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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sheila is a realist, figurative painter mostly working in the medium of oil on canvas.
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.
I have been a practicing visual artist for a number of years now. I began my creative professional life as musician and then as an actor, which has been the main focus of my career for over thirty five years, working in theatre, television and on film.
Howdy, I’m a visual artist! Through my work I try to shine a spotlight on the intimate personal/ shared rituals people hold, in an effort to visualise emotional states and empathy. Put more briefly, my work chips away at, ‘the self’. The Horror film genre is one of my greatest influences and contributes hugely to my attempt to cultivate an absurd, ominous atmosphere within my work. My creative process typically begins in research – I feel compelled to catalogue things I read, listen to and observe on a daily basis and enjoy considering ideas tangentially in order to create links between them. From there I can start to write, create and test my own ideas through photography, film, painting, etc.
I work directly from nature and the environment around us. My work is informed by a sense of place and the temporality of nature.
I am interested in creating new satirical and socially engaged works in the field of musical theatre and music-based theatre.