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Exhibition Preview: 'Exhibiting Art in Georgian Ireland'

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City Assembly House

City Assembly House William Street South

D02 X751 Dublin 2

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This is a special preview for invited guests only, and will be followed by a reception in City Hall, Dublin from 6pm (a guest list will be in operation). Please book the time slot that suits you.

Exhibiting Art in Georgian Ireland: the Society of Artists’ Exhibitions Recreated brings together over 80 works of art, many of which were originally shown by the Society of Artists of Ireland between 1766 and 1780.

This summer the Irish Georgian Society will host a world-class exhibition of eighteenth-century Irish paintings to mark the restoration of the City Assembly House and to commemorate the Society of Artists in Ireland who erected the building over 250 years ago. Celebrating the building’s original incarnation as the first purpose-built public gallery in Britain and Ireland, this exhibition will re-assemble works by Society of Artists members such as Thomas Roberts, Jonathan Fisher, James Forrester, Robert Carver, Robert Healy and Hugh Douglas Hamilton, including many pieces which were first displayed in the room in the series of exhibitions the Society of Artists held there between 1766 and 1780.

By honouring the pioneering spirit of these exhibitions, we aim to provide an insight into the fascinating range of artistic production taking place in eighteenth-century Ireland. As the exhibition catalogues reveal, Georgian Dublin was a hive of creativity, with landscape artists working alongside portraitists, history painters, sculptors, printers and draughtsmen in an astonishing range of media, including oil paint, pastel, marble, wood, glass, wax and hair.

Image: The Abduction of Parolles, from 'All's well that ends well', Francis Wheatley (1747-1801). Private collection.

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City Assembly House William Street South

D02 X751 Dublin 2

Ireland

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