I was hired to install the Royal Irish Academy’s touring exhibition “1916 Portraits and Lives” at the Irish Embassy in Berlin.


This exhibition is a selection of print portraits created by the artist David Rooney who, with the authors James Quinn and Lawrence William White from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography, deals with 42 men and women whose careers, in one way or another, were deeply involved with the Irish Easter Rising of 1916.

Job description:

This was a one-day job of 7 hours. 42 prints were arranged in a specific order. 42 frames were unwrapped and each print inserted. Between the two rooms of exhibition space, a chronological arrangement was met, and mounted to precise display dimensions using the rail and cable hanging method. Description cards were centred under each frame.

Embassy of Ireland, Berlin:

May 18th, 2016 – Against the backdrop of the Royal Irish Academy’s exhibition “Portraits and Lives,” the Embassy of Ireland will host an evening of poetry, film and song to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising. Hans-Christian Oeser will present his book “Patrick Pearse: Der Rebell. Gedichte” (Edition Rugerup, 2016). A selection of Pearse’s poems will be read in German, English and Irish. We will hear recordings of Irish prisoners of war made in Germany during World War 1 and a short presentation by journalist Derek Scally on the history of these recordings. The evening will also provide an opportunity to view the short film “Last Words,” directed by Eoin Heaney, inspired by the 1916 Proclamation’s assertions of “religious and civil liberty, equal rights and equal opportunities to all its citizens.”

Portraits and Lives – Images and Voices of 1916

I’ve joined forces with Alesh 1 as his assistant for Urban Art Clash gallery and Street Art Meeting here in Berlin. Alesh 1 is a bit of a legend here and after doing his wild thing all his life, he is now for the past 8 years, the creator, director and curator for these 2 happenings and our first project together was the Street Art Meeting – Winter Edition warm up event in Urban Spree.

It went something like this:

>> STREET ART MEETING // Winter Edition 2014 <<
Street Art Festival & Exhibition with Street Artists and like-minded Individuals from All Over the Globe, including some Berlin Street Art Legends, Graffiti Kings and City Heroes… Curated by Alesh One / DZT!

DAY 1 >> Fr 21. Februar 2014 / 13:00h till late
STREET ART MEETING 2014 / Winter-Edition
Urban Spree Gallery, Revaler Str. 99, Berlin-Fhain
Open from 1pm till late
>> During the night: Party in the Club till you can’t dance!
On the wheels of steel: MITCH ALIVE (Funkstation) & some special guests!

>> OPEN STUDIOS / GALLERY 21.-23.02.2014
(open daily from 1pm till late)
We are transforming the whole location into one huge open studio and gallery, where artists will be working and exhibiting during the event from friday till sunday.
Come by and visit us to catch some original art works or just to have a look over the artist shoulder…
Support your local vandals! There will be a small corner shop where you can get some stickers, tshirts and other merch from your favorite artists.

>> SCREENPRINT CLASH / 14:00h / 17:00h / 21:00h
We are holding screen print sessions and workshops with selected artists from friday till sunday (3 times a day / registration necessary).
Some of the artists are screenprinting on your favorite tshirts and stuff you bring…
There is a limited capacity for the daily screenprint sessions in the studio – early registrations welcome! But dont worry – there are plans for some “wild-sessions” in the gallery.

Bring your BlackBooks and get em signed or just sketch with us. There will be a corner where kids and addicts can sketch their latest ideas. > OPEN CALL FOR ARTISTS! < Show us your stuff (Sketchbook, Portfolio, Photos) and become a part of the Street Art Meeting / Main Event in the Summer of 2014.

Some of us are Sticker-Maniacs and we won´t stop… Share or trade your stickers with others. There will be a peep-show of selected stickers during the SAM event powered by attending artists. Please dont cry if you miss it!

>> STREET ART TOURS // Day´n Night
We are holding guided Street Art Tours > twice a day 15:00 / 21:00 (registration at the SAM Info-Point necessary). Walk the streets of Berlin to check out the latest Pieces / Guided by Artists.

