The Islander Exhibition in Fitzgeralds park which I am taking part in, that started last week and continues till the 26th has been mentioned in todays Evening Echo newspaper! Besides mentioning the exhibition they also showcased one of my illustrations beisde fellow Islander Eleanor Reillys work (You can read it HERE). Also as the article mentions the ‘Meet the Maker’ talk which I along with fellow Islanders, Rob O’Rourke and Michael Nolan, will be on this Sunday the 19th at 3 pm, hopefully see some ye there!
On Saturday the 30th of June 2:00 pm, I will be giving a talk at the Éigse Shéamais Uí Mhaolchathaigh in Newcastle, south Tipperary. The festival is in honor of Séamus Ó Maolchathaigh, the author of ‘An Gleann agus a raibh ann’, who was born near the village. My talk is entitled ‘Illustrating Irish’, which will be about my Irish language illustrations as well as how Irish has influenced me and my work in general.
Besides myself there will be plenty going on over the weekend at the festival, from talks from the likes of Éanna Ní Lamhna, from the radio program ‘Mooney goes Wild’ and Niall MacCoitir, author of many books about Irish wildlife and fauna, to fiddle making to sean-nós dancing and much, much more. If you click on the following link, you will see see the list of events on that weekend, well worth a visit!
Enlarged version can be found here: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HtD5lSm3I3U/T2JxHnFR_WI/AAAAAAAABMk/s-OGFR3PHZ8/s1600/CorkExam_Net.jpg
I was interviewed for todays Irish examiner, one of Irelands national newspapers, by Denise Hall, a superb reporter that has been working for many years for the Irish examiner, I would well advise searching the Irish examiners archives to read her work for yourself, it is fantastic.
I would like to thank Denise Hall for doing such a great job making me sound well better than I am And also for the people at the Irish examiner for their fitting design and layout, very cool!
If you missed listening to the radio interview live on Sunday the 12th Feb, you have another chance to listen back to the interview where we talked about the irish language, Ogham trees and my illustrations here:
A big thanks again to Cork FM Arts show for having me on their show, was alot of fun doing it. You can catch previous episodes of their show here:
Or listen into their informative weekly show on every Sunday from 7- 8 pm if your in the Cork area.
My artwork and upcoming exhibition were mentioned today in Cork News. It focused on the Ogham tree art pieces that will be in the exhibition.
A big thank you to Maria Tracey for doing such a great job writing about the exhibition and Ogham and also to Cork News for publishing it in their newspaper. You can find Maria Tracey on Twitter here:
And Cork News on their website here:
The article can also be read on their digitalised version of the newspaper, its on page 93 here:
I had my work as well as my answers featured in the Islander Art interview with Maria Tracey for the Cork News newspaper! For the next week, from the 6th of January 2012, if your in Cork to go to your local newstand and pick up the newspaper! Above is from the online version of said article.
If your not in Cork, you can get the online version of the interview by going to page 81 here:
If you prefer I created a PDF of it, which can be viewed or downloaded here:
Artist for Hire!JG O'Donoghue is an emerging illustrator and artist who creates archaeological and heritage illustration and art. You can commission him at any time or buy his original art by emailing: email@example.com