Joint exhibition in Anne’s Lane celebrates first moon landing

by Padraig Conlon
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If the recent 50th anniversary of the moon landings has piqued your interest in all things lunar, then you may be interested in a city centre exhibition.

To mark the anniversary of this monumental occasion in the history of the human race, Dublin artists Pervaneh Matthews and Frank O’Dea of Balla Ban Art Gallery are hosting a joint exhibition entitled “50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing” for the months of July, August and September.

Since the opening night on 4th July their portraits of the astronauts and lunar landscapes are on display in the Sporting Emporium Casino, Anne’s Lane, just follow the umbrellas!

Fearing that the Soviets might get to the moon first, the successful moon landing was perhaps one of NASA, and the world’s, greatest gambles.

The Apollo Programme has been called the last optimistic act of the 20th century.

Over a three-year period between 1969 and 1972, twelve men made the longest and most eccentric of all journeys to mankind.

These astronauts have been captured in sepia watercolour portraits by Pervaneh Matthews.

To complement these portraits of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and the other moon walkers, Frank O’Dea is showcasing some of his lunar landscape oil paintings and limited-edition prints.

Also on display is a selection of moon themed art by special guest artists as well as some news and magazine memorabilia.

Exhibition continues until end of September 2019.

Further details/enquiries: Frank O’Dea. Email: [email protected] or 0876622234

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