Art Trip

St. Mels College Art Trip

On Friday 22nd of May Art students from St Mels College accompanied with their art teacher Miss Bruton enjoyed a visit to Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane which is a public gallery of modern and contemporary art. The gallery’s original collection of modern art was presented by Sir Hugh Lane in 1908 and the gallery continues to collect and exhibit modern and contemporary art.

Students enjoyed viewing the work of the French impressionists Pierre Auguste Renior and Edgar Degas and the work of the Irish artists Francis Bacon and Sean Scully.

Following the gallery students enjoyed viewing some examples of public sculpture in the city.

The Garden of Remembrance.

This beautiful garden was designed by Daithi Hanly and dedicated to the memory of all those who gave their lives in the cause of Irish Freedom.  The large sculpture by Oisin Kelly is based on the theme of the “Children of Lir”.

The Famine Memorial

‘Famine’ commissioned by Norma Smurfit and presented to the City of Dublin in 1997. The sculpture is a commemorative work dedicated to those Irish people forced to emigrate during the 19th century Irish Famine. The bronze sculptures were designed and crafted by Dublin sculptor Rowan Gillespie and are located on Custom House Quay in Dublin’s Docklands.

This location is a particularly appropriate and historic as one of the first voyages of the Famine period was on the ‘Perserverance’ which sailed from Custom House Quay on St. Patrick’s Day 1846.image[2]imageimage[1]