2021 Signs of Life

Portobello canal house working from home

Signs of Life: the Zion Gallery, Orwell, Dublin December 1-7

This coming December, I plan to hold my solo exhibition of new paintings in Dublin. The venue has yet to be found but I’ll announce it as soon as I am able. The show will be crowd-funded through Fundit.ie as were the last two; The 52nd State of Mind and Flights of Fancy. Your input will be greatly appreciated and you will receive your artistic reward for joining in. There is a scedule of awards on the exhibition page on the Fundit.ie web site.

Since the world is still not yet back to normal, there’s always the possibility that lockdowns and new waves of Covid may put a temporary hold on the show but I’ll keep you informed. It’s frustrating and dispiriting to be unable to be sure of what’s happening but I need to persevere and I hope you can keep faith with me.

The show is comprised of all the work I’ve done since our world was turned upside-down. Some of it about the crisis and how it has affected us, some of it is pure escapism but all of it has been created with love at its heart. Love for family, for community and for life. 

I need your help. It has been a long time since I was in a position to hold a solo show. It’s an expensive business; with no guarantees that any work will be sold to cover the cost, let alone provide an income.

But, if you want to have a party with your friends, everyone will always ‘bring a bottle’. That’s why I’m running a Fundit.ie crowd-funding campaign. Each of you who kindly supports this show will receive a reward. You can do that here and check out the rewards: URL URL URL URL

Time is short, though. I only have 2 weeks to bring in funding to pay for framing; printed material; wine and hire of glasses. If I don’t hit the amount I’ve set for the project (€2737) I get nothing. That’s the way it works. Since I’m already committed to the venue and the event, I’ll be thoroughly exposed to the debt.

Signs of Life is an exhibition of new and recent paintings in oils and acrylics. If you’d like to host an exhibition in your own corporate space or request a preview, please contact me on 086 247 0737.

 

The Zion Gallery is a new space brought to Dublin by arts collective, SUBSET. They have several galleries around Dublin and are involved in a huge amount of beautiful and interesting street art projects. The Zion Gallery is an absolutely beautiful space and I’m delighted to have been invited to show there. I look forward to seeing you there for a special art event.