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    140th ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF DUBLIN PAINT CLUB

    Sunday, April 15th, 2018
    The 140th annual exhibition of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club  opens today at CHQ, Custom House Dock. This return to the city centre is celebrated in a River Liffey theme to this large national group show.  For the past 19 years the venue has been in Dun Laoghaire. Around 170 works by 100 artists will offer a broad range of styles to suit both traditional and contemporary taste. Along with the River Liffey them are landscapes, still lifes, portraits, floral studies, animal and life studies. The founders of the club in 1874 included Bram Stoker, Alfred Grey and Alexander Williams.  The show continues until April 29.

    Margo Banks – Liffey Source, Wicklow

    Aidan Hickey – River Spirit

    Patrick Cahill – The Luas in Abbey St., evening light.

    Darragh Treacy – Winter Light, the Liffey.

    MARITIME ART MARKS 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF DUN LAOGHAIRE HARBOUR

    Sunday, May 7th, 2017

    There is a maritime theme to the 139th annual exhibition of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club which runs at Dun Laoghaire County Hall from May 8 to May 21.  Members decided to mark the 200th anniversary in 2017 of the laying of the foundation stone of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and its east pier.  Around 250 works by 100 artists are being shown in an exhibition sponsored by auctioneers Whyte’s.   A quarter of them are maritime along with landscape, still life, portraiture, streetscapes, floral, animal and life studies.  Here is a small selection:

    Pat O Breartuin – Tall Ships

    Marie Fallon – After the shower, Dun Laoghaire East Pier

    Aidan Hickey – The Iris sails again 1895

    Patrick Cahill – Boat on the hard

    WHYTE’S TO OFFER VALUATIONS AT ART EXHIBITION

    Wednesday, May 18th, 2016
    Séamus Ó Colmáin (1925-1990) NELSON'S PILLAR, 1966 from Whyte's sale of Important Irish Art on May 30

    Séamus Ó Colmáin (1925-1990) NELSON’S PILLAR, 1966 from Whyte’s sale of Important Irish Art on May 30

    WATER LILLIES BY TOM SCOTT FROM THE EXHIBITION

    WATER LILLIES BY TOM SCOTT FROM THE EXHIBITION

    The 138th annual exhibition of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club – Ireland’s  largest group show – continues at the Concourse Gallery, County Hall, Dun Laoighaire until May 21.  Experts from auctioneers Whyte’s will be in attendance on May 20 between 1pm and 4pm to offer valuations of private collections of paintings.

    The 2016 exhibition features amongst the broad range of nearly 300 fine works by more than 80 member artists, a number of paintings specially created as a visual tribute to and inspired by the poems and literary works by Irish authors of the past 100 years. As is the Club’s custom, each themed picture carries a written caption, explaining the painter’s response to the original work.