(Screenings will be announced during the event in our “DarkRoom Cinema”)
Step into the world of street art and graffiti and slide into the night. Peep behind the scenes and have a look through the artists eyes. We are screening some dope flix and exclusive movies.

DAY 2 >> Saturday 22. Februar 2014 / 13:00h till late
STREET ART MEETING 2014 / Winter-Edition
Urban Spree Gallery, Revaler Str. 99, Berlin-Fhain
Open from 1pm till late / Admission 3.00

Exhibition / Open Studios / Screenprint Clash / Sketch Club / Stickeria / DarkRoom Cinema / Party with Live-DJs

DAY 3.0 >> Sunday 23. Februar 2014 / 13:00h – 18:00h
STREET ART MEETING 2014 / Winter-Edition
Urban Spree Gallery, Revaler Str. 99, Berlin-Fhain
Open from 1pm till 6pm / Admission 3.00
Exhibition / Open Studios / Screenprint Clash / Sketch Club / Stickeria / DarkRoom Cinema

From 8pm PIANO CONCERT @ Urban Spree Gallery
Check www.urbanspree.com for info and admission!

MOVIE NIGHT from 18:00 till open end
>> we hope you join the long movie night and afterparty in the club with Sketch Battles and fun!
Open from 6pm till the morning!

Our team at Urban Spree:

DAY 3.1 >> Sunday 23. Februar 2014 / 7pm till late
STREET ART MEETING 2014 / The Exhibition
Art Show on 2 Floors / UAC Art Space
Generator, Oranienburger Str. 65, 10117 Berlin-Mitte

After 3 days of action, crea(c)tivity and collaborations, there will be a final exhibition of the STREET ART MEETING
23. Februar – 25. May 2014 at the UAC art space in Berlin Mitte.

Another action packed day working with the team on the 2nd ‘PROJECT M’ here in Berlin, where top street artists from around the world meet at the space and fill the large windows with their work. See post: PROJECT M 1 – Berlin. This time features R.O.N.E (exterior wall), Ron English, Know Hope, Crajes, Klone Yourself, Sandra Chevrier, Strok, Lucy Mclauchlan, David Shillinglaw, Eric Jones. Yeow!!

Visit: www.urban-nation.net

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Inside the project:

Eric Jones

Know Hope

..and back outside:

Ron English

Ron English

Sandra Chevrier

Lucy McLauchlan

David Shillinglaw

New York artist David Hochbaum moved into the Strychnin Gallery for a week to install his show Nephelococcygia. All about the process this artist gets stuck in while we wonder if he ever had a 1st nights sleep there. Extremely hard working, David presents a piece of his world for you to step into and walk around.

The flyer:

The Install:

David Hochbaum – Nephelococcygia from Ev Tiernan on Vimeo.

Another lovely busy week installing a new show – ALL (MY) STARS – Strychnin Gallery’s 10 Year Anniversary show.

Floor to ceiling inventory featuring:

