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      Thursday May 24th, 2018 sees the launch of Things Fall Apart, the debut solo exhibition by James Earley, one of Ireland’s most exciting contemporary artists. Internationally renowned for his large-scale street art, this new body of work is a celebration of stained glass and the myriad of characteristics it reveals, a re-imagining of the traditional art form, fusing centuries old techniques with contemporary processes and materials.

      James Earley – Things Fall Apart

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      May 10, 2018 6:32:57 AM

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      Apartial are very excited to be starting a new long term curation project on the 1st of March 2018.

      Introducing Apartial Monthy Editions

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      Feb 26, 2018 7:22:13 AM

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      We teamed up with an aspiring Liberian photographer, Alphanso Appleton, to bring attention to the natural beauty and potential of his home country that has for too long been associated with tragedy rather than possibility. His incredibly powerful photographs of West African culture and surfing have been published in media around the world and inspired many to visit the region.

      Alphanso Appleton – “Portrait of Progress

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      Nov 23, 2017 6:48:24 AM

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      Check out this beautiful and inventive short film about the artwork of Oliver Jeffers. Bas Berkhout, the filmmaker, explores how Oliver’s childhood and his son have influenced his art. 

      ‘Oliver Jeffers’ – A Film By Bas Berkhout

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      Nov 7, 2017 11:12:37 AM

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      The master of Irish innovation, Conor Harrington, has broken trend again by introducing a new print and painting project entitled ‘Head of State / State of Head. 

      Conor Harrington – Head of State / State of Head

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      Sep 19, 2017 12:24:59 PM

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      Dublin’s RDS will be the stage for the latest live event in the creative calendar, The Future. Leading innovators will discuss “design, media, creativity and culture, and the role they play in the future of society, business and the spaces in between”. 

      The Future of Creativity and Culture

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      Sep 14, 2017 12:25:42 PM

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      Ahead of World Refugee Day, Apartial partnered with World Vision to bring colour and hope to the world’s largest refugee settlement. Bidibidi in northern Uganda, is now home to 280,000 South Sudanese refugees; 68 per cent of them are children.

      World Vision A Brighter Future Project

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      Jun 20, 2017 7:17:18 AM

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      He teamed up with Ben Frost and Trevor Tweeten to capture the current refugee crisis in a chilling and original style. This three-screen installation features a 52-minute-long artwork.

      Richard Mosse Creates A Striking Installation Called Incoming

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      Mar 10, 2017 8:21:51 AM

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      This innovative project is aimed at fighting deforestation through an environmental art intervention, an organic drawing made of 5,000 new trees planted on Mount Olivella, in Southern Italy.

      Escif + Incipit try to make the world ‘Breath’

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      Mar 10, 2017 2:50:33 AM

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      Belfast born artist, Ted Pim, has been heavily inspired by The Old Masters, his work sparks visions of Rembrandt and Caravaggio. 

      Ted Pim // Latest Series of Flower Painting

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      Mar 3, 2017 7:30:31 AM

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      After 24 hours on Lesvos Island we had our permission pulled and our paint lost somewhere in a cloud of UN containers. So, how do we salvage something? We were left with only one option...

      BLOG: 'The Lesvos Project' with Ben Eine

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      Jan 30, 2017 8:06:21 AM

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      The latest viral video is nothing close to the usual cats and pranks that we’re use to, it is pure passion. ‘Heartbreak’ is a collaborative project by Emmet Kirwan and Dave Tynan as they capture a girl’s emotional and challenging journey.

      BLOG: Kirwan X Tynan Will Break Your Heart

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      Jan 18, 2017 9:15:38 AM

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      At times, it's hard to comprehend how Maser pulls together so many versatile projects. Recently, he teamed up with Graphic Studio Dublin for his latest series of fine art prints. 

      Maser’s Eye-Popping Solo Show

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      Nov 21, 2016 4:00:12 AM

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      “We can’t control our past but the future is down to us.” Wise words from a Liberian surfer who was born into an 11-year civil war and endured the recent Ebola crisis. These tragic experiences can inspire a variety of responses in people. 

      Liberian's Paint A Ted Pim Portrait

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      Sep 22, 2016 5:13:15 PM

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      The last part of The Liberia Project lay in the hands of 1010. The German artist has painted mysterious portal-like murals all over the world but now it was time for him to share his secrets with our team of Liberian surfers. 

      Liberian's Paint A Ted Pim Portrait

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      Aug 28, 2016 5:21:37 AM

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      We didn’t want the country’s history to be a focal point of The Liberia Project but it is impossible to completely ignore the past. 

      Liberian's Paint A Ted Pim Portrait

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      Aug 18, 2016 8:48:30 AM

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      Between painting sessions, The Liberia Project team would head to the water to enjoy some of Africa’s best surf at various points along the coast of Robertsport. 

      Faile's Painting Goes Deeper Than Paint

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      Aug 12, 2016 8:22:39 AM

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      The small town of Robertsport has many spectacular sites as the main road divides the landscape with a hill of jungle on one side and the ocean on the other. 

      Liberians Attempt The Impossible: Copy Conor Harrington

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      Aug 8, 2016 9:47:45 AM

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      A few weeks before arriving in Liberia there were stories of a mysterious oil tanker that had washed up on the shores of Robertsport. 

