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Happy New Year!
Thanks again for following our work over the past year, we hope to have much more to show you in the coming months!

A4 ART 4 REFUGEES EXHIBITION!

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Eimhin’s A4 Art 4 Refugees Exhibition and Fundraiser is open all day today, come in and view the artworks!

The address is:

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A4 Sounds Studios & Gallery, St Joseph’s Parade, Dorset St

 

 

INFO

The Auction begins tomorrow from 1230, if you can’t make it but are interested in bidding on a piece you can bid online here: link

For more information and the full catalogue of artwork: https://www.facebook.com/events/402705623260563/

Here’s a little walk through of the gallery:

A4 ART 4 REFUGEES – Raffle Prizes announced!

Only a few days until the A4 ART 4 REFUGEES fundraiser and art show opens! Please help spread the word!

A4 Art 4 Refugees  –  https://www.facebook.com/events/402705623260563/407252966139162

We now have a full list of Raffle Prizes:
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Raffle Prizes

 

Get your raffle tickets here: LINK

Info on the Exhibition and Auction:
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From the 5th to the 8th of November A4 Sounds and Paper Panther are hosting an art exhibition and auction in aid of the current refugee crisis with proceeds going to Global Giving to support refugees. The UN Refugee Agency estimates that more than 4 million people, half of whom are children, have fled Syria to neighbouring countries, and 7.4 million people are displaced internally within Syria. The crisis is the worst the world has seen in over twenty years and the need for refugee support is dire.  At this critical point with refugees facing a winter that is predicted to be one of the worst on record, A4 Sounds and Paper Panther put a call out for artists to donate time and work and over thirty artists have responded.

Eimhin McNamara, one of the founding members of Paper Panther, an aw­ard winning group of animators who come together to develop and create short films, commercials, TV series and workshops, developed the idea for the Artwork Auction to raise funds for the refugee crisis.

“It came about as a response to feeling so helpless to the constantly increasing numbers which are being reported. The format for the exhibition and auction came from being previously involved with the Animation Art Show, another excellent fundraiser, in aid of children’s charities. With A4’s Art 4 Refugees show we hope to not only raise funds through the creation of artwork but also to create a human connection, closing the distance between the idea of ‘them’ and ‘us’ and help build a more open and caring world community.” Once the initial shape of the project was defined Eimhin brought the idea to A4 Sounds, the arts organisation and space where Paper Panther are based, who immediately came on board as collaborators, providing a venue, event management and carpentry services to set up the exhibition space.

A4 Sounds arts organisation is involved in this initiative as it’s mission is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to add to the field of socially engaged art through their projects and actions. They want to make art that matters. This art auction will matter to the refugees and proceeds will fully go to charity, namely Global Giving.

About Global Giving

Global Giving provides a community based crowd funding platform for nonprofits. The Syrian Refugee Relief fund provides aid services including:

  • Delivering food and clean water, providing shelters and household essentials to families in need.
  • Continuing to provide refugees with safe access to lifesaving medical aid, including reproductive health care.
  • Supporting children whose schooling has been disrupted by the conflict, and setting up safe spaces in refugee camps for children to learn and play.
  • Providing refugees with psychosocial support to help reduce emotional consequences of traumatic stress and restore a sense of hope and normalcy. 

About the Artwork

A4 ART 4 REFUGEES submissions

We have over 40 artworks for the show, with over 30 artists represented. You can view a Facebook Album of the submitted art here along with details on the artists here: LINK

In the next few days a full online catalogue will be released and, for people not able to attend the auction, they will be able to make online bids in advance, indicating their maximum bid.

There is a wide variety of work to bid on, with over thirty artists already committed to the project, from animators, illustrators, graphic designers, art directors, to fine artists, sculptors, photographers and conceptual artists

Event Details

A4 Sounds are hosting an exhibition and auction of Artwork in aid of the refugee crisis.

Opening night & Raffle: Thursday 5th of November 19:00

Exhibition open to the public: Friday 6th & Saturday the 7th of November 10:00 – 20:00

Auction: Sunday 8th of November. 13:00 – 17:00

All proceeds going towards Global Giving’s Syrian Refugee Relief fund.

The show opens on Thursday the 5th of November at 19:00, and features a raffle, with a host of prizes up for grabs. Raffle tickets are €5 each and will be available to purchase on-line before the event, as well as on the night itself. The exhibition is open to the public for the following Friday and Saturday from 10:00-20:00, with the auction itself occurring on Sunday the 8th of November from 13:00-17:00.

