Blog Posts - Dswai

The Timekeeper

Earlier in the year I was commissioned under the Per Cent for Art scheme to create a sculpture for a secondary school in Drogheda Co. Louth. The brief was to create a piece to commemorate the transition of the school from its humble beginnings i...
by Stone Art's Blog on Dec 13, 2015

Dry Stone Canada

Jumping for Joy. Andre Lemieux, John Bland, Sunny Wieler, Ken Curran, Dom Keogh, Doug BellSeptember was a busy month for stone festivals. First we returned to 'The Gathering of Stones' site to put the final arch in place and to make plans for the fin...
by Stone Art's Blog on Dec 1, 2015

The Stone Festival season has begun! Stein und Wein Austria

Well the stone festival season is well and truly upon us. This year I started my festival season with a trip to Austria's largest wine-producing town, Langenlois. The wine however was just a indulgence and not my main reason for traveling here.
by Stone Art's Blog on Jul 4, 2015

The birth of a new Stone Festival in Donegal

Last Thursday I packed my bags and pointed my car north for Donegal. I have been wanting to get to Donegal for some time but for some reason Donegal always seems so far away. But now I had a good excuse to free up some time (as if you need a good rea...
by Stone Art's Blog on Jun 25, 2014

Bloom 2013

Almost a year late, but here is the story of my involvement in Bloom in the Park garden show last year.Tim Austen's Gold winning garden at bloomOutdoor classroom under construction during spring 2013 Picking up icy cold stones in January of 2013...
by Stone Art's Blog on Mar 22, 2014

Feile na gCloch (Festival of Stone) 2013 Inis Oírr Island

So two weekends ago I made my annual retreat to Inis Oirr, the smallest of the three islands that make up the Arran Islands in Galway bay. Although this was only my third year attending Feile na gCloch (Festival of Stone) it feels like I have been co...
by Stone Art's Blog on Oct 1, 2013

The Gathering of Stones in the heart of Ireland

After months of anticipation, stones, masons and dry-stone enthusiasts from the four corners of Ireland as well as the rest of the world came to a head in the center of Ireland.  June 20th 2013 marked the beginning of The Gathering of Stones.Sto...
by Stone Art's Blog on Jul 14, 2013

Miniature stoneworks. Giants amongst pebbles.

'The inner circle' by land artist Jaime FilipeMiniature stoneworks may look like the real deal close up, but they are in fact far more complicated to build and also cannot withstand the same abuse as large scale stonework. In general s...
by Stone Art's Blog on Mar 19, 2013

An invatation to The Gathering of Stones

For the past number of months The Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland in collaboration with The International Stone Foundation have been working hard behind the scenes on creating a big dry stone walling event to join in the nation wide c...
by Stone Art's Blog on Feb 10, 2013

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