Special prize will be awarded for work on theme of Easter Rising

Anniversary watercolour show to feature works by more than 120 artists

Henry Street 1916 by Liam O’Herlihy, on show at the Water Colour Society exhibition at the Concourse Gallery in Dún Laoghaire County Hall

Henry Street 1916 by Liam O’Herlihy, on show at the Water Colour Society exhibition at the Concourse Gallery in Dún Laoghaire County Hall

 

The Water Colour Society of Ireland’s 162nd exhibition – featuring work by more than 120 artists – opens to the public for one week on Monday at the Concourse Gallery in Dún Laoghaire County Hall.

A special prize will be awarded for a work on the theme of the Easter Rising and will be presented by Chris Shouldice, husband of Water Colour Society president Ann O’Clery, in memory of his father First Lieut Jack Shouldice of F Company, 1st Battalion, who fought in 1916.

More than 300 paintings and prints will be on view and for sale at prices ranging from approximately €350-€850.

Among the artists showing are Jayne Barry, Brid Clarke, Patrick Cahill, Ivor Coburn RUA, John Coyle RHA, Chris Dearden RUA, Pauline Doyle ANCA, Joe Dunne RHA, Edward Freeney, Olivia Hayes, Les Jones ARUA, John Keating, Margaret Kent, Vincent Lambe, Grania Langrishe, Anthony Loughran, Brett McEntagart RHA, Oisín Roche, Tom Roche, Tom Ryan PPRHA, Susan Sex and Neil Shawcross RHA RUA.

There will be an In Memoriam panel with paintings by the late artist James Nolan RHA, a former president of the society. The president of the Australian Watercolour Institute, David Van Nunen, will be showing two large works as an invited guest artist.

The Water Colour Society of Ireland’s 162nd exhibition is open, admission free, to the public daily, from Monday, September 26th, to Saturday, October 1st, from 10am-5pm, and on Sunday, October 2nd, from 10am-1pm. For further details see: watercoloursocietyofireland.ie

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