Thursday, November 3, 2011

Peter sketch

Le Cool review

We got a great write up in this week's Le Cool!
Text below:

Brainbelt Illustration Collective

Have you ever wondered how Bigfoot staves off boredom? Or how a spider plays the symbols? These ever pressing ponderings can be answered by taking a trip through the arch and into the wonderful world presented by the Brainbelt Illustration Collective. In this engaging and delightful show you can enjoy the creations of nine artists. Diarmuid Ó Catháin will bring out a smile with his fantastic Punphabet, C being for cheesus; a bearded cheese, and F being for furrari - you can guess where this is going... Lyn Allen invites you to follow the documented social diary of the glamorous and sophisticated Maud and her floating cat Minet. Other delights are the fantastical creatures of Kevin, Peter and Ann, 3D scenes of colourful characters, and the musings of Duffy Mooney-Shepard’s single lined figure. / Sarah Maguire

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Loki Preview

A snippet from one of the illustrations. 
See the full thing on Tuesday in the gallery.

Advanced Irish Dancing


Monday, October 24, 2011

Valentin's Blind Mother & The Stove – WIP

Another spam email illustrated.


We will have a fabulous poster soon, its currently being gilded. But till then, behold! Our evite for the opening of this year's Brainbelt Exhibition.  Opening launched by Mark Little, former Prime Time presenter and founder/CEO of news social media site!

Illustration is by Stephen McNally...

RSVP on facebook

Innovation Dublin 2011: Brainbelt Listing


Sunday, October 23, 2011

The Talisman of Loughcrew WIP

The "Hand of Glory." This was the dried or pickled hand of a dead criminal hanged on the gallows. Robbers were supposed to be invisible if they carried this gruesome hand with a candle made from the fat of a hanged man. Sometimes the fingers of the hand were used as candles, and a finger lit for each occupant of the house to be robbed, ensuring that they would remain motionless. On January 3, 1831, a gang of thieves attempted to rob the house of a Mr. Napier in Loughcrew, County Meath, Ireland. They broke into the house carrying a Hand of Glory and a candle, believing that it would prevent the occupants from waking. However, the Hand of Glory failed to keep the inmates asleep, and the robbers fled, leaving their talisman behind.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Graphic Studio Gallery,
Through the arch off Cope Street,
Temple Bar, Dublin 2,


Tue 1st Nov,  6 - 8pm

The show runs from Tue 1st - Sat 5th Nov inclusive.

Gallery Opening Hours:

Weekdays: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
tel: + 353 (0)1 679 8021

Monday, May 16, 2011

Leaving space for the grassroots

Gemma Tipton writes a piece in The Irish Times about art collectives and the emergence of the grassroots, artist-led art scene. See it here.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

'Get Off That Ship'

I am working on a project related to Fr Browne, the Jesuit photographer. See here.