Alanagh Clegg

Alanagh Clegg is a Textile designer whose thoughtfully considered graduate exhibition highlighted the importance of ethically made and sustainable materials. Inspired by a family business of hand crafting, her work explores traditions of techniques that have been passed down through generations. 1. When did you start incorporating sustainability into your design practice?  Four Threads came to…

June

We are huge event enthusiasts at Above the Fold, whether it’s one of our own or someone else’s. As it can be challenging finding decent event resources in Ireland, especially for the creatively inclined, we decided to share our two cents by curating a monthly event guide. The Monthly Edition will feature a sample of…

Vote for Women

As we approach a landmark moment in Irish history, the creatives of Ireland are wielding their talents as a form of political expression. Not only is 2018 significant as the year that the people of Ireland will vote on the Referendum to Repeal the Eight Amendment, but it also marks the centenary that Irish women…

Opportunity or exploitation?

An internship is something that is ambiguous and difficult to define. It sits between part-time college-job and entry-level career, it hovers with uncertainty between university and employability, and although it serves an invaluable function, its application is somewhat slippery. For many with an arts background, knowledge and experience gained can be perceived as theoretical, and…

IWD 2018

This Thursday, International Women’s Day 2018 takes place globally assembling a platform for dialogue, debate and ambition towards a more equal future. The theme; Press for Progress, encourages women to join forces, push forward and take action to support and accelerate gender parity. 2018 has been a particularly exciting year for women; we celebrate the centenary…

Emergence

Dara Finneran is a self-taught artist based in Galway City. His artistic practice draws knowledge and inspiration from his studies in Biomedical Engineering from the National University of Galway.    “Everywhere it is machines… real ones, not figurative ones: machines driving other machines, machines being driven by other machines, with all the necessary couplings and connections.”…

Show Some Heart

Boys & Girls’ latest ad campaign asks people to “Show Some Heart” in the fight against Cardiovascular Disease   Cardiovascular Disease is Ireland’s leading killer, affecting at least one in three people at some point in their lives. Though most cardiovascular diseases can be prevented by identifying behavioural risks such as smoking, unhealthy diet and…

Steve McCarthy

Steve McCarthy is a Dublin based illustrator, animator and all around nice guy. Having grown up amongst a family of film-makers, Steve is a story teller who brings narrative to life through the medium of illustration.     1. Can you describe your creative process in three words? Hubris, Panic, Kismet.   2. If you weren’t an…