Exhibition Opening - Chapelizod 'Dereliction'

Official Opening:

Thursday 6th November at 7.30pm.
This is a free, ticketed event.... You can print your ticket here: Chapelizod Dereliction - Invitation

I've had a fantastic nine months working on a community arts project in my own village of Chapelizod.

You can find out more about the project here or at Facebook here

It's been a wonderful experience to engage with so many people but sadly it's coming to an end. I'm really excited however to announce the upcoming exhibition that will bring the project to a close.

The exhibition is a chance to display some of the work produced by myself and the various participants in response to Chapelizod's derelict historical buildings.

Chapelizod Dereliction Invite



'Street Art Workshops' at Dublin Castle

Delivered the 1st 'Street Art' Workshop in Dublin Castle for St. Andrews Community Centre this week. Kids never cease to amaze me. I honestly think that these workshops are as good for me as they are for them. Looking forward to the next three in the series.

Made possible with the collaboration of Dublin Castle and the OPW.

40/40/40 Exhibition

40/40/40 Exhibition

Minister of State Brian Hayes and Minister of State Lucinda Creighton today announced details of an exhibition of Irish contemporary art that will tour a number of prestigious European venues to celebrate our EU Presidency and our 40 years as a member of the European Union.

  • Minister of State Brian Hayes and Minister of State Lucinda Creighton at 40/40/40 Exhibition in Dublin

‌The 40/40/40 exhibition comprises works from the Office of Public Works (OPW) managed State Art Collection by 40 artists under the age of 40, who are Irish or are based in Ireland.  The exhibition includes photography, drawing, sculpture and painting to represent the diversity of current visual art practices which have been drawn from over 15,000 pieces managed by OPW that are usually located in the public buildings throughout Ireland. 

Reviewing the collection, Minister of State for European Affairs, Lucinda Creighton TD, said:

“Our Presidency is an opportunity to help provide leadership on critical policy issues in Europe, but is also an opportunity for us to showcase Ireland on a European and world stage.  This exhibition shows another side of Ireland from the one that may have dominated European headlines for the last few years – an Ireland that is young, diverse, creative and confident.”

Minister of State with Special Responsibilty for the Office of Public Works Brian Hayes said:

“This exhibition will bring the work of talented young artists in Ireland to the attention of audiences in some of the cultural centres of Europe.  It is a statement of the strength of our artistic community as well as our strong commitment and connectedness to Europe. ”

Minister Creighton - This exhibition shows another side of Ireland from the one that may have dominated European headlines for the last few years – an Ireland that is young, diverse, creative and confident.

The exhibition will be inaugurated in the Conde Duque Cultural Centre in Madrid on 20 March and is also scheduled to travel to Warsaw and Rome during the Irish Presidency. The exhibition is being organised by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Office of Public Works.  The Ministers expressed their strong appreciation of the excellent cooperation that their staff and the Embassies in each country had encountered from all the venues hosting the exhibition.  The exhibition will be the occasion in each location for the wider promotion of Ireland.

Read the full catalogue of the exhibition, containing all of the artworks.

 Hugely inspiring.

First Thursdays Dublin

I am delighted to be on board with First Thursdays Dublin, the new collaborative initiative encouraging Dublin city galleries to open after hours on the first Thursday of every month.

Inspired by First Thursdays in London, ‘First Thursdays Dublin’ will see a number of galleries opening between 6 – 8pm on the first Thursday of every month.

I will be exhibiting my latest work in Innovative Boutique Cafe Gallery 'Tamp & Stitch' Unit 3, Scarlet Row, Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin.

This is a great opportunity to enjoy a late evening of art hunting in the heart of the city. Please put this on your list and call in to see the latest work!

Tosca Pops-Up w/ Silent Auction


The Tosca Pops Up story… For many years, Tosca held pride of place on Suffolk Street in Dublin, owned and operated by Norman Hewson, brother to U2’s Bono, with regulars including artists Jim Fitzpatrick and Guggi, author John Banville and singers Gavin Friday and Liam O’Maonlai. A pitstop for artists performing in the capital, celebrity patrons included Bob Dylan, Naomi Campbell, Bruce Springsteen and of course, U2.

" Tosca was haven of delight in crass 1990s, sophisticated welcoming at the same time, with wonderful cooking and lovely staff. What pity it will be popping up for only one night -- why not a full-scale return?" John Banville, Author

Over 20 original staff, from Limerick, London and LA, will reunite under the leadership of Norman Hewson and Head Chef Aongus Hanly for this one-off night and will be joined by regular patrons for the unique 'pop-up' event. With a sharing menu created specially by Hanly, currently of Caviston’s, an array of favourites will be served along with some new delights. All ingredients are being provided by Irish farmers and supporters of Self Help Africa.

Tosca Silent Auction

 Self Help Africa are offering supporters and friends the opportunity to grab some unique art, memorabilia and other goodies, even if you can’t make it on the night.

100% of funds raised from the auction will go towards supporting African farmers to lift themselves out of poverty.

Artwork can be viewed at Smock Alley from Monday, October 22 – Thursday, October 25 and on the night itself. Other items will be be displayed at Tosca Pops Up.


'Diaspora IV' - Debbie Chapman (Tosca Alumnus)

Check out some of the artwork on

Live performances by

Eleanor McEvoy, Lady Veda, Eric McGrath, Steve & Joe (The Walls), Matt Lunson & very special guests