Sculpture in Context – a must see event on the Dublin art calendar.
Set up in 1985 by sculptors who wanted to create exhibition space outside the normal white-cube gallery, Sculpture in Context now sees the grounds, ponds and glasshouses of the Botanic Gardens transformed each September into the biggest and most prestigious outdoor exhibition in Ireland.
Sticky Bog Sundew – Gwyn Grace Vessels (of Remembrance) – Alison Lowry
|The packed opening night reception|
We know that we’re ever so slightly biased here at GSoI but as in this case the figures speak for themselves – Irish glass artists really held their own in the Gardens this year.
|‘Tree Dressings’ – Mags O’Dea|
|The delighted Mags O’Dea with her prize|
Both pieces were a big hit with the guests on opening night – watch this space – one of them could well be winning the prize for the most popular sculpture at the end of the exhibition in October.
|‘Desert Ophidians’ – Jesse Gunther|
Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm
|Karren Donnellan – Present Moment Reminder|
A visit to this exhibition is a lovely day out for all the family and a chance to see some very talented artists work outside the often intimidating setting of a gallery exhibit.
So be sure to take a very cultured and colourful stroll through the Botanic Gardens before October 18th.
We promise you won’t be disappointed.
|Artists Michelle McDermott, Gwyn Grace, Mags O’Dea and Tara Butler-Frey
the enjoying opening night celebrations