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From top: Diving by Mark Conlan; Floating by Fuschia Macaree; Blackrock Jump by Marta Barcikowska and Forty Foot by Emily McKeagney – all part of the Nautical Section at Jam Art Prints

Fancy a dip?

Like art?

Read on.

Mark at Jam Art Factory writes:

With the grand stretch in the evening and good clothes drying weather back, it’s got us in the mood for torture swimming in the cold seas around Ireland. To celebrate, we’ve got 2 A4 prints from our Nautical section here to giveaway to our lucky winner of this week’s competition.

To enter, tell us your favourite swimming spot in Ireland and why.

Lines must close at 10.45pm.

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The Jam Art Print competition appears here every second Thursday.

Wild Dreams by Barry Quinn

This evening.

Mark at Jam Art Prints writes:

To celebrate the good weather and Spring finally feeling like it’s sprung, we have this A3 “Wild Dreams” print by Barry Quinn to give away.

To enter, just tell us your favourite thing about Spring.

Lines Must close on Friday at 10am.

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The Jam Art Print competition appears here every second Thursday.

Poolbeg Chimney Candles by Neill Treacy at Jam Art Prints

The results are in.

Last month, with a Poolbeg Chimney Candle set from Jam Art Prints on offer, we asked for your  favourite place in Ireland for ‘rekindling old flames’ or ‘igniting new ones’. A secret spot for nookie, essentially.

You answered in your saucy tens.

But there could be only one winner.

Cú Chulainn snaffled the candles with this suggested location (appropriately close to Poolbeg):

“There is a spot on the featherbeds where only one car can pull in, which provides complete privacy for wild abandon with a view of the city, including the twin pipes, and the thrill of passing lights from the other nighttime debauchers.”

Splutter!

Well done, Cú Chulainn, and thanks all.

Smoke Stack Lighting

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Poolbeg Chimneys’ Candles by Neill Treacy at Jam Art Prints

The pipes.

The pipes.

Are calling.

Mark at Jam Art Prints writes:

We’ve just got these new Poolbeg Chimneys candles by Neill Treacy in and would like to give a pack away to our winner of this week’s competition.

To enter, just tell us your favourite place in Ireland (a specific pub, beach, hedge, parking spot etc) for rekindling old flames or igniting new ones.

These lovely lads can be bought directly from our Poolbeg Chimneys’ section here

Lines must close at 10.45pm

Update: Comments (Parental Guidance). Incinerator-level filth.

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The Spire by Maxi at Jam Art Prints

The votes are.

Last week, with a new Dublin print by Maxi  at Jam Art Prints on offer, we asked for your least favourite public sculpture in Ireland.

You answered in your dozens.

But there could be only one winner….

Micko writes:

Has to be the Terry Wogan statue (above) in Limerick – Jesus wept It looks like something out of Bo’Selecta… “I peed the bed again Kes. Craaaaaig David”

Well done, Micko and thanks all!

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The Jam Art Print competition appears here every second Thursday.

Previously: Clear Skies Ahead

Well, really.

No need for the language.

Mark at Jam Art Prints writes:

We’ve a ““No More Fucks to Give” A2 limited edition giclée print by Marta Barcikowska to give away to a lucky winner of our competition this week.

Marta’s work can be seen here.

To enter, tell us your ideal day if you could do anything you want. Doesn’t technically need to be within the law but it’s probably best not to go too mad with the answer…

Lines MUST close on Friday at 10am.

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Beckett Bridge and The Spire by Maxi at Jam Art Prints

Mark at Jam Art Prints, writes:

We’ve these new Cloud and Moon pieces in by Maxi this week depicting Beckett Bridge and The Spire/Spike/Stiletto in the Ghetto/Stiffy in the Liffey.

These go from A4 size all the way up to A0!

We’ve got a set of all 3 designs in A4 size or one A2 signed limited edition giclée print to give away to one lucky winner.

To enter, just tell us your least favourite public sculpture in Ireland.

Lines MUST close at 10pm.

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The Jam Art Print competition appears here every second Thursday.

‘sup?

Before Christmas, with a signed A3 giclée ‘Creature Comfort’ prints from Claudine O’Sullivan on offer, we asked you to share an obscure fact about an animal of your choosing.

