Anne Yeats: The Everyday Fantastic

Sketch of two greyhounds jumping at each other with front paws touching
Anne Yeats (1919–2001), Painted sketch of two ancient Irish hounds. Pencil and paint on paper. ESB CSIA Collection at the National Gallery of Ireland. © Estate of Anne Yeats, DACS London/IVARO Dublin, 2021. Photo © National Gallery of IrelandCredit

2 October 2021 – 9 October 2022
Room 11 | Admission free (
book a free general admission ticket in advance)

Delve inside the imagination of artist and designer Anne Yeats (1919–2001) in this free exhibition. Exploring the artist’s archive, Anne Yeats: The Everyday Fantastic highlights creativity, experimentation and process in Yeats’s art practice across a number of decades. Moving between traditional and modern worlds, Yeats was interested in both the everyday and the fantastic. As the chief designer for the Abbey Theatre and founding member of both Graphic Studio and Aosdána, Yeats’s important contribution to Irish culture can be explored through dozens of sketches, etchings and paintings in this exhibition.

A landmark exhibition celebrating the work of Anne Yeats’s uncle Jack B. Yeats runs in the Gallery until 6 February 2022.

Curators: Donal Maguire (Curator, ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art), Grace O’Boyle (Fellow, ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art) and Donna Rose (Fellow, ESB Centre for the Study of Irish Art)

Kindly supported by ESB

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