The 9 Stones Artists’ Book Project

The 9 Stones Artists' Book installed in Visual on a special bench of flattened corrugated iron and glass, designed by 9 Stones Artist Remco De Fouw
The 9 Stones Artists' Book installed in Visual on a special bench of flattened corrugated iron and glass, designed by 9 Stones Artist Remco De Fouw
The 9 Stones Artists’ Book installed in Visual on a special bench of flattened corrugated iron and glass, designed by 9 Stones Artist Remco De Fouw

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On display at Visual, Centre for Contemporary Art Carlow.
09 February – 19 May 2019
Opening Sat 9 February 2019, at 3pm.

9 Stones Artists members:

Michelle Byrne, Cathy Fitzgerald, Annabel Konig, Anthony Lyttle, Remco de Fouw,
Martin Lyttle, Jules Michael, Rachel Joynt, & Gwen Wilkinson.


The 9 Stones Artists’ Book Project is a collaborative project by 9 Stones Artists and  Ciara Healy, a Curator, Critical Writer, Book Artist and Lecturer in Art, Culture
& Heritage at IT Carlow.

9 Stone Artist, Anthony Lyttle, uses woodcuts as an integral part of his practice. In sharing his specific knowledge through workshops, the 9 Stones Artists were introduced to a new skill and visual language.

 

The outcome, a book of hand-printed woodblock prints, reflects on a relationship to their practice and place of work.

About the Artists
9 Stones Artists, formed in 2004. Its members are professional artists living and
working in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains in South County Carlow.
Dr. Ciara Healy is a Curator, Critical Writer, Book Artist and Lecturer in Art, Culture
& Heritage at IT Carlow.

Associated Events:

Artist Talk: Practice and influence
Saturday 2nd March, 3pm (Free)

Curator Emma-Lucy O’Brien in conversation
with members of 9 Stones Artists.
Wood Block Print and Book Binding Workshop
13 & 14 April, 10am–4pm (Cost: €80)
(Bookings through www.visualcarlow.ie)

Facilitated by Anthony Lyttle and Ciara Healy.

In this two day workshop participants will learn bookbinding and woodblock printing techniques.

Taking inspiration from the work of artist Stephen McKenna, participants will create a series of prints.

Emerging from this workshop you will have learned the process involved in block
printing, book binding, and come away with a book of your own prints!
Materials included.


This project was generously supported by a Carlow Arts Office Award.


The 9 Stones Artists especially wishes to thank Dr Ciara Healy for her inspiration and skill in helping us develop and produce our 9 Stones Artists Book.


The 9 Stones Artists also wish to acknowledge the skill and generosity of 9 Stone Artist Anthony Lyttle in sharing such a wonderful art technique and process with the group.


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The 9 Stone Artists also wishes to thank artist and researcher Pauline O’Connell on her essay on the 9 Stones Artists presented for the 9 Stone Artists’ Book installation at Visual Carlow.

‘This I can carry’

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Everyone has, at some point, packed a bag to take with them on a journey; but how many of us have packed a bag that will hold all we have left in this world?     When you’re forced to leave your home, what do you bring with you?  What will fit into the rucksack or bag that you, yourself must carry for such a long way?  What size is this bag, how much does it weigh?  How much can you carry; physically, psychologically?

On the 11th of May (2017) Annabel will be travelling to Athens to meet up and work with refugees who find themselves held up in Athens, Greece, waiting for a new, safe place to live until it is possible for them to go home.  She will be working under the umbrella of the UNHCR and the Nostos Organisation to make work for her project ‘This I can carry’.

For more information, stay tuned to:

This I can carry

The Possibilities of Place

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The Possibilities of Place is the title of The 9 Stones Artists exhibition taking place at Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow in July.
New works by Rachel Joynt RHA, Anthony Lyttle, Remco de Fouw ARHA, Michelle Byrne, Annabel Konig, Gwen Wilkinson, Martin Lyttle, Jules Michael and Cathy Fitzgerald will be on display.
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9 Stones Artists, Rachel Joynt, Michelle Byrne, Cathy Fitzgerald, Gwen Wilkinson, Jules Michael, Anthony Lyttle, Martin Lyttle, Annabel Konig and Remco de Fouw in front of Mt Leinster, Blackstairs, Co. Carlow
Formed in 2004, The 9 Stones Artists is a group of professional visual artists all of whom are based in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains in South County Carlow. Its members work in a diverse range of media – film, printmaking, sculpture, photography, painting and installation.
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Cover of the new 9 Stones Artists Catalogue to be launched at the opening.
In conjunction with this exhibition the group is launching an anniversary publication kindly supported by the Carlow Arts Office. The work of each member is generously presented and a specially commissioned essay by Cliodhna Schaffrey also features.

 


The Nine Stones Show ‘The Possibilities of Place’ will open to the public on the 2nd July and will run to the 16th of October at Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.

The Exhibition launch is  9th July at 3.00pm at Visual Centre for Contemporary Art, Carlow.

