Follies, Ruins and Monuments of Ireland | Adrienne Symes at The Irish Georgian Society


Follies, Ruins and Monuments of Ireland | Adrienne Symes at The Irish Georgian Society Date/Time
Date(s) - 19/04/2022 - 06/05/2022
10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Irish Georgian Society





Adrienne Symes: Follies, Ruins and Monuments of Ireland

at The Irish Georgian Society, City Assembly House, 58 Sth William Street, Dublin 2

Open to the public from Tuesday 19th April until Friday 6th May

The body of work in Adrienne Symes’s forthcoming exhibition comprises of oil paintings and etchings with a theme of Follies, Ruins and Monuments of Ireland. Symes has been studying and observing these structures for many years. The quirkiness of follies in particular appeals to her, their function in many cases unknown. While some are just interesting structures that act as a focal point in the landscape of a country house; others serve as a summer house or a watch house; and others are monuments to people long gone. Several of the paintings and etchings in the exhibition feature much larger buildings which were destroyed in the Great House burnings of the civil war 1922-23 (some of which were subsequently rebuilt). 

Symes has enjoyed discovering and depicting these artefacts and will continue to seek out more, countrywide. The pandemic curtailed some of the artist’s work due to lockdowns but she says there is much more to be done in the future.

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 10.30am – 5pm, (bank holidays 11am-4pm)


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