelling ability and bold figurative work are underscored by an elegiac, cerebral and neo-noir beauty. Oh so David Lynch meets Judge Dredd with a hint of Aubrey Beardsley.
Attitudes, an exhibition of illustrations by Eoin Coveney, runs at The Copper House Gallery from 13th June 2013 until the 29th June 2013. We are delighted to promote Attitudes, an exhibition of illustrations by Eoin Coveney, in association with The 2013 Dublin LGBTQ Pride Festival. Admission is free and all are welcome.