For Culture Night 2022 the Arts Council will maintain its proud tradition of showcasing a selection of works recently added to its extensive Visual Art Collection. The Arts Council is inviting the public to the Council offices in Merrion Square as part of Culture Night where they can see a selection of works from its Collection. The Arts Council Collection was established in 1962 and now comprises almost 1,300 works of contemporary Irish art.
The works on show from the Collection showcase the Arts Council’s ongoing commitment to purchasing excellent and ambitious works of art which reflect the amazing standard of contemporary Irish visual arts practice and which both engage with and represent Ireland today.
This year, we are delighted to once again welcome audiences to share these works in person at the Arts Council’s buildings in Dublin as part of Culture Night. Works by many of Ireland’s most distinguished and celebrated artists will be shown on the night including recently acquired pieces by:
In addition to the artworks on display in Merrion Square on the night, the Arts Council Collection can also continue to be seen throughout the country as part of exhibitions and long-term display in public buildings such as hospitals, universities and schools. For example: Jim Kemmy Remembered- Limerick City Gallery of Art, until 22nd January 2023; Arts Council Collection 60 Years– Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre. 12th November- 14th December; The Palpable Bump at the Bridge of the Nose: Elizabeth Cope- Visual Carlow, 23rd September – 8th January.
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