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  • YEATS THEME TO 137TH ANNUAL EXHIBITION IN DUBLIN

    The 137th annual exhibition of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club now on at Dun Laoghaire County Hall includes some paintings inspired by the poetry of W.B. Yeats to coincide with the 150th anniversary of his birth. W.B’s father, John Butler Yeats was an early member of the club, which was founded in 1874.  Close to 300 works, oil and watercolour paintings, acrylics and pastels, lithographs, etchings and drawings, are being shown. They include landscapes, seascapes, still life, animal, floral and life studies, botanical works, streetscapes and architectural studies in representational, contemporary and abstract treatments.  It is one of Ireland’s largest group shows.  Sponsored by auctioneers Whyte’s it runs to April 26. Here is a small selection:

    When you are old by Janetta Mellet

    When you are old by Janetta Mellet

    The Wild Swans at Coole by Kate Bedell

    The Wild Swans at Coole by Kate Bedell

    Sailing to Byzantium by Aidan Hickey.

    Sailing to Byzantium by Aidan Hickey.

    Bold Hares and Beech Leaves by Betty Christie.

    Bold Hares and Beech Leaves by Betty Christie.

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