Studio Nugno

It’s predicted that by 2020, 50% of the US workforce will consist of freelance and self-employed workers and with 85,000 Irish creatives said to be working for themselves, Ireland is certainly set to take a similar path. But what is attracting Ireland’s creatives to pursue a career with such precarious prospects? Eleonora Bigi and her…

Bright Futures

The Graduates   CONOR FORAN     Conor is a Visual Communication graduate from NCAD, he is the co-founder of BARE Magazine and was recently awarded the illustrious Vincent Steer Award by the International Society of Typographic Designers. He based his recent final year project on his personal experience with a stutter.      …

Turf Collective

  Turf are a female-led art and design collective hailing from Ireland, who recently launched their debut exhibition TORN in the John Doe Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Their aim is to highlight emerging Irish female artists in the global art community. There are two predominant traits that distinguish Turf from other creative collectives. Turf…

The Collective

Europe’s First Tech-free Retreat The Collective was born from a shared desire to provide mentoring assistance for entrepreneurs, innovators, freelancers, creatives and start-ups. Spanning over four days in the forested hills of Collserola, Barcelona, The Collective will encourage attendees to harness their creative potential by attending four jam-packed days of inspiring talks by industry professionals. Collaborative Over the…

Bare

Three soon-to-be graduates Deirdre Rawle, Conor Foran and Lucas Garvey, launched the second edition of Bare “An NCAD-based magazine, that exposes and promotes the work of art and design students while believing that process can be more exciting than the finished piece”. The students juggled planning, funding and creation of Bare during the final semester of college, wedged between…

Art in the Age of Anxiety

Above the Fold interviewed Eve Woods, whose latest exhibition Smile was built as a response to fear, anxiety and reoccurring nightmares   Smile took place in Pallas Projects from 26-29 April 2017. Dublin based visual Artist Eve Woods spent a year channelling trivial night terrors into content for her latest show. It’s evident that Eve toyed with the viewers perspective of a…

Alan Bennett

Above the Fold interviewed Alan Bennett – the brains behind HeadStuff media – ahead of his talk at Above the Fold Creative Conference 2017.   How, and when, did HeadStuff begin? I started the website in February 2014 because all my friends were doing something else one night and I was alone. The original idea…

Jette Virdi

  Above the Fold interviewed – Food Stylist and Creative Entrepreneur – Jette Virdi, ahead of her talk at Above the Fold Creative Conference 2017. How did you enter into a career as a food stylist? I became a food stylist in a very random but organic way! I was at Ballymaloe Cookery School and…