Venue: National Botanic Gardens, Botanic Rd. Glasnevin, Dublin 9 Website:
http://www.sculptureincontext.com/ Price:Free entry Date: Sept 6th – Oct 19th Time: Monday – Friday 9am to 5pm ; Saturday & Sunday 10am – 6pm
There are, of course, some fantastic sights and sounds within Dublin city but travel into the nearby sururbs and you may just unearth some of Dublin’s most breathtaking hidden treasures. None more so than the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. Sculpture in context is a fantastic excuse to jump on a bus and take the 10-minute trip to see the gardens and check out this year’s sculpture exhibition.
Entries have been received from established and up-and-coming artists who submit work to participate in one of the most prestigious outdoor sculpture exhibitions in Dublin. Each year a different panel of selectors is invited to adjudicate this open exhibition, resulting in an exciting mix of mediums and styles.
The gardens are not only a botanical haven, and a quiet oasis on the outskirts of a modern European City, they also offer a challenging venue which gives the artist the rare opportunity of realising large scale work. It also gives the visitor an opportunity to ramble and explore, sometimes finding sculptures in the most unusual places. The sculptures will be displayed throughout the gardens, ponds, Great Palm House, and Curvilinear Range, with the smaller works exhibited in the gallery above the visitors’ centre.
The National Botanic Gardens are located 3 Kilometres North of Dublin city centre, 10 minutes by bus from O’Connell Street (Nos.13 and 19)