DRAGONGLY BY FRANK HALLINAN-FLOOD REF 70
Frank has been a full time Fine Art painter for the past sixteen years. Prior to that he worked as an award winning Theatre design artist, both in Ireland and internationally.
BY ANDREW O’SHEA – PEOPLE IN STONES SHOULD NOT THROW GLASS HOUSES
Catalogue Ref 133
The Sculpture In Context 2021 exhibition opened to the public today at the Botanic Gardens. As I obtained a catalogue and a map I am now in a position to identify the individual sculptures and the artists.
78 LOWER DORSET STREET – NEGLECTED DOORWAY
The street runs north east from Abbey Street and Bolton Street at Dominick Street junction, north of Parnell Square and Mountjoy Square, and leads into Drumcondra Road at Binn’s Bridge on the Royal Canal.
It makes up part of the most common route from Dublin Airport to the city centre, and the R132 regional road follows Dorset Street for part of its route. It meets the R135 route at the junctions with Blessington Street, location of the Blessington Street Basin, and St. Mary’s Place; other major roads feeding onto this spine street include North Circular Road, Gardiner Street, Eccles Street, North Frederick Street, and Granby Row.
Physically the street rises up from the Liffey valley at its south western end, to its apex at roughly where it meets with Blessington and North Frederick Streets; proceeding north west the street slopes down again on the approach to Binn’s Bridge at the Royal Canal.
Some early Georgian houses are dotted along the street, primarily identifiable by the stone Gibbsian door case entrances, and close to the crossroads with Blessington and North Frederick Streets. Much of the street redeveloped during the Victorian era, with a number of significant buildings built, such as the Gothic style stone-built Dominican priory, designed by J. L. Robinson in 1884–87 at the corner of Dominick Street, while across from it is the red brick Italianette former fire station, designed by C. J. McCarthy and completed in 1903. Much of the street consists of vernacular Victorian terraces, with shops opening straight onto footpaths at ground-floor level. During the latter part of the twentieth century, stretches of the street were again redeveloped by Dublin Corporation for social housing flat complexes near Dominick Street.
PAINT-A-BOX STREET ART ON NORTH KING STREET PAWEL JASINSKI
This utility cabinet was refreshed within the last few weeks but I did not notice it until today and I would not have chosen a 14mm lens to photograph it but that is what I had … according to and old photographer that I know the :best lens is the one that you have with you”.
At one stage it was my intention to photograph every example of paint-a-box streetart in Dublin but I now realise that it is longer possible to do so as they are now so many.
These are the first images that I have processed using my new 27 inch 2020 iMac and I must admit that the machine is amazing.
After about six years I had to replace my 2014 27 inch iMac so about two weeks ago I ordered a maxed-out 2020 iMac but with 8 gigs of RAM rather than any other configuration because Apple charge an an amazing amount for additional RAM. For Example they charge an additional Euro 1229.00 for upgrading from 8GB to 64GB. I managed to purchase an additional 32GB for Euro 150 from Amazon bringing the total to 40GB.
As I am hoping that the unit will last 4 or 5 years I decided to select the
Radeon Pro 5700 XT with 16GB of GDDR6 memory … this was a difficult decision but as I intend to do more video it is most likely that it will earn its keep. I have to give op drinking wine for about six months.
The computer was scheduled to be delivered on the 17th of September but was actually delivered on the first day of the month and that caught me by surprise … I received a text message at 6am informing me that it was out for delivery. It was delivered at about 9:30am.
I can tell you that 8GB of RAM is not enough when using Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.