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The Zibaldone Project is a collaborative project led by JesseJames and initiated while they were artists in residence at Aras Éanna on Inis Oírr during August 2017.

James Moore studied fine art at IADT Dun Laoghaire and Limerick School of Art and Design. After graduating, he worked in graphic and web design. James has exhibited in solo and group shows in Dublin, Mayo and Wexford. He organized and participated in an art exchange with an artist from Brazil, entitled “Home, Home away from Home” which led to workshops and exhibitions in Chapeco, Brazil and Dublin, Ireland. More recently, he illustrated three books in the “Romping through…” collection of guides to Irish literature for At it Again! James finds inspiration from story-telling in all its forms. He’s interested in the natural world and plein-air drawing and painting, but is currently exploring the possibilities that come from more stylised art. James’s most recent solo exhibition was at Sol Art Gallery in Dublin. Along the Way was a collection of paintings and drawings based on travels in Sweden, France, Turkey and Ireland.

Jessica Peel-Yates loves joining the dots. Whether it’s between people, words, images or problems, she teases out connections and solutions. And if some wit can be found along the way, so much the better. Jessica has been described as an invisible organiser and gentle disrupter. She loves creating communities, events, exhibitions and experiences that inspire and engage participant and audience alike. Jessica has curated and produced exhibitions and festivals in Ireland and Brazil. She has researched and co-written five books on Irish literature. Influenced by the street jazz culture of 1920’s New York, with its atmosphere of improvisation, rule breaking and respect, Jessica seeks life’s rhythmic syncopations.

JesseJames are two of the founding members of Dublin Sketchers who have met weekly for 10 years for on location drawing in Dublin. This group attracts sketchers from a number of disciplines and promotes dialogue and cross pollination of ideas. JesseJames curated and participated in two exhibitions of the group’s work (Sol Art Gallery, Dublin and The Drawing Room, IADT, Dun Laoghaire).