1. Release 220 x 320 x 4mm, acrylic paint and pencil on plywood, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork 2. Template 120 x 300 x 4mm, acrylic on found plywood templates, masonry nails, Triskel Arts Centre, Christchurch, Cork 3. Tuning 250 x 300 x 10mm, acrylic paint and pencil on canvas, painted timber support, Triskel Arts Centre, Christchurch, Cork. 4. Floating point . 300 x 260 x 4mm, acrylic and enamel paint on plywood panels, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh 5. Viewer 2 915 x 915 x 22mm enamel paint on mdf, timber supports, table, The Drawing Project, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin 6. Floating point . Future Memories (installation view); Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork  7. Stand 650 x 650 x 22mm, acrylic paint and pencil on mdf 8. Parent 220 x 320 x 4mm, white wood filler and staining on plywood, Courtyard Arts Centre, Herefordshire, England 9. The Soft Wave installation view, paintings, floor works, sound, The Drawing Project, Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin 10. Cold Wave listening post, enamel paint on pdf, plywood shelf, looped sound, headphones, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork. 11. End of Memory (detail), installation view; looped sound, speakers, salt, found slide, mdf panel; Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork

When it comes to marrying sound art, painting and installation, Kelly is as concerned with constructing a three-dimensional object as he is with the specific activity of applying colour to mdf board or editing an audio recording. Minimalist lines and monochrome expanses meet splinters and nails of found timber in wall-hung works such as Mask, Template and Chain 1-3 … His fascination with texture is reflected not just in the matt, gloss and spray-painted surfaces of paintings including Incursion and Ubiquity, but in the pulsating soundscapes that are integral to the show. It all adds to the garage-workshop aesthetic of a show marked by it’s cool mash-up of technical control and DIY curiosity.
Cristín Leach Hughs writing about Cold Wave (Triskel Arts Centre, Cork) in Culture Magazine, The Sunday Times

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Recent news

Folding by Izumi Kimura, Cora Venus Lunny and Anthony Kelly
Announcing Folding, a new vinyl LP and CD of collective compositions featuring piano by Izumi Kimura, violin by Cora Venus Lunny and field recordings by Anthony Kelly. The wonderfully nuanced music of Izumi Kimura & Cora Venus Lunny fold with immersive field recordings by artist Anthony Kelly to form a sonically rich response to the coastal townlands of Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland. Available July 1st 2021 from www.farpointrecordings.com

Catalyst Audio Tracks 003, Water Bodies August 18th – Sept 2nd 2020, Catalyst Arts, Belfast. 
Field recordings featured as part of one extended sound piece curated by Jennifer Moore

Temple Hill Burial Ground – Sound Diary

A new CD featuring sound recordings made during different seasons across a three year period in various locations throughout Temple Hill Burial Ground, Blackrock, County Dublin. Anthony Kelly visited the burial ground over a three year period exploring its rich sensory environment through sound recording. The CD features a composition of interweaving voices and an evocative series of nature recordings. Bird song, thunder storms and snowfall all feature. The audio CD comes in a full colour foldout A5 size card sleeve, clear pvc wallet. edition of 175. This project has been made possible by grants from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Arts Office and Quaker Historical Library. You can hear an excerpt from the track ‘Wind and snow falling, Storm Emma’ on the audio player below. Copies are available for 6 euros (plus p&p) from artist.anthonykelly[at]gmail[dot]com

The End Of Memory, antenna section, sound and image detail. Dimensions variable, (main panel 915 x 915 x 22mm mdf panel) enamel paint, acrylic paint on canvas, coloured tape, salt, found timber, found glass slide, copper wire, speakers & CD players, looped sound composition. 

The End Of Memory by Anthony Kelly, (detail, 2021 mix)

A Sound Map of Dún Laoghaire – new updates including track 100, a new entry to the Sound Journal by poet Katie Donovan and an interview and Sound Map project feature with Laura Fitzachary on Dublin’s Historic South programme, Episode VII, Dublin South FM, 3pm Wednesday 12th August 2020.

