Thursday, November 8, 2012

TOMS Art of Giving Tour

I was recently invited to customize some TOMS shoes and create a complimenting piece of art for a group exhibition that ran (and just ended) in the Little Green Gallery. Each artist was asked to write a few brief words on what giving means to them. My work had a musical theme, because I think it's one of the greatest gifts one could give/share/absorb/experience! There was also a silent auction for the work on display and all the proceeds went towards Fighting Blindness Ireland
More info here

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Earth Combustion

This is a piece I donated for the SCOOP Art Auction & Exhibition 2012. The show opened on the 26th September and will run until the 14th of October, when the actual auction will take place. "This year, we are raising funds to build our next school in Varanasi, India. It is in fact going to be brand new Educational Village, where the children can live, learn and develop away from life on the streets. It will also be completely self-sustained and environmentally friendly" 30cm x 30cm digital print on nice paper.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summer Lightning Visuals and Mix

These are the visuals I made recently for Temple Bar Gallery's annual fundraiser "Summer Lightning 3". The images I animated were a combination of Copyright free stuff that I dug out online and magazine scans. The 36 minute video was projected onto the bands during the night. I also made an audio mix to compliment the visuals which itself is a spacey journey through soundscapes, electronic sounds and beats including Flying Lotus, Lapalux, Teebs, Kuhn, Lone, Kuedo, Mount Kimbe, Plaid, Sunken Foal, Hunter S Thompson and more. Big thanks to Barry Lynch for technical help when it came to learning the basics in After Effects! Enjoy

Summer lightning by James Kirwan from barry lynch on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Summer Tees

I have some t-shirts for sale online at Bluefingers and This Greedy Pig. 100% combed organic cotton. Screen printed in Ireland with love using solvent free, fish friendly inks. Go get 'em while it's still summer...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Soft Earth

I did this on a cold, rainy day indoors after days of fine, sunny warm weather.

Monday, March 12, 2012


'Watchman' was one of two digital prints I submitted to This OFFSET Space, a show that opened in Little Green Gallery last Saturday 10th of March in conjunction with OFFSET. The other piece was 'Owl Eyes', which I posted here before.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

DesignGoat Docklands Video

Here's a nicely made video by Mark Keogh of the DesignGoat drawing session at the docklands. Check the last post for details yo

DesignGoat - Docklands Warehouse - Jan 21st from Marko Keogh on Vimeo.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Poscas, Wood & Goats

I was asked by the Designgoat duo to do a large-scale drawing as part of a project to transform a Docklands warehouse into a cool internet startup work space. Other talented folk involved in jazzing up the 8x4ft pieces of birch ply to be mounted on the walls of the building were Fatti Burke, Mick Minogue, Shane Kenna and Bluefingers. So, after staring at the blank wood for ages and fueled by pizza, I got stuck in with the poscas and came up with this. View the rest of the pieces created on the Bluefingers blog here

Friday, January 13, 2012

Getting Deeper Into It

My piece for the Monster Truck Christmas show. I forgot to get a photo if it before the show, so that's why I'm only posting it now. Acrylic on wood panel, 40cm x 40cm

Photo by Peter O'Gara

Friday, January 6, 2012

Hanna Hats Illustration

These were out before Christmas but I'm only getting around to posting this now, sorry! This is an illustration I did for Bluefingers who teamed up with Hanna Hats of Donegal, to release this as another limited edition product to add to their ever expanding collection. The silk lining is screenprinted using their fish friendly inks and the hats are available from their online shop in two styles - Vintage and Flatcap. You can find me parading around town, showing off the inner lining, sporting the Flatcap style.

Owl Eyes