Colour Me Blind Exhibition
“Colour Me Blind” is the Blind Elephant’s very own no-nonsense, no mindfulness-malarkey adult colouring book, produced with sugar, spice and lots of things that are just not nice! The book is a collection of illustrations from 13 of The Blind Elephants on the themes Nature vs Manmade, and of course, there are a few elephants in there too. You can clearly see the diversity of styles and ideas in this colouring book, as every member in the group conjures up wildly different work with the same theme in mind. The Blind Elephants believe this highlights the individuality of each member’s imagination in a creative and interesting way. Collaborating as a collective since 2009, in this project, the Elephants invite you to collaborate with them by adding colour and life to their creations.
The exhibition is in celebration and promotion of the book and will comprise of larger framed coloured in images from the book, finished in various media by the artists on display for inspiration. Live colouring in and refreshments on the opening evening , (and possibly hosting more colouring in evenings during the duration of the show)
About the Blind Elephant Illustration Collective
In 2009, nine freelance illustrators joined forces to create the Blind Elephant Illustration Collective. Since then, its membership has doubled to accommodate some of the best of Irish and international illustrators. The purpose of the BEIC is multifold – sharing a commitment to create new and interesting illustration challenges, developing personal projects, and igniting exciting collaborations between the members.
The Blind Elephants have curated numerous exhibitions and collaborations in various venues around Dublin, including The Icon Factory, UNESCO Icon Walk in Temple Bar, The Little Green Gallery, Filmbase, Farmleigh, The Lighthouse Cinema, Jam Art Factory, The Mill Theatre, Dundrum, and in the Cultúrlann, Belfast. The Elephants also exhibit regularly at the Bernard Shaw, Dublin, as well fundraising for worthwhile charities such as Barretstown and the Peter McVerry Trust.