dlr Arts E-Bulletin 22nd July 2015
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Welcome to the dlr Arts Office fortnightly e-bulletin where we will keep you up to date with our vibrant and rich arts programme.  Our aim is to provide opportunities for people of all ages to engage with the arts as creators, spectators and participants.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council and dlr Arts Office are delighted to present Uncovering a Collection 
Opening 13th August -23rd September
This exhibition includes a selection of works that span over a century in time. 
The works selected highlight some key moments in the Collection’s history-from a generous donation of paintings made to the then Dún Laoghaire Corporation by the Friends of the National Collection in the mid 20th Century and include works as notable as Mainie Jellett, Mary Swanzy and Pierre Bonnard to recent works that were created during artists’ residency programmes by Julie Merriman and Noel Bowler. 
Over time the Collection has grown to include local artists, those involved in its arts programme and a contemporary collection of works purchased from younger artists, recent graduates and degree shows.  This is the first time that these works from the County Collection have been exhibited together.  Many of the artists represented in this exhibition have obvious connections either by living in or having a relationship with the County.  Others show an involvement with the County that offer a more poignant insight.
Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, 
Gallery opening hours
Fri & Sat:10am-5pm 
Free Admission

Please see Read More for further details on the exhibition
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Art Clinic – 1 on 1 consultations
on your artworks.

Date:22nd August
Venue:Studio, dlr LexIcon, 
(level 1 next to café)

For those of you familiar with the Antiques Road Show – we’re hosting an exciting one-off event with a focus on visual art.  This event will give you the opportunity to bring your artworks in for assessment.  A range of experts will be on hand to tell you about that family heirloom you have been wondering about.  This event is a free drop-in service, no booking required and consultations will take place on a first come first serve basis.
Whyte's Auctioneers will be in attendance.  

'The Connoisseur 1869' Image courtesy of  Whyte's Auctioneers 
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Intimate Gallery Talks
Date:3rd September 
Venue:Gallery, dlr LexIcon (level 3)
Jessica O’Donnell, Collections Curator, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane Gallery, will reflect on the importance of female artists, focusing on works by Mainie Jellett, Mary Swanzy and Grace Henry.

Date:17th September
Venue:Gallery, dlr LexIcon (level 3)

Visual Artist Julie Merriman will be speaking about her artwork Dispersal 1, part of the final series of drawings made during the Carlisle Pier Residency 2006-2010.  The talk will provide insight into the value of residencies within a local authority from an artists perspective.  The residency was supported by and funded by dlr County Council, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company and a Project Award from the Arts Council

These talks are for a limited number so booking is essential.
Please book through and search for Uncovering a Collection 

Image: Julie Merriman on Carlisle Pier

Live Artwork Conservation
Date:12th September

Venue:Project Room, dlr LexIcon (level 3 beside Gallery)

Call into our Project Room to meet and chat with Pearl O’Sullivan, painting conservator and restorer while she will be conserving an artwork from the County Collection.  Find out more about conservation techniques and processes and see artwork conservation in action.   

Drop in, no booking required.

Image courtesy of Pearl O'Sullivan.

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Panel Talk - Collecting and Keeping Artworks
Date:23rd September 
Venue:Studio, dlr LexIcon (level 1 beside café)

One of the main themes that we were interested in exploring when we began to look at the exhibition programme for Uncovering a  Collection was the notion of collecting, from the domestic to the national institution.  How does one start their own art collection? Why do we need to collect ? How do large institutions, such as local authorities or national art organisations, develop their collections over time? And once I have some artworks how can I make sure to look after them at home?

This evening event will help to demystify some of these questions. We have invited a panel of experts to offer their perspectives, with time for Q&A at the end.

Panel includes: Christina Kennedy, Senior Curator; Head of Collections, IMMA
Professor Ciarán Benson, Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Kevin Kavanagh, Director Kevin Kavanagh Gallery, Donall Curtin, Private Collector and Muirne Lydon, Painting Conservator, National Gallery of Ireland.

Places are limited so please book through and search for Uncovering a Collection.
Image; Justin Larkin courtesy of dlr Arts Office
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