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We're delighted to invite submissions from artists who have studied in, are living in, working in or originally from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County for the biennial Open Exhibition to be held in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire.  It will take place from Friday 8 December 2017 to Sunday 21 January 2018. The 2017 exhibition will be selected by Gemma Tipton, journalist, writer and critic of contemporary art and architecture; the theme is Arrival.

Arrival always implies a journey, but it doesn’t have to be physical. It can be arrival at an idea, or an insight, something finished, something understood. It’s about that moment when you suddenly just know you’ve got there – wherever “there” may be. Making art can be an arrival. So too can looking at it.  Gemma Tipton

dlr County Council will present an award of €1,000 to the overall winner of the Open Exhibition and two runner up prizes of €250 each. The exhibition will be accompanied by a Learning Programme including talks, tours and workshops.

Submission of entries: Original artworks must be submitted to dlr LexIcon (Municipal Gallery, level 3) on Monday 13 November between 10am and 7pm or on Tuesday 14 November between 10am and 4pm. Please note that entries won't be accepted outside of these days/times and all entries must include a completed application form.