Inside Out & Beyond exhbition to open at Botanic Gardens

by Rachel Darcy

A new art exhibition based on the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin is set to debut in Dublin in the next few weeks.

Finglas born painter and impressionist artist Gerard Byrne’s new exhibition, ‘Inside Outside & Beyond’, will run at the Gallery Space in the visitor centre of the Botanic Gardens from next Friday, June 22nd, until July 15th.

Picture: Agata Byrne

Byrne began his career as an electrician, before turning his focus to art. He spent many years living at ‘The Art House’ in Dalkey before moving to London four years ago. He has recently returned to Dublin to open his own gallery in Ranelagh.

Byrne visited the Botanic Gardens frequently in an effort to accurately capture the vibrancy of the flowers teamed with the dramatic rendering of the wrought-iron architecture.

In advance of the exhibition opening, Gerard Byrne said: “Over my lifetime, I’ve moved many times – both within Ireland and abroad. But no matter where I made my home, I frequently returned to the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. It was there, as a wide-eyed painter, that I first perfected my technique.

“I have come a long way from being a full-time electrician, teaching myself how to draw and paint, to being recognised and appreciated as an artist. This exhibition at the Botanic Gardens is a fitting way to mark my return to live in Dublin.”

‘Inside Outside & Beyond’ will be open daily to the public and is free of charge.

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