Jeremy Irons Attends Hus Gallery Opening

Jeremy Irons attended an opening reception at the Hus Gallery in London, on Wednesday 26 March, for the exhibition “The Back of Beyond”, featuring work by Sam Irons, Adam Bainbridge and Neil Raitt.

The exhibition will run from 27 March until 27 April 2014.

Photos via the Hus Gallery Facebook Page:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Jeremy Irons Attends Art Market Budapest 2012 Opening

Jeremy Irons attending the opening reception of the 2012 Art Market Budapest on 7 November 2012.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Jeremy was interviewed at the Art Market Budapest opening and it aired on Hungarian radio: http://hangtar.radio.hu/kossuth

Interview starts: (Translated from Hungarian dubbing)

Magyar Radio- What captures you?

Jeremy Irons- It’s very personal I think what captures you in art. The great thing about this show is the different artists. That so many different artists’ work are exhibited so I would be very surprised if somebody wouldn’t find a piece that he likes. It’s fantastic even if sometimes the meaning of two objects next to each other is completely different. It’s true that there’s only one or two objects from the same artist, but you get inspired. For example, I saw a painting from this artist from Budapest and I’ll ask for further information about where I could find more of his works. So, I hope that everyone who has an opportunity, not only from Hungary, but from Austria, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia will come and see these pictures and will find something they like. What that thing is is personal. I was captured by a picture because it was created in such a beautiful style. There are colours in it and it tells a story, it conveys a feeling. But my taste is not everybody else’s.

Magyar Radio- I was wondering if artists can be distinguished on the basis of where they are coming from. Which country or region?

Jeremy Irons- No, I don’t think you can identify their origin. If you see the pictures in the National Gallery here in Budapest, you will see something similar as in Prague. You can feel some Central European effect that you won’t meet in Paris or London at artists from the same age. Maybe the approach was more romantic. But as for modern artwork, it’s very difficult to distinguish. Perhaps, there’s some kind of humour in the Central European art that you can’t find in the same form in Western Europe. Humour I like.

Magyar Radio- Working here you perhaps gained some personal experience about this mentality?

Jeremy Irons- Yes, to a certain extent. And I am very happy that I could experience it.

Jeremy Irons Contributes to SixbyEight Charity Art Exhibition

Jeremy Irons has contributed a piece of artwork to the SixbyEight Charity Art Exhibition.


© All Rights Reserved by SixbyEight

To see all of the artwork in the SixbyEight exhibition go HERE.

This charity art event starts on the 11th November where patrons will have the opportunity to purchase art from professional and amateur artists. SixbyEight has collated in excess of four hundred pieces of art all measuring 6×8″ which will be sold at £40 each and all signed on the reverse , so a purchase is unknown – an ‘artistic gamble’, all proceeds from this event will then be donated to Hop Skip and Jump .

A private view will be held at the Bristol Gallery on the 11th November from 7pm, by invitation only (Due to overwhelming demand all tickets for the private view are now sold out), followed by the open view on 12th-13th November from 10am – 5pm. All donated works will be available to purchase.

The Borgias Win at Canada’s Gemini Awards

The Borgias takes top honours at Canada’s Gemini Awards

At a star-studded gala Wednesday night, 7 September 2011, The Borgias won the Gemini Award for best dramatic series.

When it premiered in April, The Borgias, a period drama full of sex and scheming, grabbed the attention of 1.3 million viewers in Canada.

Jeremy Irons accepted the award via pre-recorded video message.

——————————————————————————————–

The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television presented 61 Gemini Awards Wednesday night, 31st August 2011, at the second of three galas. Programs in the categories of drama, comedy, variety and children’s or youth programming were honoured in Toronto.

The Borgias received three awards in Wednesday night’s ceremony.

Winners from Wednesday night’s ceremony:

- Best direction in a dramatic series: Jeremy Podeswa for The Borgias

- Francois Seguin wins Best Production Design/Art Direction in a Non-Fiction                         Program/Series for The Borgias.

