With the weather promised settled until well into next week there’s no excuse not to get out there and visit some of the Great Irish Art on show. Kicking off with The People’s Art on Stephen’s Green www.peoplesart.eu this Friday/Saturday & Sunday; Merrion Square Art www.merrionart.com on Sunday, and the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club Annual Exhibition runs at the Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Hall in Dun Laoghaire from the 8th-21st May.
For those of you who prefer to view your art from the couch, there’s always my new site which is growing in leaps and bounds. I have been so busy adding to it that I’ve completely lost track of how many artists are now listed. The scarcity of information on each artist is gradually being rectified – it’s purely a matter of getting time to collate the hundreds of pages of research that I’ve already accumulated while continuing to gather more information. With some living artists it’s like pulling teeth. Check out the latest additions below.
People’s Art on the Green – YouTube video by Pervaneh Matthews.
The next scheduled People’s Art on the Green takes place from Friday 25th – Sunday 27th July, 2014
Further information here: http://www.peoplesart.ie
The ever popular Peoples Art http://www.peoplesart.ie/ open-air gallery returns to the railings of St.Stephen’s Green, Dublin, this weekend from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th December inclusive. A chance for you to meet artists face to face, chat about their work and purchase direct thus cutting out the gallery fees. A great opportunity to pick up a unique Christmas gift.
Things usually kick off from about 11:00am. There’s something really special about buying directly from the artist and you’ll always remember where and when you bought the painting! If you haven’t been, the YouTube video below will give you a feel for what’s on offer.
The ever popular “People’s Art” http://www.peoplesart.ie/ returns to St.Stephen’s Green this weekend. An open air gallery of artworks will festoon the railings on three sides of St.Stephen’s Green. It’s free entertainment, you get to meet the actual artists and who knows you may even pick-up a treasure. There’s nothing like buying directly from the source, be it a painting, a book or whatever, it’s something you’ll always treasure and the monetary value doesn’t come into it!
My thanks to artist Aoife Joyce for permission to use her photograph (below) and her own website http://www.aoifejoyce.com/ is well worth checking out too!