On the 9th July there will be the “Season Launch” of all the exhibitions at Visual at 3pm and there may be a short panel discussion also. This would be a friendly talk and involve the artists involved in the all the shows at Visual. Wine, tea and coffee, activities for kids 3pm- 5.30pm


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9 Stones artist Cathy Fitzgerald joins UCD Art in Science and The Lab Gallery talk on sustainability

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9 Stones artist Cathy Fitzgerald is joining a panel this Wed 11 March 2015, 6-7.3o  pm to discuss how the arts can contribute to conversations about sustainability. She’ll be talking about her ongoing eco art project that is transforming a conifer plantation into a permanent, life-sustaining forest.

Places are limited, more details here

Update 28 April 2015: a video of Cathy’s talk is available here

9 Stones Artist Remco de Fouw participates in Visual Carlow ‘Cosmic Dust’ exhibition

Remco de Fouw installing his work for the Visual Carlow 'Cosmic Dust' exhibtion
Remco de Fouw installing his work for the Visual Carlow ‘Cosmic Dust’ exhibition

VISUAL presents Cosmic Dust, a group exhibition looking at the ways in which we orient ourselves in the universe that maintains us. Gathering the ideas of artists, scientists and philosophers, Cosmic Dust explores ways in which art science and the spiritual can combine to offer a deeper understanding of the metaphysical nature of existence. From our connection to the natural world to our place in the stars, the exhibition delves into humanity’s poetic attempts to build systems of thought, meaning and belonging in the face of a vast and unknowable universe.

Rudolf Steiner, Anita Groener, Martin Healy, Brian King, Chris Fite Wassilak, Ruth Lyons, Mark Cullen and Remco de Fouw. Featuring George Melies film Le Voyage dans la Lune (1902)

Curated by Emma-Lucy O’ Brien

 

Note: Upcoming VISUAL Talks- Cosmic Thoughts

Sat 21st of March 2.30pm, Free

An afternoon of discussion with artists, performers and friends from this season of visual arts.

Reminder: 9 Stones Artists Exhibition opens next Saturday 9 June

9 stones artists 2012 exhibition

The invitations are being sent out now – all are welcome to the 2012 9 Stones Artists exhibition at Deighton Hall, Carlow,
opposite AN Post/Post Office in Carlow, starting next Saturday 9 June, 12pm 2012; opening reception at 6pm.

The Nine Stones Artists was formed in 2004.  Its members are professional artists most of whom are based in the foothills of the Blackstairs Mountains in South County Carlow—video artists, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, painters and installation artists.

Gwen Wilkinson, Annabel Konig, Martin Lyttle, Jules Michael, Rachel Joynt, Michelle Byrne, Cathy Fitzgerald, Stephen O Briain, Eileen MacDonagh, Brian Hand, Orla Ryan and Remco de Fouw will occupy and adorn the raw exposed brick hall space of Deighton Hall with some of the most intriguing artworks to have emerged by any art collective in the country.

Note, the proprietors of Lennon’s Restaurant together with the Carlow Brewing Company promise some POP-UP fare* on Tues, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (12, 13, 15 & 16 June)

special thanks to Lennons Cafe bar,  also thanks to O’Shea’s of Borris

 


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VENUE: Deighton Hall,Dublin Street, Carlow

OPENING: SATURDAY 9 JUNE, 6-8 PM

DATES: Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th June

Opening hours:  1pm to 7pm daily,
*POP-UP BAR Tues, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (12, 13, 15 & 16 June) 8- until 10 pm

The Nine Stones Artists to exhibit at Deighton Hall, Carlow for Eigse 2012

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‘In a hotly anticipated unveiling of artworks by ‘Nine Stones’ in the mesmerizing Deighton Hall, this is going to be an unusual treat for the more intrepid art lover … and more curious foodie.’

The Nine Stones Artists was formed in 2004.  Its members are professional artists most of whom are based in the foothills of the BlackstairsMountainsin South County Carlow—video artists, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, painters and installation artists.

Cathy Fitzgerald, Gwen Wilkinson, Annabel Konig, Martin Lyttle, Jules Michael, Rachel Joynt, Michelle Byrne, Stephen O Briain, Eileen MacDonagh, Brian Hand, Orla Ryan and Remco de Fouw will occupy and adorn the raw exposed brick hall space of Deighton Hall with some of the most intriguing artworks to have emerged by any art collective in the country.

Note, the proprietors of Lennon’s Restaurant together with the Carlow Brewing Company promise some POP-UP fare* on Tues, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (12, 13, 15 & 16 June)

thanks to O’Shea’s of Borris


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VENUE: Deighton Hall,Dublin Street, Carlow

OPENING: SATURDAY 9 JUNE, 6-8 PM

DATES: Saturday 9th – Sunday 17th June

Opening hours:  1pm to 7pm daily,
*POP-UP BAR Tues, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (12, 13, 15 & 16 June) 8- until 10 pm

9 stones artists exhibit at MFA show at NCAD in Dublin, opens May 3, 2012

9 stones artists Annabel Konig  and Gwen Wilkinson will be exhibiting new work at the Master of Fine Arts end of year show in Dublin later this week.

Details: An exhibition of selected works by 1st Year MFA students, NCAD

 May 3rd – 7th, 2012.

Opening May 3rd @ 6pm

Moxie Studios, Lad Lane,  Dublin 2