Sketches from National Gallery of Ireland - 25 June

A brighter afternoon than expected. Yet, the newly-refurbished National Gallery was extremely busy. Still, everyone found a spot to sketch, indoors and outdoors.








 Mary S.

 Mary S.





Sunday 25 June - National Gallery of Ireland

This Sunday, Dublin Sketchers are meeting at the National Gallery of Ireland, Merion Square, Dublin 2. 

Large parts of the National Gallery have been off limits for several years due to extensive renovations … and have been sorely missed by Dublin Sketchers. The Gallery has now fully re-opened and we’re looking forward to reacquainting ourselves with its many treasures. 

As usual we will begin 2pm.  Since it’s mid-summer, we’ll suggest two options for coffee at 4pm, one indoor and one outdoor.

Option One:  The Gallery Café (grab the big table in the middle if you can)
Option Two:  Get a take-away coffee from Insomnia (Lincoln Place) and gather beside the cricket field in Trinity College.

Keep an eye on WhatsApp to see what we decide.  (If you’d like to join our WhatsApp Group, just reply to this email with your phone number and we’ll add you.)

If you haven't been before, keep your eyes open for anyone carrying a sketchbook and come and say hello. Don’t worry if you’re late, lots of us usually are. 

Dublin Sketcher’s is FREE – just bring your own drawing materials.

Hope to see you there!

Sketches from today, Sunday 18th June, around the Parnell Square, Cultural Quarter of Dublin.

The Sketchers met today  in the Olivier Cornet Gallery, in 3 Gt.Denmark Street, D 1,  to view the Ullysses Sketch Exhibition.  We were also greatly entertained By Mr.David Norris who gave his own wonderful rendition of some of Joyce's writings based around Dublin and his characters!

By James M

2 By Des

2 By Pat McA

By Mary S.

3 By Carolina

By veronique

By Mary O 'C

Sunday 18th June - Oliver Cornet Gallery

On Sunday 18th June, Dublin Sketchers are meeting in and around the Oliver Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1. 

It is customary at this time of year for us to attend a Bloomsday Festival event.  This year, some people you may know from Dublin Sketchers are contributing their work
to an exhibition entitled “There's a touch of the artist about old Bloom” which runs from 16th – 25th June at the Oliver Cornet Gallery. 

As a special treat on Sunday there will be a recitation by renowned Joycean scholar David Norris at 2.30pm in the Gallery.

The Gallery at 2pm is our starting point, but feel free to trace the footsteps of Bloom around North Great Georges Street and Frederick Street to soak up some of the Bloomsday atmosphere.  

If you can’t find any sketchers at the beginning don’t worry … and if you’re late you won’t be the only one.  It’s Sunday afternoon and we’re not famous for our punctuality.  Just get started and keep your eyes open for others.

At 4pm, we’ll meet for coffee in The Old Music Shop in North Frederick Street. 

Dublin Sketchers is FREE – just bring your own materials.

Hope to see you there.

PS:  The official opening of the exhibition takes place Friday 16 June at 7pm with guest speaker John McCourt.  All welcome. Best of luck to Marie-Helene, Jessica, james, Pat, Nina, Balazs, Aideen, Mary, Mauro, Leo and everyone involved in the exhibition.    

Sketches from Visit to RHA Exhibition on Sunday 4th June 2017

                                                                       By Pat McA

                                                                      Leo (Leyho)
2 By Mary S.

BY Carole

                                                                              By Marina

                                                                        By Mauro

By Richard

                                                                          By Peter

  By  Manon

                                                                       By Jessica

                                                                         By Patricia

By Balazs

  By Mary O'C        

Exhibition opening on 16th June at Olivier Cornet Gallery

Some people who go out with Dublin Sketchers are part of an exhibition at the Olivier Cornet Gallery from 16 - 25 June. The opening is Friday 16th June at 7pm and you are cordially invited. Also on Sunday 18th June, if you are interested, David Norris will be reading from James Joyce's Ulysses in the gallery at 2.30pm.

Details are below

The Olivier Cornet Gallery is delighted to present 

'There's a touch of the artist about old Bloom.'
Official opening of the exhibition: Bloomsday, Friday 16th of June, 7 pm.
Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1.
Guest speaker: John McCourt, author and lecturer, University of Macerata (Italy)

The exhibition runs till the 25th of June 2017.

"From day to day, their molecules shuttled to and fro, so does the artist weave and unweave his image". Ulysses, James Joyce.

Ulysses is about the relationship between individuals and the city they inhabit, it deals with memory and meaning, the mundane and the fantastical. The aim of the exhibition is to create a dialogue around these ideas through the personal visions of the artists involved.

There's a touch of the artist about old Bloom is a visual response to Ulysses that explores the fabric of the James Joyce’s Dublin, real or imagined.

Participating artists are drawn from a number of disciplines (fine art, illustration, architecture, visual effects, costume and set design as well as graphic design) where drawing and sketching are an important aspect of their work; either as an end in itself, as a way to develop ideas, or as part of their creative process.

Joyce famously declared “If Dublin were ever to be destroyed, it could be rebuilt from the pages of my works.” The focus of the event will be the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, an area which features in many parts of Joyce’s modernist masterpiece. Participants will be inspired by Joyce and Ulysses to reflect on the relationship between an individual and the city they inhabit. 

The exhibition of the sketches and drawings will open at the Olivier Cornet Gallery on Bloomsday, Friday 16th June 2017, 7pm. All welcome.
The show, which will also include a selection of sketchbooks, will run until 25th of June and a series of events will take place at the gallery during that week.

This exhibition has been included in the Bloomsday Fringe Programme of the James Joyce Centre’s Bloomsday Festival.

Sunday 4 June - Royal Hibernian Academy

On Sunday 4th June Dublin Sketchers are meeting at The Royal Hibernian Acedemy, Ely Place, Dublin 2.

We traditionally visit the RHA at this time of the year to take a look at their annual exhibition.  This is Ireland’s largest open submission exhibition, and  includes painting, sculpture, print, photography, drawing and architectural models

(Unlike the other galleries in Dublin, the RHA do not provide chairs for visitors.  There are some benches, or you can stand or sit on the floor, but if you can bring your own stool it can make life easier)

The starting point is inside the gallery at 2pm.  If you can’t find any sketchers at that time don’t worry … and if you’re late you won’t be the only one.  It’s Sunday afternoon and we’re not famous for our punctuality.  Just get started and keep your eyes open for others.

At 4pm we will meet at the RHA Coffee Shop for refreshments and conversation. New people come along almost every week so don't be shy about introducing yourself.

Dublin Sketchers is FREE – just bring your own drawing materials.

Hope to see you there.

Sketches from Drimnagh Castle on Sunday 28th May 2017

A great day was had by all in the wonderful Castle and Gardens of Drimnagh Castle and culminated in an al fresco feast in the gardens, thanks to Pat.

                                                                            By Jane C.

                                                                            By Chris

2 By Laura

                                                                          By Mauro

                                                                             By Leo

                                                                       By James M

3 By Des

By Mary S.

                                                                              By Jessica

                                                                  Dora,  By Pat

By Pat

BY Grainne

By Be Be.

By Aideen

By Mary O C

3 By Balazs