Archive for June, 2008

thisisnotapicnic with the FOG

Join us to celebrate the end of the Margenes Festival, the journey of the Fog through Dublin and also… Aideen Darcy’s Birthday!

The Fog in Phoenix Park Dublin

Due to terrible weather conditions thisisnotapicnic with The Fog by Marta Fernandez Calvo will NOT take place in Pheonix Park- instead we will have our picnic at:

thisisnotashop gallery
Wednesday 25th June, 6pm-9pm
Bring Picnic Food, Music, and Drink

Images from the Fog’s journey around Dublin will be projected and there will be lots of fun food music art birthday picnic party for all!


The Fog is coming…

19th-25th June

Marta Fernández Calvo

Opening and Fog Presentation:
Wednesday 18th June, 7pm

Gallery Open 12pm-2pm daily, Fog will travel around Dublin- different location daily- see details below

Special thisisnotapicnic Picnic Event on Wed June 25th featuring food, live music, and the Fog of course…. at thisisnotashop gallery 6-9pm

Fog Schedule (will be continually updated with additional locations):

Thursday 19 June: Ulrike Klein – Phoenix Park (Beside Robert Emmet statue) – 5-7pm
Friday 20 June: Victor Beckett – Portobello Road/Grand Canal – 12-3pm
Saturday 21 June: Anne-Marie Kilfeather – The Band Stand in Phoenix Park – 2-4pm

Sunday 22 June:Nora Duggan- Dollymount Strand (at the beach)- 1-5pm

Monday 23 June – Donal Foreman – 4 Bayview Avenue, North Strand, Dublin 3 – 2-5pm
Tuesday 24 June: Seoidin O’Sullivan – Dolphins Barn Community Garden (South Circular Road) –
Wednesday 25 June: Jessamyn Fiore – Phoenix Park is CANCELLED – instead thisisnotashop gallery hosts thisisnotapicnic in the gallery showing images of the Fog’s journey through Dublin, 6pm-9pm

Fog is a participatory artistic intervention work intended to be developed in the landscape. The large fog banks that move across the landscape are the actual starting point of this project. The artist, Marta Fernández Calvo, has created a “portable fog kit” from different photographs of fog taken in Dolomitas (Italy). The “kit” will be presented to Dublin inhabitants at a meeting and presentation on the 18th of June at Thisisnotashop, in which people will be invited to book Fog for its installation during one day in whatever public space they require (btw June 19-25). All request forms to install Fog in the city will be used by the artist to construct a calendar containing the dates and locations of Fog in Dublin. This process will be shown daily in the gallery, which will become a documentation base of accumulative work generated by Fog.
Fog functions according to the temporal availability of the audience, and, as real fog, moves in the landscape, appearing and disappearing eventually. This work, therefore, will be shown exclusively if required directly by Dublin inhabitants.

To book FOG contact Esperanza at or call 0872768794

Márgenes: Experimento y Praxis

Jun 12 to 25

Márgenes: Experimento y Praxis is a month of Spanish contemporary avant-garde art featuring a series of talks, experimental film screenings, multiple sound-screen environments, expanded cinema events, and interventions in the public space. Starting on June 12, Márgenes will take place at the National Gallery of Ireland, Thisisnotashop gallery, and different public locations in the city of Dublin.

Please Visit Margenes Spanish Month Page for full listings and details