Monday, September 22, 2014

Galway Pub Scrawl Special Event 013 - Culture Night 2014!

So we went down to hang out with our friends at 091 Labs for Culture Night 2014 to give a small display of what we do in Pub Scrawl while they demo'ed being the labs to the Public! It was tons of fun and a great night, with the guys in the labs running demos of Sugru and various boardgames while we had our Art on the walls of their new venue in Roxboro House on Raleigh Row.

You can find 091 Labs here!

Ger went crazy and made GIGANTIC PRINTS! In the second picture, I added an Oisin for scale. You can see Ger's prints on his blog.

Our side room exhibiton.

James' contribution. It's the scale he worked his pages for an issue of Zarjaz at. In the second pic, I added a Jay for scale. ;)

Another of Ger's massive prints (and one of my favourites).

What a great evening! We love hanging with our friends in 091 Labs. Look for more events in conjunction with them, and come back next Monday for Galway Pub Scrawl #120 - So much for the 5 year plan in our usual venue of McSwiggans!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Galway Pub Scrawl #119 - My 5 year old Pub Scrawl could have painted that.

5 Years, you guys. 5 YEARS! We made it! And now I guess we have to go another 5. And then what? 10 more after that, I suppose. Smart arses. :) What a great night of Art, laughing, cake & finger food down in our favourite friendly bar, McSwiggans! The staff there have been *very* kind to us for all our tenure, and the food laid on tonight was superb.

Check out that finger food! The ribs are fecking gorgeous!

Mary made gorgeous chocolate fudge, that Mo might have found a little *too* appealing. :)

And Jay started the idea of an Art swap/Art take? - some amazing pieces from Jay, Katie, Yolande, Patrick and Ciaran found new homes.

That's it for that 5 years! Come join us at the end of the week for our Culture Night display in 091 labs and/or in two weeks again for Galway Pub Scrawl #120 - So much for the 5 year plan.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Galway Pub Scrawl Special Event 012 - Galway Sketch Cafe (& admin whenever)

We had the pleasure of hosting Joris Burla for the week, but sadly it wasn't a Pub Scrawl week! So we tried something out that I meant to do for a while - a Sketch Cafe! Coffee Scrawl? Coffee & Draw? Anyway, we'll figure it out if we do some more. Here's some photos from the night in the lovely Secret Garden Cafe - their coffee is awesome and their selection of teas is bewilderingly large, in a good way.

Chuck -

Philip Barrett -

Joris Burla -

Donal Fallon -

Gerard Coady -

I'll add the admin Monday-ish stuff onto this post when I have 5 free minutes - my life is really busy with work at the moment! Don't forget next Monday is our 5th Anniversary Party! There will be food & cake & etc!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Galway Pub Scrawl #118 - retaining the ability to be stabbed

More Art & laughing in the Pub!

Joe Neary

Jay Penn

Ruth Campion

Alan Cunningham

Mary Lillis

Gerard Coady

Philip Barrett

James Newell

Patrick Gavin

Donal Fallon

I have work in the morning (there's a refrain you've heard before!) but come back in two weeks time for out FIFTH BIRTHDAY PARTY! Galway Pub Scrawl #119 - My Five Year Old Pub Scrawl could paint that!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Admin errr... Wednesday 27th AUG 2014 (sorry I'm late)

Here's another round of links and updates from your friendly local Pub Scrawl!


Jay has started an Etsy Shop - you can find his stuff here

Our "big sister" group, Drink & Draw Cork turned 5! That means ours is JUST AROUND THE CORNER. Galway Pub Scrawl is getting old, you guys.

What else? Don't forget there's a Dr. Sketchy's coming up on the 6th - Magical Creatures and to go check out a open night at 091 labs! There's bound to be other stuff I'm forgetting, so make sure to come back for updates.


We've linked to Marc Taro Holmes before, but there's been some really good stuff recently - including this handy way to customise your sketching gear inexpensively. :) I'm kind of joking, although it's a good post. His recent series on going direct to Watercolours for his Urban Sketching have been really great - go read them!

I've been dabbling in stoner videos for Artists.

Peter Rush makes his Urban Sketches on the inside of serial packets.

Mary found a "colour your own Mucha" website.

Chuck turned me onto this set of great articles on Medium - starting with This is not a Vermeer

You have to watch The Art vs. Reality series -

There's great stuff about Art on NPR - it usually takes me a while to catch up on them, so here's a great one from February.

But you can easily find good Art when it wins the right kind of awards, like a Hugo or a Chesley.

That's it from us - come back on Monday for another Galway Pub Scrawl #118 - retaining the ability to be stabbed in McSwiggans!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Galway Pub Scrawl #117 - Tom Bombadil steals your children

More Art & fun in the Pub! A small crowd this evening, but it's getting to that doldrums of Summer time where people have bits and pieces to do, so that's okay I guess. :) It was also Jay Penn's birthday. Go over to his blog and wish him the best!

Here's your pictures! -

Come join us in two weeks time in McSwiggans for Galway Pub Scrawl #118! Cripes! And the one after will be our birthday Scrawl! 5 years!