      Mark Jenkins And The Liberian “Ghost Ship”

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      Aug 3, 2016 1:00:46 PM

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      When one of the team pointed out the town’s basketball court we knew we had a site with enormous potential. Our minds immediately drifted towards Maser.

      Can Maser Transform a Basketball Court in Liberia?

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      Jul 24, 2016 3:00:25 AM

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      Part of the pleasure of being first is witnessing people's reactions to seeing something for the very first time. There were so many virgin walls of varying styles.

      Martin Whatson The Liberia Project

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      Jul 24, 2016 1:34:14 AM

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      “We can’t control our past but the future is down to us.” Wise words from a Liberian surfer who was born into an 11-year civil war and endured the recent Ebola crisis. These tragic experiences can inspire a variety of responses in people. 

      The Liberia Project

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      Jul 24, 2016 12:45:10 AM

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      If you’re stuck at home, there is no better way to feed your urge to explore than by flicking through the entries for The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. It attracts some of the most insanely talented photographers in the world.

      BLOG: 11 Photos Thatll Inspire You To Explore

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      May 11, 2016 3:33:43 AM

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      Hang Tough Framing is celebrating their 5th birthday and they’re bringing 40 Irish artists together for a group exhibition. The Bernard Shaw will be full of photographs, illustrations, paintings and more from the 22nd of April.

      Freedom Exhibition 40 Irish Artists 

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      Apr 17, 2016 12:53:39 PM

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      We recently sat down with the multi-talented McBess to learn a little more about his unique style. He balances his day with a blend of music, illustration and animation.

      McBess // ‘Just The Right Amount of Black And White…’

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      Apr 17, 2016 4:50:52 AM

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      Lazarides is set to host Maser’s latest collection of work in an upcoming show entitled Orbiting on the Periphery. “With strong use of bold graphic and geometric elements, loose brush strokes and relief work.” 

      Maser // Orbiting on the Periphery

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      Apr 1, 2016 2:12:39 AM

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      We recently sat down with the ever-innovating Creative Director from OFFSET, Bren Byrne. He has been at the core of the creative conference for the last 7 years and continues to push boundaries at home and abroad.  

      Bren Byrne // Advice And Ambitions For OFFSET

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      Mar 23, 2016 11:39:25 AM

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      People put their faith in the hands of their tattoo artist but the ever-innovating Scott Campbell has taken it one step further. He has gained a lot of attention for his varied techniques. 

      Scott Cambell Creative Client

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      Mar 15, 2016 3:11:44 AM

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      We recently visited the studio of one of Ireland’s most exciting young talents. He continues to explore the possibilities of paint with pioneering techniques that are attracting interest from all corners of the globe. 

      Studio Visit Le Bas

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      Mar 6, 2016 1:48:52 PM

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      Most Irish artists have spent many nights contemplating designs, clients, projects and life while enjoying a drop of Jameson Whiskey. James Earley got the opportunity to take it one step further and collaborate with the brand.

      James Earley X Jameson

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      Mar 6, 2016 12:21:19 PM

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      While Morocco is not known for its contemporary art scene, there is one spot that has been attracting a lot of attention in recent years, The David Bloch Gallery. It has boasted a wide variety of exhibitions from the likes of Mist, Steph Cop and more. 

      Inside The Mind of A Moroccan Gallerist

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      Feb 29, 2016 12:40:43 AM

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      Everyone has become a ‘filmmaker’ in the modern world of high-resolution camera phones but there is more to high-quality content than flawless footage. People often overlook the significance of audio.

      Compelling Sounds Make Memorable Visuals

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      Feb 19, 2016 7:38:10 AM

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      The small island of Ireland has been known to produce giants in the world of creativity. Our artistic talent has been acknowledged across the globe with a long history of celebrated creatives.

      11 Artists Transforming Irish Streets

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      Feb 15, 2016 11:55:48 PM

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      The ever-inspiring artist has imitated the lifeless body of Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi. He posed as the dead 3-year old boy just days after shutting his Danish show in protest against new asylum-seeker laws.

      Ai Wiewei’s Latest Image Is Causing Controversy

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      Feb 3, 2016 12:12:47 AM

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      Woody has the ability to capture something that most don’t even know exist, he captures the essence of the experience. His unquestionable talent and passion for photography is nothing short of inspirational.

      The World of Woody Gooch

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      Jan 10, 2016 11:05:15 AM

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      Here is a collection of creatives who inspired our team during the year. This is by no means a complete list as there are plenty of others who have had a huge impact on the way we look at art and design. 

      List: Inspiring Creatives From 2015

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      Jan 3, 2016 11:53:33 PM

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      The story behind this innovative skate park is as impressive as the finished artwork.  The church of Santa Barbara was neglected and set for demolition until Okuda, Red Bull and ‘The Church Brigade’ stepped in. 

      Okuda’s Sistine Chapel For Skateboarders

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      Dec 18, 2015 2:56:41 PM

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      You can now view some incredibly immersive videos thanks to the development of 360° cams. Viewers can choose what angle they see by dragging their mouse or fingers around the screen. 

      Are 360-Degrees Videos The Future?

