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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 !

Monday, May 30, 2011

Leonora Carrington ( a thousand thank yous ) 1917-2011

image by Katy Horna
image is taken from this book surreal friends which has been on my wish list for ages ....about the painters Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo and the photographer Katy Horna

It doesnt surprise me one bit that it was via my dear friend painter Laura Ferraras blog that I was to learn of the death just a few days ago of one of my most inspiring artist heroes the surrealist Leonora Carrington.
I have just spent two and half hours (and I had planed an early night !) reading and watching rare footage of this most fascinating artist who lived to 94 , working up till the last.
I felt a connection to her that I cannot explain and often dreamt of writing and telling her this , like I often imagine having tea with Kiki Smith :).......
well what can I say but look her up if you are not familiar with her work , and her life which has inspired many short films and documentaries.
She was a brave artist (I hope to be that too)

Sunday, May 22, 2011

you are as welcome as the flowers in May

home sweet home
a limited edition artists zine made to be given away free !!!
please click on the image and you will see everything ....I am SO excited about this little element of the installation.The zine is made from an A4 piece of paper which is folded in a certain way to make a cute 8 page book (love it )

see the zine above :)

We travel great distances with our ideas of home.

Metaphorically or physically crossing the sea we take our hopes and dreams and artefacts.

With instinct,intuition and collective experience we create

an idea of home.

the image above is one of the drawings in :-

Illusions of stability

Some house drawings

artists book available in limited edition

Jane O’Sullivan


© jug from the museum of country life collection

All that connects us is our tears ….we are all connected somewhere in the ether, the collective soul of the world.
People will always make romantic interpretations of home, it is central to us all to want to feel at home.
our home is a reflection of our selves.
Home is where the heart is ….

Here are some images from my work in the museum of country life.
It is a temporary installation , and will be gone in a few weeks.
I really enjoyed it , the work made itself as my collection of home related artefacts were perfect for our brief.
The installation is hiding away a little and has to be found but I like that aspect, my work is not loud or easy to read and where it is, suits it perfectly.
I still have books to print from my recent solo show and send of to the lovely people that ordered them (thank you !!)and want to go over to make a film of my show next week ...only 2 weeks left if you still have time to visit it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

feeling the full moon is right inside me

my dear one Pat ...who gives me so much support mad about that girl :)
Richael also helped me a lot coming up to my solo mio show (love her) She is is making some beautiful work at the moment and is definately an emerging artist to watch. Go Shelly Go
wow ...I went to Dublin on sunday to see this show and do some light shopping with two of my girls ,we had a great day !
needlepoint from c.1960

do you remember me ?

I am in a reflective mood for sure and today is full on reflection for me as I am quite connected to the moon a few images that I want to share .
I am looking forward to installing a new piece of work within the irish museum of country life ....
Do you remember last year , my outside piece , well this time I will be inside .
Timing is a little tight with all the preperations that my solo show demanded , but it is such a lovely project that I could not let it pass me by.
My piece will be situated in two museum display cases and is called

you are as welcome as the flowers in may (all that connects us is our tears)

I will post images of it tommorow , Mayo Arts Squad (an artist led umbrella group) are addressing the poignancy of our ties to home,in a series of installations by individual artists and community groups.

Monday, May 09, 2011

would not violets grow from her heart.....YES it has opened and YES it was a dream come true xxx


would not violets grow from her heart

solo show of new work
jane o'sullivan
custom house studios gallery
co mayo
may 5th -june 6th


would not violets grow from her heart.....YES it has opened and YES it was a dream come true xxx


I hope you enjoy these images , I am going to make a virtual tour video of the show in the next few days so you can see all the actual work !
Funny , it was kinda hard to do that on thursday at my dream opening !!!
ummm.....ummmmm am so happy am so grateful to all you wonderful people that came , many of whom made a lot of effort to get there in person (involving planes etc ) parents and sister were definately guests of honour.
For all the people who couldnt thats cool , we couldnt have fitted you in anyways !!
I am only joking ,your presence was and is felt in many other ways which will sustain me for a very long long time.
love and respect
jane x