An Exhibition of Watercolours



Start Date 12 Feb 2015
End Date 23 Mar 2015
Times 10.00am - 4.00pm daily

  National Botanic Gardens Glasnevin

Plant Palaces

An exhibition of watercolours painted by Roisin Murphy featuring images of and inspired by the Victorian glasshouses of the National Botanic Gardens.

Plant Palaces is a study in watercolour of the glasshouses of the National Botanic Gardens by artist Roisin Murphy. Roisin's work features images reflecting the fabulously intricate designs in iron by Dubliner, Richard Turner, designer of the world famous Curvilinear Range of glasshouses. She also recaptures the grandeur of the Victorian era of plant hunting with her illustrations of the Great Palm House and the Waterhouse, built to house the giant waterlily, Victoria amazonica.

This exhibition also includes original architectural drawings from the OPW archives of the glasshouses and buildings featuring drawings by state architect Ciarán O'Connor.

Preview: Meet artist Roisin Murphy and state architect Ciarán O'Connor, for a talk on the Restoration of the Glasshouses on Wednesday 11th February at 7.00pm in the National Botanic Gardens followed by the official opening of the exhibition.

  

Exhibition Dates: February 12th - March 23rd 2015 , 10.00am - 4.00pm daily

 Further information : 01 8040310 email:botanicgardens@opw.ie




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End Date 31 Mar 2015
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