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      Dec 15, 2015 3:13:25 AM

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      Every month we highlight the most impressive work we come across. We were overwhelmed with the level of innovation in the last 30 days as creatives expressed their views in new and imaginative ways. 

      INSPIRATION: Best Of November

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      Dec 7, 2015 9:09:26 AM

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      There are certain groups of creatives who refuse to follow the norm as they look for inspiration outside the ‘standard’ subjects. The realms of sport and design share certain characteristics as their participants thrive on passion and self-expression. 

      Creatives And Athletes Collaborating

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      Nov 15, 2015 1:56:07 PM

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      The world of street art is full of mystery as most participants are anonymous artists that explore our streets in search of their next canvas. Dermot ‘DMC’ McConaghy shines a little light on the community as he shares his story.

       “Outsider” - The Story of DMC

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      Nov 5, 2015 1:15:31 PM

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      Social media is a powerful tool that has the potential to inspire the next generation to look outside their bubble. Instagram has led to peculiar activities like 12 year olds drinking Starbucks coffee simply so they can ‘Insta’ their labelled cup. 

      Instagram Can Be More Than Food and Fashion

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      Nov 4, 2015 2:53:56 PM

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      This month brought more exceptional work from all corners of the globe. We love seeing established names risk it all to attempt something new. Nobuyoshi Araki, a Japanese photographer, has documented his loss of sight in one eye.

      INSPIRATION: Best Of October

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      Nov 4, 2015 1:28:26 PM

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      A selection of Irish artists are on their way to the RHA for the National Contemporary Art Fair, VUE. It brings together a number of galleries to showcase some of Ireland’s most renowned artists and this year it is great to see a few new names on the list.

      THE RHA OPENS THEIR DOORS TO VUE

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      Oct 31, 2015 6:12:44 AM

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      We aim to inspire creatives to engage in responsible design so we are creating a series of articles revealing those who use their talent for the greater good. First up, Easton LaChappelle and his robotic arm. 

      Easton LaChappelle and his robotic arm.

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      Oct 28, 2015 3:26:09 PM

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      The streets of Smithfield have become a little brighter after Maser installed his latest interactive creation. The Irish artist is known for his powerful murals, colourful installations and constant innovation. 

      ART: Maser Comes Home

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      Oct 25, 2015 4:39:14 AM

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      It is time for the people of Dublin to explore the rich architecture that makes this city unique. The doors of some of the most renowned buildings dotted around the capital will be open to the public from the 16th to the 18th of October. 

      ARCHITECTURE: Our 7 Picks For ‘Open House Dublin’

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      Oct 15, 2015 1:13:20 AM

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      Our team have been stunned by the amount of exceptional work throughout the month of September. Irish creatives and their international colleagues have raised the bar for innovation with unique approaches to their most recent projects.  

      INSPIRATION: Best Of September

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      Oct 5, 2015 3:41:02 AM

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      The Sligo-based adventure photographer is responsible for capturing some of the most awe-inspiring photos we have ever seen. Christian latest Steller story outlines his passion for travel and adventure.

      PHOTOGRAPHY: Christian McLeod Shows Us His ‘Home’

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      Oct 3, 2015 3:29:57 AM

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      The world is talking about a photograph of a 3-year old Syrian boy who was found floating by a beach in the Mediterranean Sea but very few really know what is happening. The ins and outs of this shocking situation are beautifully illustrated.

      ILLUSTRATION: Syrian Refugee Crisis Explained

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      Sep 28, 2015 6:28:37 AM

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      The majority of educational buildings are as boring as the lessons that take place inside. We are at the brink of educational reform...

      Architecture: 7 Schools Where We’d Like To Learn

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      Sep 28, 2015 1:49:49 AM

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      We have a passion for innovation but is anything really ‘new’ or is it simply an ‘adaption’. The world of art and design is full of accusations of ‘copying’ as more and more work is shared via the Internet. 

      Does anyone really create original work?

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      Sep 22, 2015 1:21:10 AM

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      It is that time of the year to explore a little culture and check out what this island has to offer. Culture Night celebrates creativity as organisations and venues of all shapes and sizes open their doors. 

      What To Expect From Culture Night

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      Sep 13, 2015 2:22:26 PM

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      The world of art and design came alive this month as the last of the summer sun disappeared. We found some of the most innovative pieces close to home as the Irish have been outshining a lot of their international counterparts.

      INSPIRATION: Best Of August

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      Aug 31, 2015 4:02:06 AM

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      There is nothing more inspirational than seeing the results of creatives exploring new locations. One of our favourite photographers and Apartial team members, Toby Butler, set sail and captured his experience as he discovered new intriguing landscape along the coastline. 

      PHOTOGRAPHY: Toby Butler Lives At Sea

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      Aug 24, 2015 6:05:08 AM

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      Dermot McConaghy a visual artist from Northern Ireland better known as DMC. Over recent years he has painted large-scale paintings on various walls across Ireland. His work can be seen in Lurgan, Belfast, Dublin and as far as Limerick. 

      PORTFOLIO REVIEW: DMC

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      Aug 20, 2015 3:31:46 AM

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      We headed over to Temple Bar to check out one of Ireland’s most celebrated tattoo studios, Dublin Ink. The shop opened in 2009 and their reputation has been growing ever since. 

