Where to sketch this Sunday?

Decided to start the ball rolling nice and early this week - get in plenty of ideas!! Weather is looking extremely dodgy, so I think indoors is a definite requirement!

Any events or exhibitions coming up that you would like to see?

Post all ideas as comments please!!


Tracy O'Brien said...

From James!

Suggestion - somewhee new - St.Patricks Cathedral

This normally costs euro 5.50 but if we get a minimun of ten as a group we can get a discount so it might only cost us each 3.50, anyone interested for this sunday coming or some other sunday put yer name down in comments section.

Ireland's largest church was founded beside a sacred well where St. Patrick is said to have baptised converts around 450A.D. A stone slab bearing a Celtic cross and covering the well was un-earthed at the turn of the century(20th). It is now preserved in the west end of the cathedral's nave. The original building was just a wooden chapel and remained so until 1192 when Archbishop John Comyn rebuilt the cathedral in stone. Much of the present building dates back to work completed between 1254 and 1270.

Location: St. Patrick's Close, Dublin 8.

Sunday, 10:30am-11am 12:15pm-3pm.

Tracy O'Brien said...

Also James' idea!

Another idea, free too - The Bleeding Horse on Camden Street
This pub has a lot of windows looking onto the street and might be interesting for capturing street scenes, people, traffic, rain, reflections, lights and we'd be warm indoors.

Stephen said...

Actually the Bleeding Horse isn't a bad meeting spot. If the weather's at all reasonable there's the old railway place there beside the Odeon. Ehm, just there by the luas stop. Anyway, it's pretty cool.

Tracy O'Brien said...

I'd be well up for the Bleeding Horse too - nice place! Plus the Canal is nearby for anyone wishing to brave the elements!!

Tracy O'Brien said...

Again from James!

Suggestion Sunday 29th November - 1pm - Science Gallery on Pierce Street near DART station and Bridge over Pierce Street 1pm

Science Gallery on Pierce Street

I was at this exhibition recently and I thought it was really good and very interesting, I forgot to mention it before and I didn't realise it opened on Sundays.
The exhibition contains some great visuals, sculpture and (good for a change) conceptual art/sci-fi/factual. Great view of Pierce Street from cafe there.
Open on a sunday too. Well worth checking out and we could meet at cafe there afterwards or move on elsewhere with our group.

The Gallery invites people to create a visual or text based/mixed media or whatever, postcard response to the 'What If' concept.There are lots of them there already and some are funny and some are serious e.g. 'What if cars ran on electricity instead of petrol...we could then stop polluting CO2 why isn't there more of a push towards creating an electric car... ' or 'What if we found a way to get drunk but could instantly sober up when we needed too without any harmful side effects if we drank an anti-drunk drink, how would it change society in Ireland?' blah blah blah.


TUE - FRI 12:00 - 20:00, SAT-SUN 12:00 - 18:00

WHAT IF...insects could diagnose illness? WHAT IF...clouds were modified to snow ice cream? WHAT IF... we lived in a society where our every thought was public? These are just some of the questions asked in the current exhibition at Science Gallery which probes the space between reality and the impossible and where designers meet scientists to explore the future.

WHAT IF... has been curated by leading London based design duo Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby and features a range of works by designers who have explored everything from using animals as life support machines, through to what happens in a society where machines can read your every emotion.

We want your comments and thoughts on the pieces on show. Each individual exhibit has its own Twitter hashtag - if you comment on this exhibition please use this hashtag.

If you can't make it to the Gallery check out the exhibition by clicking on the links below. To get back to this page simply click "up".

Remember WHAT IF... runs until 13th December and is open Tuesday-Friday 12:00-20:00 and Saturday-Sunday 12:00-18:00. Please note that WHAT IF... may not be suitable for young children. Parental discretion is advised.


We're in Trinity College Dublin on Pearse Street in The Naughton Institute.

Foot: Use the new gateway entrance off Pearse Street opposite The Academy Building, around the corner from Westland Row and Pearse Street station.

Bus: Trinity College is on most of the major bus routes into the city centre: 1, 2, 3, 25, 25a, 26, 27x, 44, 44c, 48a, 49x, 50x, 66, 66a, 67, 67a, 77, 77x . For route details go to Dublin Bus.

Train: DART and suburban train services stop at Pearse Station.

Car Park: The nearest 24hr car park is in Fleet Street Temple Bar.


Mary said...

Science Gallery is a great venue Tracy, I have been there to a few very interesting exhibitions. Would love to go there Sunday but may not be able to make it just yet?

Stephen said...

I reckon the Science Gallery is a more inclusive destination. I've been meaning to go to it for a while now anyway.