08 October - 17 January 2017
Venue: National Gallery of Ireland
Established in 1864, the National Gallery of Ireland is central to our cultural heritage and this year Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art represents the gallery’s contribution to Ireland’s Decade of Centenaries.
Exhibiting 50 works spanning from the arrival of St Patrick in the 17th century right up until the establishment of the Irish State in the early 20th century, Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art offers a window into our past.
Some of these paintings give historically accurate accounts of events which defined our country. See Francis Wheatley’s (1747-1801) The Dublin Volunteers on College Green which depicts the 1,000 armed men gathered in Dublin in 1779, or explore The Monster Meeting at Clifden in 1843 which was drawn on the spot from actual sittings during this historical event.
With such a diverse and tumultuous history, Ireland’s journey since 17th century has inspired artists greatly. See how, at Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art running from October 2016.