On Sunday 12 August, Dublin Sketchers will be out and about in Herbert Park from 2pm and converging at Lolly and Cooks from 4pm to check out each other's work.

The land used for the park was given to the city by the 14th Earl of Pembroke whose family name was Herbert. In 1907, the World Fair known as the Irish International Exhibition was held in Ballsbridge. When the structures had been dismantled, the site was developed as the current public park
The park is thirty-two acres in size and is in two halves, divided by a road, also called Herbert Park. A full circuit of the park's perimeter is almost exactly one mile, a fact used by runners and walkers to measure their progress. The larger half, on the south side of the road, is bounded by the River Dodder, houses, and includes a number of soccer pitches, formal gardens, and a large duck pond and an older public children's playground. A gazebo is also present in the North-Eastern corner of the park at the entrance to the Herbert Park Hotel. 
There are buses that will leave you either in Ballsbridge outside the American Embassy it is just a short walk across the road to Herbert park or you can get a bus to Donnybrook and get off at the top of Herbert Park and walk down to the Park from there. The road cuts right through the park and Lolly and Cooks is on the opposite side to the pond 
We'll gather for a coffee or Tea at  Lolly and Cooks from 4pm to check out each other's work.

Sketches from Sunday 5th August (RHA and surrounding areas)

Here are the sketches from Sunday's outing at the RHA - the weather was so nice some of us chose to stay outdoors.
Apologies from the shadows on the pictures. (The pictures on Instagram are better quality.)
Laura P.






Mary S.

Mary S.

Mary O 'C

Sunday 5th August 2018 Dublin Sketchers will be sketching at the ROYAL HIBERNIAN ACADEMY15 Ely Place, Dublin 2, D02 A213 between 2PM and 4PM.

This is the 188th RHA Annual Exhibition, Ireland’s largest and longest running exhibition of visual art. Open to all artists working in paint, drawing, print, sculpture, photography and architecture, the RHA Annual Exhibition attracts a large public and critical audience with 48,000 visitors last year. With sales in excess of € 490,000 in 2017, the highest since 2008, the Annual is a key event of the art calendar for both public and private buyers of all levels.

This exhibition ends on the 11th August and it could be the last chance to visit for some people

Plenty of art to look at and loads of inspiration for drawing 

From 4pm, we'll gather for a coffee at the Café inside the RHA