Press Release 28 March 2012
Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’: the city as character
2 April – 15 July 2012
An exhibition to coincide with Dublin City Public Libraries festival, Dublin: One City, One Book will open in the National Gallery of Ireland on Monday 2 April.
Joyce’s ‘Dubliners’: the city as character brings together 17 paintings and drawings together with archive material selected from the Gallery’s collection. It features works by Walter Osborne, Rose Barton, Jack B. Yeats, Flora Mitchell, Patrick Tuohy and William Orpen. The exhibition continues until 15 July 2012. Admission is free.
Complementing the exhibition will be a programme of talks during April on the theme, ‘Dubliners, Joyce and the Art of Storytelling’ starting on Sunday 1 April at 3pm with an introduction to James Joyce by Terence Killeen, Research Scholar, James Joyce Centre.
Joseph Woods, Director, Poetry Ireland will give a reading on Joyce and contemporary poetry on Wednesday 4 April at 1pm. A Joycean Tour with Jim O’Callaghan will start in the National Gallery on Wednesday 11 April at 1pm (booked out).
A study morning, Dublin in James Joyce’s Time, will be held on Saturday 21 April 9.50am-1.30pm. Speakers: Professor Luke Gibbons, Anne Hodge, Professor Declan Kiberd and Sara Smyth. Chair: Professor Kathleen James Chakraborty, UCD. Tickets (€25/€15 students) are available in advance from the Gallery Shop, telephone (01) 663 3518.
An online resource dedicated to the Joyce exhibition will go live from 2 April.
Easter Holiday Opening Hours: The Gallery will be closed early on Thursday 5 April (5.30pm) and all day Good Friday, 6 April. Normal hours Saturday and Sunday. Easter Monday 9 April 10am-5.30pm.