Venue:Sweeney's Chemist Sunday 24th: 1pm - 3pm



OK guys on Sunday Sweny's Chemist has been reopened(it's been closed for quite a while) by Joycean scholars connected with 15 Usher's Quay house and they've invited us to come there this Sunday at 1pm. It's a 150 year old apothecary that Joyce mentions in Ulysses and has loads of drawers filled with all sorts of pharmaceutical compounds including arsenic and a very lovely old interior generally. They kindly request we don't take photos. There's more to the tale too including potentially exhibiting work we do from there ...

It's just off Merrion Square, in between Merrion Sq West (National Gallery and the Mont Clare Hotel on Fenian St) Wesland Row (Pierce St.Dart Station) and Leinster Road(Trinity College Douglas hyde side) Sweny's chemist's shop in Lincoln Place, Dublin 2


"(He points to the south, then to the east. A cake of new clean lemon

soap arises, diffusing light and perfume.)

THE SOAP

We're a capital couple are Bloom and I;

He brightens the earth, I polish the sky.

(The freckled face of Sweny, the druggist, appeals in the disc of the

soapsun.)

SWENY Three and a penny, please.

BLOOM Yes. For my wife, Mrs Marion. Special recipe."


For anyone, myself included, who prefers to sit while sketching it might be useful to bring along a small stool to sit on in the chemists as there are only about two or three stools in the place. It's a small place so space will be kinda limited inside so again (myself especially included) maybe keep your gear to a minimun so we're not totally squashed with big bags etc.

See you there,

Regards, James

9 comments:

Lucky Fish said...

Yes, sounds fantastic!

Tracy O'Brien said...

Excellent :) Thanks James!!

galvinator said...

brilliant I've never even heard of that place

Stephen said...

Well played young man. See you there. Though I think I'll skip the National Gallery coffee shop and head straight to the likes of O'Donoghues afterward :p Sure we can sort all that out on Sunday.

Stephen said...

Just a note in response to a mail we've received.

Yes, this is a special event but it's still open to everyone. Both new and existing members alike are very welcome to attend. What better first day sketching :)

Just bring along a sketchpad and some drawing materials and we'll meet you at one. (I'm not gonna lie to you, it's usually about ten past for me, about ten past, ish ;) )

Mary said...

Nice one James, hope I can get there maybe a bit later. Sounds great! Lots of detail!

Ciaran.L said...

Great, thanks James!

SarahOR said...

cool

Fran Johnston said...

Nice work James!