Each artist was given a large 2 meter squared wooden board to paint on between 6pm and 10pm live to the public. As it was an indoors event there were no live sprays, artists could use stencils and anything else they wanted to create an amazing piece in four hours.
The Chocolate Factory is a large renovated warehouse that is being used as a creative space. The ground floor will be transformed on the day into a live painting area, music stage, retail area and food stalls.
This charity event was being raising money for Temple Street children's hospital.
Artists also brought specially selected paintings and prints and stickers and stuff to sell at the stall, manned by the organizers minions while the artists painted.
There was live music, food and cupcakes.
I had a really awesome time doing the live paint, I came only with my brushes and no idea what to paint, so I just made it up as I went along, starting with a sketch in charcoal I mapped out the design and worked it up with black paint finally adding colour and going back over the outlines. I found this kind of work really fun and expressive, I knew and was very aware that I had 4 hours to do the whole thing so with this I didn't worry too much about being too neat and if the paint dripped I didn't mind so much and let the drips become part of the paintings character. I really enjoyed this kind of painting and feel it has given me a new working energy and loosened me up a bit. Super Yay!!
Here is a little Video by Alexa from Dublin's White Lady Art of the Event:
White Lady Art: Graff House 1 from White Lady Art Gallery on Vimeo.
White Lady Art and Tzolkin Street presented a day of music and live painting at The Chocolate Factory, Dublin, in June 2013.