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



New Work at 'Tamp & Stitch'

Thursday 6th December, 6 to 8pm

Innovative boutique café gallery, ‘Tamp & Stitch hosts my new body of work.

These paintings have been inspired by my recent period of time spent away from home. The often stark and brutal paintings suggest a gradual loss of identity and are informed by a hugely personal narrative.

The evening will be part of 'First Thursdays Dublin', a Temple Bar Cultural Trust initiative that brings together art galleries, cultural and creative spaces on the first Thursday of every month – by sharing the same late-night opening times.  see 


The event will be preceeded by the Mayor of Dublin turning on the XMas street lights outside Smock Alley Theatre on Cow's Lane at 5.30.


There will be a short talk on the work at 6.20pm

Tamp & Stitch, Unit 3, Scarlet Row, Essex Street West, Temple Bar, Dublin.

See the event facebook page on 


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 www.selfhelpafrica.org

Live performances by

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