News & Events

News & Events


 DPSC Exhibition

A Visual Tribute to W.B. Yeats

Octagonal Gallery, City Assembly House,
58, Sth, William St, Dublin.

From the 12th of March to the 17th March.
 10.00 am to 5.00 pm each day.

Sunday 15th March 10.00 am- 1.00pm

John Butler Yeats was an early member of the Club and to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of W.B. Yeats, members have been invited to submit paintings for our annual exhibition, 'in homage to' Yeats, or  have been inspired by his poems. 

 A selection of these paintings will be exhibited.

This exhibition is being held in collaboration with the Irish Writers Centre, in association with the Irish Georgian Society and is part of the cultural programme of the St Patrick's Festival.

Sunday 15th March 3.00 pm 

A Celebration of W.B. Yeats


Formal readings of the  poetry of WB Yeats,

A selection of short original pieces on Yeats  and his  work  by writers from  of the Irish Writers Centre

A selection of Yeats' poems set to music by  harpist Claire Roche

With additional music by Daniel Soro, guitar

 Booking required: Through www.writerscentre.ie

Monday 16th March and Tuesday 17th March

Informal recitals of the poems of W.B Yeats which have inspired the paintings in the exhibition, from 2.30 pm.

All poetry recitals are by a group of final year actor students from Trinity College Drama school

No Boooking Required


137th Annual  Exhibition

will be  held  in,

The Concourse Gallery,

County Hall, Dun Laogh

 From  13th to 26th April  2015

In addition to a wide selection of paintings by Clubs' 90 members this year's Exhibition will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of W B Yeats and include paintings inspired by his poetry.

The Exhibition is sponsored by Whyte's and supported by an Arts Grant from Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown Co Council Arts Office. 

Exhibition Events

A number of Events will be  run in conjunction with the Exhibition, including events highlighting Yeats 150th anniversary.

 Details of these will be released shortly.

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 very successful annual event.

Details can be obtained at the website:


2010 Dublin Painting and Sketching Club