Sponsors

Our current sponsors include: Woodworkers and Hobbies Ltd. -Dublin​, Printlines​,
Bleecker Street Cafe Bar​, Trinity College Dublin, Michael Canning, Colm Hackett and Paddy Cullen.

If you are interested in volunteering time, donating raffle prizes or even sponsoring the event, you can get in touch with us using the contact details below.

Web Links

Paper Panther: http://paperpanther.ie/

A4 Sounds: http://a4sounds.org/

Facebook page for auction: LINK

Raffle Tickets: LINK

Global Giving‘s refugee relief fund: LINK

Contact for Press:

Eimhin McNamara

Email: eimhin@paperpanther.ie

Mobile: 0879554718

A4 ART 4 REFUGEES EXHIBITION, RAFFLE & AUCTION

A4’s ART 4 REFUGEES

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From the 5th to the 8th of November A4 Sounds and Paper Panther are hosting an art exhibition and auction in aid of the current refugee crisis with proceeds going to Global Giving to support refugees. The UN Refugee Agency estimates that more than 4 million people, half of whom are children, have fled Syria to neighbouring countries, and 7.4 million people are displaced internally within Syria. The crisis is the worst the world has seen in over twenty years and the need for refugee support is dire.  At this critical point with refugees facing a winter that is predicted to be one of the worst on record, A4 Sounds and Paper Panther put a call out for artists to donate time and work and over thirty artists have responded.

Eimhin McNamara, one of the founding members of Paper Panther, an aw­ard winning group of animators who come together to develop and create short films, commercials, TV series and workshops, developed the idea for the Artwork Auction to raise funds for the refugee crisis.

“It came about as a response to feeling so helpless to the constantly increasing numbers which are being reported. The format for the exhibition and auction came from being previously involved with the Animation Art Show, another excellent fundraiser, in aid of children’s charities. With A4’s Art 4 Refugees show we hope to not only raise funds through the creation of artwork but also to create a human connection, closing the distance between the idea of ‘them’ and ‘us’ and help build a more open and caring world community.” Once the initial shape of the project was defined Eimhin brought the idea to A4 Sounds, the arts organisation and space where Paper Panther are based, who immediately came on board as collaborators, providing a venue, event management and carpentry services to set up the exhibition space.

A4 Sounds arts organisation is involved in this initiative as it’s mission is to foster interdisciplinary collaboration to add to the field of socially engaged art through their projects and actions. They want to make art that matters. This art auction will matter to the refugees and proceeds will fully go to charity, namely Global Giving.

About Global Giving

Global Giving provides a community based crowd funding platform for nonprofits. The Syrian Refugee Relief fund provides aid services including:

  • Delivering food and clean water, providing shelters and household essentials to families in need.
  • Continuing to provide refugees with safe access to lifesaving medical aid, including reproductive health care.
  • Supporting children whose schooling has been disrupted by the conflict, and setting up safe spaces in refugee camps for children to learn and play.
  • Providing refugees with psychosocial support to help reduce emotional consequences of traumatic stress and restore a sense of hope and normalcy. 

About the Artwork

There will be a wide variety of work to bid on, with over thirty artists already committed to the project from a mixture of animators, illustrators, graphic designers, art directors, fine artists, sculptors, photographers and conceptual artists

There is a Facebook page for the auction, which provides news and showcases the participating artists work:

A4’s Art 4 Refugees  –  https://www.facebook.com/events/402705623260563/407252966139162/

In the coming weeks an online catalogue will be released and, for people not able to attend the auction, they will be able to make online bids in advance, indicating their maximum bid.

Event Details

A4 Sounds are hosting an exhibition and auction of Artwork in aid of the refugee crisis.

Opening night: Thursday 5th of November 19:00

Exhibition open to the public: Friday 6th & Saturday the 7th of November 10:00 – 20:00

Auction: Sunday 8th of November. 13:00 – 17:00

All proceeds going towards Global Giving’s Syrian Refugee Relief fund.

The show opens on Thursday the 5th of November at 19:00, and features a raffle, with a host of prizes up for grabs. Raffle tickets are €5 each and will be available to purchase on-line before the event, as well as on the night itself. The exhibition is open to the public for the following Friday and Saturday from 10:00-20:00, with the auction itself occurring on Sunday the 8th of November from 13:00-17:00.

