If you love Irish art, then you’ll undoubtedly be interested in the Art Source art fair, running in the RDS from November 11-13th.
Over 15,000 people are expected to attend the three day event, which will feature more than 120 contemporary artists and 30 Irish and international galleries showcasing painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints and ceramic art. If you tag along you’ll get the chance to get your hands on an original piece of art for €100 as part of the 100 for €100 project – pieces are available on a first-come, first served basis.
Among the artists featured at the show are Vincent Devine (whose work has caught the eye of Tyra Banks among others), Dublin mural painter Jane Willoughby, and retired Dublin Fire Brigade firefighter Paul McCabe.
“Art Source offers visitors the opportunity to purchase a one-off affordable artwork to make their home unique and also the opportunity to meet the artists and hear about their work,” said show organiser Patrick O’Sullivan.
The show will also place a huge emphasis on visitor involvement, inviting attendees to come along and get stuck in, with plenty of free events on offer over the three days. Alongside hosting an interactive animation exhibition, Cartoon Saloon – the BAFTA-nominated animation studio – will be hosting animation workshops for the next generation of cartoon artists, as well as a portfolio and career advice workshop for second and third level students on Friday November 11th, with animator Rory Conway sharing his insights into this career path.
Cartoon Saloon will also be hosting free workshops for 8 to 12 year olds on Saturday and Sunday (book these at the show), while a free, themed Art Explorers workshop will also be available for children up to the age of seven.
Admission to the show is €10 for adults and €8 for OAPs. Children under the age of 16 go free with a parent or guardian. For more information see artsource.ie.