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.
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