Double Exposure project deadline!

February 15th is the last opportunity to get involved with my double exposure photography project! If you are on the waitlist you will be notified of any available positions in the next coming days. Volunteers are very welcome to assist 🙂 You’ll get a FREE copy of the book for assisting, email beltonaine@gmail.com for more information on dates.

Happy Valentines Day! Here’s a double exposure experiment of my partner with a maple leaf 🙂 Excuse the rough scan, I am updating my driver asap.

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Call for participants -Double Exposure photography book

Hello to all my fellow bicycle enthusiasts and art loving friends,

Want to be featured in a book about being a cyclist in Toronto?
I’m looking for participants for my photography book project.

You get a FREE copy of the book. Check out my work in the Double Exposure page on this site. Email me if you have any questions – beltonaine@gmail.com

Thank you,

Aine

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News for 2017!

I am delighted to announce that my project Double Exposure has been selected for Art Starts Microgrants 2017!

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About:

Double Exposure

Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth
Creating a participatory photographic double-exposure project assembled through the eyes of cyclists rediscovering parts of our vibrant city, while defining what sense of belonging, sense of place and sense of self are.

“This micro-grant will enable me to combine art, my passion for cycling and making more connections with communities in Toronto.”

A big thank you to Art Starts, Platform A and bikeSauce for supporting my project.

Click here for more information about Art Starts

Cracked on the Rock – A Mad Pride Zine

In recognition of Mad Pride Day, Andrea White invited artists and writers to unite to submit to a publication dealing with issues about mental health in Canada. My artwork was selected for the front cover of the publication. There is a 2nd Mad Pride Zine open to submissions currently.

The artwork is based on found photographic slides that look like they date from the mid 1970s and are from the English coastline…somewhere. I took the title of the cover literally and created a digital collage that used a pin-up girl on a very rocky beach. The results are below…

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Andrea’s zine has been of interest to the local paper – click here

Working with Wóma aka Arran Poole, Sound Artist

Freelance design for Wóma’s latest release ‘Drán & Ongalnes’ was an unusual way of working for me. I spoke in depth with Wóma’s Arran Poole before begining the project. I wanted to base any of the images I was making with graphite and vellum to be in sync with the drone music that was going to be released. I listened and listened until I felt I was influenced purely by the compositions included on the cassette. The artwork has been created to compliment the celestial, gritty nature of the droning bow chime.

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For more information on Wóma’s now sold out tape please click the link below:

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The Journey to War

I’m delighted and ever so grateful to DAD for inviting me to participate in the ‘Joined up Project’. It is an exciting First World War commemorative project across the Dover District. 12 organisations are participating in this two-year project which ends in April 2016. The Dover Museums and Arts Group (also known as DMAG for short) came together in December 2012 to work on this heritage project utilising the knowledge, resources and experiences of museums and artists alike.

I was commissioned by Dover Arts Development (DAD for short) in July 2014 to work with Dover Transport Museum’s WW1 objects. This partnership with the museum and DAD allowed me to develop a contemporary art project using the museum’s three WW1 objects in their collection. Such objects were a WW1 Sunbeam bicycle, a Pierce-Arrow lorry (used by the British army for transporting supplies and ammunition), and a replica of a Bleriot II celebrating the first flight made across the English Channel. Over a few visits and conversations with the managers and volunteers of Dover Transport Museum, my project ‘The Journey to War’ was solidified. The aim of this partnership and research was to create a ‘resource’ or art object for the public and the museum to have forever in their collection. It was clear that the best resource for the Dover Transport Museum would be a kids’ activity book on the WW1 objects. This combined both my interest in artist books, education and illustration. The outcome was a 48pp a5 full colour book for children ages 7-11. Inside the book, children can find games and guides for reflecting on their visit to these WW1 objects and learn about how important a town Dover was in the war.

About Dover Transport Museum:
Dover Transport Museum houses a collection of vintage transport and transport models of all types, aiming to help preserve the transport heritage of Dover and further afield.

Project link: http://artistsww1.uk

2016 Updates

Howdy y’all it’s been one busy year so far! From mid-August 2015 until has been full on with moving country twice, organised a wedding….getting married, commuting from Ireland to the UK for work bi-weekly, finishing CRG (the research internship) finishing my full time job, writing a kids book for Dover Transport Museum and also the big one moving to CANADA, my new home with my wife 🙂

I will be posting updates of projects documented and new exciting things I’m looking to develop. I’ve been doing a lot of illustration and freelance graphic design. There has been artwork for Wóma’s new tape, so many fun things to work on so you can understand why I’ve not been so active here!

Here’s my update on double exposure photography:

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