A couple of years ago I was a frustrated creative who thought I needed to get away from Ireland to make something happen, so I moved to Berlin.
I’m back in Dublin a year now and I was wrong to dismiss our creative culture so candidly.
I am very proud to be a part of a cultural vision come to fruition this weekend. It is called LINK CultureFest and has been catapulted to life with the team of artists and curators in Block T at the helm of it all. (Full Timetable here)
We are going to have a giant exhibition right in the middle of Smithfield – in a space that is known as Block B. Right now it’s got some clinical art gallery-esque lighting in there with lots of white walls but by the weekend there will be art everywhere with E I G H T Y artists exhibiting.
All of the studio spaces around the Smithfield area have come together to show work and will be opening their doors to the public on Sunday May 27th from 12pm-6pm.
I have some studio space in Loom Studios on Dominic Street and will be there on Sunday to show people around the environment that a bunch of us work from. It’s nothing fancy but it is an old textile building and I did spend half of my Saturday last weekend helping to paint the walls white to make the entrance look more like an exhibition space!
I will have two paintings on exhibition in Block B over the weekend and the launch night for LINK CultureFest is Friday May 25th @ 6pm. There’s free whiskey…just in case the art in itself isn’t enough to entice you lot!
The three day festival also aims to develop international artist relations and 18 artists from Marseille and Lisbon will be guest exhibitors who are going to be hosted by some of the studios taking part in this exchange.
There’s also a great music programme for the weekend, which you can read about over here on Nialler9.