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Monday 23 July 2018

New exhibition at Atrium brings a breath of plein air

The new Atrium at County Hall, Swords is set to host a new art exhibition this month.

Running from November 9 to 17, it will give art lovers the chance to view the exhibition of En Plein Air paintings of Newbridge House in Donabate.

During the summer, a group of local artists were invited to paint around the House and grounds of Newbridge House. As well as creating pieces for the exhibition the artists wanted to encourage visitors to interact with them, ask questions, maybe bring a sketch book and have a go themselves.

The project was recorded by photographer Laurent Roger, and his photos will form an integral part of the exhibition.

The collection was originally shown as part of a very successful Culture Night in Newbridge House in September. Fingal Libraries then invited the group to hold a second exhibition in the Atrium.

The exhibiting artists, Marese Murphy, Patrick Walsh, Jean Culleton, Paula Fee and Carmel Coen all enjoyed the En Plein Air challenge.

'We had a few issues with rain, wind, hungry goats and a very inquisitive peacock. But the genuine interest from other visitors, and the total honesty of the very young visitors, made this a fantastic experience,' they said.

The public are invited to come and view the exhibition at The Atrium, Fingal County Council Offices in Swords between 9am and 6pm on weekdays.

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