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Small finds a journey into ink
Written, directed, edited and sound by David Begley
Filmed by David Begley and Hanneke van Ryswyk
4:30 minutes

© David Begley 2023

Two paintings by David Begley Terra Nostra and Relict (alder cone ink, oak gall and iron water) are exhibited in Chaos / Order, at dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin 23 June - 03 September. Terra Nostra has been awarded runner-up prize at this exhibition.
See ink paintings


David Begley is an Irish artist, writer and educator. He has exhibited  nationally and internationally since 1996. David works through the mediums of animation, drawing, monotype print, painting, sound, video and forages materials to make and paint with botanical inks. His video documentary The keepers (2023) highlights the importance of gardening combined with visual art for children.




Ink making and painting with David Begley
at Chester Beatty, Dublin

Saturday 12 August, 10am-4pm

To celebrate National Heritage Week, join artist David Begley at Chester Beatty, Dublin, for a day of making and painting with natural ink. David will demonstrate how to gather and prepare materials, how to grind and bind, cook and transform them into unique inks using ancient and contemporary recipes.

€50 per person, materials provided but please bring your own pestle and mortar. Limited to 10 participants, booking required.

Book via Chester Beatty



Keepers of the earth
alder cone, elderberry, oak gall ink, salt on paper
29 x 41cm

© David Begley 2023
Private collection

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