SO Fine Art Editions’ artist Paul Gaffney was interviewed by Photomonitor about his self published book ‘We Make the Path by Walking’. The book documents his 3,500 km walk through Europe, and his emotional journey throughout. The book has been nominated for numerous awards, including Photobook Award 2013, 6th International Photobook Festival in Kassel, Germany and shortlisted for the European Publishers Award for Photography. The book was selected for several ‘Best Photobooks of 2013’ lists, including Photo-Eye and The British Journal of Photography.
Artist Brendan Jamison, whose Digger sculptures are part of Young is creating a miniature city out of sugar cubes in New York City. The Discovery Channel interviewed the artist about his Sugar Metropolis project, using over 500,000 sugar cubes to create a sweet city.
SO Fine Art Editions’ current exhibition Young has been reviewed in the May 10 issue of the Irish Independent Weekend Review. Arts Editor Sophie Gorman features Patrick Hogan and his photograph Untitled 014, with insight about the piece and the story behind its subject. Sophie also called the show “original” and “compelling”.
Read the full review by clicking the thumbnail below.
Young runs until June 14,
SO Fine Art Editions held the opening of Young, Thursday May 8th, to a great turn out, including many of the participating artists.
In case you can’t make it into the gallery to see the show, all pieces from Young can also be seen online here.
SO Fine Art Editions’ artists Victoria Bentham and Alison Lowry are featured in this month’s Home Accents Magazine. The American magazine showcases the latest in Irish craftsmanship with Bentham’s ceramic dishes and Lowry’s glass vessels among others. Victoria Bentham’s work is part of our Young exhibition, opening Thursday May 8th. Please click on each image below to see full size.
SO Fine Art Editions’ artists have been making headlines with awards, new exhibitions and in print.
Alison Lowry has been shortlisted for the Wesley-Barrell Craft Awards, with judges saying that “Alison has demonstrated considerable inventiveness and sensitivity in her use of materials”. See all the nominees here.
Michael Canning has a solo exhibition of new paintings at Waterhouse & Dodd, London. The exhibition continues until May 31st.
SO Fine Art Editions has announced its new exhibition, Young, featuring emerging artists in printmaking, photography and applied arts. The exhibition opens Thursday, May 8th at 6:00pm, and runs through June 14th. Read more here.
One of the selected artists in the exhibition, Patrick Hogan, is currently featured in Paper Journal, you can read more about his stunning work here.
SO Fine Art Editions is delighted to be included in The Gloss Interiors, out April 12 with The Irish Times. Pieces from the gallery can be seen in photos of a beautiful home in Dublin 6. These works by Richard Gorman and Samuel Walsh, are available in the gallery. Pick up your copy today and drop by SO Fine Art Editions to see more!
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New works at SO Fine Art Editions. Exclusive limited edition photographs by Amelia Stein of luminaries of the literary and art world, such as Seamus Heaney, Brendan Kennelly and others writing in The Great Book of Ireland to co-incide with the launch of the exhibition “Facing Pages” at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery.
Described as a contemporary Book of Kells, The Great Book of Ireland is an extraordinary single vellum manuscript comprising the original work of 121 artists, 143 writers and nine composers.
Amelia has captured evocative intimate behind the scenes images of artists such as Seamus Heaney, John Montague, Theo Dorgan, Nuala Ni Dhomhaill, and Brendan Kennelly amongst others as they made their inscriptions directly onto the vellum manuscript pages that were then embellished with illustrations by a selection of visual artists.
Amelia Stein has written about her experience documenting the making of The Great Book.
“On being present during the inscription of the Poetry into The Great Book. If my memory serves me correctly, Theo Dorgan the poet and Gene Lambert the visual artist, asked me to be present at the old premises of Poetry Ireland. Located in a basement in Lower Mount Street, Dublin 2, a dark room, book lined shelves, overflowing with volumes of carefully written words, all held for posterity.
I was the girl who had a camera and was asked to come along and record the inscription by the poets. Seamus Heaney and John Montague were present to write directly onto the vellum manuscript pages that would then be embellished with illustrations by a selection of visual artists. I can remember being nervous at the task, nervous of meeting these great men, nervous of not making the required photos, after all this book was made stand the test of time, with the intention to be a contemporary “treasure “.
Poet John Montague
I think I was trying not to get in the way and in some way trying to be invisible, yet take the photos. We did manage to get some artificial light to help. I used a second hand Hasselblad and tri X film. Of course I was in total awe of Heaney and Montague. Revisiting the contact sheets, Imogen Stuart is also present, as one of the visual artists who would also contribute to the book’s identity, whom later I would meet and become a friend of, finding her tenacity to continue to make work into her 80’s, an inspiration. Eamonn O’Doherty is also present in some of the images.
There was a second signing session some short time later, in Trinity College, Dublin 2. It was a room infused with daylight, surrounded by trees, nice dappled light, in a modern part of the University. Here, I had the opportunity to photograph Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, Hugh Maxton, Brendan Kennelly. Perhaps this was a more relaxed setting as there was light and we were not in the presence of all those volumes of poetry standing on guard on the shelves, in some way watching over the proceedings.
“Amelia Stein, RHA
SO Fine Art Editions gallery is proud to have works of such cultural and historic legacy. The Great Book was published in 1991 and acquired by University College Cork in 2013, it captures a significant moment of Ireland’s cultural production. The exhibition “Facing Pages” explores the ideas that went into the creation of the manuscript, the ways in which collections offer insight into specific historical moments and the legacy of such anthologies.See all available photographs of this series on Amelia Stein’s Artist Page.
Irish sculptor Patrick O’Reilly is now on sofinearteditions.com. O’Reilly is renowned internationally and in Ireland for his bronze sculptures, most notably his bears, some of which can be seen outside the O2 in Dublin, as well as around Ireland and the world.
SO Fine Art Editions’ Director, Catherine O’Riordan, is featured in this month’s Cara Magazine, with her tips for traveling and favourite style and art picks. Read the article here and the whole magazine here.
Etching, screen print, intaglio, there’s a lot to know about the art of printmaking. To learn more about the processes our artists use to create the works seen on our site visit our printmaking page. You’ll learn about the different techniques, and see examples of each. If you’d like to know more you can always send us an email with your question and maybe we’ll post it online too, enjoy!