Listening Lab, 6.30pm The Reading Room, Blackrock Library, Dublin 20th October 2019
Third and final session of Listening Lab will feature contributions made by some of our Sound Map guest recordists and other contributors including Diane Barker, Karen Power, William O’Dowd, Ian Nyquist, Doreen Kennedy, Bryan Robson, Alan Meaney, Anthony Kelly, David Stalling, Guillaume Beauron, George Kelly, Daniel Wade, Katie Donovan, Izumi Kimura and Cora Venus Lunny.

Izumi Kimura & Anthony Kelly, improvised sound performance
dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire, 6.30pm Culture Night, 20th September 2019

Listening Lab ~ Anthony Kelly  field recording listening sessions
24th August, 19th September, 20th October 2019
6.30pm The Reading Room, Blackrock Library, Dublin

Olesya Zdorovetska   Izumi Kimura  Anthony Kelly
concert 2, 7pm August 1st, 2019, The Studio, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire
Musicians-in-Residence scheme 2019

Directions CD ~ Anthony Kelly David Stalling
reissued edition now available from www.farpointrecordings.com
You can listen to an excerpt from the track kraftzentrale on the audio player below.

Cora Venus Lunny  Izumi Kimura  Anthony Kelly
concert 1, 7pm July 4th, 2019, The Studio, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire
Musicians-in-Residence scheme 2019

BRIMBORIUM
sound-art-festival, Gorzów, Poland / 22nd – 24th February 2019
live performances CKN Centrala, ul. Spichrzowa 1, Poland
Andrea Lange, Anthony Kelly & David Stalling, Seamus O’Donnell, Jo FRGMNT Grys,
Michael Schmacke, Radek Sirko, Mikołaj Tkacz
Festival organised with financial support from the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation and Culture Ireland.

Channel Zero  David Stalling  Anthony Kelly
Terminal08 gallery, ul. Grobla 15, Poland
22nd Feb – 31st March 2019
curated by Bartek Nowak

Quiet Zone – A tribute to Jed Speare
Waterworks Museum, Boston, 6pm 9th November 2018
Strange Attractor – Danny McCarthy, Mick O’Shea, Irene Murphy, David Stalling, Anthony Kelly & guest EL Putnam, Ernst Karel, Morgan Evans Weiler (performing a new work with Laura Cetilia, Jordan Dykstra, and JPA Falzone) and a a pre-concert reading of works by Jed Speare by his son Nate Speare. Doors: 6pm, 6:30pm – pre-concert reception and book launch featuring new editions of Jed Speare artist books, published by Farpoint Recordings. Tickets: $15 gen admission | $10 students + Non-Event members. Hosted by Non-Event and Mobius, kindly supported by Culture Ireland.

Memorialising the Sacred, sound and architecture defining the landscape
Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. 23rd January – 29th March 2018
An installation by Seán McCrum Paddy Sammon David Stalling Anthony Kelly
Recommended by Aidan Dunne in his Irish Times article of exhibitions to visit during winter 2018. Admission free, all welcome. Memorialising the Sacred, a publication featuring images, essays and a CD of sound recordings from the installation is available from IAA and Farpoint Recordings. Project supported by Classical Museum, University College Dublin and Irish Architectural Archive.

Floating Point . Future Memories
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Cork, Ireland, 5th – 26th November 2017
New paintings and sound works, exhibition curated by Miranda Driscoll.
Artist conversation with Miranda Driscoll, director of Sirius Arts Centre followed a live sound performance with Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy & Mick O’Shea, Thursday 24th November, 6.30pm. Admission free, all welcome to come along. Refreshments available.

Expanded Painting
Outpost Studios, County Wicklow. 8pm Tuesday 26th September 2017
Anne Marie Webb, Joanna Kidney & Anthony Kelly discuss ideas around expanded painting in relation to their artist practice. Admission is free and all welcome to come along.

Strange Attractor with special guest Stephen Vitiello at Cage Transmitted, Harvestworks, New York

Presented by Harvestworks in association with Norte Maar and Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) as part of Norte Maar’s Cage Transmitted series celebrating the centennial of John Cage.

