Over 15,000 people are expected to view exhibits from artists across all genres in the year’s biggest art show.
And there is an opportunity for visitors to own a piece of original artwork, in Art Source’s unique 100 for €100 project, with pieces available on a first-come first-served basis.
Art Source features over 120 contemporary artists and 30 Irish and international galleries, gathering together to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints and ceramic art.
From cutting edge contemporary art, realism and portraiture, to abstract art and landscapes, Art Source 2016 will showcase it all in one place, and give visitors a fantastic opportunity to meet the artists, and to buy directly from them for three exciting days in November.
“Art Source offers visitors the opportunity to purchase a one-off affordable artwork to make their home unique and also the opportunity to meet the artists and hear about their work”
said show organiser Patrick O’Sullivan.
There is a huge emphasis on visitor involvement at Art Source, and this year the show features an amazing interactive animation exhibition, hosted by twice Academy-Award and BAFTA-nominated Cartoon Saloon.
The Irish company behind such hits as The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea will be hosting special animation workshops aimed at creating and fostering the next generation of budding cartoon artists.
Cartoon Saloon will be holding a portfolio and career advice workshop for second and third level students on Friday Nov 11 from 12-4pm where the future stars of Irish animation can learn more about this exciting career path from Cartoon Saloon animator Rory Conway.
On Saturday and Sunday, Cartoon Saloon will be hosting the Shapeshifters workshops for 8-12 year olds. These free classes can be booked at the show.
Art Source also features a themed free Art Explorers workshop for children up to seven years old.
Among the artists featured at Art Source are Vincent Devine, who has grabbed the attention of Madonna and Tyra Banks, renowned Dublin mural painter, Jane Willoughby, who swapped scaffolding for easels in a new career direction, and retired Dublin fireman, Paul McCabe, who has climbed the ladder to artistic success.
Art Source takes place at the RDS, Dublin, from November 11-13, admission is €10 adults, €8 OAPs. Children under 16 free only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Friday Nov 11: 11am-9pm, Sat Nov 12: 10am-7pm, Sun Nov 13: 10am-6pm