Friday, 12 September 2008

Sculpture in the Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens are a place to lose yourself. The hothouses, the walkways, the rose garden, the poison garden. Currently there is an exhibition of sculptures that sounds wonderful. I love coming upon sculptures in the open. There are some wonderful permanent open air sculpture gardens including the one in the Hoge Veluwe next to the Van Gogh Museum and the one in the Forest of Dean. I never forget coming upon some glass sculptures by Dale Chihuly in the citadel in Jerusalem. And isn't there a sculpture park somewhere in Wicklow?

3rd September – 17th October 2008

'Sculpture In Context' is the largest outdoor Sculpture exhibition held in Ireland. The sculptures on display are the work of more than one hundred leading artists, displayed in the beautiful surroundings of the National Botanic Gardens. Artists contributing the exhibition are challenged to respond creatively to the Gardens and to specific locations in the Gardens. This is the 7th year that the Exhibition has been held at Glasnevin.
Free admission. No booking necessary.
Where: Daily, throughout the Gardens, in the Glasshouses and in the Gallery of the Education and Visitor Centre

1 comment:

BarbaraS said...

Reminds me of the art/sculptures you come across in the gardens of Ormonde castle: a nice surprise around every corner.