Sunday 11th March - Sketch Crawl inspired by James Joyce's Ulysses.

On Sunday 11th March, celebrating 10 years, Dublin Sketchers are going on a sketch crawl inspired by James Joyce's epic book about Dublin - Ulysses. 

Midday - meet and quick sketch at Foot Locker on O'Connell Street. 

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12.30pm - meet and quick sketch on the board walk by O'Connell Bridge on the north side of the River Liffey.

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1.15pm - meet and quick sketch under the columns of the Bank of Ireland on College Green.

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2.15pm meet and quick sketch around Davy Byrne's pub on Duke Street.

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3.15pm meet and sketch outside Masonic Lodge on Molesworth Street. Or continue to on to sketch at the National Library on Kildare Street. 

If you want, you can draw on the theme of the Lestrygonians chapter of James Joyce's Ulysses. This short video gives some low down on the chapter. You can also take inspiration from the Scylla and Charybdis chapter that takes place in the National Library. Here's a short video about it. Both are presented by John Singleton.

If you're joining in the Ulysses sketch book project, you might want to get a dedicated sketch book for it. Or work on A4 or A3 loose leaf pages. 

If it's your first time out .... bring your own paper and pens/pencils, turn up, say hello to anyone who looks like a sketcher and get stuck in! You'll meet everyone at 4pm over a drink in The Duke Pub on Duke Street.  

Ulysses sketchbook project 2018

Between February and June, Dublin Sketchers will get down and dirty with James Joyce. We’ll sketch in some of the places that appear in his big book Ulysses – a 700 page crazy epic that takes place on one day in Dublin in 1904. That day is celebrated every year as Bloomsday, 16th June. Here's an 18 minute intro to the whole book.

The Drawing on Joyce sketchbook project will take inspiration from Ulysses – the stories, the characters, the rumour and humour. We’ll sketch pubs, chemists and cafés. Parks, martello towers and cemeteries. The sketchbooks will be a record of time and place, now and then. They will reveal Ulysses, one drawing at a time.

The sketch books will be exhibited during the Bloomsday Festival. If you don’t want to exhibit your sketches, that is totally fine. Just come out with Dublin Sketchers as usual.
You can follow the development of the project on the website, and Twitter @DublinSketchers and @DrawingonJoyce.

If you can’t join the sketch crawls in Dublin, then tweet your related sketch during the week of the sketch out. Future project dates - Sunday 8th April, Sunday 13th May and Sunday 10th June.

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