Well hello, hello bright and shiny sketcher peoples.
I hope this update finds you well? The weather is going to be a very interesting factor in this weekend's sketching. It is proposed that we meet for the SoGo festival in and around George's Street in the city centre. There's fun aplenty to be had and I'm sure myriad colourful characters to draw if only they'll stop swirling for a few minutes. In addition, there'll be plenty of nice indoorsy respites for when the heavens open. Heavens yes, clouds in fact. The meeting time will be 2:00pm and the location, well let's go with Jessica's suggestion of outside Grogan's pub on South William's Street opposite the Powerscourt Town House wherein I believe some manner of storytellin' will be in full swing. (Or perhaps some swinging will be in full tilt, I find it hard to keep up. I really do)
Most everyone will very quickly dissipate and find themself terrifyingly adrift in transient lucidity. To this end, it has been further suggested that we meet in a predefined place for the like of coffee and musings. Let us this time ignore Jessica's fine suggestion of the Bell Cafe as it's miles away from where sketching will be afoot. Ehm, wait, no... no let's do the opposite of that. I've the map upside down. Quite a feat when you consider it's online... Yes, so, Bell Cafe at four. If it's closed, hang on outside to regroup so an alternative can be nominated. Cafe Bell can usually be found on Clarendon Street. It does occasionally wander off for a smoke but always returns thereafter. (Usually wheezing and furtive, staring at its shuffling feet. It's tried to quit I don't know how many times!)
I, for my part, will be around but not sketching :/ Most likely I'll bump into some of you and point hysterically at all the fun and swishy colours I wish I was dragging from hungry pastels.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
2:00pm - 4:00pm
The Market Bar
Fade Street, Dublin
Will St Leger - "As part of the SoGo Festival I'm bringing back my anarchic art show Antics Rogue Show. A crew of street artists will be on hand to rework your crap suburban paintings into urban masterpieces. You bring us bad art and we'll pimp it".
This event is free (donate to the artist what you think it's worth)Stephen
I'll prolly send out an awl mail tomorrow with whatever seems to be winning. Ok go, comment, post, sail without a map!! Oh, incidentally, let one of us know as soon as possible if you want to go on the sketching trip to Cork in a couple of weeks. (22nd May I think it is now) Also if you want to exhibit work let us know as soon as possible. It's all very exciting!! :D
We will meet at 2pm, at the Cafe. Image below showing location of Cafe. We will also meet back at the Cafe at 4pm!
Dublin Sketchers are planning a weekend trip to Cork, heading down on the Friday evening and back on the Sunday.
This will be our 3rd trip away - it's been too long since the last one!
So, will those who are interested please let us know asap so that we can arrange booking the hostel and get everything arranged.
Should be mighty!
Confirmed so far:
Tracy, Sarah O'R, Ciaran L, Marta, James, Stephen, Caitriona, Liz, Balazs
One room has been booked in the hostel for Tracy, Sarah O'R, James, Stephen, Caitriona and Liz. Anyone else who wishes to stay can book at www.bruhostel.com
Here is a link to the Official Sketchcrawl Website! I personally won't be able to attend as I am working on May 15th, but I'm sure it will be a great day.
Any proposals for where you would like to go.. post in the comments please :o)
Narrative Arts Club tomo - Thursday, 22 April. Show starts at 8 pm sharp. Doors 7.30 pm. Storytelling a la carte with StorySketch
Library Bar Extension, Central Hotel, Exchequer Street, Dublin, Ireland
Will put up pics from DunLaoghaire Sunday later this evening, just a bit up to my eyes the last few days.
The next 3 day life painting workshop will take place on Fri, Sat and Sun 11, 12 and 13 June, organised by John O'Flynn at Broadstone Studios. For info just send us an email and we'll forward you the details.
The trip to Cork for the Sketchcrawl has also been changed - as a few of us decided that the weekend of the 15th of May didn't suit a lot of people. So.. what we're planning is to head down the weekend after instead. We will arrange a Sketchcrawl in Dublin for Saturday the 15th and if anyone would still like to partake in the Cork Sketchcrawl they can of course travel down themselves!
So who's intested in the weekend away?!
3 Stephen C
4 Stephen C
21 Stephen Reilly
22 Stephen Reilly
Please feel free to add your name to the numbered pics so we know who did what. if you can't edit it directly just put it in the comments please.Thanks. Regards, James
This week we will meet at the entrance of the Dun Laoghaire DART Station at 2pm.
The 'Dublin Painting and Sketching Club' are having their 132nd annual exhibition in the County Hall, Dunlaoghaire, it is on from April 12th to 25th April. 11am to 5pm.(Sun)No entry charge & well worth a visit!
Link to Info Here
The Vintage Fair is also taking place in the Royal Marine. Admission is €6 to get into the fair.
Link to Info Here
Hopefully the weather will be nice, dry and sunny and it should be a really intresting day out overall! For anyone who is late arriving or for those going in different directions in Dun Laoghaire on the day (I would love to do some sketching on the pier!), we will all meet up afterwards at the entrance to County Hall.
See you all there!