The After Blog

Wondering about the odd title of this blog entry? What else could I call it with the week I’ve had?

The weekend before last saw me finishing up some very large drawings; then, gathering all the work together; next, driving both Leo (long suffering framer) and Marcus, LSH almost insane; getting clamped while buying fancy bulldog clips for hanging drawings; losing car keys; attending a wonderful artist bookmaking course at the National Print Museum; hanging the show over two days; and eventually putting on the posh frock and warpaint for the opening last Sunday 3rd Nov. Enjoy the pic's below, they are of preparation for the show and also the opening, where more of Petr Holecek's work was on display.

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It has, all in all, been a frantic week of headlong rushing from one place to another! The Bronze & Paper show in Droichead Arts Centre (DAC) looks very well, and the juxtaposition of the works is a contrast that works too. Marcella Bannon of DAC who opened the show did a good job of tying together the two media: Print and Sculpture. Both are very process heavy and require - dare I say it - skill and patience to master.

It was a great day, and I was amazed at the amount of people who turned up. Especially as Drogheda had the appearance of a ghost town with the whole town gone to Dublin for a Very Big Match, the result of which shall remain unsaid. The visitors really seemed interested in my work and after about an hour of meeting, greeting and explaining print, I began to wish I had simply brought along a printing press and given them a demonstration!

So now Monday arrived and I woke with a dreadful cold, an empty studio and a chaotic car!