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The Magic Turtles Two Years On

The Magic Turtles Two Years On

A few weeks ago we celebrated the end of the Magic Turtles’ first mentoring programme and announced the start of a second one. The original group was ‘graduating’ and the second was being welcomed into the family and, like in all family gatherings, food and…

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Remedies Against Cabin Fever

Remedies Against Cabin Fever

After many weeks of solitary work spent in the peaceful and productive surroundings of my studio I decided that I was becoming too cocooned, that I wasn’t mixing enough with people and most of all that I was liking my own company too much. This…

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CREATIVITY, THE BLACK CATHOLICS AND ME

CREATIVITY, THE BLACK CATHOLICS AND ME

Interview with John Sutton. John what do you do? I work mostly with three creative people Charlie O’Neill – copywriter and my co-owner in Persuasion Republic, Roddy Doyle – creative writer and Jole Bortoli – visual artist, Art to Heart’s Director and my wife. I…

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UNDERCOVER GUIDES

UNDERCOVER GUIDES

I was standing at the crossroad of the Four Fountains in Rome taking pictures before heading down the road to visit the next baroque church when a voice addressed me “Signora!”. I lowered my camera and turned around to see a middle-aged, impeccably dressed man, standing…

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THE MAGIC MOUNTAINS

THE MAGIC MOUNTAINS

ON THE ADVANTAGES OF KEEPING ON OPEN MODE. A dear friend gave me for Christmas a children book titled Journey by Aaron Becker. It is a wordless story, exquisitely illustrated, of ‘a lonely girl who draws a magic door on her bedroom wall and through…

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Are Art Competitions Good for Children?

Are Art Competitions Good for Children?

During an art workshop I observe a boy who is very seriously engaged in his artwork while his mother is telling me how much her son loves art. She says he spends a lot of his free time drawing and painting, that he also takes…

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THE RETURN

THE RETURN

  I don’t know how I let it happen but it did. One moment I was happily painting away, enjoying my life as an art student, effortlessly being creative and looking forward to a fulfilling career and next, after just a few years of working,…

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In The Land of Volcanoes

In The Land of Volcanoes

I made it. I survived the volcano, the flying flies invasion, the hard climbs and the storm but I came back happy and fulfilled. I have been planning this trip for years now, constantly postponing it for a variety of reasons but in the end…

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Our Mother Tongue

Our Mother Tongue

May 1985 – I had been in Ireland for over two months and decided that I liked the country well enough to stay for good. I also thought that I could have a go at my job as a graphic designer/photographer so I ventured one…

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Up The Poles!

Up The Poles!

I was up at all hours last night (I didn’t go to bed until 11pm!) because I was busy preparing some visual material for tomorrow’s Circus Poster Design workshops in the Ark. I always spend a good bit of time researching, trying out the material…

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