On Sunday 12 August, Dublin Sketchers will be out and about in Herbert Park from 2pm and converging at Lolly and Cooks from 4pm to check out each other's work.

The land used for the park was given to the city by the 14th Earl of Pembroke whose family name was Herbert. In 1907, the World Fair known as the Irish International Exhibition was held in Ballsbridge. When the structures had been dismantled, the site was developed as the current public park
The park is thirty-two acres in size and is in two halves, divided by a road, also called Herbert Park. A full circuit of the park's perimeter is almost exactly one mile, a fact used by runners and walkers to measure their progress. The larger half, on the south side of the road, is bounded by the River Dodder, houses, and includes a number of soccer pitches, formal gardens, and a large duck pond and an older public children's playground. A gazebo is also present in the North-Eastern corner of the park at the entrance to the Herbert Park Hotel. 
There are buses that will leave you either in Ballsbridge outside the American Embassy it is just a short walk across the road to Herbert park or you can get a bus to Donnybrook and get off at the top of Herbert Park and walk down to the Park from there. The road cuts right through the park and Lolly and Cooks is on the opposite side to the pond 
We'll gather for a coffee or Tea at  Lolly and Cooks from 4pm to check out each other's work.

Sketches from Sunday 5th August (RHA and surrounding areas)

Here are the sketches from Sunday's outing at the RHA - the weather was so nice some of us chose to stay outdoors.
Apologies from the shadows on the pictures. (The pictures on Instagram are better quality.)
Laura P.






Mary S.

Mary S.

Mary O 'C

Sunday 5th August 2018 Dublin Sketchers will be sketching at the ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, D02 A213 between 2PM and 4PM.

This is the 188th RHA Annual Exhibition, Ireland’s largest and longest running exhibition of visual art. Open to all artists working in paint, drawing, print, sculpture, photography and architecture, the RHA Annual Exhibition attracts a large public and critical audience with 48,000 visitors last year. With sales in excess of € 490,000 in 2017, the highest since 2008, the Annual is a key event of the art calendar for both public and private buyers of all levels.

This exhibition ends on the 11th August and it could be the last chance to visit for some people

Plenty of art to look at and loads of inspiration for drawing 

From 4pm, we'll gather for a coffee at the Café inside the RHA 

Sketches from the meet up in the Olivier Cornet Gallery, on Sunday, 29th July 2018

Sketches from Sunday's meet up in the Olivier Cornet Gallery. Also had a chance to view again the great WW1 exhibition by Leyho and Olivier.



                                                                             Pat McA







                                                                           Betty B.

                                                                             Mary O' C


On Sunday the 29th of July Dublin sketchers will be heading to the Olivier Cornet gallery 3 great Denmark street please see link.chttp://www.oliviercornetgallery.com/
 For those of us who it missed opening night its another chance to see the wonderful exhibition by Dublin Sketcher Leyho.
We will meet at the gallery at 2pm and sketch from 2 to 4pm. At 4pm we will have a look through the sketchbooks and enjoy cuppa in the gallery itself.
Any newbies are most welcome to the group, and no worries if you do run late most of us do! Hope to see you there,  Jen.

Sketching at the Lexicon hoping for sun. JULY 22ND

On Sunday the 22nd of July Dublin Sketchers will be heading to the Lexicon in Dun Laoighaire . Please see link http://www.venuehire.dlrlexicon.ie
 We will meet just inside the entrance at 2pm . From 2pm to 3:50 (lexicon closes at 4 on Sunday) we will sketch in the library. The best views are from the top floor but its a beautiful building so plenty of options. Also plenty of outside options such as the pier or nearby people's park. At 4pm.we will head to wheatherspoons upstairs bar for a pint/coffee and a look at all the fab work. If you are new you are very welcome to the group! No worries if you do run late,most of us do! Hope to see you there! Jen.

Sketches from The Science Museum, Sunday 15th. July 2018





                                                                  Bethany   (1)

                                           Bethany (2)

Bethany  (3)


                                                     Mary O'C

Mary O'C



                                  Jennifer  (1)

Jennifer  (2)


Marian  D 

Chiens Bleus, Chiens Gris

Next Thursday, 19 July, at 6:30 pm, the exhibition 'Chiens Bleus, Chiens Gris' will be opening at the Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1 (beside Belvedere College)

Those of you who know Leyho are already familiar with his wonderful work as an urban sketcher and graphic novelist.

For those who don't know him, this is a great opportunity to discover his work.

Don't miss it!