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Scaffold Workshops

Adam Gibney, Kate Fahey and Jonathan Mayhew and Séamus McCormack

Thurs 24th Oct: London Irish Centre Culture Pop Up - Artists’ Talk: 7-9pm


Organised in partnership with The London Irish Centre, this event will connect with the  culturally minded Irish diaspora living in London. To attend please see book at


Thurs 31 Oct: Zine Making Workshop, 6.30-9.30pm 


Artist Jonathan Mayhew and Graphic Designer Ashley Kinnard (Studio Novel) will a free lead a zine making workshop based on some of the themes in the exhibition 'Scaffold'; Brexit and newspaper headlines! As a starting point the group will look at online fake/real news headlines, stories, social media posts around Brexit and pick up on some of the language used, which continues on the same themes of the exhibition: manipulating, polarising and sense of detachment from reality. Materials provided & Free beer! Take a zine home with you! Book through here:


Fri 1st Nov: Artist Workshop with Kate Fahey. 2-4pm; Artist Peer Support Workshop with Séamus McCormack, 4-6 pm 


Kate will present an object / text / image from her studio which has been key in the development of a recent work. Participants will be invited to do the same, followed by an open discussion around research, ideas and how we think about the ‘agents’ or ‘containers for thoughts’ we make to influence and develop our practice and new works. 

'Scaffold' exhibition curator Séamus McCormack will lead an artist-led workshop on ways of discussing and supporting practice. This workshop will include group workshops and 1on1 discussions, looking at positioning, reflecting and action plan for future development. It is advised that participants attend both workshops. Book through here:


Workshop Leaders’ Bios: 


Séamus McCormack is a curator based in London. Curated projects include: Rain Wetting Thirst, Lewisham Arthouse (2019); Jealous Wall, Luan Gallery, Athlone (2018); ‘SausageFest’ (2017), ArtBox, Dublin; ‘Traces’, IMMA, Dublin (2014); ‘Roadkill’, IMMA, Dublin (2016) and was co-curator of both Mobile Encounters and Primal Architecture, IMMA, Dublin. He currently works with New Contemporaries and was previously Assistant Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin. He has written on the work of a wide range of artists, including Haroon Mirza, Leonora Carrington, Wolfgang Tillmans, Paul Sharits, Jonas Lund, Ulla Wiggen, Christopher Williams, Janine Davidson, Elaine Leader and Jennifer Brady. Séamus has led artists’ workshops and 1on1 sessions at the RHA Dublin, Leeds Art Gallery, South London Gallery, Visual Artists Ireland and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, BALTIC Newcastle. Has been a visiting lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, DIT, Slade London and Oxford Brookes University. He has trained as an Art Teacher and a Peer Support Worker for a London based LGBTI+ Charity.


Kate Fahey is a London-based Irish artist and researcher. Previous exhibitions include ‘Fuzzy Logic’, Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2018); ‘Dark Adaptation’, Guest Projects, London (2017); and ‘Bloomberg New Contemporaries’, ICA London, (2016). Recent residencies include ZK/U, Centre for Art and Urbanistics, Berlin (2019); Leitrim Sculpture Centre (2018); British School at Rome (2017); & Callan Workhouse Union (2016). She is a graduate of the Royal College of Art and currently an AHRC TECHNE-funded PhD candidate at the University of the Arts, London. She has taught and delivered workshops at various institutions including Kingston School of Art, Arts University Bournemouth and Manchester School of Art.


Jonathan Mayhew is an Irish artist based in Dublin. Recent Exhibitions include a solo show at Pallas Projects, Dublin, (2019); ‘Black Church Annual’, Black Church Studios (2019); Carlow Arts Festival (2019); ‘digital self’, Irish Museum of Modern Art (2018); ‘Zurich Portrait Prize 2018’, National Gallery of Ireland; ‘Sørlandsutstillingen’, Kristiansand Kunsthall, (2017); ‘I Wanted to Write a Poem’, Wexford Arts Centre (2017); ‘Activating Pangea’, DAC Gallery, Los Angeles (2017); ‘Glitch 15’, Rua Red, Dublin (2016). He received the EVA award at the Wexford Arts Centre (2015) and his work is held in the collections of the Office of Public Works Ireland and AXA Insurance.


For further information, please contact Pallas Citroen:

E:  T: +44 (0) 7939 049731


Notes to Editors

About The Bomb Factory


The Bomb Factory Art Foundation was founded on the premise that art, artists and creative culture offer significant value in our society. Our mission is to support artists, cultural organisations and educational institutions to engage people of all ages and backgrounds in the viewing and creation of art. The Bomb Factory enables contemporary visual arts practice to thrive through the provision of affordable studio and exhibition space as well as a supportive network of artists where peer collaboration and critique is encouraged. 

Location: The Bomb Factory, Unit 2, 9-15 Elthorne Rd, London N19 4AJ 

+44 (0) 203 211 0034

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