Contemporary Art Exhibition Commemorates Bicentenary

This month we mark the 200th anniversary of the laying of the first stone of Dun Laoghaire Harbour. On May 31st President D Higgins will officially open a busy 6 months of art, drama, food and historical events.

On the 16th May the Gallery Dalkey presents an exhibition in conjunction with Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Group to commemorate the historic year.

Peter Pearson, a local historian, author and artist involved in the Bicentenary celebrations will feature pieces from his collection since the 1970’s. The Maritime aspect of Dun Laoghaire, its Harbour seafront, sailing boats, yachts and car ferries remain a lifelong influence for Peter.

Other artists showing will be Yvonne Moore, Mary O Connor, Keith Dixon, Sonya Kinch, Rod Coyne, Brigitte McGovern, Leonard Sexton, John Short, Maureen Boalch, Tania Tsaryk, Denise French &  Jacqueline Holohan.

Speaking about the summer of events ahead, CEO of the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, Gerry Dunne, said: “This Contemporary Art Exhibition is one of over 25 free events taking place to commemorate our Bicentenary year. We welcome members of the public to get involved and find out more by logging on to dlharbour200.ie” 

The Exhibition opens on Tuesday 16h May until Sunday 5th June from 11:00 – 17:30 (Closed Mondays) at the Ferry Terminal Building. Entry is free and open to the public.  Paintings are available for sale.

Contact: Carolyn Hanaphy, Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company

[email protected] 087 788 2056

 More information on the Dun Laoghaire Bicentenary to be found on www.dlharbour200.ie

Notes:

 The Dun Laoghaire Harbour Bicentenary Group is a non-commercial group of local interests –

Patron Minister Mary Mitchell O Connor, An Cathaoirleach Cormac Devlin, Chairperson Donal Marron, Eithne Scott Lennon Chairperson of Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company, Fáilte Ireland, DLR County Council, RNLI Dun Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire Combined Yacht Clubs represented by local Historian Rob Goodbody, The Pavilion Theatre, The National Maritime Museum of Ireland, Dun Laoghaire BID, Coal Harbour Users Group & the Irish National Sailing School.