It was quite a stampede, but alas only one winner…

Liam Deliverance writes:

‘I watched a documentary recently about the Poison Dart Frog, found in parts of tropical Central and South America. So called because their toxins were harvested and used in the tip of blow-darts by Native Americans in their hunting techniques. Visually they are famous for very bright colours and stripes, referred to as aposematicness, and is an advertising function to tell would-be predators to keep walking so to speak.

‘Some frogs which display these bright colours and striping have no toxicity but are just mimicking their dangerous cousins without having to go to all the trouble. The poison dart frogs do not produce the toxins themselves, but instead derive them from eating a rich diet of toxic mites, ants and centipedes, a magnificent evolutionary step to not become victims themselves and instead take the sustenance and process the toxins into defensive patches of poisons contained on areas of their skin.

‘The most poisonous of all these frogs, the Golden Poison Frog, has enough toxin on average to kill 10 to 20 men or about 10,000 mice. This is all the more remarkable when you consider their size, weighing in at an average of 28 grams and measuring 1.5 cms in length, comfortably fitting on the average thumbnail. The extracted chemicals they produce have some medical applications with one such poison used to make a painkiller 200 times as potent as morphine.’

Fascinating.

Well done, Liam.

Meanwhile

Nostalgia by Fuchsia Macaree

Also before Christmas…

…with a print from the new collection of limited edition A2 giclée prints by 8 of Irish based artists all based around the theme of Nostalgia on JamArtPrints.com on offer, we asked you for your favourite Christmas memory.

Paul took the print with this gem:

‘My favourite memories of Christmas are usually centred around video games and me being a giant sap. The three that stand out concern the NES, the Gameboy and the Playstation 1. This is the NES one.

‘The NES was my first videogame system. I didn’t know about it when it released and I doubt my parents could have afforded one. But when the SNES was about to came out and my cousins were offloading their NES, I did every job imaginable during that summer holiday for my parents, neighbours, extended family etc, all to earn the money to pay for it and pay for it I did (came with Duck Hunt and a few other bits). Magic, pure magic.

‘At this time, we would spent alternating Christmas’ at home in Dublin or with the rest of my family in Cork. We were lodged with my Grandparents and it was jobs, jobs, jobs for all of us. Old country people, idleness was the Devil etc. They’re all dead now but I remember them very fondly. The idea of getting to play my new console was out of the question but on Christmas morning, set up in the back store room of my Grandparents house was our family telly (my Dad had snuck it down, tiny little Mitsubishi 13 inch), my NES (I must have been a dense child, I didn’t notice it being packed) and a new game from Santa, Wrath of the Black Manta.

‘For the rest of that morning, my parents ran interference on my Grandparents, telling them I was gathering turf from the shed, changing my socks, tidying the bed etc, so they wouldn’t wonder where I was and give me a job. It was only an hour or so before we were hustled off to Mass but that time was magical. Whenever the game was off, I was like a puppy to my parents, hanging around them, trying to help them with everything they were doing for the rest of the holiday as I knew the work that had gone into that Christmas.’

Thank you, Paul.

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From top; Limerick, Cork and Dublin Bots

‘sup?

Mark at Jam Art Prints writes:

We have 1 (yes, one) of Rob Stears‘ Limited Edition Giclée Print – Big City Bot in A2 size to give away to the winner of this week’s competition.

The winner can choose between Limerick, Cork or Dublin.

To enter, please name our three city bots (above)…

Lines must close at 6.45pm.

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Splutter!

Be a bit rude this Christmas.

Mark at Jam Art Factory writes:

I wonder if Broadsheet folk would be interested in our Irish made Christmas Stocking Fillers?

Lasercut Irish Words by Fiona Snow – €6 to €17.50 from our Christmas section here

Hand Felted Animals by Jamie Lewis from here

Shake Your Tits it’s Friday and Always be Different prints by Mark Conlan from here

Ail and El hand painted concrete candle holders from here

Pop up cards by AllJoy from both of our Dublin shops. Open 10 to 6 every day until Christmas Eve.

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Irish-made stocking fillers to broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Irish-Made Stocking Fillers’