Art Source Final Preparations

Into the Ether Collage
Into the Ether Collage

Art Source

and the final preparations

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This is the most exciting art event of the year

I am  putting the finishing touches on my work

Scrutinising Fine Art with fine detail …

Labels for typing …

Catalogues for printing …

and excitement building!

Come, join me at Art Source, RDS, Dublin 11th – 13th November 2016

where over 120 contemporary artists and 22 Irish and international galleries gather together to showcase Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Illustration, Prints, Ceramic and Glass Art.

 

Art Source - Donna McGee

 

The Pigeon House, Dublin

Pigeon House Dublin 14 x 12" Oil on canvas Oil Painting Donna McGee
Pigeon House Dublin 14 x 12″ Oil on canvas

About The Pigeon House

The Pigeon House, also referred to as The Poolbeg Generating Station is situated on the River Liffey in Ringsend Dublin.  The iconic chimneys are so-called, because of their caretaker John Pidgeon. The story began with the shipping difficulties encountered in navigating  Dublin bay around the time of the late 1700’s.  Construction work began to make the channel deeper and The Great South Wall, the longest of its kind in Europe was constructed.

A more permanent fort  built shortly afterwards,  remained in operation until 1897, when the building was sold to Dublin Corporation.  They wished to build a power station to supply energy to the fast-growing city.  The power station, initially coal-fired, began operation in 1903.

View of The Pigeon House in the distrance from Dalkey © Donna McGee
Distant view of The Pigeon House from Dalkey © Donna McGee

It was finally decommissioned in 1976.  Its massive chimneys became a famous Dublin landmark and have become a favorite with many artistic interpretations.

Take a flight inside the Poolbeg Chimneys