Extra,extra,extra! Some up and coming events and activities of artistic note and interest this September

First is the first Dublin Plein Eire Paint Out! Painting outdoors basically. But feel free to use whatever medium you like - watercolour, oils, acyrlics, pastels, etc.

This is happening at Sat, 4 Sept at 12noon at Farmleigh in the Phoenix Park. Meet at the Farmeligh Car Park at 12 noon. Disperse from there and meet up at Boathouse Coffee Shop at 3 Organiser John O Flynn/087 2709097 will be there from 11.45 with easel up to mark presence. Here's a link for Plein Eire Dublin


Secondly Andrew one of our members has let us know that the Kilmainham Arts Festival is kicking off this weekend 3-4th September. He is doing a performance art piece himself called Cosplay.
A lot of it appears free some of it is workshops and the like but more details can be found here. http://kilmainhamartsclub.wordpress.com/festival/
Click on images for the bigger picture


Thirdly is an invite to sketch in some seldom seen rooms in the RDS that are full of paintings, sculpture, and rare, odd and interesting objects as part of Culture Night(which will take place on Friday September 24th 2010 all over Dublin and towns around Ireland).

Incidently at the RDS rooms the Narrative Arts Club will be performing a series of shows of about 20 minutes each, at the following times: 6.50 pm, 7.50pm, 8.50pm and 10pm. In the intervals, visitors are free to wander around and see the other attractions of this very special venue: the beautiful arthitecture, furniture, paintings and sculptures, the first film projector used to show a film in Dublin, plus special science demonstrations arranged for the evening.

More info coming about this...


Finally there is a special exhibition on the Friday 24th of September between 5 – 10 pm to commemorate 50 years of the Trinity Arts Workshop which takes place in the 191 Pearse Street Life Drawing Studios kicking off that day aswell.

Ideas for Next Sunday

post any suggestions here !

Sarah's sketch

(soft pastels)

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Couple more coming.....



Zebra by


I had to leave a bit early so missed the post-sketching coffee session. Great location, you could easily spend a week sketching there.

Some sketches from today in the Natural History Museum, 29th Aug. 2010

Sketches by Deirdre.

< Pastel By Maura

Sketches by Mary >

Sketches of Bernard Shaw in Merrion Sq. By Slavo


meeting this Sunday at the Natural History Museum

Hi everyone,

we'll be meeting at 2pm just inside the entrance. We'll sketch for about 2hours and aim to be down at the cafe in the National art gallery for 4pm. If your new do come along!

Suggestions for next Sunday

It's that time of the week again!

Ideas suggested on Facebook are the Natural history museum and the exhibition of High Crosses at Collin's Barracks. Any other suggestions?

If it's a city center location I should make it down (I'm actually working for Dublin Simon immediately prior to 2pm).


Very late sketches from Howth

Hi - sorry I'm only getting mine up now. Won't make it to viking festival today, but went along yesterday and can really recommend the free walking tours... enjoy.