Spring cleaning

Signal Arts Centre is a bustling community of artists, and yet the day to day reality of keeping the building in ship shape cannot be ignored. Work rooms get dirty,  storage space is very limited, and large events such as the recent St Patrick’s Day parade leave chaos in their wake. Today I began at the bottom of the staircase and began dusting, hoovering, recycling and trashing my way upwards until I reached the attic. As I passed Claire’s office I told her (Claire is our office commander in chief) that I am already in this frame of mind after months of similar work at home assisting in clearing my wife’s attic studio space of outdated paperwork and years of disorganized correspondence.

I am taking a brief respite at Aidan’s computer, having gathered all the loose scraps of notes together in the hopes that he can decide which to throw away and which have important information. James Nolan and Aidan Lombard head up the digital end of the Signal organisation, managing the website, social media, posters, and the bulletin, a team which I consider myself to have joined by resurrecting this blog. I know that with my own background in digital media I can also fill in any gaps when they are away.

More anon – James Hayes

Learning the ropes

This is my second week here @ Signal and I am starting to find my feet. There is so much going on here! I have known about Signal for many years, being active in the arts community here in Bray, and yet I find myself impressed by the depth of the activity in this small and vibrant arts centre. My plan is to share some of the inner goings on with you dear reader, as I discover them myself. There is more to Signal than a gallery space!

Stay tuned – James Hayes

Back on line!

The Bray Arts Centre blog has been inactive for a while … a few years yikes!! This blog was activated in 2013 but in the thrust and tumble of everyday life it quickly fell by the wayside and was forgotten, poor thing.

In order to reach out to further branches of social media we are firing up the old wordpress.com and giving it another go! Over the coming weeks and months we plan to post information about the goings on here @ Signal.

As a taster here is an image from the current exhibition, which launches on Friday March 31st @ 7pm. The exhibition is titled “Hulks”, it is a selection of paintings by Ian Calder of shipwrecks, and the image below is “Lydia Anne – Bannow Bay”, oil on canvas 90cm x 60cm. Please join us Friday!


Your humble correspondent – James Hayes

Its hot up in the attic!

Well the attic has never been so busy! The media hub for Signal is now sitting four!  A lot of technical experience is on board now with In-design expert Linde, Video Maestro John, Illustrator and Photoshop Wiz Derek and Multimedia Dynamo Declan. The A- Team are now in full force…

Welcome to Signal Arts Centre’s new blog!

Hi Folks! Welcome to our new blog, here we are going to keep you up to date weekly about Signal goings ons from classes and exhibitions to what Claire had for lunch on Tuesday!

A great way to stay in touch with you favorite gallery! Signal… The Art Beat Of Bray…