Elizabeth Cope | Last Picnic on London City Island | 2020 | Oil on canvas
The Arts Council invites members of the public to view newly acquired work from the Arts Council Collection as part of Culture Night 2023, this Friday 22 September.
The Arts Council offices at 70 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, will open from 5pm
– 9pm to showcase a selection of works recently added to its extensive Visual Art Collection.
The works on show from the Collection highlight the Arts Council’s ongoing commitment to purchasing excellent and ambitious works of art which reflect the amazing standard of contemporary Irish visual arts practice and which both engage with and represent Ireland today.
The Arts Council Collection was established in 1962 and now comprises almost 1,350 works of modern and contemporary Irish art, including sculpture, painting, performance, print, video, installation, photography and other works.
Works by many of Ireland’s leading artists will be shown on the night including pieces by: Elizabeth Cope,
Miriam De Búrca, Mollie Douthit, Justin Fitzpatrick, Marie Holohan, Helen Hughes, Catriona Leahy, Jialin Long, Kevin Mooney, Emma Roche, Mark Swords, Amna Walayat and Orla Whelan.
As well as offering this glimpse into
the Arts Council Collection for Culture Night, artworks can be seen all year round throughout the country as part of exhibitions and long-term loans in public buildings such as hospitals, universities, and schools.
Details of current and
upcoming exhibitions including work from the Arts Council can be found below.
Please visit our website to learn more about the Collection and to view further works online.
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