A major new visual arts exhibition is set to take place at a temporary exhibition space at one of Dublin’s City Centre’s most iconic locations. The exhibition titled Páipéar will see artworks by over 115 of Ireland’s leading contemporary artists go on display at Central Plaza, Dame Street. Selected artists have been invited to create a new work on paper exclusively for the exhibition which will open to the public on July 15th and run through to September. Entry to the exhibition is free and organisers are anticipating over 20,000 visitors throughout the summer months with the hope that it will become one of the key cultural destinations of the year.
The exhibition has been organised by Hang Tough Contemporary, an art gallery based on Exchequer Street, Dublin. Speaking ahead of the exhibition, gallery director, Michael 'Rubio' Hennigan is inviting members of the public to come and be inspired:
“Audiences can expect to experience a museum scale show with an eclectic range of submissions, from paintings, drawings, pastel works, mixed media to collage and spray-painted pieces. It will be a celebration of the artistic talent that this country has to offer and a unique opportunity to experience the works of some of Ireland’s most exciting contemporary artists in a totally unique and accessible setting. We would encourage members of the public to come and be inspired”.
The use of the building has been granted to the organisers, to host artists for the exhibition, by the real estate developers Hines. The location will provide unparalleled exposure for the work of the exhibiting artists and the exhibition will coincide with the Central Plaza redevelopment launch:
“At a time when there is such debate over spaces for artists in the city, we are deeply grateful to Hines for supporting our vision for the project. We have been working together for a number of months to transform the space into a purposely designed gallery. The location will provide an incredible opportunity in terms of footfall and to coincide with the exhibition we will be hosting a number of talks and arts events throughout the summer months” remarked Rubio.
The show will feature 61 female and 54 male mid-career and established artists who are all living in or originally from Ireland. Each artist has created a work on paper from a choice of three predetermined sizes. Amongst the exhibiting artists there will be works by Lola Donoghue, Vanessa Jones, Joy Gerrard, Aches, Blaise Drummond, Chloe Early, Colm Mac Athlaoich, James Kirwan, Una Sealy, Alison Pilkington, James Earley, David Hedderman, Salvatore of Lucan and Maser .
Páipéar will run from July 15th through to September at the Central Plaza, 6-8 College Green, Dame Street, Dublin 2.
For further information visit: hangtoughcontemporary.com
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