Thursday, 25 March 2010

Here's the Heads Up #3

(Image via The Face Hunter)

Going on this week:
The Face Hunter Book Signing, Noble & Beggarman Books, South William Street, Dublin 2
If your a dedicated follower of fashion blogs, The Face Hunter may well be on your blog roll. Run by Swiss photographer Yvan Rodic, in true Sartorialist style it's now spawned a book, and Rodic himself is in town to sign a copy of it for you. Head to Noble & Beggarman bookshop (well worth a visit in itself) between 6 - 8pm on Thursday (that's today!!) to pick it up.

Drawers, Friday 26th March, South Studios, New Row South, Dublin 8
The Illustrators Guild of Ireland and South Studios (home of abgc) are coming together for a day-long event/exhibition/party this Friday. A number of illustrators and designers show up to the studios on Friday morning, get a chest of drawers each, decorated them as they see fit, and everyone has a party that evening. Make of it what you will, call in to see how it turns out.

Going on next week:
Pecha Kucha #5, Thursday 1st April, The Sugar Club, Dublin 2
Often comic and always interesting, the crack teams of the Irish Architecture Foundation and The Small Print are back with their fifth installment of the always entertaining Pecha Kucha - 10 creative types giving quickfire presentations on their ideas and inspirations. Pay at the door and drink at the bar - until midnight I assume, when the gardaĆ­, their judgement clouded by outdated religious traditions, turf you out.

Absolut Style at Set, 2nd - 4th April, Set Theatre, Kilkenny
Organised by Blanaid Hennessy, fashion and interiors writer best known for her part played in the Style Bitches, Absolut Style at Set is a weekend of fashion, furniture and fun. Visit the website for more information and to book tickets.

The rest of April:
Inter-Changes: Craft and Context, 13th - 14th April, NCAD, Dublin 8
Not normally one to mention the 'c' word here, I thought I'd make an exception for a symposium I've helped coordinate (the things we're driven to in tough economic times like these...) A two-day symposium in NCAD is accompanied by two exhibitions in Mason Hayes & Curran and IMOCA, and the aim is to deepen the discourse surrounding contemporary craft in Ireland. A wide range of speakers, both established and emerging makers, writers and designers, will be there; more information is here:

Offshoot, Edition 1, Thursday April 22nd, The Sugar Club, Dublin 2
If you missed out on Offset 2009 (like me - what was I thinking?!) or are looking to sample their wares before taking the plunge on a ticket for Offset 2010, then Offshoot could be just the thing for you. Taking the Offset formula (graphic design/illustration/animation conference full of cool creatives and innovators in the field) and minimising it, Offshoot is an evening in the Sugar Club with talks from New Graphic, Serge Seidlitz and Tom Moore (of recent Oscar nom fame). €8 tickets are now on sale from the website, but I doubt they'll be there long...

On until May:
Jorge Pardo, until 3rd May, IMMA, Dublin 8
Cuban-American artist Jorge Pardo has had a long and successful career exploring space and drawing parallels between installation and architecture, design and sculpture. For this retrospective Pardo has wallpapered a wing of the Irish Museum of Modern Art to express his body of work.