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Lecture: Exhibiting Art in Georgian Ireland

Tuesday February 06, 18:30 P.M.

A lecture on the upcoming exhibition Exhibiting Art in Georgian Ireland: An Exhibition Celebrating The Restoration Of The City Assembly House, Ireland’s First Public Art Gallery.

To mark the restoration of the City Assembly House and to celebrate the Society of Artists in Ireland who erected the building over 250 years ago, the Irish Georgian Society will host a world-class exhibition in summer 2018 of eighteenth-century Irish paintings. In this lecture Curator Dr. Ruth Kenny will introduce some of the works, artists and the process of drawing together pieces for the exhibition due to open in June 2018.

Celebrating the building’s original incarnation as the first purpose-built public gallery in Britain and Ireland, this exhibition will re-assemble paintings, including those by Thomas Roberts, Jonathan Fisher, James Forrester, Robert Carver, Robert Healy and Hugh Douglas Hamilton, in the room in which they were first displayed between 1766 and 1780. What makes this exhibition even more exciting is the intention to hang these paintings in a similar manner as they were first exhibited.

For more information, please click here for a video featuring curator Dr. Ruth Kenny, former chairperson of the IGF Dr David Fleming and IGS Director Donough Cahill.

This lecture is scheduled to take place in the City Assembly House, 58 South William Street, Dublin 2

Image: Portrait of bold Sir William (a barb), an East Indian Black, and French dog, Thomas Roberts (1748-77). Private collection.


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