      STUDIO VISIT: Dublin Ink

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      Aug 19, 2015 12:20:28 PM

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      It was only a matter of time before the hugely successful creative conference went global and London has been announced as the first stop. OFFSET has kept the young and old of Ireland inspired since 2009.

      The Offset Team Plan To Invade London

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      Aug 17, 2015 4:02:15 AM

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      There is no shortage of inspirational work as the summer kicks into full swing. Local and international talent have pushed the boundaries with innovation being the name of the game.

      INSPIRATION: Best Of June

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      Jun 28, 2015 11:28:50 AM

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      When does the dust ever settle? In the case of Joe Caslin it took a while after his epic city centre piece ‘Claddagh Embrace‘ on the end of Georges street.

      INTERVIEW: Joe Caslin + Aidan Kelly

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      Jun 25, 2015 9:02:37 AM

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      Einstein wrote, ‘If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it’. For most people involved in film, the notion of a group of Irish lads living...

      What We learned From Behind The Scenes Of Hardy Bucks

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      Jun 23, 2015 2:39:46 PM

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      Artists, DJs and skaters came together to share their skills in the All City Annual Jam. The event is like an extension of the All City store as artists and DJs bring their work to the public. It's rare you can watch Ireland's most talented artists' work. 

      EVENT: The All City Tivoli Jam

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      Jun 15, 2015 10:10:25 AM

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      We sat down with Olan to talk about the upcoming Tivoli Jam and the world of graffiti. He is the man behind All City and the originator of the Tivoli Jam. 

      INTERVIEW: Olan // Inside The World Of Graffiti And Tivoli Jams

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      Jun 9, 2015 6:16:55 AM

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      Last night, an eclectic mix of gifted Irishmen came together to share stories and songs. The event was organised to raise money for Pieta House. 

      What I learned From Listening To Ireland’s Most Interesting Talents

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      Jun 5, 2015 8:23:23 AM

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      Joao Monge headed to Mullaghmore to capture surfers conquering their fear in the dark waters off the coast of Sligo. Alan Watts describes the illusion of fear as surfers prepare to face the powerful waves. 

      FILM: Facing Fear Off The Irish Coast

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      Jun 1, 2015 5:52:59 AM

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      Stick over 500 pieces of work under one roof in the middle of Dublin and it can only mean one thing, The 185th RHA Annual Exhibition. The exhibit is loosely organised around a few categories, which makes life easier for everyone.

      EVENT: The 185th RHA Annual Exhibition

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      May 27, 2015 1:34:08 PM

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      It has been an historic month here in Ireland so we are going to act accordingly. We have combined our regular dose of art and design with some amazing work focusing on equality. Here is a round-up of what we came across this month. 

      INSPIRATION: Best Of May

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      May 27, 2015 2:24:04 AM

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      Everything an aspiring photographer needs to know. It is a must-read for anyone looking to turn their hobby into a career as Larry Gorman goes through the thirteen most important pieces of advice.  

      PHOTOGRAPHY: 13 Tips For Young Photographers

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      May 17, 2015 10:12:40 AM

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      This tiny island of Ireland is full of exceptionally talented artists that are making waves throughout the global creative community. Conor Harrington is one of the artists leading the way with his latest painting, ‘How On Earth Did We Get Here’. 

      ART: Conor Harrington’s Incredible New Painting

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      May 14, 2015 1:49:17 PM

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      Casey Neistat once said that ‘if you are doing what everyone else is doing, you’re doing it wrong’ and these creatives seem to agree with his wise words. This month we witnessed Joe Caslin, Ron English, Morgan and more.

       INSPIRATION: Best Of April

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      May 2, 2015 4:35:13 PM

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      There has been a huge amount of controversy about the use of drones since their first flight but nobody can dispute the impressive footage they capture. It puts a ‘helicopter’ in the hands of amateurs and allows them to innovate. 

      FILM: 4 Stunning Drone Films

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      Apr 26, 2015 8:37:50 AM

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      The power of the pencil is unquestionable after witnessing the work of Joe Caslin. The Irish illustrator is known for his thought-provoking wheatpaste murals. Fredric William Burton’s iconic painting, ‘Meeting on the Turret Stairs’ is the inspiration.

      ART: Joe Caslins Powerful Mural

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      Apr 26, 2015 8:04:28 AM

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      We recently stopped by 15 Wellington Quay to take a look around one of Dublin’s most unique tattoo studios, The Ink Factory. The studio boasts a wide variety of talented artists like Ian Cummins, Maja Bohemien, Ryan Sean Kelly and others. The shop is a multi-functioning creative space that combines tattoos, piercings, coffee and barbers in one innovative location. 

      STUDIO VIST: The Ink Factory // Tattoos

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      Apr 26, 2015 7:06:03 AM

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      We’ve seen some incredible examples of creatives raising the bar this month. Despite the headaches caused by St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, Irish creators have produced some remarkable work that has blown us away. Check out our round-up of the best art and design that we came across in March. 

      INSPIRATION: Best Of March

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      Apr 7, 2015 3:07:12 AM

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      The Brooklyn based studio has put a modern touch to the ancient art of tattooing. Death At Sea has pushed the boundaries by combining one of the most traditional styles of tattooing, ‘stick-and-poke’, with the latest 3D printing technology. 

