Sunday 8th April - Sketch Crawl inspired by James Joyce's Ulysses.

On Sunday 8th April Dublin Sketchers are going on a sketch crawl inspired by James Joyce's epic book about Dublin - Ulysses. Feel free to stop longer at any spot along the way to sketch.

12am midday Cylcops setting - meet and sketch at the park at the corner of Green Street and Little Britain Street,just off Capel Street - (the far end of Capel Street away from the river Liffey)

1pm Sirens setting - meet and sketch on Grattan Bridge (across the River Liffey joining Capel Street and Parliament Street) looking across to the Ormonde Hotel on Ormonde Quay

2pm Wandering Rocks setting 1 - meet and sketch at Merchant's Arch in Temple Bar opposite the Ha'penny Bridge

3pm Wandering Rocks setting 2 - meet and sketch at City Hall, Dame Street

4pm meet for a drink in Mulligan and Haines Pub (used to be Sweenys) 32 Dame Street (kind of opposite old Central Bank with the Golden Orb Tree sculpture)

If you want to, you can draw on the themes of three chapters from James Joyce's Ulysses - Sirens, Cyclops and Wandering Rocks.

This short video gives some low down on the Sirens chapter presented by Terence Killeen.

This short video gives some low down on the Cyclops chapter presented by Senator David Norris.

This short video gives some low down on the Wandering Rocks chapter 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 Mulligan and Haines Pub on Dame 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 13th May and Sunday 10th June.

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