The People’s Art Exhibition Dublin

The People’s Art Exhibition this weekend in Dublin

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.

 

Nepal Emergency Fund

Raffle for Nepal Emergency Fund

Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur, Nepal 10 x 20″ Mixed Media
Nyatapola Temple, Bhaktapur, Nepal 10 x 20″ Mixed Media

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.

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The Morning After – People’s Art – May 2014

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!

What d’ya think??

 

 

The People’s Art – May 2014

 

The People’s Art  May 2014  Festival Weekend

Skellig Michael 18 x 6" Oil Painting
Skellig Michael 18 x 6″ Oil Painting

The open air art festival takes place this weekend 9th -11th May  in the centre of Dublin city at St. Stephens Green.

This event is brought together by a voluntary, non profit making group, and Dublin City Council  to promote the visual arts to the public in general.   Donations are also made to local charities.

Exhibitions will take place as follows:

  • 09th – 11th May
  • 20th – 22nd June
  • 25th – 27th July
  • 22nd – 24th August
  • 19th – 21 September
  • 05th – 07th December

This promises to be a great event and is not to be missed.

I will be located on the north side,  near Dawson Street. so if you are in the area, please drop by and say hello.

The People’s Art Exhibition, Dublin

The People’s Art on the Green

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.
Otherwise, see you in Merrion Square on Sundays.


Exhibition Invitations

The People’s Art on the Green

The People’s Art will take place once again on Friday 6th to Sunday 8th May 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.

The dates for this years exhibitions are:

  •  6th – 8th May 2011
  • 24th – 26th June 2011
  • 19th – 21st August 2011
  • 23rd – 25th September 2011
This is always a very colourful event and should not be missed.

I will be located on the east side and look forward to meeting you there.

Hope you can make it!

Terenure College Art Exhibition & Sale

Official opening on Friday 6th May 2011 at 7.30pm

The dates for this years exhibition are:

  • Friday, 6th May           7.00pm – 10.00pm
  • Saturday, 7th May      10.00am –  6.00pm
  • Sunday, 8th May         10.00am – 6.00pm
Hope to see you there!
 

Merrion Square Art – 25 Years On!

Art on Merrion Square celebrates 25 years!

Recently, Merrion Square Artists celebrated 25 years  of Art on the Square. The mood was festive and the artists  decorated their pitches with bunting and balloons.

To add to the ambience, the sun was shining and the music from the  Soul Picnic  festival in Merrion Square park complimented the day as the various artists sang their hearts out.

There was prize giving,  face painting and  a fun day was had by all.

The Mystery Man
The Mystery Man

Merrion Square  is a  Georgian square   lined with Georgian red-brick houses;  Leinster House, Natural History Museum,  and the National Gallery.

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.

Georgian Building Doorway, Oil Painting 12x10" © Donna McGee
Georgian Building Doorway, Oil Painting 12×10″ © Donna McGee

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.

Statue of Oscar Wilde in Merrion Square Gardens
Statue of Oscar Wilde in Merrion Square Gardens

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.

What a great way to spend Sundays!

People’s Art on the Green

The People’s Art will take place once again on Friday 19th September to Sunday 20th September around the railings of St. Stephens Green.

A colourful  event which evokes memories for me of so many foreign holidays but especially Montmartre in Paris.

I will be located on the east side and look forward to meeting  up with you.

The People’s Art 2009, Dublin

The Green June 09

The People’s Art Exhibition

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.

Why not drop by for a visit.