Banksy’s Flying Copper
Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Art Source 2017
Irish art lovers have the chance to get their hands on 100 pieces of original artwork for €100 – as well as works by Banksy – at Ireland’s premier art fair Art Source, which will be held at the RDS from Friday 10- Sunday 12 November.
Over 15,000 people are expected to view exhibits from artists across all genres in the year’s biggest art show.
This year’s Art Source sold out in record time and features over 130 contemporary artists and 20 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 2017 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.
There is a huge emphasis on visitor involvement at Art Source, and this year the show features interactive oil and resin painting demonstrations and there are free children’s art workshops for under 12s.
Among the artists featured at Art Source is Michelle O'Donnell whose inspiration from the sea stems from her time working as a deckhand on a fishing boat. The descriptive artist and sculptor behind Glasshammer Designs has had her colourful works presented to Queen Elizabeth II and to former US President Barack Obama.
Gormley’s Fine Art will be showing a selection of original screen prints by the anonymous British-based artist and political activist Banksy who has built a huge following despite his identity remaining a mystery.
Among the pieces being shown by Gormley's are Banksy's iconic Flying Copper image of a policeman with a yellow smiley face, his Girl With A Balloon and his Tesco Tomato Soup Can parody on the work by Andy Warhol.
"We get Banksy's work through an external company and each piece comes with a certificate of proof that it is an original piece by the artist," said Oliver Gormley.
Galway-based Chinese visual artist Jin Yong is making a name for himself in brilliantly portraying a personality with the characteristics of their Chinese animal year of their birth.
Earlier this year, he was commissioned by the Mayor of Dublin to draw 15 Irish icons, depicting their 'animal' traits, including boxer Katie Taylor, mixed martial art champion Conor McGregor, jockey Ruby Walsh and actor Daniel Day Lewis.
A world-first cookbook is going to be a recipe for success at Art Source as two brothers undertake to raise funds to change the lives of impoverished children and displaced people abroad.
Andrew and Calvin Sweeney, the founders of Syrias Vibes, will be selling The Artist's Cookbook which features creative recipes, illustrated by the artwork of 100 Irish and international artists.
Art Source takes place at the RDS, Dublin, from November 10-12, admission is €10 adults, €8 OAPs. Children under 16 free only if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Check on more info on their website artsource.ie
Opening times: Friday Nov 10: 11am-9pm, Sat Nov 11: 10am-6pm, Sun Nov 12: 10am-6pm