Archive for Conor Harrington

Conor Harrington – Dead Meat

Posted in Art, Artists, Photography, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , on March 4, 2012 by wallkandy

For the last few months I’ve followed Conor Harrington as he has been preparing for his recently opened solo show ‘Dead Meat’ at Lazarides Rathbone gallery.  I love watching the painting process so being able to watch this show come together has been a true feast for the eyes.

After many months of working long hours and through some pretty damn cold days and a power cut the work was finished.  The show opened Thursday 01st March to heaving gallery and a queue at the door.  For more pictures of the work and the gallery space follow the link.

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Conor Harrington – Black Herds of the Rain

Posted in Film & Video with tags , , , on February 13, 2012 by wallkandy

Black Herds of The Rain is a film documenting Conor Harrington‘s trip home to Ireland in the summer of 2011 to paint 3 walls. The journey and subsequent paintings are inspired by Austin Clarke’s poem The Lost Heifer.

 

Conor Harrington – Dead Meat

Posted in Art, Photography, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , on January 9, 2012 by wallkandy

I dropped by to see Conor Harrington in his studio at at the weekend for the usual coffee & cake but to also see how he’s progressing on a new body of work for ‘Dead Meat‘. The show opens at Lazarides Rathbone Gallery on March 02nd and is sure to draw a lot of attention.

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The Underbelly Project Paris

Posted in Action Reaction, Art, Artists, Photography, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2011 by wallkandy

Following my visit in 2010 to the Underbelly project in New York I was invited back again this time to document the latest incarnation of the Underbelly Project in progress at a secret location under Paris.  Needless to say getting 16 people, camera kit, painting materials and supplies into an underground spot illegally is no easy feet and required military precision planning.

We met at the crack of dawn some distance from the entrance.  After a few checks and the strategic movement of some construction barriers we cautiously made our way to the manhole cover in groups ready to descend into the darkness.

To say I was anxious would be an understatement, all sorts of things were going through my mind. What happens if we get caught? (we’ve all been the number of  local attorney just in case). How will I climb down a manhole cover & ladder with a 16kg rucksack of camera kit but despite a few worrying moments hanging from a ladder in pitch black darkness we all managed to get to the bottom of the shaft some 40 feet below where we took a break and and made the most of the last glimpses of the dawn sky which we could just make out high above. Metro trains rattled passed on the line below pulling fresh air through the tunnels as we made our way to the spot.

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Conor Harrington – The Holy Smoke Quintet

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , on November 2, 2010 by wallkandy

A few weeks have elapsed since Lazarides & The Old Vic Theatre hosted Hells Half Acre. The doors to the show have long since closed, here are my photos of the installation better late than never I suppose. Conor Harringtons ‘The Holy Smoke Quintet’.

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Hells Half Acre

Posted in Art, Shows, Events & Venues with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 12, 2010 by wallkandy

 

From the Lazarides Website:-

The labyrinth of tunnels beneath Waterloo station will be converted into a large-scale evocation of Dante’s Inferno.  Visitors will explore a unique interpretation of the nine circles of hell through the vision of your very favorite Laz artists plus additional contributions from outside the normal roster including: Conor Harrington, Vhils, George Osodi, Antony Micallef, Doug Foster, Todd James, Paul Insect, Mark Jenkins, Boogie, Ian Francis, Polly Morgan, Jonathan Yeo, Zak Ové and many more.

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Conor Harrington – ‘Original Gangsta’

Posted in News with tags , on September 8, 2010 by wallkandy

Conor has just sent this image over to me with a link to the details.  It’s called ‘Original Gangsta’, oil and aerosol on card, around 60cm x 90cm & being sold to help SCOOP (Save Children out of Poverty) build a school so if you fancy a punt then check out the auction details.

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