Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008


i always lke artists sketchbooks. something humbling and honest about that sort of raw creativity. like the difference between live music and recorded. most things i do, smaller pieces, are taken straight from my sketchbook. and whatever i do to them, i usually try to keep much of the original sketch unchanged. i like the idea of accepting that any piece of art isn't really finished by the artist. or its life doesn't end there. its open for anyone to finish the idea of it, make up their own meaning to it. here's recent sketchbook stuffs;

Sunday, November 9, 2008


lots of lovely trees down by the council buildings had lost their yellow leaves and made a wonderful colourful autumnal scene yesterday afternoon. i didn't have a camera but i took some of the leaves with me and tried to make something of a prayer with them.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

sapere aude

i'm uncharacteristically satisfied with how this worked out.

stayed up for the elections the other night, looked like quite the party. sorry to mccain voters, but i was happy to see obama get in. pessimist as i am, i don't expect too much of the change in foreign policy he promises. (especially if 'change' means pulling out of iraq and invading iran...... refined definition needed....) but he seems to have a more realistic head on him, so hopefully it'll lead to better things and peaceful times. in any case, i hope he does a good job for ye americans. financially and otherwise. you get a lot of hassle from all the crap your government tends to get up to. generally moreso than the rest of the world with their equally corrupt, war-mongering overlords.... bla bla rant rant....
my fingers are tingling all day and retracting into my brain like little strips of razor wire and i'm grumpy...

anyway, i hope everyone is having a lovely day and being in love with something or creating something or helping someone.


Saturday, October 18, 2008

Supermarket - exhibition, Wexford

On short notice, taking part in a group exhibition in Wexford. Its open now and continues until the 2nd of Novemer. Here's the press release;


Supermarket is an exhibition of cutting edge design, organised by 'My Basement Productions' in collaboration with 'Bui Bolg Street Theater' and 'disposable DREAM'- visual artists.

The exhibition will include work from fresh and innovative fashion designers, jewelers, interior designers, footwear designers, photographers, graphic design and visual artists. The portfolio of creatives are all based in Ireland but hail from all over the world – representing the new multi-cultural Ireland.

If you want to purchase high quality, well designed,unique, progressive design then Supermarket is for you – a place where you can meet designers and buy work directly from them.

The exhibition is being held in the upstairs gallery of
65 South Main Street above Lowney's Mall
from the 17th October to the 2nd November.

It is open every day except Mondays and Tuesdays.


Check it out, there's lots to see and its organised by some very lovely people, Tia and Emma with help from the fantastical Bui Bolg street theatre complany.
I was down for a few days and had a wonderful time and met many interesting and creative folk. i intend to worm my way into taking part in more of their shows, they do great work and are certainly an inspiration for a procrastinating hermit like myself.

I have a selection of prints and water-colours down there, a handful of which are already selling (woohoo!). if anyone can't make it but is interesting in buying from me, you can contact me through myspace or barryquinnart@gmail.com and my work can be viewed in my studio, in La Catedral off thomas street, dublin.

Take care,

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


ideas are threatening to form. meanwhile i waste time with randomness that serves no purpose. some day soon there'll be something worthwhile up here...i promise.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

something like forgiveness...


my thoughts are organising....for what purpose, i'm unsure. they're forming a collective, with intent to unionise...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Flinders debut album, "See Saw Still" is now available from


Flinders myspace; myspace.com/flindersmusic

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


where i work;

La Catedral Studios

with many other wonderful artists...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


started reading steppenwolf again. this book is bad for my health. too much encouragement for negative stimulus. stimulus. went to see lisa hannigan at the weekend. twice. wonderful. calms the mind. *her myspace*

Thursday, August 21, 2008

the picture makes itself

messing in photoshop, this happened;

not what i'd intended, but looks kinda cool...

these days i'm liking lykke li

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008


i don't sketch as much these days....so i did today...


the pain doesn't come from the problems
an arbitrarily chosen segment along a linear path
it is the results of balanced mechanism
it is release
it cannot be shared and so is absolutely and completely ours

alleyways fascinate me. one second they're not there, a blank wall, the next; the city opens up a natural frame, a tributary...and then its gone again. perspective is a funny thing...as i move the world around becomes bigger and smaller but always stays the same...

new green lights e.p., out soon. making a limited edition set of hand-made covers too. they'll probably be for sale from october , but the e.p. should be in stores (tower records/road records/hmv, dublin) next month. they're still unsure of the title, but for now its "don't be robots". other suggestions, "time to tell the parents" and "tiny little ghost". a track on the ep, tiny little ghost, gave the idea for the handmade edition. going to be in the form of a little diary. but not in a morbid manner. anyway, here's the main cover;

good things looking forward to this weekend;
busby berkeley video collection tonight
free cathy davey gig tomorrow
friends from hometown visiting

Monday, August 11, 2008

new stuff

idea for new green lights e.p.

watched about a son. lovely. kinda makes me want to appreciate things...just a little more.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


like my hands are being pulled into my body and they travel into my brain and smother all thought all feeling but hate...tightening, tingling, useless arms.
ffucking typing...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dirty Fabulous

design for presentation folder for Dirty Fabulous, vintage clothing and styling specialists.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008


ideas for analogue illustration...

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

but it'll get better

it's easy to judge from outside any situation. but even then, we're subject to the rules of group conformity. individual morality is more often than not, defined by group morality, which is changeable, unpredictable, and ultimately biased in favour of the strong, the powerful. it is the desire for group stability and the maintenance of the social hierarchy within, which overrules any natural moral objective.

my inaction towards
positive reinforcment
of my values leaves me
crippled and ashamed

Monday, June 30, 2008

from this distance

experimenting with layouts and overlays...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

the butterfly effect

apparently the world is ending in 2012 anyway, so it's all irrelevant...

Monday, June 23, 2008

i don't love fashion...

..but its always good to try something new.
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