Friday, April 26, 2013

New Pillows

I have made a couple of new pillows, I thought it would be easier if i just threw them all into the same post. I have taken photos of the front and back of eash pillow as well as some detail.


Thursday, April 25, 2013


Opening tonight at Raggle Taggle in Limerick our 3rd year end of the year exhibition. All are welcome.
Mutant Space Art Rescource were kind enought to mention us in their artists blog as well..

The Gathering Opening

Last week was the opening of the Gathering project in Shannon Airport.
The 3rd year fine art department were allowed to go to the airport for the opening. It was a nice event and we were all made very welcome.
The work is hanging above the seats in the departure lounge for all of those passing through the airport to see.
Prizes were given and I was lucky enough to receive second place for my work.
Below is a link for an article on the project in the Limerick Leader.

Second place by me!

The winners of the gathering project, 2nd, 1st, and 3rd

Mags, Rosie and me.

first place by Peter Bradley in 3rd year painting

Third place by Deirbhile McSweeney in 3rd year print
Below are works by some of my friends



Monday, April 15, 2013

Robert Montgomery

I have fallen in love with the work of Robert Montogomery. He is a text based artist who works in a poetic and melancholic post- situationist tradition. He creates his work using neon's, billboard's, drawing, woodcut, fire and sunlight.
His recycled sunlight pieces are perhaps my favourite. I get the feeling that his work draws inspiration from Gaston Bachelard's The Poetics of Space, especially after seeing his temporary spaces piece. If you haven't read The Poetics of Space, then you should, whether you are an artist or not it is a lovely read. I have been thumbing through it for the past couple of months, it has become a big part of my studio practice.

Recycled Sunlight:

Fire Poems:


Nick Hance McElroy

Photography work by Nick Hance McElroy

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Silent Sea

A bit of different imagery from my abandoned houses, but the same layout. They remind me of old film stills
Any feed back would be nice.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Abandoned Places, Series 4, Sheds

I rather like this one, these are also taken with my Diana F+, but as you can probably tell all three are of the same building. I believe its an old piggery thats situated in the farmers field beside our house. Nothing goes in there anymore, the cows dont even shelter in it.
I ran out of decent text for Adandoned, so using the good ol' thesaurus I found the word deserted. I think it works,  it is such a neat word and I love the way the word is seperated out so you can tell how to pronounce it. I will probably regret using it for this one, as I am sure something else will be better suited. But hopefully not.
Dont forget by clicking on the image it will come up on full screen, then you can press your 'Esc' key to go back to the original page.

Abandoned Places, Series 3, America

Another three from America, not sure if I am very happy with this one, maybe I will try different text?..

Abandoned Places Series 2, America

More Photos taken with my Diana F+ from my trip last year in the states. The text was taken from the online dictionary, definition of Abandoned, the verbal use of the word Abandon.

Abandoned Places Series 1, Kildimo Area

I have been fiddling around on photoshop today. Have to say I'm quit pleased with myself, I have yet to go running for help yet!
These are some of my abandoned buildings that I have been working on. I've grouped certain ones together in hopes that they will flow from one image to the other nicely. The text at the bottom was taken from the online dictionary, from the definition of Abandoned, and the verb use of Abandon. The photos were taken with my Diana F+ camera.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Ocean

Some of these are old, the top three are the most recent photos I took while at the beach in Kerry. You can tell by the discoloration in the film. I think the first three were taken with a slower speed of film.
They were all taken with my Diana F+ camera.

We go Home, We go to the Ocean.