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James Joyce Martello Tower Museum

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At the James Joyce Tower Museum, Sandycove, Co Dublin.
Photos: Pat Flynn, www.sailpix.ie

Cllr. Jane Dillon Byrne, childhood friend and local politician. Entrance to the Forty Foot swimming hole.

With Pat Flynn, www.sailpix.ie on the other side of a camera.  Pat is one of the new Volunteers that keep the JJ Tower Museum open all year round at no cost to the visitors.

Photo Pat Flynn 2014.


Love is in the air.

Bloomsday Bathe on the Beach, 2013.

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Preliminary announcement.
Take a look here if you are interested.



Bloomsday Bathe on the BeachFuengirola, Spain. 08:00 AM: Fuengirola, on the beach. Sunday, 16th June, 2013.
SWIM! DIP! PADDLE! Join fellow Joyceans in Fuengirola for a Bloomsday Bathe on the Beach, followed by informal readings from Ulysses by James Joyce in English, Spanish, Swedish, Finnish or any language and a Continental Breakfast. This event will consist a non-intellectual, fun get together providing the opportunity to become fully immersed in – sea water. This event is FREE. You want to eat or drink? – That´s up to you!
07.45: Beach assembly. In front of the Hotel Florida. 08:00: Divest and dive into “the snot green scrotum tightening sea” – heated by the Spanish summer sunshine. 08:30: Readings* lead off by those present followed up by voluntary readings by like-minded female and male participants in their own language wearing varieties of various costumes, hats and beachwear. 09:00- 9:30: Had enough? OK, then lets Swim,…

nuestra España

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nuestra España



An AIA Art Exhibition featuring artworks by Roger Cummiskey and Juan Cruz Plaza based on personal Spanish themes takes place at: Café-academia Picasso Calle Miguel de Unamuno, 5, Fuengirola, 29649. Dirección. 15th January to 20th February 2013. Times: 11.00 – 14.00 and 16.30 – 21.00 h. Mon – Fri.  Closed Sat and Sun Proprietors: Elvira Cañellas Picasso y Tomas Eklund.

Website. nuestra España
Image:  head of Picasso; by Roger Cummiskey watercolour, 50 x 40 cm.
Benalmadena Pueblo by Juan Cruz Plaza Oil.


Poster
http://www.aia-artgroup.com/nuestra-espana.pdf

Fuengirola beach 13/01/2013

Black is Black

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Black is Black


January 7th to February 28th, 2013.
Presented for your pleasure at galeria restaurante LUCIA, Fuengirola, southern Spain, near Malaga City seven black and white original one off charcoal images.

There is a mixture of Abstract, Still life and Portrait interpretations.

The original images are framed under glass but you can purchase reproductions from FAA in various sizes.

Enjoy this unique collection.

Images completed during 2008, 2009, 2010.


Charcoal drawings:

These are a series of seven original drawings that I made over the latter part of 2008 and the early part of 2010. They are mostly of personalities that might be well known including the President of the US, Barack Obama, Irish Playwright Brendan Behan, Nobel Prizewinner Samuel Beckett, writer James Joyce alongside the former Irish Prime Minister, Taoiseach Brian Cowan, an abstract nude and a still life Bottle and Sphere.

All measure 32.5 x 46 cm (12.75 x 18 ins) and they are available framed in a black frame behind …

Pomes Penyeach by James Joyce

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Illustrations below by Roger Cummiskey.©
Poems of James Joyce

Shakespeare and Company, Paris, published Pomes Penyeach, by James Joyce, in 1927.


An American, Sylvia Beach, who was a patron of Joyce, owned this publishing business and bookshop. She was the first publisher of Ulysses in 1922.

Joyce also published 36 short poems entitled Chamber Music.

I have painted a series of James Joyce’s Poems in watercolours using waterproof ink on hand made Indian paper where I have given the paper an aged appearance.
Each painting is given its attributable date of the poems composition.
The image above is the cover of the Faber and Faber edition. There are no illustrations in it.




Tilly
by James Joyce

The thirteenth poem, as in the Baker's dozen, from Pomes Penyeach.

James Joyce wrote 12 poems that he sold for a shilling or twelve pence, hence the penny each. But in order to give good value he slipped in a thirteenth at no extra cost. The title also refers to the tilly of milk for the cat!

The poem, writ…