Time to brush up on my Ulysses (!) as i’ll be taking part in the Bloomsday Fringe events this coming June.
‘There’s a Touch of the Artist About Old Bloom’ is a visual response to Ulysses through sketching on location in the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter of Dublin. Curated by the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Jessica Peel-Yates and Marie-Hélène Brohan Delhaye, this four day live sketching event will explore the fabric of the James Joyce’s Dublin, real or imagined. Participating artists are drawn from a number of disciplines (fine art, illustration, architecture, animation, fashion and graphic design) where drawing and sketching are an important aspect of their work; either as an end in itself, as a way to develop ideas, or as part of their creative process.
Artists: Alice Campbell (graphic artist), Aisling Conroy (visual artist), Aideen Griffin (fine artist), Balazs Keresztury (architect), Frank Kiely (fine artist and print maker), Niamh Lunny (set and costume designer), Pat MacAfee (stonemason and author), James Moore (fine artist), Mauro Moroni (graphic designer), Mary O’Carroll (draftswoman), Léo Régeard (concept designer and storyboarder), Nina Ruminska (illustrator)
The exhibition opens at 7:00 pm on Bloomsday 16 June at Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street; and runs until 25th June with further evening events at the Gallery during the week.