11.03.2020, 17:00 P.M.
The Irish Georgian Society's upcoming exhibition Spring Dublin Fragments: The Pearson Collection is a monument to Dublin at a particular moment in time in the last decades of the 20th century – a period of dramatic change on a widespread scale, where little of the built heritage was considered worth keeping. Indeed there was a certain disdain for crumbling old houses and public buildings, be they churches, hotels or commercial structures – even the whiskey distilleries and stone built warehouses - all were swept away.
On this exclusive after hours tour curator Peter Pearson will introduce members to his collection - the 101 objects gathered together purposely for this special exhibition.
Peter Pearson is an artist and writer who has always been attracted to the physical heritage of his native Dublin. He has had a lifelong interest in documenting and protecting the architectural and natural heritage of Ireland and his paintings reflect this. In his work there are recurring themes of decay and destruction alongside celebration of architecture and building – but there is a certain ambiguity in the beauty of a decaying Georgian house – its mellow brickwork, its shattered fanlight and its mangled railings.
Tickets are limited for this tour due capacity restrictions.
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