Thursday, April 26, 2012

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dlr County Council announces commencement of new Library & Cultural Centre

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is pleased to announce that construction will commence in late April of the new Library/Community & Cultural Centre in Dún Laoghaire.

The Cultural Centre will include a performance space with seating for 100 people, an art gallery, education/ workshop space and café. The Library will include a public ‘living room’ overlooking the park as well as a resource for community information and a dedicated suite of rooms for young people.
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Travelogue is a Per Cent for Art project commissioned by the National Transport Authority, Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, South Dublin County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. In Travelogue, artist Theresa Nanigian has created an intimate portrait of the lives of those who work and travel on the public transport network of the Greater Dublin Area. Travelogue will be displayed publicly at bus-shelters, at rail and bus stations, on advertising sites, on street signage and on buses, trains and trams all over Dublin from 29th April - 13th May 2012.

Further information: Ciara King,
Assistant Arts Officer-Arts Programme Development:
Email: or tel: 01 - 2719 529
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Tender for an Audit of the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Public Art Collection

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council invites tenders for the appointment of an external expert(s) to undertake a condition audit of the outdoor public art collection in the County and cost the required maintenance / conservation work to be undertaken on the works in the collection.

The closing date for receipt of tenders is Monday 21st May 2012 at 12 noon. Please note that tenders received after this time and date will not be accepted.

Full tender document available from Ciara King, Assistant Arts Officer, Arts Programme Development.
Email: or tel: 01 - 2719 529
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The Dublin Painting and Sketching Club 134th Annual Exhibition

Date: 16th April to 29th April 2012
Time: 10.00am to 5.00pm daily, 11.00am-5.00pm Saturday and Sunday
Location: Concourse, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire.

Supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council Arts Office and Sponsored by Whyte’s this is one of the largest group exhibitions in the country. It will feature 270 paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolour and pastel from over 80 members, who represent many of the country’s leading artists. A wide range of subjects are presented in the paintings on display including landscape, urbanscape, interiors and still life.

This year is the centenary of the death of Bram Stoker, who was a founding member of the Club in 1874. A feature of this year’s Exhibition is the display of a recent painting of Bram Stoker, by artist Aidan Hickey to mark this event.

In addition, there are a number of events organised, for the public in conjunction with the Exhibition including guided tours, painting critique sessions, painting demonstrations and a ‘plein air’ painting day for all, in Sandycove, on Saturday 21st April from 11.00 am.
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