There are lots of very fine art galleries in Dublin. The Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery is a beautiful small gallery in Parnell Square which displays works by French Impressionists, modern Irish artists and houses a studio belonging to Francis Bacon which was transported piece by piece from his home in London.
On the other side of the city, is the newly refurbished National Gallery of Ireland which boasts works by famed international artists such as Pablo Picasso, Pisarro and Mark Rothko as well as Irish artists Louis LeBrocquy and Jack B. Yeats, brother of poet W.B.
As well as these permanent collections, the Royal Hibernian Academy hosts its annual exhibition of living artists This year is the 188th time the event has been hosted and as such it is 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 and had 48,000 visitors last year.
It is free to enter and is always worth a visit. Earlier this week, the City Language School Culture and Events team went to investigate. Here are some notable examples of work by artists living and working in Ireland today.
The Royal Hibernian Academy is located on Ely Place in Dublin 2
Entry is FREE!
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday:
11.00am – 5.00pm
Wednesday LATE night opening:
11.00am – 8.00pm
12.00pm – 5.00pm
10 key words/phrases you need before you visit an exhibition…
- A painting is usually kept in a frame
- The sculpture on the right is a little strange
- The pink piece is an abstract work
- The painting of the tower in Dun Laoghaire is a landscape
- The piece with the word \’is\’ is an installation
- The picture with the black frame has a building in the foreground and more buildings in the background
- This is very interesting/dark/bright/strange/nice
- There are several galleries in the Royal Hibernian Academy
- \”Do you like this piece?\” \”Not really, I prefer this piece.\”
- This is a nice exhibition