Category Archives: Exhibitions
DIY / Richard Gilligan
DIY can be described as a movement within skateboarding which operates outside civic and societal norms. Through the utilisation of skater-constructed spaces, which are ordinarily, an adaptation of existing, but often abandoned, terrain in both urban and rural settings, the modern skateboarder transcends the need to exist within a more conventional environment.
Utilising found materials, these unauthorised and often illegal temporary constructions have fascinated photographer Richard Gilligan, who has spent the past four years tracking down these ephemeral spaces throughout Europe and the US. His pictures show how skaters and DIY builders free themselves from the constraints of societal rules, creating their own domain in which to practice this peripheral pursuit.
With texts from Iain Borden and Paul Seawright
- 160 p. / 287 x 246 mm
- Hardcover / FR – ENG
- Around 80 colors photographs
- Black silk screen print. Edition of 100, signed and numbered by the artist.
- ‘Fresh Worms’ T-shirt heavy cotton, available in Black or White in S,M,L or XL.
- 24 page black and white photo zine, signed by the artist.
- Badge and sticker pack. Each pack is signed by the artist.
- 2x photo prints of PETRO graffiti pieces painted in Newcastle.
Buy Now: £39.75
Tower Art Gallery
Cool site/gallery with lots of prints for sale – the above are by Pant Dems Sozy
Saturday May 19th – Tivoli Theatre Dublin
If you dont know about this guy – you really should. ARYZ is one of the most incredible artists on the planet and the size and concepts of his work are amazing. More from here and a preview of his upcoming show in Montana Gallery, Barcelona.
OFFSET is Irelands largest design event, showcasing the best international and nation designers and creatives. Its held in the amazing Grand Canal Theatre in Dublins dockland area and this years line up is brilliant… Past speakers include Dave Smyth, Expiremental Jetset, Gettinloose favourite – Espo and last years MVP George Lois.…
We’re going to be keeping the blog updated with more information and hype on the build up to this event. Basically, if you are in Ireland and you know whatsup – you should be attending this!