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