      A Modern Handpoker By ‘Death At Sea’

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      Mar 25, 2015 9:40:44 AM

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      Ty Evans’ and the Brain Farm team have been behind some of the most spectacular action sports films in recent times as they capture the world’s most progressive athletes doing what they do best. 

      Brain Farm’s New Skate Film // ‘We Are Blood’

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      Mar 24, 2015 10:09:57 AM

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      Once again this year’s event didn’t fail to inspire the eager audience. The main stage was home to some of the world’s most exciting designers and creative-minds. Each speaker had 45 minutes to discuss tricks of the trade, nightmare clients, embarrassing experiences, life lessons and anything else that came to mind. 

      EVENT: Best Bits From Offset

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      Mar 19, 2015 7:01:45 AM

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      The streets of Arkansas are a lot brighter after a visit from two Irish legends. Maser and Conor Harrington have collaborated to create an exceptional mural outside Boardertown Skate Shop. The pair teamed up two years ago to create 'Here' and now they are back to combine Harrington’s signature figures with Maser’s striking use of colour. 

      ART: Maser + Harrington Create Masterpiece

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      Mar 12, 2015 10:07:02 AM

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      It may be the shortest month of the year but February was packed with an enormous amount of inspirational art and design. We look back over the last few weeks to pick out some of our favourite paintings, exhibitions, tattoos and anything else that got our attention. 

      INSPIRATION: Best Of February

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      Mar 7, 2015 5:03:58 AM

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      The elusive British artist has crossed the boarders of Palestine to create more powerful murals. Banksy has revealed four new pieces to bring attention to one of the most controversial topics of recent times. 

      ART: Banksy Sneaks Into Gaza

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      Mar 2, 2015 11:32:36 AM

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      We are counting down the days until the doors open at OFFSET 2015. The crowd will be treated to inspirational speeches from some of the most innovative professionals from around the globe. 

      EVENT: Main Stage At OFFSET

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      Mar 2, 2015 8:21:18 AM

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      There are very few pieces of software that have affected the world like Adobe Photoshop. It has revolutionised the creative process and transformed the way people perceive images. A simple measure of its success is the fact that it has become a verb used by everyone from children to CEO’s. “Was that Photoshopped?” is a question you could hear in a classroom or a boardroom as it has expanded beyond the boundaries of the creative community. 

      DESIGN: Photoshop Turns 25

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      Mar 1, 2015 5:00:31 AM

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      Photography and art go together like whiskey and ice… A classic combination… DMC + Aidan Kelly have teamed up to bring 14 unique pieces focusing on a man’s relationship with his beloved Dublin. 

      ART: ‘Little White Lies’ @ TLP

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      Feb 9, 2015 10:13:47 AM

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      Quentin Tarantino is the creative mastermind known for his unquestionable grasp of dialogue and visuals but we must add another layer to capture his true talent. His use of ‘sound’ is nothing short of inspirational as it brings the viewer one step closer to the scene.

      FILM: Tarantino // The Master Of Sound

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      Feb 9, 2015 9:46:48 AM

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      The Dublin duo has received the Royal Gold Medal for their innovative work and contemporary designs. Their body of work stretches from family homes to large-scale community projects.  

      ARCHITECTURE: RIBA Gold For O’Donnell + Tuomey

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      Feb 9, 2015 8:41:30 AM

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      The London based auction house has brought some of the biggest players together for an event entitled 'Contemporary Art & Design'. Collectors with bottomless bank accounts took out the chequebooks to get their hands on work from the likes of Conor Harrington, Banksy, Shepary Fairy and Jose Parla. 

      ART: Big Names At The Bonhams Auction

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      Feb 2, 2015 2:47:54 PM

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      The world of art and design often nose dives into depression as the January blues kick in and Christmas bills start arriving. However, some artists have eased into the new year and released some inspirational work for us to share. We have compiled a number of pieces that we discovered while exploring the world of art, photography, technology, tattoos and everything in between. 

       Inspiration: Bits of January

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      Feb 2, 2015 12:50:48 PM

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      Technology has revolutionised many areas of design but are we set to take another step towards automated creations? It is always exciting when innovative ideas appear but ‘doubt’ is the first thing that comes to mind when you question whether the tattoo community will welcome the new 3D Printer X Tattoo Machine mashup. 

      TATTOOS: 3D Printer X Tattoo Machine

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      Jan 26, 2015 3:47:42 AM

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      The Liberties was at the heart of Dublin trading in the 1900s but years of neglect have left the main centre derelict. The Iveagh Markets is now set to return to its former glory as a €90 million redevelopment will transform the site. 

      Architecture: Resurrecting The Iveagh Markets

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      Jan 26, 2015 3:25:37 AM

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      The team at The Atlantic has selected photos from 2014 to highlight our dependency on smartphones. These images expose the question of whether these devices are connecting our world or disconnecting and dehumanising our society.

      PHOTOGRAPHY: A World Transfixed By Screens

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      Jan 16, 2015 3:03:39 AM

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      We were shocked to hear of the tragic killings at the Charlie Hebdo HQ but the creative community have silenced the attackers by responding with overwhelming support.  Artists, cartoonists and illustrators have created countless powerful images to capture the feelings of our community.

