Kildare artists exhibit at RDS

Kilcock and Newbridge well represented

Niamh O'Donoghue

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Kildare artists exhibit at RDS

Some of the work that will be on display

Two Kildare artists are set to be showcased in front of over 15,000 people at Ireland’s premier art show Art Source at the RDS from November 11-13.

The work of Kilcock’s Ann McKenna; Newbridge artist, Laura Jordan and Leixlip native, Jamie Dunne will be on show in artsource will be included in thousands of pieces on display at the year’s biggest art fair.

Ann is a painter and print-maker, whose work focuses on the narrative dimension of themes such as ancient Irish legends, fairy tails and Shakespearean plays.

Textile artist Laura Jordan started her artistic career in interior design and the hunt for co-ordinating wall pieces sparked her interest in crafting the art works herself.

Art Source features over 120 contemporary artists and 30 Irish and international galleries gathering together to showcase painting, sculpture, photography, illustration, prints and ceramic art.

“Art Source offers visitors the opportunity to purchase a one-off affordable 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 featuring an interactive animation exhibition, hosted by twice Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated, Cartoon Saloon.

On Saturday and Sunday, Cartoon Saloon will be hosting the Shapeshifters workshops for 8-12 year olds. These free classes can be booked at the show.

Art Source also features a themed free Art Explorers workshop for children up to seven years old.

Admission is €10 adults, €8 OAPs. Children under 16 free only if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Opening times: Friday Nov 11: 11am-9pm, Sat Nov 12: 10am-7pm, Sun Nov 13: 10am-6pm