New be-bloggings

I'll be moving most of my typing ineptitude over to the Human Pyramids site to their blog section, follow the light, the light is your guide.

Greystones Theatre: Wicklow Artists Live Fest


Myself and fellow Bray cretin and Andre Nikitina fan Luke Broughan were given the savage opportunity of defacing numerous walls, halls and staircases of the Greystones Theatre for the Wicklow Live Artist's Fest that's happening this weekend coming. We were like scrubby Bray kids in sweet shops when we seen the scale of the area we were given to cover, so we got stuck in as best we could! Was rad collaborating with "the work horse" on such a large project, he just kept churning out a stream of radness, so much so that I could only find room on this blog for a fraction of what was produced. Its always easy to work when you're both feeling those ridiculous Niki-T bodhran beats.
The show opens this Friday eve around 6 with a slew of bands set to play the various stages in the theatre over the entire weekend.










The Rolling Collins





I'm currently on the road as with my friend Al as he attempts a greuling skate from Ireland's most Southerly tip (Mizen Head) to Ireland's most Northerly tip (Malin Head) over 11 days all in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. I've taking up blogging duties for Al's mission and I'm also documenting the adventure to make a doumentary (duh). Daily progress can be foung over at the Skatinmizenmalin blog where you can also donate to a really really worthy cause, no amount to big or small, this charity is very worthy, spread the word if you can as awareness is very important, thanks!

Ch√Ęteau Boardroom


About 5 years ago the corporate heads of The Boardroom industries asked me to create a special grape for a box social they were planning- I scoured the planet for the greatest grapes, moved to South Australia, acquired a vineyard, nurtured the grapes, squeezed them with my own feet and created this- Chateau Boardroom. They hated it, but said they'd keep the label..

On The Road

After months of obsessive scribbling I'll be hitting the road for various reasons, one being the documentation of this amazing challenge Al Collins is taking on- He's attempting to skate from Mizen head, Ireland's most southerly tip, to Malin head, Ireland's most Northerly tip, in 10 days! All in aid of Muscular Dystrophy Ireland- What a champ!
I could rattle on about how great this is, but the vid I put together on my nice new camera explains all:



Al Collins All Ireland Skate Mission- extended version from Philip Evans on Vimeo.


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Coagula Art Journal

200th posts deep and I just got a mail from Bryan @ California's Coagula Art Journal to say that I'm the featured artist of the day- whataya know?

Welcome to the House of MOB- Show pics!

Welcome! Big thanks to all who showed up for the opening night, had me a real good time! For the ease of those who can't physically get themselves to the show, I'll use the realm of internets to give you a walk through of the show. The show runs daily in the Boardroom, main st, Greystones (turn left out of DART station, last shop on the left) from 10am to 6pm until and including Saturday 19th of June. For those who like what they see feel free to drop me a mail: aul.pups@gmail.com Thanks!

Before I begin the tour, here's a summarised context- The show is about mob mentality and how people's fears of what everyone might think can get in the way of their dreams or their true self. I used multiple homogeneous characters to form over-bearing figures so as you pass through the space you get the feeling of being outnumbered and small. A lot of the canvas works point to how the mob can be omnipresent, but the inclusion of some inspirational and unshakeable characters like George Hook & Eamon Dunphy show that the mob's opinion is only as big or important as you make it yourself.
Lets begin on the outside- The guys in The Boardroom let me have complete freedom with this project, so I couldn't resist sprawling the mural all over.

Here's the view as you pass through the door. I though it would be cool to incorporate the canvas work into the murals themselves, so, eh, I did.
..then the view from the top of the first flight of stairs..
..and again from the bottom (lunging gallery proprietor optional)
The main wall..lots of ladder work involved.
The top flight of stairs.
The top lobbyish area.
Back wall...and here's some close ups of the work involved. (all acrylic on canvas)
"Sky Mob #2"
"Twidols."
Gibbons family three (taken from private collection)
"Zero hour"
"Welcome to the house of Mob"
"Eighties greaties..today"
"Sun down slow down"
"Dusk Fuss"
"Ghost estate mob"
"Welcome to the house of mob"
"Mob unswayed: McGowan"
"Mob unswayed: Dunphy"
"Mob unswayed: Hook"

Kevin Tunney and Al Collins in the pitt.
The Bray mob get thier pretend on.
Jess, The Sheriff (who flew in from Finland) and Dillon get to grippin.
Rich Gill and Rog plus one..and the remains of a magnum ice cream that Benicio Del Toro had couriered in for the opening night.
DJ Luke Broughan got the party started correctly.
Lobby
Good times!
Messing ensued courtesy of The Funky Gibbons.

The up all night crew.. good times!

Once again big thanks to all who showed up and to Tim and Derek @ The Boardroom for having me. Keep an eye on the Human Pyramids art collective site for more reports.
For any info on the show or art, drop me a mail here: aul.pups@gmail.com

Countdown


The new show is fast approaching, only a few days left now..nothing like a deadline to get you productive..
For info on the show drop a mail here: aul.pups@gmail.com

Its all go this week as the newly revamped Human Pyramids site is now live like a 45!
Be sure to have a rummage and check out the brand new interview I did with fellow Human Pyramids fellow Nick Jensen about his art right here.

Welcome to the House of MOB


New solo show coming June 11th @ The Boardroom- details above and timelapse video of the mural below!
For info on the show drop a mail here: aul.pups@gmail.com