Sunday 28th April - Sketch Crawl inspired by James Joyce's Ulysses - Starting at 12 noon

Note about the weather: If the weather is too miserable, we'll take shelter in pubs and cafés and eat and drink our way through Ulysses! Updates will be on our WhatsApp and Instagram feeds

On Sunday 28 April, 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 on to sketch outside 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 Olives, Oysters and Oranges sketchbook project, you might want to get a dedicated sketch book for it, or not, the choice is yours. 

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.  

Olives, Oysters and Oranges sketchbook project 2019

Between April and June, Dublin Sketchers will sketch in some of the places that appear in James Joyce’s Ulysses, which takes place on one day in Dublin in 1904. That day is celebrated every year as Bloomsday, 16th June.

The Olives, Oysters and Oranges sketchbook project will take inspiration from Ulysses, and in particular the references of food in Ulysses. Our work will parallel the exhibition of the same name at the Olivier Cornet Gallery. The title for this project is taken from Flicka Small’s current research into the semiotics of food in Ulysses.

The sketchbooks will be exhibited upstairs at the Olivier Cornet Gallery on 15th and 16th of June, 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.

The sketchbooks will be a record of time and place, now and then. They will reveal Ulysses, one drawing at a time.

How do I integrate food into my sketching? How do I link the locations we sketch at and the text from Ulysses? These are a few questions you may have. The answer, of course is entirely up to you. A few extracts from Ulysses will be read at key locations. You may be inspired by the text itself of course. The whole universe as we know it exists in Ulysses. You can search through Ulysses online. Or you may be inspired by the locations themselves.  Or let your imagination run wild. Whatever your approach, have fun. Just like Joyce had fun when writing Ulysses.