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'Finding form' monotype © David Begley 2016. See monotypes by David Begley here

 

 

ONE DAY EXHIBITION: GREAT BABY SHOWER ART SALE JUNE 19
David Begley and Hanneke van Ryswyk will exhibit works in drawing, painting, printmaking, and animation at their home studio on Sunday June 19 for one day only from 9.30am - 6pm. As this is a special exhibition to raise funds for the coming of the couple's first baby in September 2016, Hanneke and David will offer reduced prices on their work for the day of the show. The show will include new and old works along with works never shown before. Alongside paintings and drawings, David will also be exhibiting new work in monotype. To receive an invitation / information or to arrange a preview please contact David at 0871227310 or Hanneke at 0871492692. Email davidbeg@gmail.com or hannekevanryswyk@gmail.com
NEXT UPDATE HERE 28 MAY 2016

JUNE WORKSHOPS WITH DAVID BEGLEY
David is currently taking bookings for new students for small groups and one to one tutorials in drawing and painting. Practical lessons for beginners and advanced in a friendly, enthusiastic atmosphere beside the beach in Blackwater, Co Wexford.
To book your lesson contact David at davidbeg@gmail.com or Tel 0871227310

BREATHE SCREENING BY SHOW ME THE ANIMATION
Breathe [2014] a charcoal animation by David Begley will be screened in Bristol, UK on June 13 by Show me the animation.


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DAVID BEGLEY

Irish artist and writer, born Dublin 1972. David Begley is an artist based in County Wexford currently working in the mediums of drawing, charcoal animation, printmaking, painting and sound. David makes his charcoal from driftwood collected at beaches in Ireland and Wales. Drawings for his animations are made on a single sheet of paper, thus in the process of making his films, drawings are destroyed or become part of a new composition, so that all that remains at the end of each animation or ‘scene’ is a singular drawing. Throughout his animated films, nothing is permanent and all things transform. These are meditative works which speak of birth, life, death and rebirth and its ever moving cycle.

In 2015 David’s animations and drawings were presented at Cinema Club, New York, Animfest 2015, Greece, Drawing 2015, Oriel Myrddin, Wales, Homeland, Damer House Gallery, Eigse Open, VISUAL, Carlow, The 185th Annual Exhibition RHA, Dublin and DAS2015, Beanbag Cinema, Belfast. David’s solo exhibition ‘Breathe’ was held at The Linenhall Arts Centre and Wexford Arts Centre. David was awarded The Artists Film Award at In Motion, Stiwdio Maelor, Wales in 2015 and an Artlinks Visual Arts Bursary in 2014. Recent residency awards include The RHA, Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Cill Rialaig. His work can be found in the collections of AXA, The Contemporary Irish Art Society, The EPA, OPW, INTO and Wexford County Council. David is a featured artist at The Drawing Suite.

 

DAVID BEGLEY'S CHARCOAL ANIMATIONS

Throughout his animated films, shimmering figures move between dark and light, haunting flickering worlds of water, breath, forests and fire where nothing is permanent and all things transform. These are meditative works which speak of birth, life, death and rebirth and its ever moving cycle.

David makes his charcoal from driftwood collected at beaches in Ireland and Wales. Before beginning an animation, there is no storyboard, script or narrative. A sheet of paper is stapled to the studio wall and to this a first layer of char is added, rubbed smooth, drawn into, erased, scrubbed and drawn into again until finally an image in the drawing arises. David begins to adjust this image, photographing each image as it evolves. Thousands of adjustments are made in each drawing, creating transformations of light, dark and form which when placed in a timeline appear to move. Photographing this process in daylight and at night causes shifting exposures, which when animated create a flickering light throughout his films. In the process of making the films, drawings are destroyed or become part of a new composition, so that all that remains at the end of each animation or ‘scene’ is a singular drawing. David has recorded the soundtracks for these films by combining elemental sounds of sea, fire, wind and birdsong with piano scores written whilst on residencies at The Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Co Monaghan.

 

BREATHE: DRAWINGS & ANIMATIONS BY DAVID BEGLEY, Wexford Arts Centre, August 04 - September 05 2015

Download artist Anita Groener's opening speech here.

Read John P O'Sullivan's review of 'Breathe' for THE SUNDAY TIMES [March 2015] here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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