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vert bar IN THE NEWS, Thursday 5th September to Friday 18th October 2013

Sculpture in Context 2013

The National Botanic Gardens is delighted to host the annual Sculpture In Context exhibition, now in its twelth year at the gardens from Thursday 5th September to Friday 18th of October 2013.

Sculpture In Context is the largest outdoor Sculpture exhibition held in Ireland. The sculptures are the work of over one hundred and fifty leading Irish and international artists; some notable artists participating this year include: Evelina Woitowicz, Leo Higgins, Barra Cassidy, Cliodna Cussen, Mike Duhan, Ani Mollereau and Bob Quinn. The exhibition also showcases many new artists taking interesting directions with exciting new work.

The Sculptures are displayed throughout the gardens. Many pieces are featured in the glasshouses and in the elegant gallery space of the Visitor Centre.

Artists contributing to the exhibition are challenged to respond creatively to the gardens and to the specific locations within the gardens. The aim of the exhibition is to provide space for exhibiting work in venues outside of the normal gallery context. The artwork is produced using a wide range of materials including bronze, ceramic, glass, copper, steel and stone.

This year we have a special programme of Saturday tours given by the artists themselves, throughout the exhibition period (starting at 3pm from the Visitor Centre). Visitors will have a unique opportunity to join them for a guided tour through the exhibition providing an opportunity to gain an insight into some of Irelandís most exciting contemporary art.

TOUR DATES
Saturday 14th September
Saturday 21st September
Saturday 28th September

Opening Hours:

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday 10am - 6pm
Admission Free, Car Park Ä2
Website: www.sculptureincontext.com
Tel: 087 6258258