Date(s) - 28/02/2020 - 29/03/2020
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Gerard Byrne Studio
The Gerard Byrne Studio presents Gerard Byrne: Modern Irish Impressionist’s first ever collection of lush tropical flora plein air paintings from Asia.
The highly anticipated Botanical Fusion exhibition created during Gerard Byrne’s Artist-in-Residence at the Singapore Botanic Gardens in Autumn 2019 has made its way to Dublin.
Seen by over 50,000 visitors to the Gardens, the exhibition was a part of the commemorative celebration of the Singapore Botanic Gardens‘ 160 years in existence. Moreover, the exhibition formed part of the Government’s 2025 Asia Pacific Strategy to increase Ireland’s visibility in the Asia Pacific region. NParks
With the first chance to see the collection in the artist’s home country, visitors can expect to see new works which show great contrast between the Singapore Botanic Gardens and the National Botanic Gardens of Ireland. Being encouraged to travel across the globe to experience “a different quality of light, strong shadows and deep colours” resulted in a collection of vibrant, exotic and luscious large scale paintings. The series “captures not only what I see but also the energy of my surroundings”, Gerard Byrne.
Making his mark on the Singaporean art scene, and notably featured in art magazine, Plural Art Mag, Gerard’s work has been recognised worldwide. “The rapidly changing light, shadows and even the noises and sounds around him, are somehow captured and expressed in the works themselves” – Pauline Gan, Plural Art Magazine.
Ireland’s Ambassador to Singapore, Patrick Bourne Pat Bourne, added “The new works that Gerard produced during his time as artist-in-residence at the Singapore Gardens are extraordinary and represent a unique rendering of the colour and atmosphere of this tropical place through the prism of a great Irish eye and talent.”
Free Admission, all welcome.
Exclusive out of hours private viewing on request.