Raffle Prizes

Our current raffle prizes include:

  • A4 Sounds Goodie Bag
  • Paper Panther Goodie Bag
  • limited edition 7” vinyls from Sissy & Cal Folger Day
  • Meal voucher from Bleecker Street Cafe and Bar
  • Group ticket from Viking Splash Tours
  • Tickets from Lighthouse Cinema
  • Prints from contributing artists
  • 6 week Life Drawing Course @ A4 Sounds (beginning January 2016)

Two of the exhibition pieces will also be selected for the raffle, to help give everyone a chance to walk home with a part of the show.

Sponsors

Our current sponsors include: Woodworkers and Hobbies Ltd. -Dublin​, Printlines​,
Bleecker Street Cafe Bar​, Trinity College Dublin, Michael Canning, Colm Hackett and Paddy Cullen.

If you are interested in volunteering time, donating raffle prizes or even sponsoring the event, you can get in touch with us using the contact details below.

Web Links

Paper Panther: http://paperpanther.ie/

A4 Sounds: http://a4sounds.org/

Facebook page for auction: https://www.facebook.com/events/402705623260563/407252966139162/

Global Giving‘s refugee relief fund: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/syrian-refugee-relief-fund/

Contact for Press:

Eimhin McNamara

Email: eimhin@paperpanther.ie

Mobile: 0879554718

 

Logos:

 

Logo & Poster Download link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/es7er18nr8xrm4t/AADf_JTPNuCsXvju_X-DEC6Ua?dl=0

 A4 ART 4 REFUGEES EXHIBITION, RAFFLE & AUCTION

Whirligig!

SCREENSHOTWe’re delighted to announce that we are now being commercially represented by Whirligig!

Check out their site below, along with the other talent on display here:
http://www.whirligig.tv/

 

Many thanks to Julie and Samantha for bringing us on board!

 

Press Round Up

Here’s a collection of press our work has received in the past few years:

  • March 2015 Eimhin’s trophy design for the Irish Animation Awards at the Dingle Animation Film Festival featured by the Irish Times here and by Scannáin here

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  • October 2014 Our submissions for the Animation Art Show featured in the Irish Independent here

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  • October 2012 Pádraig’s film The Rooster the Crocodile and the Night Sky featured in the Irish Times here

  • November 2011 PURE Wicked Animation Film School featured on StopMotionMagazine.com here
  • November 2011 PURE Wicked Animation Film School featured in the Clare Champion here and the Wicklow People here.

  • September 2011 Eimhin’s collaboration with Adrien Merigeau for the Villager’s Cecelia and her Selfhood featured on Cartoon Brew here

  • August 2011 Our stop-motion workshop at Waterville’s Charlie Chaplin Comedy Film Festival was featured on the 29th of August edition of Nationwide, an Irish current affairs programme on RTÉ.
  • February 2010 After The Rooster, The Crocodile, and the Night Sky was nominated for an Annie Award, Eimhin was interviewed by Nicola Corless of the Clare Champion [article no longer online]

Showreel 2015

Our showreel is now on-line!

It shows a number of different techniques, such as oil paint on glass, cut-out, digital collage, puppet and hand drawn animation and features work produced for Barley Films, HarperCollins, the Irish Film Board, the Screen Director’s Guild of Ireland, the Villagers/Domino Publishing, AIB, and the Cartoon Saloon and with music by Chequerboard: chequerboard.com/

We hope you enjoy!

The Thin Air

Our interview with the Thin Air is online! We have a three page spot, with photography by Aidan Kelly-Murphy. Many thanks to Loreana Rushe for getting us on board! You can read the full issue here: LINK

In other news, we tested out one of our screens during the week and today the shirts finally arrived from our supplier, so we’ll be be getting into our first run of 25 shortly.

Be sure to check out our Shop, and by all means let us know if you have any questions or suggestions.

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Bonfire wins at 11th Beijing Film Festival for Youth Welfare!

 

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We are very grateful for the beautiful plaque and presentation certificate, and we’re sure the school will have it proudly on display soon enough!
Bonfire was produced in cooperation with Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and the 6th class of Rathmichael Primary School in October 2013. It has screened at numerous international festivals, and will also be screening at the upcoming Kratka Forma film festival in Serbia alongside its partner in crime Kung Fu Badger.
Many thanks again to Ciarda and the FreshFilmFestival crew for their invaluable festival wrangling!

You can watch Bonfire here:

Rooster Screening at Jena as part of Cellu l’Art’s Summer Programme

The delightful organisers of Cellu l’Art in Jena, Germany, sent us on some photos from the screening of The Rooster the Crocodile and the Night Sky with Magic in the Moonlight on the 20th of July:
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You can watch Pádraig’s Annie Award nominated film here: