The submissions are steaming in and we just wanted to give everyone an update on the deadline extensions. We've had several requests for extensions with a wide range of reasons including
i. family crisis,
ii. got confused by bank holiday
iii. couldn't download forms
iv. dog ate my usb key and waiting...
We feel that no one should get left behind so the final irrevocable deadline is 1pm today. Please contact us if you've any issue with the extensions and we'll explain the compelling reason for granting them.
The very best of luck to everyone that has / is entering and we're looking forward to the judging of the awards tomorrow with huge excitement.
We hold LeCool in such regard that it makes our toes curl with delight when they give us a good review and this one made us feel especially toasty. We're deadly chuffed with this exhibition as it completes a lovely circle for Barry and ourselves and just looks beautiful.
The new space we've opened, specially built and finished in time for the show to hold the volume of Barry's work, has given us an opportunity to try some bolder moves and we hope to be announcing a very exciting addition to Barry McCall's show in the next couple of days.
Barry is hosting two artists talks over the next two Tuesday nights, an evening on 'Fashion and Celebrity' with all invited and the second night, for practising photographers, 'An Evening with Barry McCall'.
In the meantime, here's a few images of the most magic night for us...
Well, we could only laugh out loud when we saw this photograph!
We just couldn't believe the serendipidity of this image of a stage set when set against our 10th scale mannequins from three posts back.
A weird case of life imitating art only in reverse. These super photographs and cut outs were conceived, photographed & made by Ros Kavanagh. We produced the figures as Lambda digital C-type prints which we mounted to black extruded PVC for Ros to skilfully finish and give acting lessons to before sending them out on stage.
Speaking of stages, it's a great show if you're looking for something to go to with beautiful production from the lovely folk at PanPan Theatre!
We saw this image and felt we'd love to both acknowledge it as a beautiful object and to use it to illustrate our open call for participants in our series of free masterclasses in 'Design & planning exhibitions'. The image is by David Anthony Hall and is taken from his deservedly acclaimed website www.one2fifty.com which showcases his work and which uses scale models to facilitate visualisation of his work at full scale.
Our masterclasses in exhibition design and planning use models or maquettes together with simple vector programme techniques to build a physical 3D model of your exhibition or project and are a huge help when editing and curating work towards a show. The files produced are of direct application for producing labels, vinyl text and interpretive panels. The maquette itself is of great help when installing the show and images as it is to scale and contains all dimensional information needed.
We're running the classes for over 130 photographic and fine art students at present and have now been asked by several practicing photographers and artists to extend the classes to them. Please let us know if you'd like to attend a class or if you can raise a group of between eight and twenty individuals then we'll be delighted to look after you. The masterclasses are free and are part of the Fire and Copper House Gallery initiatives to support the arts in Ireland.
The Copper House Gallery in association with the Temple Bar Cultural Trust are delighted to announce our, 'First Thursdays Dublin,' debut, this Thursday the 6th of October from 6pm to 8pm. 'First Thursdays Dublin,' is a Temple Bar Cultural Trust initiative promoting a selection of cultural and creative spaces who open their doors after hours on the first Thursday of every month. Best of all, it's free!
To kick off The Copper House Gallery's participation in our very first, 'First Thursdays Dublin,' we're going to give you an extra chance to see our current exhibition by the very talented members of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland. See you all for 'First Thursdays Dublin,' this Thursady the 6th of October from 6pm to 8pm. It's going to be a great night in all of the selected venues around the city.
Here, at Fire, we're confounded by the relentless excitement of our very own giant snowglobe.
Pivot Dublin intends to make our city the World Design Capital for 2014 and they need you to do it. That's right everyone can contribute, if you have a good idea upload it to the pivot site. Exciting times ahead!