      NEWS: Artists Respond To Charlie Hebdo Attack

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      Jan 8, 2015 11:54:42 AM

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      The street art scene has always been open to collaboration as the city space is shared by locals and visiting artists. Two pieces often flow together to become one exceptional example of synergy. We have witnessed great collaborations in the past with JR and Maser, El Mac and Retna, Hera and Akut all joining forces. DMC & Aidan Kelly is the latest duo that is bound to take the scene by storm. 

      EVENT: The Perfect Partnership // DMC & Kelly

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      Jan 3, 2015 10:36:53 AM

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      This year we have seen some outstanding work by a number of fresh talents and prominent figures from different creative fields. This is not the ‘Best Bits of 2014’, this is merely a collection of work that we think capture the year. Below is a list made up of artists, studios, exhibitions and everything in between. They have all inspired our team throughout the year and we look forward to discovering more of the same in 2015.

      INSPIRATION: Roundup of 2014

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      Jan 2, 2015 3:36:45 AM

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      The doors of Ticketmaster are often packed with young teenage girls fighting to get tickets to see the latest pop sensation but this time of year their staff witness bearded designers pushing their way to the front of the line to grab an early bird ticket to OFFSET. The creative community of Ireland will come alive in the first weekend of March as everyone heads towards the Bord Gais Energy Theatre for the next chapter in the story.

      EVENT: Offset // Grab An Early Bird

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      Dec 17, 2014 8:42:04 AM

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      Richard Gilligan has been documenting skateparks since 2008 in an attempt to capture the culture of the sport. ‘Burnside Book’ is a collection of photographs taken at the infamous Burnside Bridge in Portland, Oregon.  

      PHOTOGRAPHY: The Soul Of Burnside Bridge

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      Dec 16, 2014 2:20:54 AM

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      The average consumer is slowly becoming more and more numb to bland advertising as it begins to consume every aspect of our daily life. Sanctuary Asia has managed to stand out from the crowd by adopting a ‘shocking’ approach to encourage us to change our view of deforestation. 

      DESIGN: Shocking Ads To Save A Sanctuary

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      Dec 16, 2014 1:39:34 AM

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      The brain of Oliver Jeffers operates a little different than your standard artist as his work becomes more innovative with each passing project. The Belfast man invited a number of fortunate guests to witness the creation of his latest ‘Dipped Paintings’. 

      ART: Jeffers Dips His Subject

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      Dec 15, 2014 3:02:19 PM

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      Indigo & Cloth are sharing their stylish Temple Bar store with Anewspace for the month of December. The pop-up shop is home to a wide selection of outstanding prints from the likes of Conor Harrington, Obey, Martin Whatson, Mike Giant and many others. 

      EVENT: Anewspace Returns In Style

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      Dec 9, 2014 10:44:50 AM

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      The ‘Rippled’ project is proof that the Christmas period brings the best out of the creative community. Ceardean Architects coordinated volunteers for three days to build Ireland’s first shipping container home. 

      ARCHITECTURE: Container Homes For Christmas

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      Dec 9, 2014 8:29:28 AM

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      More often than not, we are drawn to our comfortable studios with our equipment, music, coffee, whiskey and WiFi. However, photographers like Krystle Wright, Eric Parker and others go the extra mile and make the ‘outdoors’ their studio as they capture athletes in extreme locations.  

      PHOTOGRAPHY: 7 Extreme Shots

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      Dec 2, 2014 3:29:48 PM

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      The art community comes alive at this time of the year as prints, books and calendars are released just in time for the festive season. A number of Irish artists have released some breath-taking work and stand toe-to-toe with their international counterparts. We have been treated to impressive examples of indoor and outdoor work over the last 30 days. 

      ART: Best Of November

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      Nov 29, 2014 8:04:24 AM

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      The well-known Irish band has teamed up with some of the world’s greatest street artists to create 11 short films to accompany their new album, Songs of Innocence. The line separating the art and music scenes is becoming more and more blurred as U2 are the latest band to tap into the world of paint, pencils and ink. ‘Films of Innocence’  brings motion to the work of Maser, D*Face, Chloe Early and others.

      FILM/ART: U2 Join Forces With Maser And More

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      Nov 25, 2014 4:36:45 AM

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      Our team has always paid close attention to the world of Conor Harrington and now we are allowed a little further in his studio door. He has lunched a new website just after the success of his recent exhibition in New York. We are now allowed to see the inspiration behind his work and the process that ends with these striking pieces. The remarkably talented Irishman captivates our imagination with his canvases and resurrects our streets with his murals.

      ART: Conor Harrington Launches New Website

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      Nov 20, 2014 7:07:13 AM

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      The RDS was taken over by 20,000 technology enthusiasts that were treated to three days of big names, billionaires, banter and broken WiFi. It has become an important date for all Irish developers and designers as all the main players arrive to mingle with young innovators full of caffeine.  Paddy Cosgrave, Founder of The Web Summit, complied an impressive list of speakers to inspire the next generation of technology giants. 