Strange Attractor are Anthony Kelly, Danny McCarthy, Irene Murphy, Mick O’Shea, David Stalling. Recorded by Paul Howells. Stereo mix by David Stalling. Compiled and edited by Stephen Vitiello (excerpts from two 4-hour durational live performances).You can hear the full length version of this track in the Listen section of www.farpointrecordings.com or the Performance section of this website.

Quietness with the clearness of sound travelling for a long distance
Sound recordings and photographs from Conche, Newfoundland
French Shore Historical Society, 106 Martinique Dr, Conche, Newfoundland
3rd July – 10th September 2017, Admission free, all welcome to visit the exhibition
Copies of a publication titled Quietness with the clearness of sound travelling for a long distance featuring a short essay by curator Seán McCrum, images and a CD of sound recordings available from French Shore Historical Society or from artist[dot]anthonykelly[at]gmail[dot]com

Anthony Kelly & David Stalling,
In Stream live performance, Ulster University Art Gallery, Festival of Art & Design, 8th edition, 12pm – 1pm 10th March 2016. All Free admission, all welcome to come along.

In-Stream March 7 – April 2 2017. Paintings and sound works.
University Art Gallery, Belfast & QSS Gallery and Studios.
Exhibiting artists also include Majella Clancy, David Fox, Andrew Glenn, Anthony Kelly, Julie Lovett, Kevin Miller and Joan Stack. Curated by Feargal O’Malley. Opening Launch at QSS Gallery and Studios – Thursday, March 10, 6-8 pm. All welcome to come along.

From the archive : Just listening : : : ireland calling : : : : :
Live at Church Gallery, LSAD, Limerick – just listen Showcase Event, April 2011, organised by National Sculpture Factory, Cork, Ireland

“Above all, this (performance and CD) is a document where the nature of sound is conditioned by the degree of our immersion in a given sound event. And the sound event, in this case, was defined in the very process of just listening.” Bernard Clarke, Nova, RTÉ Lyric FM, 2011

Invited performers included Francis Heery, Harry Moore & Tony Langlois, Anthony Kelly & David Stalling, Linda O’Keeffe, Paul Hegarty & Vicky Langan, Slavek Kwi, Ed Devane & Amanda Feery, Ellen King & Tim O’Leary, Robin Parmar, Kevin Tuohy & Liam Slevin, Eileen Carpio, Katie O’Looney, Neil Quigley.

The Selection Panel for just listening : : : ireland calling : : : : : consisted of Danny McCarthy, Sean Taylor, Bernard Clarke and Dobz O’Brien. Invited Listeners to Church Gallery, LSAD included Miha Ciglar, IRZU – Institute for Sonic Arts research. Ljubljana, Slovenia; Helen Frosi, director SoundFjord, London; Hamish Dunbar, Cafe OTO, London; Jed Speare, Director of Studio Soto. Member/Director of Mobius Art Group – Boston and Anne Gillot, Suisse Romande Radio Producer and Presenter, Music Improviser and Experimentalist.

A CD featuring tracks recorded at Church Gallery during the event with an essay by Bernard Clarke is available from www.farpointrecordings.com

Beyond Silence: A Bell Rings in an Empty Sky by Danny McCarthy, Crawford Art Galley, Cork, curated by Anthony Kelly
Book launch Saturday 8th July 2017, all welcome to come along. The book features an extensive conversation between McCarthy and Kelly discussing the project at the Crawford as well as McCarthy’s other work down through the years. Kelly also photographed various aspects of the installations in the Crawford Art Gallery and this visual material forms the centrepiece of the publication. The hardback book also features texts & images by David Toop, EL Putnam, Cristín Leach, Paul Hegarty, Dawn Williams, Stephen Vitiello, Bernard Clarke, Helen Frosi, and many more and is available from www.farpointrecordings.com

Phonica : Five – Smock Alley Theatre
24th April 2017, 7.30pm. Tickets €6 at the door
Live performances from Estevo Creus & Keith Payne, Kate Ellis, Laura Hyland, Anthony Kelly & David Stalling
Robert Herbert McClean, Ásta Fanney Sigurðardóttir. Hosted and curated by Christodoulos Makris and Olesya Zdorovetska.

