Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pen Pal Pairs? I don't get it?

First things first, I think we should clear up any confusion for people about the title of the show. No it was not a misprint we refused to admit to and no we are not dyslexic and yes we understand the difference between pairs and pears. We simply wanted to have a play on words for the show. We could have called the show 'Pen Pal Pairs', which was the obvious first choice but we thought that was just too obvious and dull. We are aware that it is impossible for pears to have pen pals as they have no hands therefore not able to write a letter. We did not mean to offend any pears by this and we assure you that we at the Little Ghost Gallery support the pear community whole heartily. 
The ridiculous name of the upcoming group show has in way become an infectious little annoyance to people. We at the gallery love this. The reason for this is so you don't forget it and either apply with work and join in the fun and frolics or come and support the artists who do take part. Either way the Pears are coming to get ya. 

Now to make another little confusion clear the show has nothing to do with pears at all. So please don't think that the work on the walls will be selections of pears and nice watercolours of fruit baskets and still lives because the day that happens at the Little Ghost is the day we douse the place in gasoline and strike a match to it. Don't get me wrong or anything I don't mind a good still life I just think they are STD's of art galleries. 
So to sum it all up the word 'pears' in the title is a play on the word Pairs as in two of something and the show itself is not going to be about the fruit that is the pear. Its exactly like apple computers...they may have an apple on the front but they taste absolutely nothing like real apples. 

We are looking for all artists out there to apply to be apart of what will be a big show in June. The show is all about creating a piece of work with someone you have never met, using the Post. The first time you meet your creative partner is on the opening night of the show and here friendships will blossom and hopefully creative partnerships will be created. If you are a visual artist, a writer, a musician, an actor, a poet, a photographer or even a baker get involved and just send us some examples of your most recent work to littleghostgallery@gmail.com 


Spread the Word and be apart of something special! 

Monday, April 5, 2010


Well done to Mr Phil Evans who exhibited in the Little Ghost Gallery last week, we just found out that some of his previous work has been snapped up by the Waterford City municipal collection where he will be hanging out with renowned irish artists Jack B Yeats and Louis Le Brocquy. 

Phil's exhibition was a great success and we're recieving so much positive feedback from the show, it can only mean good things on the way for Phil. Anyone who didnt make the show can check out the pics online here  Feel free to drop us a mail if your interested in any of the work, thats if its left!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Pen Pal Pears Group Show - UPDATED Details and Brief

Pen Pal Pears – Group Show

The time has come for the Little Ghosts second big group show and we want you all to get involved. This is for all the creative's who want to dedicate themselves to new art and new friendships. 

Just so we can clear things up before you read on and think we are all about the typo's, The show is about artists working in pairs but we are calling the artists pears as in the fruit just for a play on words. Oh how bloody arty of us you must think, well yes, yes we are bloody arty and proud of our stupidity. 

Artists are selected and paired off to create a unique piece together. The catch is the artists only meet for the first time on the opening night of the show. The gallery brings two artists who may not know each other and have them create a piece together by using the Post. Their relationship is completely formed through the art piece they build together and without ever speaking or seeing one another meet for the first time at the grand opening.

Dear Artists, creative's and makers of all things,

The Little Ghost Gallery invites you to submit a piece of work to our second group show exhibition entitled “Pen-Pal Pears”. We ask you to create a piece of art, with a “Pen-Pal Pear” partner whom we will select at random for you. This person may turn out to be the love of your life, your arched enemy, or your future artistic partner.  They may live around the corner from you behind the shops, or in a busy city that never sleeps on the far side of the world. The rule is, you are not allowed to meet in person and you should communicate by using post or email if you must! You may create anything your hearts desire.

We encourage artists who are accepted for this show to really go by the brief and to work on pieces using the postal system and never to meet before the opening of the show. Going against this just takes the fun and magic away. The work can be as big or as small as need be. The way you create it by never meeting in person is what makes it so interesting and in a sense how you go about using the post is the art piece. 

Here is how to apply...

·        Send the gallery examples of your most recent work along with your contact details, postal address and website if you have one. We are only interested in your most recent projects or personal work. Email JPEG or PDF files to littleghostgallery@gmail.com. The deadline for work to be sent in is FRIDAYDAY 30th of APRIL 2010

·        The successful artist’s names will be placed into a hat. Each artist pair will be chosen at random from the hat . This artists pairs will be posted on The Little Ghost Gallery Blog shortly after. 

·        Each artist will then be given the postal and contact details of their “Pen-Pal Pear”. Both artists will have 4 weeks to collaborate and create a piece for the group show.
·        The work must be delivered to the gallery by Thursday the 27th of May along with the title of the work, medium used, size and price.
·        The show will open on Friday the 4th of June at 8pm.

Artists are responsible for the delivery and collection of their own work. The gallery will not hold or keep artists work after the closing date of Saturday the 12th of June 2010.

The selected artists are asked to give a €20 donation to go towards the cost of the opening night and upkeep of the gallery; we are a non profit independent gallery and your donations are what keep the gallery going.

We can only accept artist applications that have met the brief guidelines.

Good luck and we hope to find you the perfect Pen Pal Pear.

Anne & Mick

00 353 85 1032909

Thursday, April 1, 2010


Id just like to thank Kevin Tunney a mate of Phil Evans who took some really nice photos down in the gallery. I have robbed one of his shots of our new sign outside and used it as our header so thanks Kevin!!! Looks sweeeeet!