The weather is good and the outdoor art exhibition around St. Stephens Green, Dublin this weekend promises to be great.
I have been busy preparing for this exhibition and took full advantage of the sunshine in the garden today.
No matter how much room I thought I had, it was never enough! Frames, paint, brushes, hanging cords, screws, screwdrivers, tape, wrapping …. the list just goes on. A busy day, a fun day and everything all packed up for the morning.
If you’re in Dublin this weekend, be sure to drop by. There will be over a hundred artists exhibiting around St. Stephens Green with super original and unique paintings to suit everyone’s taste.
People’s Art Dublin is a voluntary, part time, non profit making group, brought together by Dublin City Council to promote the visual arts to the public of Dublin. Each year after expenses are paid, donations are made to various charities.
In light of the recent devastation in Nepal, that has claimed the lives of over 6,000 of its people, I am asking that you give whatever you can afford. Your name will go into a raffle which will take place on Sunday 10th May and you could own this painting. I will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Nepal emergency fund.
Thank you for visiting the Open Air Art Exhibition in St. Stephen’s Green last weekend. Here is a reminder, a short video of the
The Morning After
– People’s Art Exhibition May in Dublin
kindly put together by artist, Pervaneh Matthews.
It is now the morning after and despite torrential rain never before seen in the lovely month of May, we managed to keep our spirits up along with the umbrellas, tarpaulins, plastic sheeting, pegs to hold everything down and anything and everything that gave shelter from the unrelenting Irish monsoon.
I could whinge and nobody would say a thing but then, this is Ireland, it is said:
there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing!
(my poor paintings wouldn’t agree)
‘Think I’ll start lining up Statues of Prague for the next exhibition on 20th -22nd June!
The People’s Art will take place once again this weekend from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August around St. Stephens Green, Dublin.
This exhibition is organised by Dublin City Council, the Office of Public Works (OPW) and a voluntary group of organisers. This is a super event and really adds to the ambiance of the city, so why not drop by, see some wonderful paintings and maybe purchase a truly unique gift for a special occasion or that someone special.
The dates for this years exhibitions are:
6th – 8th May 2011
24th – 26th June 2011
19th – 21st August 2011
23rd – 25th September 2011
I will be located on the north side ( opposite Dawson Street ) and I hope you can make it.
The exhibition of original paintings on Merrion Square began in 1985 and has continued to grow ever since. The exhibition has now expanded to three sides of the Square covering over half a kilometre of railings and can be viewed every weekend and all year round.
The Catholic Church purchased Merrion Square park as a possible site for the first catholic cathedral in Dublin. The park was leased in 1974 by the St Laurence O’Toole Diocesan Trust (acting on behalf of the Archdiocese of Dublin) to the Dublin Corporation for public use and named in honour of Archbishop Dermot Ryan by the City Council. It has since come up for review again and it would seem that the new name for the park is, Merrion Square Gardens.
The park also hosts a flamboyant statue of Oscar Wilde , the Irish writer and poet (1854 – 1900). His former residence was No. 1 Merrion Square from 1855 to 1876, however, since 1994 the house has been taken over by The American College Dublin.
Walking the park is a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Maintained at a high level, the park boasts a magnificent display of shrubs and flowers for all to enjoy in the heart of Dublin city.
Oftentimes, other events take place, such as the Street Performance World Championship which should not be missed.
Then, feast your eyes on some great original paintings displayed on the railings every Sunday, whatever the weather! You will find me at No. 90 (identified by brass number plates) on the north side of the Square. Why not drop by for a visit and say hello.
takes place this weekend 26th, 27th and 28th June around the railings of St. Stephens Green, Dublin.
This event is organised by a voluntary group in co-operation with Dublin City Council and takes place over three weekends in the year. Other dates to watch out for – 21st – 23rd August and 18th – 20th September.
This always promises to be a lively and colourful event and creates a great ambience in the city, similar to that in Merrion Square (which takes place every Sunday throughout the year).
You will find me located at space number 51/52 on the East side.