PROJECT ART


Since October 2011 Chapter One has been running an exciting initiative to promote the work of young and emerging artists in Ireland and, over the course of a decade, to build a collection for display in the restaurant.  Everywhere you look here, there is art.

Inspired by a love of art and a passion for food, Ross Lewis created ProjectArt @ Chapter One as a collaborative expression of the creative connectivity between art, food and the restaurant’s customers. Each commission, launched biannually, will coincide with the Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer seasons and the recurring theme will be the interpretation of the connection between food and art.

Every six months the nominated artist’s brief will be to create a piece, using any media which can be expressed as abstract or realism, to grace the cover of the restaurant’s menu, while the original work will be displayed in the restaurant. These menu covers are available for purchase in the restaurant. There will also be a number of limited-edition prints available to patrons.

There are many parallels between food and art; both require a flair and passion for creative thinking and delivery of something that is visually appealing and engaging.

Chapter One is very fortunate to be surrounded by artistic talent in Ireland and to have the input of a wide variety of people including artists Fergus Martin (Aosdana) and Patrick T. Murphy (RHA). Ross and his team are appreciative of their guidance, expertise and help when selecting artists.

 

Project Art @ Chapter One
“Running in Pairs”
Magnhild Opdol

The first commmisioned piece is created by Irish based Norwegian artist Magnhild Opdol. The piece is a pencil drawing of two hares. “The work for Chapter One was inspired by Autumn and the hunting season”

 

Project Art @ Chapter One
“Hold, 2009 – 2012”
Damien Flood

“When I think of spring I picture notions of rebirth – plants, animals and humans coming to life after a long winter. With this in mind, I wanted to give a previous painting a new lease of life. I was delighted to be able to bring Hold to a triumphant conclusion for this project with Chapter One”

 

Project Art @ Chapter One
Stephanie Rowe

“When I was thinking about the painting I would make for Chapter One, several ideas came to mind. Firstly, I became interested in the notion of story. There are stories behind the ingredients, and also behind the people who eat in the restaurant, who work in the restaurant. There is also the wider story of the relationship between humans and food, quite practically it sustains us, but also, it connects us with our environment and with others. I wanted the imagery in the painting to be familiar, as opposed to foreign or exotic.”

 

Project Art @ Chapter One
Katie Holten
The Shape of Time (spud)

Motivated by social, cultural and environmental circumstances such as financialisation of Nature, Katie makes drawings, sculptures, installations & emphemeral actions that function as poetic alterations to the everday. At the root of her practice is a curiosity with life’s systems- organic and man made- and the inextricable relationship between man and the natural world in the age of the Anthropocene.