      EVENT: Web Summit // Wishing For WiFi

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      Nov 16, 2014 3:40:05 PM

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      GoPro started life as a simple wrist-mounted 35mm camera but the new Hero4 is a very different story. It is available in three editions (Black // Silver // White) with some incredible new features. Surfers, skaters, snowboarders and all other GoPro fans have been waiting for this for a long time.

      PHOTOGRAPHY: A Look At The New GoPro

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      Nov 6, 2014 3:29:31 AM

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      The Irish tattoo community gathered again for the annual event that always delivers the talent and entertainment.  A long list of artists descended on The Red Cow Pavilion to create some remarkable work. The public were able to get inked from the likes of Charlie Huurman, GiBi Penni and Dualta Kellegher. 

      EVENT: Dublin Tattoo Convention

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      Nov 2, 2014 1:49:36 AM

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      It has been another exceptional month with new work in the street, fresh exhibitions, print releases, book launches and much more to keep our team excited. Some of our favourite home-grown talent is making waves across the world with Maser taking over Vegas, Conor Harrington controlling New York and Canvaz dominating Berlin. Check out their work and some more of our favourite bits from around the world in October. 

      ART: Best Of October

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      Oct 29, 2014 5:03:51 AM

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      We are delighted to announce that the OFFSET crew are hosting a special 2-day event in the Limerick School of Design. The first weekend in November will be packed with presentations from some exceptional creatives, including Steve Simpson, Sean and Yvette, Seb Lester and many more. You can grab your ticket on the Limerick City of Culture website.  

      EVENT: Offset is Going to Limerick

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      Oct 20, 2014 1:45:31 AM

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      Western media coverage of African issues has always been somewhat questionable and the current outbreak of Ebola is no different. Andre Carrilho has perfectly captured what’s wrong with how the west talks about the virus with his newest illustration. 

      ILLUSTRATION: Ebola Is Very Black & White

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      Oct 13, 2014 7:14:48 AM

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      This list is for those of you who want to get a more authentic feel to your photographs than the latest filter from Instagram. Vintage cameras are not just for hipsters looking to impress their friends in the newest retro coffee shop, they are exceptional tools that have the ability to capture moments with a distinctive style. Check out the portfolios of Elizabeth Fritts and Sim Ouch to see what is possible. Here is a list of a few of our favourite cameras that will help you take that perfect classical shot. 

      TIPS: 5 Vintage Cameras To Buy

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      Oct 13, 2014 3:40:32 AM

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      The organisers were obligated to make the 10th Anniversary of the London Tattoo Convention the finest exhibition to date as over 400 tattoo artists descended on the city.

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      Oct 1, 2014 5:55:15 AM

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      It is time for the people of Dublin to explore the rich architecture that makes this city unique. The doors of some of the most renowned buildings dotted around the capital will be open to the public from the 17th to the 19th of October. The event Open House Dublin is completely free but works on a first-come-first-served basis for some of the more popular attractions so get your calendar out and start making some plans. 

      ARCHITECTURE: Making Plans For Open House Dublin

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      Sep 30, 2014 7:26:37 AM

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      The people of New York are constantly surrounded by a selection of talented artists but Conor Harrington is about to take over. The Cork man is heading to lower Manhattan for his long-awaited solo show at an undisclosed pop-up location.

      ART: A Closer Look At Eat And Delete

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      Sep 18, 2014 4:27:14 AM

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      The Tiger Fringe Festival is a multi-disciplinary event that brings Irish and international artists together for two weeks of mayhem. It allows people to witness unique pieces of work in an environment where boundaries are constantly dwindling. The festival is just over the halfway point and the talent seen so far should inspire everyone to get involved. 

      EVENT: Fringe Festival Highlights So Far

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      Sep 17, 2014 5:02:53 AM

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      The newest product to join the Apple line has been one of the most anticipated announcements in the tech world since the iPad. However, the Apple Watch has not delivered on ground breaking design like it’s’ predecessors. Leaders in the design world have created concepts that got us excited over the last few months but unfortunately Apple have followed the rest of the market and launched another standard looking smart watch.

      TECH: A Review Of Apple's New Watch

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      Sep 11, 2014 3:36:25 AM

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      There are countless exhibitions every week and it can be difficult to standout from the crowd. There are a number of artists who have managed to constantly capture a unique experience with their powerful work. Here are a few examples of exceptional exhibitions. 

      Inspiration: 5 Unique Art Shows

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      Sep 9, 2014 2:25:23 AM

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      Every professional has their own personal workspace that allows them to create their best work. It doesn’t matter whether you are painting your next masterpiece or editing your next Youtube clip, the space must be inspiring and home to everything you might need. Here are some unique studios from some of our favourite creatives. 

      Studios: 6 Creative Spaces

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      Sep 8, 2014 6:23:17 AM

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      Here is a look at the new ad for Guinness Africa that celebrates black as an attitude, a mindset and a belief. AMV BBDO is responsible for creating this powerful film. They brought the music of Kanye West and the direction of Sam Brown together to craft this unique commercial. 

      FILM: New Guinness Commerial Made of Black

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      Sep 8, 2014 3:22:19 AM

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      Everyone at Apartial is getting excited about the upcoming shows around Europe this September. The National Photographic Archive is host to Gerry Andrew’s exhibition “Shaped By History”. There are 85 stunning black and white photographs of the Limerick Milk Market between 1971 and 1978. Those of you lucky enough to be in London can visit ‘Endless Summer’ by Ian Francis at The Outsiders. 