  – The Borgias – The Poisoned Chalice/The Assassin ….. Best Production Design or Art Direction in a Fiction Program or Series

———————————————————————————————

Before the awards were handed out, best director nominee Jeremy Podeswa — who won for “The Borgias” — described the Gemini bash as a favourite get-together for members of Canada’s tight TV industry.
He compared it to the Emmys, where he was nominated last year for his work on “The Pacific.”
“It feels like much more of a family kind of thing,” said Podeswa, who added he would be unable to attend this year because he would be in Ireland directing “Game of Thrones.”
“The Geminis have always been a place where I immediately felt comfortable and at home.”

The Gemini Awards culminate with the Sept. 7 gala on CBC-TV. Comedy superstar Russell Peters will host, with presenters set to include Catherine O’Hara, Alan Thicke, Hugh Dillon and Priestley.

Read more: http://www.canada.com/entertainment/Geminis+honour+Degrassi+Borgias+Battle+Blades/5336863/story.html#ixzz1WfjMrLQF

Jeremy Irons donates signed POLO tie to Prince’s Trust auction

A Ralph Lauren POLO tie once owned by English Bafta Nominated and Academy Award winning Actor Jeremy Irons has been donated to the Sellebrity UK online auction site, in support of The Prince’s Trust charity.

It comes with a Prince’s Trust card hand written and again personally signed by him. The card has a short explanation as to where Jeremy wore it.

The tie is personally signed by Jeremy on the inside.

This item is donated in support of The Prince’s Trust

Jeremy Irons portrait by Zita Davisson

A portrait of Jeremy Irons by painter Zita Davisson is a part of the exhibition entitled FAMOUS FACES & PHENOMENAL PLACES.

Read more at DansHamptons.com Portrait Artist Zita Davisson Unveils “Famous Faces” at the Southampton Historical Museum

Zita Davisson’s Website

Some of Zita Davisson’s paintings:

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

when:
Tue, May 17, 2011 11:00 AM-4:00 PM through
Sat, Sep 03, 2011 11:00 AM-4:00 PM

where:
Rogers Mansion
17 Meeting House Lane, Southampton Village
Southampton, New York

details:
Tuesday, May 17 through September Saturday, September 3, 2011
TIME: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesdays through Saturdays

FAMOUS FACES: Zita Davisson has made a career of capturing famous faces on canvas including Diana, Princess of Wales; Princess Grace of Monaco with her children, Liza Minnelli, Jeremy Irons, Rudy Giuliani, Gloria Vanderbilt, Liv Ullmann, Nancy Reagan and Muhammad Ali.

PHENOMENAL PLACES Gary Lawrance, AIA will exhibit eight, scale models of homes some of which can be found in full-size in Southampton and on Long Island.

contact information:
Diane, Lynn or Laurie
info@southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org
631-283-2494

http://www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org
Price: $4 Adults

Prince’s Trust Gala for Children and the Arts

Scroll down for photos and the text of what Jeremy read at the event…

Actor Jeremy Irons attended a royal charity gala dinner on Tuesday evening (01Feb11) as part of a campaign to encourage children to take an interest in the arts.

The Oscar winner is a supporter of The Prince’s Trust Foundation for Children and the Arts, which aims to give youths more opportunity to develop life skills by participating in poetry, painting and music. And Irons will be mixing with royalty at a gala dinner at Buckingham Palace to raise awareness of the cause.

Irons tells Britain’s The One Show, “We’re having an evening celebrating a charity of the Prince of Wales, a children and the arts charity which encourages and gives opportunity to children who are – either because of geographical… or because of financial reasons – they don’t have any access during their education to do anything artistic. Whether it be painting or theater or poetry or whatever…I was very lucky, I was at school and we had art classes, we had poetry classes, we had music classes, I learnt to do all those things naturally… What this charity does is to bring together local arts organizations and local schools and allow children to learn to paint, to write poetry, to stand on stage and be in a play… I’ve always argued that arts are terribly important for education and we’re foolish to cut them… you’re training them for life.”

————————————————————————————————————————————————–

Wizard preview for royal couple

(UKPA) – 2 February 2011

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have been given a preview of new West End musical The Wizard of Oz.

Star of the show Danielle Hope, who landed the role of Dorothy after winning a BBC talent contest last year, sang Somewhere Over The Rainbow for the Prince and the Duchess.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical starts preview shows at the London Palladium next week.

