Monday, November 26, 2012

Niamh Sharkey Christmas Window

Laureate na n-Og, Niamh Sharkey worked with the children of Griffeen Valley Educate Together this morning to produce more art for the Hodges Figgis Christmas Window.
The event was reported by News2Day on RTE
Niamh will continue working on the backdrop and instalation of the Christmas Window this afternoon.


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Niamh Sharkey to Paint in Christmas Window at Hodges Figgis

After the huge success of PJ Lynch's Christmas Window event last year, Childrens' Laureate Niamh Sharkey will paint the backdrop and design the window at Hodges Figgis for Christmas 2012.
Niamh is at present extrememly busy in her studio at Ardgillan Castle, preparing the backdrop based on an illustration from her book Santasaurus.  It's a mammoth task as the board is 8 ft x 4ft!  On Monday 26th, Niamh will be joined by a group a children from Griffen Valley school in Lucan who will help her decorate lots of stars for the window.
Here are a few photos of Niamh's preparations

This event was arranged by Walker Books and Hodges Figgis with the help of the office of the Childrens' Laureate.