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Superstitious Aura - The Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely, Co. Wicklow.

1st June - 27th June 2013

The Courthouse Arts Centre presents Superstitious Aura, a solo exhibition of new work by Irish artist Gráinne Tynan. In this current body of work Tynan analyses Frazerian themes relating to magic, belief, primitivism, and survival. The work is inspired by research of local submissions to the 1938 Schools Folklore Scheme in UCD’s National Folklore Archive. Her engagement with folklore, questions the social meanings of ‘magical’ practices in an age of science, she produces art that probes and problematises the place of shared myths in today’s world. The site-specific installation includes large immersive drawings, along with sculpture and paintings. 


The KRF notebook exhibition continues its tour of Ireland and in March it will be in University of Limerick. 

Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, on Thursday 7th March 
10am -5pm, room T108 in the Tara Building

More info on my submission here.


Fail Better, the first edition of IMPRINT Zine is now available to buy on the website here and Facebook here

The first edition of IMPRINT Zine, Fail Better, explores the theme of failure, a theme that has become a central subject for investigation in recent art due to global economic uncertainties. Fail Better presents representations of impossible artworks, contemplations of failures in the process of art making and responses to fractures in society. 

Fail Better is curated by Gráinne Tynan & Eimear Tynan. Featured artists include: Stephen Blayds, Sarah Bracken, David Dunne, Luke Fogarty, Debbie Guinnane, Helen Horgan, Keith Kavanagh, Deirdre Morrissey, Francis Quinn, Jim Ricks, Kitty Rodgers, Elif Saydam, Socio-Fi, Grainne Tynan, Eimear Tynan and Sarah Usher


Click here for the new website Hunting The Wren documenting Gráinne & Eimear Tynan's visual art project on mumming practices...
Mumming Animation, still, 2012


I recently participated in  KRF 1 Artist Notebook Project. The notebook has been donated to Kildare County Council Arts Service to become part of a permanent touring collection. The notebooks are currently on display in The Riverbank Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co Kildare. The exhibition will tour to Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda, Co Louth in 2013.

My notebook One Day in Dublin plots an imagined stroll around Dublin, catching glimpses into the inhabitants' lives. Click here for the online notebook, or see the ZINE page above for more info.

'...Josephine was developing a taste for the exotic'
 One Day in Dublin (2012)

KRF: 2 Artists Notebook Project 2012 | McKenna Gallery | Riverbank | Newbridge | Co Kildare

Friday October 12th - Friday October 19th | Mon - Fri 10am - 5.30pm | Sat 10am - 1pm


The Way Wiser Collective will be taking part in "Gentrify This!" in the annual Dublin Contemptibles festival. Dublin Contemptibles is a celebration of creativity taking place from Thursday 13th September to Sunday 30th September in Dublin’s Markets Area. It will showcase excellence in creativity and will include exhibitions, street games, outdoor projections and storytelling.