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News & Events

137th Annual Exhibition


In the Concourse Gallery,

County Hall, Marine Rd. Dun Laoghaire

From Monday 13th April to Sunday 26th April

10.00am to 5.00pm each day.

This Exhibition is supported by a Grant fron Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown Co Council Arts Office and is sponsored  by Whyte's.

John Butler Yeats was a member of the Club in the 1880s and W.B Yeats, who was a student at the time in the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, visited the Club's Annual exhibitions. He stated that his visit to the 1884 Exhibition in which James Mc Neill Whistler was a guest exhibitor had 'made him happy for days '

Because of this connection to the Yeats family members of the Club were invited to submit paintings inspired by the life and work of W.B.Yeats to celebrate  the 150th anniversary of his birth.

The 280 paintings exhibited will include almost fifty paintings representing the 'Yeats theme'. These paintings provide  a unique visual interpretation of a wide range of Yeats poems.

The other paintings, in oil, acrylic, watercolour  and  etchings represent a wide range of subject matter in a variety of styles.

The exhibition includes a number of events to ensure that attendance at the exhibition can be an active rather than a passive experience for the visitor.

View an Artist working on a Painting

Afternoons from Tuesday 14th to Friday 17th
Mornings from Monday 20th To Friday 24th

An artist will be working on a painting in the gallery. This will enable the visitor to view the work and engage with the artist

Interpreting a W.B. Yeats Poem in Paint

Saturday 18th at 2.30pm

Artists: Lilian Regan and Michael Gemmell

These artists will paint their interpretation  of  a poem by W.B. Yeats, which will be recited for the audience.

Guided Tour of Paintings inspired by Yeats

Sunday 19th at 2.30pm

A selection of paintings inspired by the poems of W.B. Yeats will be viewed. The event includes readings of  a selection of Yeats poems related to the paintings on display.

Painting Critique Sessions

Tuesday 21st to Friday 24th from 2.00pm

For watercolour / acrylic / oil painters who wish to receive advice on their work. Three pieces of recent work are required for review.

Booking is required for these sessions at sales desk or by phoning: (01) 288 0506.

Portrait Painting Session

Saturday 25th at 11.00am

Artist: Jim Doolan

Entry to above event on presentation of an exhibition catalogue

Whyte's Advisory Session

Saturday 25th, 12.00pm to 4.00pm

Advice on paintings from personal collections by Whyte's expert staff.

New Members:

At a recent selection process the following new members were selected.

Renate Debrun, John Dinan, Mary Duffy, David Goldberg, Jan Hyland, Liam Jones, John Kirwan, Susan MacKay, Ciaran Taylor, Darragh Treacy and Maggie Wright.

We welcome them to the Club.


Committee Changes

Kate Bedell has resigned from the committee due to pressure of committments.

She has been responsible for the development and running of of the Club's successful Blog and Facebook page, for a number of years. We are very grateful for her input over this time.

We welcome Ursula Klinger on to the committee , she  was  elected at the recent AGM.


RHA School

The RHA School now offer  a programme of courses throughout the academic year.

For application contact: info@rhagallery.ie

Plein Air Painting:

Site for Plein Air Painters

A new website has been set up for artists in Ireland interested in Plein Air painting. The address is pleineire.ning.com. A Dublin Group of Plein Air Painters has been  established. The details can be found on the above website.

Art in the Open

This is an Annual Plein Air event which is held in Wexford on the week preceeding and the week following the August Bank Holiday week-end. The paintings are completed at specific sites and are exhibited at the end of the event. 

The 2014 event  was very successful with well over 180 artists registered for the week-end.  This year there was in addition a number of Plein Air sessions on the week before and the week after the main event.

The participants came from all parts of Ireland and also from the UK, Holland and the US. There was  a very good representation of members of DPSC who enjoyed the experience.

The completed work was on Exhibition in Greenacres Gallery.

It appears  that this is going to be a very successful annual event.

Details can be obtained at the website:


2015 Dublin Painting and Sketching Club