David Hochbaum, Mandy Tsung, Pisa 73, Monika Viktoria, Naomi Nowak, Alaric Hammond, ABCNT, Colin Burns, Allen Douglas, Mimi S., Hsiao Ron Cheng, Miss Mindy, Miss Van, Archer Dougherty, Kristen Ferrell, Chris Dean, Dilka Bear, Liz McGrath, Nomi Chi, David Stoupakis, Marina Bychkova, Virginie Ropars, Sophie Bastien, Wee Flowers, Redd Walitzki, Chris Collins, CarolinaToscano, Daniel Van Nes, Raf Veulemans, Miraschi, Ocoze, Cliff Wallace, Skeleton Heart, Seymour, Bethany Marchman, Christian Rothenhagen, Christine Polis, Doktor A., Elena and Ekaterina Popovy, Fancois Escalmel, Luisa Catucci, Benjamin Vierling, Jon Jaylo, Lisa Mei Ling Fong, Yosuke Ueno, Chet Zar, Seiko Kato, Lydia Dekker, Erica Rose Levine, Kris Kuksi, Sonya Fu, Brian Horton, Adam Oehlers, Yoko D’Holbachie, Scott Holloway, Monique Ligons, Greg Haberny, Elmer Presslee, Mark Ryden, Scott Radke, Bijoux, Katya Tal, BORIS+NATASCHA, David Thierree, Marcus Poston, Chris von Steiner, Nathalie Shau, Jason Limon, Marco Rea, Niark1, Chris Brett, Carisa Swenson, Richard Kirk, Hara Katziki, Nanami Cowdroy, Nick Sheehy, Sean Pierce, Ver Mar, Saturno Butto’, Annie Bertram, Heather Gargon, Jbak, Meredith Dittmar, Kathryn Carr, Eliza Bolli, Akiza, Virginia Mori, Leila Ataya, Robert Tirado, Nom Kinnear King, Forgotten Hearts, Chris Guarino, Citron Rouge, Kasey Tararuj, Maria Rubinke, Wolfgang Petrick, Lola, Scott Hove, Fernanda Veron, Squp, Ben Godi, Duma, Louis Fleischauer, ELLE, Sit, Reka One & many more…


Strychnin Galerie will be unveiling Marco Mazzoni’s and Saturno Butto’s latest series of works. A beautiful selection of studies, drawings and illustrations. Small in size, big in excecution.

Miss Van

Photos of opening night – HERE

Every year RHA hold the Annual Exhibition, and this year is the 183rd one.

I visit RHA and as many of the Visual Art Graduation Shows as I can each year at the art colleges in Dublin – This year I made it to NCAD, DIT and IADT.

Some of my favourites this year:

RHA 183rd Annual Exhibition 2013

From Everywhere and Nowhere (Seamus Heaney) by Colin Davidson

Little Holes Behind my Eye Lids by Eleanor McCaughey

Eamon Doyle

Connection Tunnel, Guinness Storehouse by Enda Cavanagh

Battersea Power Station by Cian McLoughlin

Skelligs Monks by Charles Harper RHA

Dublin Visual Art Grad Shows 2013:

Joe Scullion - NCAD

Vici Waterstone - NCAD

Nick Boon - NCAD

Shane Murphy - NCAD

Shane Murphy - NCAD

It was great to get the chance to show some old paintings of mine (made when living and painting in Denmark for 3 months), at the winter group show at Centre for Creative Practices in Dublin.

I’m a big fan of Joby Hickey photographs – here’s a photo of 3 of his prints at the winter show.

I’m happy to have some work selected for this Winter Art Show & Fair at the Centre for Creative Practices opening this Sat at 6pm with live music (byob). Maybe pick some affordable paintings as Christmas gifts too.. p.s. Joby Hickey prints available too (omfg i love his work!)

Photographer Seán Hillen talks us through his exhibition and gives insight into his collection of photographs spanning the period from 1979 to 1990 taken in Northen Ireland – National Photographic Archive, Meeting House Square, Temple Bar.

See The Seán Hillen Collection

Sean Hillen (far right) beside Colette O'Flaherty (keeper of Archival Collections at NLI) and open by Don Mullan, author of ‘Eyewitness Bloody Sunday’ and co-producer of the film ‘Bloody Sunday’ (2nd from right)

Born in Newry in 1961, Sean studied at the Belfast College of Art. In 1982, he travelled to London to continue his studies at the London College of Printing, and then at the Slade School of Fine Art. He traveled back and forth between Ireland and England over the course of several years. He photographed scenes related to the conflict in Northern Ireland.  He later incorporated these photographs into photomontage work. In 1993, Hillen returned to Ireland. Between 1994 and 1997, he created a new body of work entitled Irelantis. He co-designed the Omagh Bomb Memorial. - NLI

Opening night of a group show I participated in. Guild of the Black Eagle 5 in New York City at the Fuse Gallery from June 6th – July 5th, 2012.

Exit City - oil on canvas - Evelyn Tiernan