Monday, December 14, 2009

old conhuir banger...


backside 180 heelflip deep in the galway docklands...

foto8


foto8 magazine is a thing of beauty - featuring amazing photography/stories/layouts and more. go subscribe and be inspired. these are good people doing great work... heres a spread i did for them a few years back. i remember i had their address on a scrap of paper and i turned up at their office by oxford circus with a box of prints under my arm. they were a bit weirded out by the fact that i had never phoned ahead to arrange a meeting, but the invited me in looked at my prints and ran this article.

heres a link to their website:
http://www.foto8.com/new/

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

sonic youth...

saw sonic youth play dublin last sunday night. what a treat! such an amazing show. no holding back at all just pure stokage. goosebumps from start to finish. this video pretty much changed my life when i first saw it as an eleven year old northside skate rat....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iva_Y9W3hJ0

Monday, December 07, 2009

monstertruck xmas exhibition....


im exhibiting this photograph of pieces of tape in the monstertruck xmas exhibition this coming friday the 11th of december from 6-8pm. i think the show runs until the 22nd...

The Irish Times/Absolut Vodka....






got commissioned by absolut vodka to do a fashion shoot with miss farinella (www.aislingfarinella.com) for the irish times weekend magazine which came out last saturday...

villagers


shot some new stuff a few weeks back with conor o brien (he of the magical band called "villagers") for domino records... amazing man and amazing record label. really enjoyable to work with them both. cant wait to hear the album next year. (http://www.myspace.com/wearevillagers)

Monday, November 30, 2009

oh francis....



myself and aisling farinella did another shoot together last month for the latest issue of super cool dublin magazine by the name of "oh francis". its available in road records, circus and the winding stair. go support printed media and unplug your brain from the internet...

The Wounded Knees....

this coming wednesday along with exhibiting work in london with the bare bones posse ill be helping out with an instilation with the south studios posse (http://southstudiosdublin.com/)at a warm up gig for ATP by the wounded knees, featuring ex members of rollerskate skinny and mercury rev (http://www.myspace.com/wknees). this should be a deadly laugh - upstairs in whealans from 8pm...


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

RTE News...


oh yeah...
meant to post this a few weeks back but better late than never. i was on the 6 o clock news. you can see it here but you need to download real player. huge thanks to philip bromwell from rte who filmed/edited it: a sound fellow if i ever met one!

http://www.rte.ie/news/2009/1103/6news_av.html?2641722,null,230

BARE BONES (london show)



hi there, im in a show in london next week on thursday the 3rd of december as part of the bare bones magazine/collective/gallery/launch/thingy which looks to be an amazing mixed show featuring the talents of niall o'brien (http://niallobrien.co.uk/) and harry malt (http://harrymalt.com/) among others...

more info can be found here: http://neugalleries.com/exhibitions/bare-bones-issue-2/ and here: http://www.quarterlybarebones.blogspot.com/

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Time/Line...












click on this link to view short film by the mild mannered sound fella they call nob about the exhibition...

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

TIME/LINE Exhibition....



‘Time/line’ is an exhibition of documentary photographs about skateboarding in Ireland by Richard Gilligan. Through a mixture of portraiture, action and small everyday moments ‘Time/line’ gives an insight into life as skateboarder in Ireland from the inside out. Shot over the past 14 years, this show is a visual journey of one photographers view of life both on and off his board.

On the opening night there will also be a book launch of a limited edition publication to go with the show.
For €12 own a piece of Irish skate history (only 200 printed).

The exhibition will open Tuesday 3rd of November at PLANE/SITE Gallery on Lad Lane, Dublin 2 at 7pm.
Come along and bring your board if you are over 18 to shred shaggy's new mini-ramp in the gallery space.

TUESDAY 3RD-8TH NOVEMBER
@ PLANE/SITE GALLERY (Laneway across the road from the baggot gap)
LAD LANE DUBLIN 2
ADMISSION: FREE

For more information and directions visit www.richgilligan.com & www.mox.ie

The Irish Times did a cool feature on the show you can check out here also:


http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/magazine/2009/1017/1224256484832.html

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FREEFALL...


Here is a poster I shot currently up all over the Dublin town for the corn exchange theatre company. It's an amazing play now on in project....

http://www.cornexchange.ie

Monday, August 31, 2009

Big up and Grind....




sound fellows and talented basta's "Conor & David" have a fresh new website...
you can check it here: http://conoranddavid.com/

in other hot news jay dords sent this photo of me grinding greystones skatepark a few weekends ago and the other night i watched shane meadows latest film the other day called "somers town" and it's magic.

