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Joe Caslin Competition

Posted by NationalGalleryShop 24/05/2018 0 Comment(s)


WE ARE SPOILED in the gallery shop right now. Spoiled I say. Not only has the merchandise for the Drawing Dublin exhibition arrived, but we also have stunning black and white prints of Joe Caslin's current installation (which, as a staff, we are unequivocally in love with). 





Drawing Dublin is currently taking place in the Print Gallery and this is the exhibition poster. It's A3 in size and incorporates some beautiful figures by RHA artist Michael Healy. (€9.95)





Here's another image by Michael Healy; A Man with a Red-haired Girl, on a postcard. I mean, c'man! It's just so beautiful. 





If you call in to the store you'll find an entire Drawing Dublin table, packed with beautiful images like those above. The range contains postcards, notelets, magnets and posters, and you'd honestly want to hurry, because we might buy them all. I'm not joking.






IN OTHER NEWS! Last week saw the opening of Finding Power, an installation by Joe Caslin. 




Finding Power is the result of this project, and the culmination of Caslin’s in-depth investigation of Burton's work and the role of the artist or public persona. During the project, Caslin looked closely at the power that comes with public platform, and the significance of having (or indeed losing) agency and control. In order to inform his practice fully and consider the topic in contemporary society, Caslin connected with both the Gallery team, and a panel of both public and private figures, namely:




  • Sinéad Burke - academic, writer and advocate
  • Alice Mary Higgins - Independent senator
  • Stephen Moloney - writer and activist
  • Davina Devine - drag artist
  • Alison Spittle - comedian
  • Chidi Muojeke - mother and asylum seeker who has lived in Ireland for the past 11 years
  • Jad Kesrin - Syrian refugee and student




We are thrilled to be stocking a limited-edition poster with the installation pictured in black and white on the front, and with the other portraits from the series detailed on the back. We absolutely love it.



And as you can see below, we're not the only ones...




Would YOU like to win one of these limited edition prints? I thought so. All you have to do is tell us the name of Joe Caslin's project currently exhibited in the National Gallery. The winner will be announced in next week's blog post. Ready set go!




Book of the Week #17




This week's book of the week is The 500 Hidden Secrets of Dublin. Want to know the 5 best places for donuts, 5 pubs with snugs or the best 5 venues to hear music? Whether you're a devout Dubliner or just passing through this is an up-to-date and well-informed guide to the city.



Each week you'll find a new book of the week beside the till, alongside the previous week's title, both of which will be on sale with 10% off for their fortnight in the spotlight. 




Last week's title was What to Draw and How to Draw it (for kids)



See you next week!