New Studio/Workshop/ Shop

 

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I am delighted to be part of coworking space in Ruzafa, Valencia!

I moved in last week, and am delighted to be part of this team of artists!

You will also find my brand @parallelprojectdesign and my art work in the shop this week in Calle Puerto Rico 52, from Monday to Friday, 10:00-14:00/ 17:00 or visit me in the studio/showroom by appointment only!

Co Work Shop, Calle Puerto Rico, 52, Ruzafa, Valencia.

https://coworkshopspain.com

http://www.parallelprojectdesign.com

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St Brigid´s Day!

St Brigid’s Day

Contemporary Exhibition | 90 Women Artists

The 12 Star Gallery London – January 23rd – February 1st 2019

Hamilton Gallery Sligo – 16th February – 31st March

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Lisa Gingles “Luck & Irony” Pencil & Found paper on board.

The iconic early Christian symbol St Brigid has been chosen to serve as a catalyst for 90 invited Irish women artists to create an original painting for this exhibition.

Folk custom, the four seasons, women’s lives and crafts, poetry, all intersect at the 1st of February feast-day of Saint Brigid in Ireland. What is celebrated is the rebirth of the living earth; it was usual in some places to turn a sod of earth with the spade, the work of cultivation beginning again.  Many customs, especially around food and cattle, are connected with the day, but the best known was the making of St Brigid’s crosses out of straw or rushes.

Women’s political journey in the last century of Irish history makes it right to choose the day for special celebration of Irish women artists and the works of art are further held in focus by their relation to the poem “St Brigid’s Day 1989” by Leland Bardwell, which positions the poet as observer, half outside the culture that she watches.

This exhibition is a dynamic and vibrant contemporary response, to the import and changing cultural significance of powerful traditional female symbolism not just in Ireland, but in all contemporary societies.

Organised by Hamilton Gallery, Sligo, Ireland, with the support of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in association with the Irish Embassy to Great Britain as part of the annual St Brigid’s Day events celebrating the creativity of women.

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Exhibition tonight in Valencia

 

I am delighted to show tonight in an old favorite, Trentatres Cafe & Galeria in Calle Sueca 33! The opening is from 7pm-10pm and the show will continue on till the end of January!

The work I will be showing is work I have produced this year, where I have been exploring myths and facts of places and animals related to death! I also have been experimenting with new techniques in painting and drawing using oils and charcoal as a medium!

“Around the world, the crow has been associated with war, death, the Otherworld, or as a cunning trickster not to be trusted. Despite this, there has also been a grudging acknowledgement of its intelligence.

In Irish mythology, the crow is seen as a manifestation of the Morrigan (in Irish, Mór-ríoghain), meaning phantom/great Queen. She was a deity signifying ‘battle, strife and sovereignty’, a harbinger of war and death, who spoke of the battlefield as ‘her garden’.

It was said that she would often fly above a battle, her cry bringing courage and encouragement to her warriors, whilst simultaneously striking fear into the hearts of the enemy. Sometimes she would join in the battle in her human form.”

information taken from aliisaacstoryteller.com

Berlin Calling…

Just got back from my favorite city last week! I went for 2 weeks, work & play!

I have a an artist friend who runs a gallery & shop space in Kreuzberg, Berlin called; “Let it Bleed”! I was invited to participate in a mini residence there during my time!

I loved being able to draw in their space, at the same time look after the shop, and get to chat to all the clients that came in! Here is a few images of the work I managed to do…

 

I was also able to sell my new brand Parallel Project (www.parallelprojectdesign.com) in the shop part, I was delighted by the huge response!! You can still find my brand and some original drawings for sale in Let it Bleed! Thanks everyone that popped in and supported me!

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LET IT BLEED

ORANIENSTR. 194, BERLIN , GERMANY

http://www.letitbleedberlin.com

Group show opening in the Hamilton Gallery!

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You are cordially invited to attend the exhibition opening of ‘An Irish Airman Foresees His Death’ at Hamilton Gallery on Yeats Day, Wednesday 13th June at 6pm

Featuring small works by over 100 Invited Artists

Professor Seán Golden will open the exhibition
Music by: Ramona, Harpist

About ‘An Irish Airman Foresees His Death’
To mark the 100th Anniversary of the end of 1st World War Hamilton Gallery has chosen W B Yeats poem ‘An Irish Airman Foresees His Death’ as the catalyst for its Invited Artists Exhibition 2018. The poem addresses the dichotomy that existed and still exists around the Irish response to The Great War 1914 -1918.

This is the fourth iteration of Hamilton Gallery’s Annual Invited Artists exhibition series themed around the works of W B Yeats.

Light refreshments will be available at the opening

Gallery opening hours Mon to Sat 10am – 5pm. www. hamiltongallery.ie

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“An Airman Foresees his death” Found box, pencil on found papers. 2018

Updates!

Sorry I haven’t posted for ages! It’s been a busy few months and a lot has happened!

Firsty I got an award from the festival Ciutat Vella Oberta, from the magazine 967arte! I was represented by them in ARCO this month, and they will be doing an interview with me for their magazine next year! I was also awarded, in the same festival, a solo show for next year with the gallery La Lisa in Albacete!

I managed to get to ARCO with my super husband and was delighted to see my piece there!

I have 2 wee pieces in the Fenderesky Gallery in Belfast this month, on there “Group Works on Paper” so pop in if you can! The exhibition runs till the 17th of March!