Daily Archives: March 20, 2017

Studio Space Available at Monster Truck Studios, Dublin 8

Monster Truck Studios, Franci Street, Dublin 8

Studio share available at Monster Truck Studios. Would suit one person or two people sharing (suit artist, designer or illustrator). Utility, electricity, and wi-fi are included in the rent. Situated on Francis Street in the Liberties of Dublin, the studio is in a very accessible location, close to NCAD, Pallas Projects, and Fallon’s pub.

Please email info@monstertruck.ie for further information or to apply


Collaborative Arts, Interculturalism + Human Rights Seminar, Dublin 7

Thursday 6 April 2017, 11am to 3pm
Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission 16-22 Green Street, Dublin 7

This seminar sets out to encourage discussion about the vital role the arts, and in particular collaborative arts, can play in promoting interculturalism and human rights. The seminar will lay the foundations for a common arena for tactical and strategic approaches to social justice and human rights issues through the lens of arts and cultural practice. Of interest to arts practitioners and programmers, activists, civil society groups, policy makers in area of public provision for arts access, participation and the many informal groups who are activating culturally diverse projects in different contexts, the seminar will look at the contradictions and tensions which can arise in the arena of art and activism.

Does art with a human rights agenda subvert or uphold a status quo? What are the challenges for makers and collaborators within a Human Rights frame?


Possible Life Drawing Sessions at Loughrea School of Art, Co. Galway

Loghrea School of Art plan on running regular life drawing sessions every fortnight, open to all abilities. There will be a teacher on hand at each session to help the less experienced. We will be using the services of male and female models. Each session will be approximately 2 hours in length and the cost is €15 per session. We’ll provide the model, tea, coffee and biscuits but you must bring your own materials.

We need to gauge the level of interest in these sessions so if you are interested in taking part please let us know by following the link to our website or by phoning us on 091 841886.

If we have sufficient numbers we will schedule the first session for Tuesday 11th April 2017 and every fortnight thereafter.


Colour Printing and Chine Collé Workshop, National Print Museum

Sunday 2 April, 10.30 to 16.30 | Cost: €80 | Max. 6 people
Garrison Chapel, Beggar’s Bush Barracks, Haddington Rd, Dublin 4

Colour Printing and Chine Collé Workshop with Elaine Leader.

This workshop will introduce participants to printmaking using drypoint, chine collé, roll up and embossing techniques, with a particular emphasis on developing a colour image/print. This workshop is suitable for beginners as well as those with some printmaking experience. Participants are encouraged to bring some visual ideas (photos, drawings, collected images) to get them started.

To book and pay for this workshop, please follow the link below to the online shop:

Needle Felting Workshop with Naomi Whan, F.E. McWilliam Gallery, Co. Down

Saturday 29 April 2017, 10am to 3pm |  Cost: £25
F.E. McWilliam Gallery & Studio, 200 Newry Road, Banbridge, Co. Down

Needle Felting Workshop with Naomi Whan.
Discover the magic of needle felting in a day. Naomi will teach you the basics of Needle -felting – a dry felt making technique using a special barbed felting needle. In the workshop you will get the chance to experiment with colour and texture. You will learn all about the tools and materials needed for this craft. Afterwards you will decide if you want to needle felt your very own character, brooch or beautiful picture or perhaps have a go at all three. Cost includes all materials. Suitable for beginners.

Booking is essential,  please call staff at the F.E. McWilliam Gallery on (028) 406 23322