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I am an artist living and working in the West of Ireland. I make drawings,clothes,ZINES and artists books,short films and beloved objects. I have a stall at the Saturday Galway Market (from early february approx through till the last saturday before christmas) ...... if you would like to contact me further please email queenjaneosullivan (at)gmail(dot)com Thanks for visiting !

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hope (as promised and as needed always xx) Ken Kiff/pretty biscuits dyptych (just because) and work in progress

I love the back of this drawing , hand drawing posted the both sides a few days ago take a look and see which one you like :D
this book is my favourite inspiration du jour
ken would have loved these biscuits if he were still alive , my youngest daughter had a birthday party last week.
Richael Carroll
Richael installing her piece on monday

Richael has made a beautiful work which is to the right of mine in the exhibition.
She is a dear friend who graduated this year from textile desigh\fine art and I am delighted that she has a piece of work in the INVITED show which as you know if you have been paying attention opens tommorow at 6pm !!
I think she has made a great use of the available space for her piece hope

cendrine my dear collaborator has just launched a lovely artists book !
It is called Le tissage de la forĂȘt,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Hastings garage show nearly ready....opens 6pm THIS thursday !!

my film will be going IN the little black box ! to be viewed through the gap.

yesterday with the help of dear aidan and richael I installed my show a song for edith into a great space within an old derelict garage.(it is part of a group show called INVITED which I was invited (duh ,,,to do ! )
It came at an ideal time as I feel that song for edith has become itself.
Last week I cleaned it up and painted the walls a bit , but it was already mostly white therefore easy to do .
I have just a little cross fade to smooth out on my film and all will be well , oh and re-do my artists statement .
Tommorow I will show you richaels beautifully poignant installation .

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

this is not the end only the begining (a song for edith)

film still
a still from my film which is what I am working on at the moment , it will be about 4.30 mins on a loop.
The show INVITED will open next thursday 30th september in hastings garage fairview westport co mayo not sure of time yet .I am going to see the space in the next few days ,it is an old empty industrial space and I have the old office which is 10ft by 15 ft.
I am looking forward to seeing the other artists work and to finishing my film :D
I hope to get more time soon to visit my favourite blogs and today I wish you all well if you are reading this and may all flow ❤

Monday, September 20, 2010

london visit part two

edvard munch

Here are some more images from my trip last week .
I am feeling quite turned upside down from all the events within the visit but I know that I have to be strong and work through them ...they are the big questions about life\death, why we are here ......
Thats why I love life so much , the life of a street , a market , the people in a place ,all of this is so vibrant in east london .
The last three images are from walthamstow.
4** a lovely trimmings shop
5**a real life ....hindu chariot racing preperation !
I could not believe my luck when I chanced upon these guys washing the golden animals for the festival tommorow.
6**in a book life....hindu vahana animals ,this was a lovely book on woodcarving which was too big and heavy to cart back to Ireland , it was in a charity shop in the morning .
The amazing thing was , it pre-empted the scene above , that of the men getting their vavaras ready ,which I saw in the afternoon !
this image on cendrines suberb blog
hortus noctis is probably a vavara .....isnt it wonderful :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

london visit part one

lorna crabbe

***here are some selected images from a very intense and unexpectedly uplifting visit (funeral of a dear woman who was also an artist)

"Lorna's wonderful drawing is not from my recent trip ,it just looks good with them and I have been meaning to show it as I WANT it !! and she wont let me have it :(
Lorna Crabbe
The middle three images are from the fantastic William Morris gallery in Walthamstow East London.
We visited it on the day before the funeral, go if you can and look at all the arts and crafts era drawings textiles and furniture (I LOVE it there)
The last image is from a book of 1970,s illustrations,which belonge to our absent friend whose presense I feel very much still.She had loads of wonderful art books and it was my pleasure and honour to look at them in the evening in the cozy nest she had created with her husband :)
this illustration is obviously influenced by alphonse mucha ,but I love it still :)

Thursday, September 09, 2010

the last days of summer and some new work.....

things merely are
ink marker and acrylic on paper on board
she fell deeply into herself
ink marker and acrylic on paper on board

.....last friday it was his birthday and we cycled out to a favourite spot for fresh coffee and french butter biscuits.
It was extra special because I know we will have very few sunny days left like this.
The two drawings are for a group show called double vision,all the work will be the same size and from all the current and graduated students from my old art college.It is just one of the many exhibitions held during the westport arts festival
I am working towards finishing my film for the exhibition INVITED in Hastings garage ....cross your fingers for me:D

interesting art and design books

Friday, September 03, 2010

slowly slowly getting back to work.....and a news flash !!!!

moi sewing winnie the pooh elements into an average everyday skirt :)
La tippet

my vintage dress and scarf hanging up on my balcony shutter last week in Donostia (weep weep....)

**here is my studio before I went on holiday .
Aswell as drawing ,thinking, napping and reading, I also make clothes to sell on my market stall here in my attic studio.
It takes up a lot of my time but it allows me to make art aswell (I like to think they help each other)
I make fairly improbable and quite dressing up style clothing from older pieces and deconstructed vintage trimmings \clothing.
People seem to like them and at the moment I am enjoying making these tippets from felt which I make from boiling old knitwear (hee hee :D it is kind off mad but fun !!)

news flash !!

I am thrilled to announce that I have been offered my first solo show !!
It will take place next year 2011 in the custom house gallery westport co mayo.
I am also in a group show INVITED at this years westport arts festival which takes place in october.
I will show my ongoing work a song for edith which will include a film element (more details to follow)
I spent the day today making c.ds of irish music and trying to write in euskara which is the basque language (you try it ) and spanish to the wonderful people we met in Donostia.
The parcels have gone off in the post now so I can concentrate on finishing my little film (and a few other things too) and remain a little focused.