Trad Against Racism
29 Jan 15
Great night last night at the concert we organised as part of the Temple Bar TradFest to raise money for Sport Against Racism Ireland (SARI) - the NGO which I chair. The venue was St. Michan's Church and the artists were: Hare Squead, Leonard Barry and guests, The Young Folk, Twin Headed Wolf, Loah, Lisa O'Neill, Glen Hansard and Mundy. The picture is of the last five doing an encore of 'Like a Rolling Stone'.
21 Jan 15
Just seen this film at the Film Forum. It's good, neatly scripted and beautifully shot but perhaps a little formulaic.
Another image from the Dove exhibition
19 Jan 15
There are a wide array of pieces on show from as far back as the Jurassic Age, through the Bronze Age and the Middle Ages up until 2007. These include Ammonite from Lyme Regis, Ogham stones from Co. Kerry, Bogbutter, a cash register and a football. I really loved this picture from the Crawford School of Art life drawing class circa 1930.
Dove curated by Dorothy Cross
18 Jan 15
Just been to see this exhibition at IMMA curated by Dorothy Cross. The pieces have been selected from the collections of IMMA, the National Gallery, Crawford Art Gallery and the National Museum "to find and bring together objects that attracted, intrigued and excited her". I had been told that on Sundays a man came up on the train from Cork to pose naked in the gallery, but no sign of him. Oh well, I did like this Annie Leibovitz picture of Louise Bourgeois. Beautiful print.
BDImages: Brian and Anton
09 Jan 15
You never know who you might run into at BDI and today it was good to see Anton Corbijn who's preparing for two big shows in The Hague. In this picture Brian seems to be making out that he's giving Anton a cup of tea but he's never made a cup of tea for anyone - I made that cup of tea and a very particular cup of tea it was too!
Putting the rubbish out...
04 Jan 15
Lovely light frost - and a little mist - when I went to put the rubbish out this morning.
Understanding a Photograph
03 Jan 15
Really enjoying this collection of John Berger's writings on photography edited and with an introduction by Geoff Dyer. My favourite piece so far is 'The Suit and the Photograph' about August Sander - one of my favourite photographers - and, more specifically, an examination of an image which I love: 'Peasants going to a dance, Westerwald, 1914'.
Isabella and Grace
02 Jan 15
More toys than ever... and looks like someone gave Grace a Pony Kids haircut!
01 Jan 15
Thinking about the Pony Kids. I know some have died and one or two are in prison but no idea what's happened to most of them... This year I'm going to find out what they're all up to.
Pony Kids II
01 Jan 15
More Pony Kids to find this year.