This week I will be mostly… 8 bit.

The Good Hatchery
The Good Hatchery

This week, I have not decided if I will partake in the Thursday options, which include Mark Hamilton at FOUR, a DIT student photography show at The Joinery and a show in the Crow Gallery entitled ‘The Operation Was Successful But The Patient Died’. I could go to FOUR and the Joinery on my way home, so I’ll see how it goes. I’m also debating joining in the fun at the NCAD end of year ball, which is a retro computer game theme this year. I expect some brilliant costumes as always, but of course, I have not made one. I might also do absolutely nothing, which wouldn’t be a bad idea. I’m working on a couple of other things at the moment, but more on that another time.

Regardless of tonight’s developments, a fine option for anybody shuffling out of the workplace tomorrow evening is to pop along to Monster Truck on Francis Street to see the latest collaborative exhibition by The Good Hatchery. The Good Hatchery is actually a place. A building near Daingean, Co. Offaly which has been operating as an artist-run studio and residency initiative for nearly two years now. Carl Giffney & Ruth Lyons live and work there and handle all the running of the Hatchery.

‘Iridescence A’ is a collaborative show by Ruth and Carl, following on from their joint effort for the launch of IMOCA in March, entitled ‘The Solution’. This time the pair are apparently dealing with the industrial constructions that support our information age, taking in illumination, globalisation and the ultra-ordinary. The opening is 7pm this Friday 22nd May and the show continues until the 2nd June.

Photos of the IMOCA launch show are here and photos from a trip to The Good Hatchery last year are just below if you’d like to see what the place is like.

The Good Hatchery
The Good Hatchery
The Good Hatchery
The Good Hatchery
The Good Hatchery
The Good Hatchery
The Good Hatchery
The Good Hatchery
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