Monday, August 24, 2009

King of the travellers / Bambi / Pecha Kucha




so since i last put some news up here lots has been happening but here are the 3 stand outs for me as of late. i went to dundalk to photograph the ex bare-knuckle king of the travelers, a lovely fella by the name of dan rooney for an article still very much in the works but with the potential to be a cracker. i was brought along by my old mongrel pal and mayo-man of the year, eoin butler. more details of that day available here: http://www.eoinbutler.com/home/i-went-out-walking/

i also decided i am doing an exhibition in early november consisting of over 14 years of my photography about skateboarding in ireland and whilst up in my folks attic digging out old negs i found this bambi 7 inch. bambi were an amazing dublin punk band who would play in the old pipeline 2 skatepark during parties there. i was only a young gun at the time but i can still remember skating around the park to only the light from a strobe light as they played a sex pistols cover in the hole in the wall.

also ive been asked to present a pecha kucha thing in the sugar club soon also. its this thing where you have 20 seconds to talk about 20 slides so basically its just over 6 and a half minutes of sheer panic and randomness... come along if you are free. they are always really insightful and inspiring.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Handy Man


this photo was taken around this time last year during a hot, amazing week in new york. it was shot in coney island minutes before eating one of the worst hot dogs of my life. this family were shooting the air rifle game when i asked them if i could take their photograph. the dad, miguel handed me his card afterwards and i promised him i would post a print which i still have yet to do but i ordered the print for them today so it should end up with them soon enough hopefully...

Monday, July 20, 2009

The Phonebook...


found this scrap of paper in a box at home ages ago. it's the last remaining piece of a folded up A4 sheet of paper which had my entire list of phone numbers from back in the olden days of life before mobile phones. i managed to hold out until i was living on my own in austrailia in 2001 before i gave in and its all been downhill ever since....

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

True Love.

SLAP photo contest...


S.F based mag SLAP who back in 2001 gave me my first ever break ran a small photo comp last month and i just found out i got the 1st runner up prize - i didnt win but element skateboards are sending me a package all the way from sunny california to the grimey streets of dublin for my efforts. woo haa! the photo is of bruce the ox doing a "schmitzel grind over the killarney channel" with fr. jack getting B.G.P's... heres a link to it:

w a http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1420&Itemid=27

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Fieldwork Mag Interview...


i have small interview here in this cool online mag thing done by good dude phillip kennedy...

http://www.fieldworkmagazine.blogspot.com/

blur



things i like...



thin lizzy 12 inch i picked up years ago in a charity shop in cardif and my old nikon FM2 camera that has been through the wars with me for years now.

Ben & Jerry's Bag...


my mam has this habit of getting words/phrases confused. when she heard that robbie williams had left "take that" she told me that the boy-band called "Ta Ta" had broken up... (so good!) also she knows i like ben & jerry's ice cream so one day after dinner at home years ago she told me that she had bought some of that "tom & jerrys" ice cream that i like. so that leads me to this: a few months back thinkhouse PR company asked me to design a bag for ben and jerry's. i don't know why they asked me but it turned out to be fun doing it.

Sidewalk...



i have a photo of northside rough-neck keith walsh in the new issue of sidewalk mag. he is lip-sliding the conrad hotel rail. i can distinctly remember staring at that rail with rob benson years ago convinced that no one would ever touch it. how wrong we were...

Monday, June 29, 2009

F.T.L.O




I have a photo in this exhibition which opens on thursday. Come one and all.
Just dropped it off to the lads there this morning and its looking banging!


For The Love Of God

Art & Design Exhibition, Opening on 2nd July @ 7pm

Mill Street Studios, Mill Street, Dublin 8

Running dates:

2nd – 16th July 2009

Opening Times:

Weekdays: 12-3pm and 6-8pm // Weekends: 12-6pm

“For The Love Of God” asked creatives from all over Ireland to respond to the brief interpreting “God” in whatever way they saw fit. The responses to this often controversial and ambiguous topic have been as varied and contrasting as would be expected. The pieces range from the literal to the abstract and often the idiosyncratic. It makes for an ecclectic and intriguing body of work that is not to be missed.

“For The Love Of God” will be officially opened by 2009 Institute of Creative Advertising and Design (ICAD) President and creative director extraordinaire David Joyce on 2nd July at 7pm at the Mill Street Studios, Mill Street, Dublin 8.

There will be live music from RuairĂ­ Lynch plus complimentary drinks on the night.

‘For The Love Of’ is a new exhibition of art and design created and organised by graphic designers Ivor Noyek and Shane O’Driscoll. ‘FTLO’ will run twice annually with a new theme each time. This group exhibition will serve as a window to the innovation and freshness of work being produced by Irish artists and designers. ‘FTLO’ will also seek to create a platform on which to bring emerging and professional creatives together.

For more info go to:

www.krop.com/fortheloveof