Irish art lovers have the chance to get their hands on 100 pieces of original artwork for €100 – as well as unique works by Andy Warhol – at Ireland’s premier art fair Art Source, which will be held at the RDS from November 9-11.
Over 15,000 people are expected to view exhibits from artists across all genres at the biggest art event of the year.
This year’s Art Source sold out in record time and features over 175 contemporary artists and galleries over two floors showcasing painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints and ceramic art.
From cutting edge contemporary art, realism and portraiture, to abstract art and landscapes, Art Source 2018 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.
And there is an opportunity for visitors to the show 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 offers visitors the opportunity to purchase a one-off affordable original 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.
Among the artists featured at Art Source is Pop Art sensation Cavanagh Foyle, an aviation lawyer who is fast gaining an international following for her provocative and colourful mixed media paintings.
Gormley’s Fine Art will be featuring a rare iconic collection of Ingrid Bergman prints by Andy Warhol as part of a US Pop Art exhibition at the show, which also features Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, Robert Indiana and Jean Michelle Basquait.
Along with the trio of Bergman prints (Herself, With Hat and The Nun), Gormleys will also be displaying a rare Warhol screenprint of Beethoven.
The show will feature a decade of live music display from renowned music photographer, Dubliner, Ruth Medjber, who has just finished Arcade Fire’s European Tour, and has been signed up to shoot Glastonbury for the BBC.
Among the featured artists will be Grace Jones, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jay Z, LCD Soundsystem, Garbage, Prodigy and St Vincent.
There is a huge emphasis on visitor involvement at Art Source, and this year the show features a number of amazing attractions for children over two floors – including a Superhero Transformation Station.
Children can design their own superhero masks, thanks to Ireland’s children’s arts and health organisation Helium Arts, and then feature in a special graduation in the superhero selfie booth.
Art Source will also feature the New Earth Explorers section, an intergalactic journey where children are encouraged to imagine and paint or draw what a new planet may look like.
There will also be new works unveiled Ireland’s top artists such as Sharon McDaid, Bernadette Doolan, Thelma Mansfield and Padraig McCaul.
Art Source takes place at the RDS, Dublin, from November 9-11, admission is €10 adults, €8 OAPs. Children under 16 free only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Opening times: Friday Nov 9: 11am-9pm, Sat Nov 10: 10am-6pm, Sun Nov 11: 10am-6pm