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Lunchtime lecture: Pioneering artists and builders: the Society of Artists and their downfall

10.07.2018, 13:00 P.M.

The Society of Artists staged the first regular public art exhibitions in Ireland from 1765. Drawing on newly uncovered material produced especially for the Exhibiting Art in Georgian Ireland exhibition, Dr Fleming will evaluate the success of the exhibitions and the importance of its building, and also identify the reasons why the Society imploded in 1780, which left its great exhibition room available for other uses.

Dr David Fleming is a historian of eighteenth-century Ireland and is the Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Limerick. He is secretary of the Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society, a trustee of the Hunt Museums’ Trust and former chairman of the Irish Georgian Foundation.

Image: Silver medal issued to subscribers allowing access to Society of Artists' Exhibitions. Private collection.