Hope, who performed for the royal couple at a gala for The Prince’s Foundation for Children and the Arts on Tuesday night, said: “It was just magical to perform tonight, it was like the preview of the preview.

“I am really excited about the start of the show.”

The gala dinner, which was held at Buckingham Palace, was attended by supporters of the charity which helps disadvantaged children in the UK to gain access to the arts.

Charles and Camilla also heard a reading by comedian Rowan Atkinson.

Atkinson, who recited Roald Dahl’s “witty and wicked” critique of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, said: “Going to the theatre is a communal experience rather than the singular experience you get on a computer. Self serving content is good but you do not get to share the joy that you do in a theatre.”

Other performers at the black-tie event, which was held in the ballroom of the Palace, included tenor Alfie Boe and actor Jeremy Irons who read Shakespeare’s “Sonnet 128″ and DH Lawrence’s “Piano”.

After the performance, Charles met the performers including Alex Jennings – famed for his role as the Prince of Wales in the 2006 drama The Queen. The Prince, who is the foundation’s president, told those gathered for the gala that the charity did an excellent job to encourage young people to experience the arts.

———————————————————————————————————————————————-

SONNET 128 – William Shakespeare

How oft, when thou, my music, music play’st,
Upon that blessed wood whose motion sounds
With thy sweet fingers, when thou gently sway’st
The wiry concord that mine ear confounds,
Do I envy those jacks that nimble leap
To kiss the tender inward of thy hand,
Whilst my poor lips, which should that harvest reap,
At the wood’s boldness by thee blushing stand!
To be so tickled, they would change their state
And situation with those dancing chips,
O’er whom thy fingers walk with gentle gait,
Making dead wood more blest than living lips.
Since saucy jacks so happy are in this,
Give them thy fingers, me thy lips to kiss.

————————————————————————————————————————————————

PIANO

By D.H. Lawrence

Softly, in the dusk, a woman is singing to me;
Taking me back down the vista of years, till I see
A child sitting under the piano, in the boom of the tingling strings
And pressing the small, poised feet of a mother who smiles as she sings.

In spite of myself, the insidious mastery of song
Betrays me back, till the heart of me weeps to belong
To the old Sunday evenings at home, with winter outside
And hymns in the cosy parlour, the tinkling piano our guide.

So now it is vain for the singer to burst into clamour
With the great black piano appassionato. The glamour
Of childish days is upon me, my manhood is cast
Down in the flood of remembrance, I weep like a child for the past.

1918

———————————————————————————————————————————————

Share

Sam Irons’ No Lipstick Private View

Jacobson Space hosted a Private Viewing of its new exhibit ‘No Lipstick’, featuring photographs by Sam Irons.

Celebrities, including Tom Stoppard and Derek Jacobi, were in attendance.

7 September 2010

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Share

Sam Irons part of ‘No Lipstick’ exhibit at Jacobson Space

Jacobson Space invites you to visit “No Lipstick”, an exhibition of contemporary art presented by Jacobson Space, downstairs at 6 Cork Street, London, W1.

Time: Wednesday 1 September at 10:00am through October 2 at 1:00pm

Location: Downstairs at 6 Cork Street, London, W1S 3NX

More Info:

Featuring works by internationally renowned artists such as Bram Bogart and Tom Wesselmann and younger upcoming artists including Jason Martin and Sam Irons, this exhibition is influenced by the so-called Lipstick Effect, an observation made by modern economists that during difficult financial times, when sales of most goods go down, Lipstick sales double.

Consequently, the exhibition is intended to provide visitors with an insight into the visually fun & cosmetically cool artworks that are available through Jacobson Space.

It will be open to the public during business hours until 2 October.

Nearest tube: Green Park or Bond Street.

contact@jacobsonltd.com

Share

Photos of Jeremy and family at Sam’s exhibition premiere

Jeremy, Sinead, Max and Sam were all at Jacobson Space in London on 7 January 2010 for the Private Viewing of the new exhbition “Nowhere…do we go from here?”.

Click on the thumbnails for larger images:

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,933 other followers