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Parker Hill Studios
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Parker Hill Studios

The eleven studios of MART Parker Hill Gallery & Studios are located right in the heart of Rathmines, just around the corner from our HQ in the Old Fire Station.

About the studios

The Building

This former office space is subdivided into a number of individual and shared spaces by bespoke wooden walls. A comfortable and quiet space, these studios are home to a number of artists. The space includes a cosy kitchen and social area, and with only a small number of studio members it serves as a tidy, tranquil working environment.

Location

Located close to a range of cafes (Farmer Brown’s, 250 Square, Grove Road Cafe, Pot Bellied Pig, Starbucks), bars (Blackbird, The Bowery, Slattery’s, Mother Reilly’s), restaurants (Manifesto, Hey Donna, Umi), banks (Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB, AIB), shops (Artmines art supplies, Fallon & Byrne) and amenities (library, gym, swimming pool). A few minutes walk from the Grand Canal & Portobello Harbour, a beautifully scenic stretch of the city that becomes a buzzing social hub in summer months.

Transport

Parker Hill Studios are situated on Rathmines Main Street with bus routes 14, 15, 65, 83, 140, 142. Five minutes from Charlemont Luas stop. Twenty minutes walk from Dublin City Centre.

Location

Members

Director

Matthew Nevin

Photography

Aerial

Graphic Designer / Illustrator

Fintan Wall

Design

Jennifer Kiernan

Milliner

Margaretta Walczak

Visual Artist

Sheila Flaherty

Graphic Designer

Laura Seed

Visual Artist, Photographer

Paul McCarthy

Designer

Hanna Novak

Event Design

H&G Creations LTD

Director

Matthew Nevin

Matthew Nevin is an Artist, Curator, and Co-Director of The MART Gallery & Studios Dublin and CIACLA – The Contemporary Irish Art Center Los Angeles. As a cultural producer he is devoted to providing artists with the support, guidance and resources they need to create and display art. His aim is to generate experiences that inspire curiosity while challenging perceptions and promoting the arts.

Through MART he supports over 150 studio members across eight buildings in Ireland’s largest studio network. Matthew works closely with artists at all stages of their career and has curated over 60 exhibitions in Ireland, UK, Central Europe, USA and Japan, leading projects on national, European and international projects for MART, CIACLA, PQ, IrelandWeek, EUCIA and Imagine Ireland.

Matthew is a passionate advocate for the arts, with a keen interest in sculpture, installation, experimental film and performance art. Through his own artwork, such as ‘The Core Project’, he looks to create conversation and dialogue about key world issues, directly connecting the audience with a relatable narrative. He has a particular interest in the creation of spaces and projects that break down barriers and maintain an inclusive ethos.

Matthew completed a Degree in Film & TV and Scenography from University of Wales Aberystwyth and a Masters in Art in the Contemporary World from National College of Art & Design Dublin. He also works as a Film & Television Art Director and Designer in the UK, Ireland and the US and has previously worked for the BBC, MTV, RTE, TG4, Element Pictures and ITV.

Matthew has secured funding from Culture Ireland, Arts Council of Ireland, Kildare, Galway & Dublin City Councils, Visual Artists Ireland, IFA Germany, Alliance Francaise, David Manley Awards, JEC Fund, Dept of Foreign Affairs Ireland, Creative Ireland and received a commission from Ralph Lauren.

Photography

Aerial

Aerial.ie is Ireland’s leading drone company. We specialize in large outdoor events and risk accessed flights in sensitive locations. Such is Aerial’s reputation we were asked by Dublin Airport to conducted the first (and so far only) legal drone flight at Dublin Airport. This happened with approval from all stakeholders. Dublin’s main runway was active throughout Aerial operation.

Aerial.ie was founded in 2014 by photographers Rob O’Connor of Rocshot Photography and Tony Kinlan of Kinlan Photography. They wanted to bring their 25 years of commercial photography experience to the skies. With clients ranging from SME’s to PLC’s, including Citi Bank, JP Morgan, Novartis, Diageo, Bacardí and Universal Pictures.

Graphic Designer / Illustrator

Fintan Wall

Fintan is a graphic designer specialising mainly in print, but with a bit of web thrown in. Sometimes he creates posters, flyers, brochures, greeting cards, logos, websites, in fact, anything that involves making things look good for good people. Over the last 10 years he’s been doing this, he’s worked for some great people at home and abroad, including Children’s Books Ireland, Digicel BVI, Aiken Promotions, Epic The Irish Emigration Museum LG Electronics and Entertainment Architects and is now a graphic design gun-for-hire.

Design

Jennifer Kiernan

Scribble & Stone is a contemporary fine and fashion jewellery label by Irish designer Jenny Kiernan. The name signifies the fact that every design begins with a drawing, a “scribble” and the “stone” refers to gemstones which are an important component in many of our pieces.

We love mixing lots of different materials so with this range you’ll find leather, metal (both precious and plated), gemstones, Italian cut glass, rubber and even laser cut perspex! Contrast is a key theme seen by mixing shiny against matte textures or soft drapey textiles with hard geometric lines.

We work with a network of high quality suppliers both in Ireland and abroad who manufacture the components used in the range. We then finish the pieces by hand in our Dublin Design studio which ensures we have complete control over the quality of our products. Generally speaking we have two ongoing collections at Scribble & Stone. The first is ‘S&S Minimals’ which is a beautiful delicate collection in durable precious metals. These pieces are classic designs which will have longevity – designed for everyday wear and will last years. They are based around simple geometric shapes and architectural forms and designed to be layered and stacked. Then we have the more fashion ‘S&S Statement’ collection which includes interesting materials such as laser-cut perspex, fringing, diamante and leather and are more experimental and fashion-forward in nature. Scribble & Stone products can be purchased from Select stockists nationwide.

Milliner

Margaretta Walczak

Margahatta Artistic Creations by Margaretta Walczak. I am a milliner who loves to create artistic head pieces. As a creative person who loves to work with my hands. Each piece I design is made lovingly by hand using quality materials which are hand sewn by me. Choose from a selection of ready to wear pieces or contacted me to have a bespoke piece made to a specification.

Visual Artist

Sheila Flaherty

Sheila believes in the transformative power of art. Working primarily in oils her new collection “Shine” explores themes of reflection and transparency.

Graphic Designer

Laura Seed

I am a multi-disciplinary creative that focuses on graphic design, workshops and traditional / digital illustration. I have been self employed for the past 3 years and my niche is in brand identity in the spiritual realm working primarily with small independent businesses locally.

Visual Artist, Photographer

Paul McCarthy

Paul is a photographer working from the Mart Studios in Rathmines, Dublin. He works on personal projects, editorials and on commissions. His work crosses all genres of photography from still life and architecture to portraits.

Designer

Hanna Novak

I’m Hanna and I’m a student at The Lir Academy. I am studying technical theatre which includes stage management, lighting, sound, set design, set construction, costume design etc. I make clothes and crafts from scratch and sell them online which is mostly what I am doing in my studio as well as commissions. I work with acrylics, fabrics and wool most commonly. I have a big interest in all art forms and am hoping to continue to work in the arts industry in the theatre scene for the rest of my life if I can:)

Event Design

H&G Creations LTD

At H&G we believe that the human experience is a powerful thing, from concept creation to production and

attention to astonishing detail, we excel at transforming spaces and building unique experiences from the ground up. Our creative team has extensive experience in innovative conceptual design, visual communication, curation, styling, interiors, wedding planning, event planning & customer service. Every individual is unique, through our attentive consultations and research processes we work closely with our clients to convey and achieve their objectives in a meaningful way. Get in touch and let us help you bring your vision to life….