      EVENTS: Three European Shows Not To Miss In September

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      Sep 2, 2014 2:27:59 PM

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      RainCity Housing and Spring Advertising have teamed up to raise awareness about homeless people in Vancouver.  They have created bench-shelters that are functional and bring the issue to light. 

      Design: Benches Transformed Into Shelters For The Homeless

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      Jul 24, 2014 2:34:57 PM

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      This is an extraordinary examination of a remarkable artist who was known to all as a reclusive nanny. John Maloof, who directed the documentary, purchased thousands of mysterious negatives at a flea market auction in Chicago while researching old photographs for a history project. He unexpectedly discovered the life of a brilliant artist. The investigative documentary can be seen in the Lighthouse Cinema and IFI in Dublin. 

      Film: Finding Vivian Maier Is The Story Of An Eccentric Street Photographer

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      Jul 23, 2014 2:43:51 PM

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      DrawOut has taken on the challenge to revive more than 20 sites as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014.  The project has gained international attention with talented artists from around the world landing in the city to make their mark. Check out some of the incredible work below from artists like Maser, Guido Van Helten, Fintan Magee and Sek2. 

      ART: DrawOut Is Transforming Limerick City

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      Jul 19, 2014 8:59:10 AM

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      The tattoo and photography communities come together to bring us Pigment, an exhibition based on modern day tattoo art and culture. This event will run from the 18th - 24th of August in The Library Project, Dublin. Pigment is curated by two of Ireland’s most innovative players in the creative community; Shane Guerrini, creative director of Dublin Ink, and Shane O Driscoll, co-director of FTLO.

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      Jul 9, 2014 8:45:50 AM

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      This week the Tivoli Theatre welcomed more artists, skateboarders, DJs and MCs for the annual All City Jam.  The event is like an extension of the All City store as artists and DJs bring their work to the city centre. It is a rare opportunity to watch this group of talented artists’ paint some unique pieces. 

      Event: All City Tivoli Jam

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      Jun 24, 2014 11:46:18 PM

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      It is difficult to find a perfect balance between past and present but Architecture Republic has done just that with the ‘Plastic House’.  This home looks like a traditional Georgian bungalow from the outside but it has been transformed inside with the use of polycarbonate and steel.

      ARCHITECTURE: The Plastic House in Dublin

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      Jun 15, 2014 1:03:53 AM

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      The Royal Hibernian Academy’s Annual Exhibition brings some of the best artists, sculptures and photographers together. With 567 works by 354 artists, it is well worth a visit and you will definitely find a number of pieces that blow you away. Some of our favourite emerging artists are alongside familiar names that have directed the Irish scene for a number of years.

      EVENT: 184th Annual Exhibition RHA

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      Jun 14, 2014 10:26:35 PM

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      There has always been an organic relationship between skateboarding and art as the two communities often share the same space; this time they share White Lady Art. The exhibition entitled “Board Rigid” opens this weekend with a unique collection of work from artists like DMC, Morgan, Friz and many more.

      Event:  Board Rigid opens at WLA

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      Jun 4, 2014 1:25:04 AM

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      There is a common notion that the only way to be taken seriously as an artist is by having your work displayed on the walls of an air-conditioned museum, accompanied with “Do Not Touch” and “No Flash Photography” signs, as well as red velvet ropes to have viewers appreciate the art from afar. 

      New 3D Street Art Unveiled in Las Vegas

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      May 29, 2014 4:17:34 AM

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      Conor Clinch is an 18-year-old Dubliner with exceptional talent and unquestionable passion. Iconic photographer, Rankin, spotted his distinctive style and selected him to be his protégé for Sky One’s ‘The One To Watch’. Clinch has come a long way since he bought his first camera at the age of 14.

      Photography: Conor Clinch is ‘The One To Watch’

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      May 29, 2014 4:12:34 AM

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      Irish artist and Apartial favourite, Conor Harrignton, is preparing for his upcoming solo exhibition later this year. The team over at Lazarides visited his studio to check out how the preparations for the New York show are coming along. 

      Art: Conor Harrington Prepares For ‘Eat and Delete’

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      May 24, 2014 2:02:07 PM

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      Brown Bag Films has become one of the most well known animation studios in the industry. Cathal Gaffney and Darragh O’Connell dropped out of college and borrowed £2,000 to start the company in 1994 and they have learned a thing or two over the last 20 years. They highlighted 5 tips during their talk at OFFSET this year.

      TIPS: 5 Rules For Survival From Brown Bag Films

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      May 7, 2014 8:13:18 AM

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      LIX 3D printing pen was launched on Kickstarter and reached its goal of €36,000 within two hours. The campaign has now raised over €600,000 to allow Lix launch the product.


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      May 7, 2014 7:29:45 AM

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      Apartial is all about supporting creatives that are designing with a difference. You can discover and collect work from some of Ireland’s most innovative artists and designers.

      We need your help to spread the word so we have collected a few resources to make it easy for you. 

      Art: Maser is Moving Together in Berlin
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      Apr 28, 2014 2:11:39 PM

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