Archive for October, 2011

Rabble

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

I know I’m about 2 weeks late with this but had too much paint on me hands gettin ready for this so couldn’t do the typey-typey-ting. You might have noticed a new publication on the streets of Dublin. It’s called Rabble and it’s a non-profit paper put together by a big crew of volunteers, ranging from artists to writers to music types to football heads to joke-makers to beetroot fanatics to spiritual gurus.

It’s about the realities of living in post-boom Dublin. Here‘s a pretty good summation of our collective buzz.


I’ve provided an illustration for the cover story, ‘Planet of the Interns‘, and also written a piece on ‘anti-social’ behaviour. I’ll be coming back to that theme in the future, but in the meantime, here’s an excerpt from my piece:

“Graffiti art is often lumped in with many aspects of youth culture as ‘anti-social’. As mindless vandalism bereft of any artistic qualities, perpetrated by cowardly hoodlums under the cover of darkness, a faceless counter to decency and the notion of property. It is dealt with by gray paint, powerwashers and policy that I would describe as more ‘anti-social’ than the menace that’s supposedly being battled…”

Read the rest of it here, or better still, go hunt down a copy of Rabble at one of our many pickup points. Not many of Issue 1 left but get in contact if you need a copy! If ye want to write for us, suggest a pickup point, provide illustrations, donate to us, please do! This is a 100% grassroots, non-profit operation, and can only be as strong as the network of people supporting it. Get stuck in!

Redmonk – The Little Details

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Ayo its ye boy Monkfish, first solo show kickin off tomorrow. Wexford shtylee, tis on in the JFK park, bout ten minute drive out of New Ross. The launch is tomorrow, Saturday 8th October, and it runs from 4-7pm. Nineteen new pieces that I’ve been at the last few weeks, tis all about the close-ups, little moments of light, the engineering and structures that occurs in the plant world. If ye can’t make it tomorow (late notice I know sorry!) the exhibition will be on in the JFK Visitor Centre for the next month or so.