"From day to day, their molecules shuttled to and fro, so does the artist weave and unweave his image"
– Ulysses, James Joyce.
Ulysses is about the relationship between individuals and the city they inhabit, it deals with memory and meaning, the mundane and the fantastical. The aim of the exhibition is to create a dialogue around these ideas through the personal visions of the artists involved.
‘There's a Touch of the Artist About Old Bloom’ is a visual response to Ulysses through sketching on location in the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter of Dublin. Curated by the Olivier Cornet Gallery, Jessica Peel-Yates and Marie-Hélène Brohan Delhaye, this four day live sketching event will explore the fabric of the James Joyce’s Dublin, real or imagined. Participating artists are drawn from a number of disciplines (fine art, illustration, architecture, animation, fashion and graphic design) where drawing and sketching are an important aspect of their work; either as an end in itself, as a way to develop ideas, or as part of their creative process.
The exhibition opens at 7:00 pm on Bloomsday 16 June at Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark Street. It will run until 25th June with further evening events at the Gallery during the week.