WHERE DID YOU GET THOSE FRAMES?
I design and make to all sizes, starting out making for my own paintings ,but also for other artists and designers.
They are all done by hand , the distressed gilding , antique woods etc.
This is important because most frames you see while they look good and expensive looking ,they are for the most part a mass produced factory product.
see next blogs , because I will give you some tips on my years of working with materials,
how to make an effective but non complicated finish ,for a frame , a piece of old furniture, etc.
next post next 6 August
see my website www.millracegallery.com for more frames
VUE-, If you are around Dublin this weekend Nov 1-4 try and visit VUE a show case of the best contemporary art showing in Ireland today, at the Royal Hibernian Academy (off Baggot st) near St.Stephens Green.
See new work by Gerard McGourty at Sol Art Gallery stand (Eight) incl work shown here ”Songthrush”
AUTUMN ART FAIRS ,
see new work by Gerard McGourty at the Parallex art fair London, Chelsea town hall ,Kings rd. OCT 12-14 2012
and at the
Affordable art fair London in November, Hamstead Heath London
tel 00353 87 2132532
Open call: the best art essay competition
So you have opinions on art but haven’t explained them. Here’s your chance, notwithstanding that old cunning silence might be safer bet to prove that TV hasn’t rotten your brain and you can think for yourself.
We would like to hear your views on art today, what’s it for; you may wish to comment on some recent or current event, you may have a view of the ‘art establishment’, are there too many plastic intelectualls around?
Win an original ‘Writers’ oil painting by Gerard McGourty and get published on our website!
Please send your submissions (max. 300 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the debate on Facebook - visit our group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/379463662090263/
We carry a range of reproductions of paintings by Gerard McGourty, which you can have posted to your address, or have it framed in our unique brand of frames and have it delivered securely. The prints are giclee museum quality, produced in limited quantities on the finest papers from traditional mills. To get the best quality image we initially photograph or scan the image using the latest technology,the hasselblad camera , the cruse scanner. The Cruse scanner produces results un- rivalled in resolution, tonal range, lighting. Its accuracy and sensitivity make it an indispensible piece of equipment in such places as the Rijksmuseum, the Guggenheim, The V&A, The Vatican secret archive.
For more information and online shopping options, please visit our website: http://store.millracegallery.com/
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We are changing our Art Writing competition from our previous edition. This time on our Endless Writing facebook page, we want to have more conversation and comment on your choice of art subject, - these could be anything from the relevance of art in a recession, to the power of media to influence .
-remember your opinions will be seen worldwide, Original ideas will be noted, and small prizes will be awarded, - details later
"While Gerard’s work retains the figurative Irish influence of the early LeBrocquy, Dillon and O’Neill, his work also resembles the almost childlike narrative of Chagal. However it is his timeless vision of the human psyche captured through an almost Leopold Bloom-like narrative of ordinary events, which like Blooms imagination, seemlessly flows back and forth through history and then back into the present again, which has allowed the artist to carve out his significant and unique position in Contemporary Irish Art" - Martin Davis, Sol Art Gallery
'Summertime' is a new show by Gerard McGourty - see more details on the website: www.millracegallery.com
Word-of-ART essay competition winners announced!
It is interesting how art can have a universal connection from Imola Feldbergs insightful observations in South Africa, or Jan Erik Rekdals observations from memory, to Aurelie Montfrond or Darren Caffrey or Joe Nihilistic experience as artists. Again thank you for all your essays and please let’s keep the conversation going!
We are happy to present the best essays in our compilation Word-of-ART Booklet - check out the full list of winners and download the Booklet from our web:
Bloomsday in Blackrock 2011
Oh, what a day it was indeed!
Bloomsday Celebrations in Blacrock - Thurs 16th June from 10am until late!
Bloomsday Breakfast at the Market Cafe from 10 am with music and poetry. Full Irish or fried kidneys available. At 6 pm a performance of Ulysses o Rocks, a play on the James Joyce classic is taking place on Main Street Blackrock. This performance will be introduced by John Waters. The play has a cast of 21 actors and 12 musicians. After the performance the Millrace Gallery on Main Street, will be serving a glass of champagne and strawberries, while viewing Gerard McGourty new paintings, with music and poetry presented by members of the cast of Ulysses O’Rocks. At 7.30pm in Raven Books, Main Street, Conor Fennell will read from his new book on James Joyce in Paris. Please come along and enjoy these events.