Tuesday, June 27, 2017

NORTHSIDE ART


The Rope of Life - South Docks Dublin
Photo by Larry O'Toole
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There's no end to what goes on in the Donaghmede Shopping Centre. Regular readers will know that I follow Michael Edwards's annual photo competition, and it is while I was up there yesterday checking that out that I noticed another exhibition.

This is an art exhibition staged by the Coolock Library Art Group. The Group normally meets in the Coolock library and they were offered this exhibition space by Donaghmede Shopping Centre. This was initially for the month of June but Peter Coyne, in the picture above, tells me that the offer has now been extended till the end of July. So you've plenty of time to go and have a look.

I'm told all of the paintings are for sale. There must be close on a hundred paintings on display at present and I've just included a few below that took my fancy.



Ballet Dancer by Margaret Hollywood €75 ono

This is not just any old ballet dancer. It is Monica Loughman who trained in Russia, formed her own Irish ballet company and is now teaching in Dublin. She is doing fabulous work - check out Big Ballet.



Ballet Dancer by Margaret Hollywood €120



Genoese Tower Corsica by Gwen O'Byrne €60



Dún Laoghaire by Peter Coyne



Bather by Peter Coyne



Scene by Lucy Curran - not for sale





Update 28/9/2017: I finally got to meet Immanuel Godson who is sort of artist in residence at the exhibition, except he isn't always in residence, so it was my lucky day.

Immanuel has been painting large canvasses in the exhibition space and today he was working on touching up his Caravaggio of the Entombment of Christ.





I have directions to get to his portraits of Enda Kenny and Brian Cowen, which are currently stashed in the Bell Centre in Darndale, and I will report back after the visit.




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