Park Theatre Exhibition

IMG_5798smlGiven my work on two children’s theatre productions presented by Half Moon over the last 3 years it seems fitting that the current venue for my touring exhibition is also a theatre. Park Theatre in Finsbury park has kindly agreed to host the show for the month of December to coincide with their production of Rapunzel.

The other connection for me is that the pop-up books seem quite theatrical in their own way. Just like stage sets, all is not what it seems, the illusion can be broken by deconstructing the constructions or going behind the scenes.

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The work on show are examples of flat illustrations from the books or those pop-up spreads that can be easily merged.

The artwork is produced using a combination of traditional and digital media. Most start as pen and ink outline drawings which are then scanned and further developed in photoshop where the colour is also added. Because of this, the final artwork exists in digital form only.IMG_5801sml
What you see in the exhibition are signed and numbered archival prints, produced at the London Print Studio on 290gsm A2 Ilford Gallerie Pearl paper in editions of 25 using Epson Ultrachrome pigment inks.

The exhibition runs until 10 January 2016 and can be found in the theatre’s stalls and mezzanine corridors. All the prints are for sale.

Its magic big and small with side panels

 

Pop-up Books at Islington Museum

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I’m very pleased to be exhibiting my work at Islington Museum throughout  the month of May as part of Word2014 Festival.
In conjunction with the exhibition, I’m hugely excited to be running twelve days of workshops with local primary schools including St. Lukes, Clerkenwell Parochial, Samual Rhodes, Vittoria, Tufnell Park, St Joseph’s, Duncombe, St John Evangelist and St John Highbury Vale. This will be followed on 22 May by a celebratory event with the work of the children’s also exhibited in the gallery (all welcome).

islington museum 1  islington museum 2

Two FREE family workshops are taking place on Saturday 3 May and Saturday 17 May. Full details here – http://www.islington.gov.uk/islington/history-heritage/heritage_whatson/wo_events/Pages/default.aspx?extra=9

school pop-up bookThe exhibition is up and running and continues until the end of the month – http://www.islington.gov.uk/islington/history-
heritage/heritage_whatson/wo_exhibition/Pages/default.aspx?extra=9

Exhibition at the Barbican Library

You are invited to
an exhibition of the work
of author, illustrator and paper engineer
John O’Leary
at the Barbican Library foyer
1 November – 27 November 2013

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PRIVATE VIEW
Wed 6 November, 6.15 – 8.30 pm

Look forward to seeing you there!
– refreshments provided –

Opening Hours for the exhibition are:

Mon & Wed – 09.30-17.30 , Tues & Thurs – 09.30 – 19.30
Fri – 09.30 – 14.00, Sat – 09.30 – 16.00
Sun – Closed