Sketchcrawl (drawing marathon) in aid of Aware Ireland - May 15th!

Hey everyone!

Sketchcrawl's will be occuring accross the world on May 15th and the Dublin Sketchcrawl is being orgnised by none other than the Dublin Sketchers.

We're planning to do our sketchcrawl in aid of Aware Ireland (visit ).

Aware' s mission is to create a society where people with depression and their families are understood and supported, are free from stigma and have access to a broad range of appropriate therapies to enable them to reach their full potential. Aware aim's: * To educate the public on the nature, extent and consequences of depression. * To provide emotional and practical support to those affected by depression and related disorders. * To support research into the development and treatment of depression and related issues.

So! We need sketchers to alert all of their friends and sponsor them on a sketchcrawl in aid of Aware or get them to participate in the event themselves, even if it's a euro or two all donations are welcome, even if you can't make the event, please donate!!! is the place to sponsor the event- so send the link to friends who might like to take part or just sponsor!

Meet-up point - Patrick Kavanagh's seat, North Bank (city side) at the Lock Gates close to Baggot Street Bridge.

Our drawing marathon route so far -

1) Patrick Kavanagh's seat, Grand Canal - sketching the grand canal area
2) Leeson street and sketching Aware premises!
3) National Concert Hall
4) Iveagh Gardens

Any other locations can be suggested and the route will be finalised and a map done up by Friday!


Pat said...

Where is the James Joyce statue?

SarahOR said...

its on the city side of the's the bronze statue where he's sitting on a bench..just before baggot street (but on the city side of the canal)

Mary said...

Sarah, that is the statue of Paddy Kavanagh, near Baggot St.Bridg. James Joyce is in Nth. Earl St. I am not sure if there is another one of him elsewhere!

Tracy O'Brien said...


Dublin Sketchers Group said...

Had to post this, had been so long since I read it! Tracy

Lines Written on a Seat
on the Grand Canal, Dublin

O commemorate me where there is water,
Canal water, preferably, so stilly
Greeny at the heart of summer. Brother
Commemorate me thus beautifully
Where by a lock niagarously roars
The falls for those who sit in the tremendous silence
Of mid-July. No one will speak in prose
Who finds his way to these Parnassian islands.
A swan goes by head low with many apologies,
Fantastic light looks through the eyes of bridges -
And look! a barge comes bringing from Athy
And other far-flung towns mythologies.
O commemorate me with no hero-courageous
Tomb - just a canal-bank seat for the passer-by.

-Patrick Kavanagh

SarahOR said...

aplogies for that! google said it was joyce but never believe Google. Thanks Tracy!

Also I studied Heaney not Kavanagh for my leaving cert :/

Mary said...

Tracy, is 12 noon the meet up time.
I will be able to take part until after 1oc. Need to catch a dart then.

Tracy O'Brien said...

Yes I think 12pm is early enough and not too late.. pity you must leave at 1pm :( I think though that any earlier on a Saturday would be a big turn off for a lot of people?

SuzanneLindfield said...

Is it ok to start later? Say around 130?

Tracy O'Brien said...

Hi Suzanne, of course - you can join up with the group at any stage, perhaps email the sketchers group and we will arrange for a phone number you can text to find where they are!