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Due to cut backs in the forthcoming budget, is it now not time to introduce a small entrance charge to our Galleries and museums> I would propose that they remain free to Children and the Irish people. This could be done simply by the introduction of a national cultural loyalty card sent to each home, better than cheese or Iodine tablets.
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Apertures & Anxieties
Apertures & Anxieties is a new exhibition at the RHA gallery in Ely Place Dublin. Invited artists were asked to celebrate 300 years of Trinity's School of Medicine,artists include:
Aideen Barry, Megan Eustace, Andrew Folan RHA, Nick Miller, Ciaran Murphy, Maria McKinney, Theresa Nanigian, Abigail O’Brien RHA, Eilis O’Connell RHA, Garrett Phelan, Grace Weir.
Exhibition runs from 16 November - 21 December 2011.
The White Mark
The white mark is a new exhibition of work at the Cross Gallery, Francis Street Dublin.
Carlow based artist Anthony lyttle has given a mater class in mark making with his new works on paper. Drawn on lining paper using marker these works are very delicate and show the range and breath of possibilities of this medium. An exhibition well worth checking out.
When looking at a work of art in need of framing, it is worth spending some time considering some important aspects of presentation in a manner that best suits the work.
At Artisan Frames we make bespoke hand finished picture frames which are designed specifically for each individual work of art.
When the work is first presented for framing there are a few details that we go through with the Artist about the nature of the work and what might best suit it in terms of framing. Often Artists and Gallery owners will have strong ideas on the matter as they might wish to see the finished piece in the context of other works on exhibition or display.
For contemporary work a square edge section of moulding is often requested and then custom finished to requirement. At our workshop we have our own spray shop and offer a Ral or Pantone colour matching service in a variety of sheen finishes from 10% matt to 80% Gloss.
Limeing frames still remains very popular in Ireland and has never seemed to go out of vogue despite new machine finished that have become available over the last few years.
We offer Gesso frames as a good alternative to lime as a clean finish that covers the mitre joint and gives our frame the feel of bone or ivory. These again may be coloured to choice.
Our range of hard woods frames are very popular with contemporary painters and print makers, in the range we carry solid walnut, cherry, oak, ash, beech, birch and Maple all of which we cut join and finish at our workshop in Tipperary. It is important to us that the manufacture of our frames in all carried out in house as we know just how are frames are put together and we can then ensure excellent quality throughout.
Conservation materials are used in our entire product to prevent corrosion of acid from wood pulp materials and we also offer UV protective anti-reflective glass that blocks up to 99% of harmful UV rays, which is a must for precious artworks and work that hangs in a very bright areas.
Each year we seek out innovation to bring the best quality and choice to our customers. This year is no different and we will be increasing our range of contemporary gilded frames which are finished with 23ct red or white gold, a chalk paint finish and shellac.
Carrying on the look of our sealed joint frames we are also introducing our own metal frames which will have a sealed invisible joint in polished steel and aluminium.
Over the last few years we have completed a great deal of work for developments such a s the Clarion Hotel in Cork, Farnham estate, The National State laboratories and Allied Irish bank centre Ballsbridge in Dublin the OPW along with the many exhibitions for Galleries and Artists nationwide.
Freefall an exhibition of photographs and video by Dublin Artist Amy Walsh on exhibition at the West Cork Art Centre Skibbereen.
These photographs were taken by Amy using a kite and provide a very interesting ariel perspective of the landscape.
Check out Amys site amymarylucy.com for more of her work and some video at the 40ft in Dublin.
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A beautiful photograph by Dublin Artist Fregus Martin titled " House in Clare" which we framed this week. This image is to be presented to ImmA in Dublin.
We mounted the photograph on Di-Bond and then framed it in a box ash frame with a lime finish.
Image reproduced with kind permission of the Artist.
Born 1971 in Dublin (IRL)
Lives and works in Dublin (IRL)
The core of Amanda Coogan’s practice is durational live performance. These live events in turn feed into a body of video and photographic works. Coogan’s pieces have been seen at festivals including the 2003 Venice Biennial and the 2004 Liverpool Biennial. In 2009 she presented her seminal durational performance, “The Fall”, over 17 days at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester. In the same year, Coogan curated Accumulator, the first live performance-based exhibition in Ireland at VISUAL, Center for Contemporary Art, Carlow. She was awarded the Allied Irish Bank’s Art prize in 2004.
NCAD Graduate Show.
Pictured here is an artwork by artist David Folan which we all greatly enjoyed.
We framed it for David for his graduate show at NCAD this summer.
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