Sounding Space, with David Stalling, Anthony Kelly, and Harry Moore
Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin 12 – 2pm 28 March 2016, a live improvised performance in response to the current exhibition House and Home.
‘Entering the gallery, I am struck by the complex subtlety of sound. The quiet is loaded between sonified pulses and crackles of noise, building with an unmeasured pace through the cohesion of the three artists, David Stalling, Anthony Kelly, and Harry Moore…’ from Art of Restraint by EL Putnam. You can read the full review at in: Action, Irish Live Art Review www.inaction.ie

In the Borough
Nova with Bernard Clarke, 8 – 10pm, RTÉ Lyric FM, Sunday 5th June, 2016
Bernard Clarke will be playing Anthony Kelly and David Stalling’s piece ‘In The Borough’ during tonights programme. The piece, originally curated by Helen Frosi of SoundFjord for Full Of Noises festival in Cumbria during 2015, contains field recordings from their ongoing ‘A Sound Map Of Dún Laoghaire’ project. Also on tonight’s programme: No Mask Effect, Yannis Kyriakides, Benedict Schlepper Connolly, Christopher Fox, Rhys Chatham; Roger Doyle, Arturas Bumšteinas; Günther Berkus, Valerie Vivancos, Svetlana Maras and more.

listen | compose | perform – 3 June 2016, 8pm, 12 Henrietta St, Dublin 1, Ireland.
Admission €12/10
A live improvisation and composition event curated by composer Karen Power featuring The Quiet Club, Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, Ute Wasserman, John Godfrey, Lina Andonovska, Slavek Kwi, Anna Murray. The event will also offer the Irish premiere hearings of early electronic works by masters of the tradition, including Luc Ferrari’s Music Promenade and John Chowning’s Turenas. The event is hosted by Association Of Irish Composers and supported by Arts Council Ireland.

Play > Record Rewind
Engine Room Gallery, 17A Clarence Street, Belfast BT2 8DY. 9th May – 30th May 2016
Paintings and sound works, group show curated by Adrian O’Connell. Other exhibiting artists include Cora Cummings, Lynda Devenney, Ian Hannon, Tim Loydd, Shane McCormack, Conor McFeely, Adrian O’Connell, Geoff Perrin, Peter Richards.

M.C. Schmidt (Matmos), Jennifer Walshe, Nick Roth, Anthony Kelly, David Stalling, The Water Project
Diatribe Evening – 8.30pm 12th November 2015, The Grand Social, 35 Liffey Street Lower, Dublin. Admission 12 / 10 euros

4 ADVENTURES IN NUMBR4 LAND

1,000 hand-numbered double-CDs curated by Alan Dunn, mastered by Michael Ward, designed by Olivia McCarthy and Dane Chadwick featuring contributions from:

Clinic, Alex Bellos, Anthony Kelly & David Stalling, Claire Potter, Chris Watson, Alva Noto, Soundcast 4 x 4 (+1) ~ Strange Attractor, Diamanda Galas, Pixies, The Residents, Alice Withers, Richard Kostelanetz and many others.

The seventh CD in the series takes inspiration from Alex Bellos’ ‘Adventures in numberland’ and explores creatives uses of – and reliance on – 4. From the room to the door to the building to the screen to the sheet of paper, through the four seasons, four subtly underpins much of what we perceive. The two CDs walk a square room from corner to corner of 4th July, four-minute warnings, four tops, tetraphobia, 4am, 4 poems, four seasons, 4×4, four horsemen, 4pm, Clough’s 44, 433, pas de quatre, vier, four minutes, four seconds, 4 inches, The Ramones, four-eyes, fab four, forty-years, Howlin’ Wolf’s 44 and World War Four. Cantaudio034, Liverpool-Leeds, artists’ uses of the number 4.

In homage to Bill Drummond’s 45. All copies are free, please contact Alan Dunn on a.dunn[at]leedsmet.ac.uk