The launch of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club’s 139th Annual Exhibition took place this evening (2/5/2017) in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire.

Maritime Historian Cormac Lowth launching the exhibition (photo Liam Madden)

Maritime Historian Cormac Lowth launching the exhibition (photo Liam Madden)

The show was officially launched by Maritime Historian Cormac Lowth.

Aidan Hickey, President of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club with Richard McCormick, President of the National Maritime Museum of Ireland at the exhibition launch (photo Liam Madden)

Aidan Hickey, President of the Dublin Painting and Sketching Club with Richard McCormick, President of the National Maritime Museum of Ireland at the exhibition launch (photo Liam Madden)

The exhibition incorporates a ‘Maritime’ theme, saluting the Dun Laoghaire Harbour Company’s celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the laying of the foundation stone of Dun Laoghaire Harbour and its East Pier, and marking the Club’s connection with Dun Laoghaire nautical activity, which goes back to the 1880s. So it seems fitting that the launch took place in the National Maritime Museum of Ireland.

Artists Edward Freeney, Tom Roche and Patrick Cahill at the exhibition launch (photo Liam Madden)

Artists Edward Freeney, Tom Roche and Patrick Cahill at the exhibition launch (photo Liam Madden)

Members exhibiting include Margo Banks, Patrick Cahill, Betty Christie, Fergal Flanagan, Bridget Flinn, Edward Freeney, Michael Gemmell, Olivia Hayes, Tomas King, Vincent Lambe, Pamela Leonard, Padraig Lynch, Tom Roche, Tom Scott, Tom Ryan PPRHA and Club President Aidan Hickey.

The exhibition will take place in the Concourse Gallery, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire from 8th – 21st May. For more information see www.dublinpaintingandsketchingclub.ie.