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Happy 2022 and the dlr winter theme: Escape the City

We’re kicking off 2022 with a new Gallery Learning Programme that’s all about stepping outside the paved streets of the city and out to the wintery beauty that’s waiting for us in the fresh air. With the outdoors acting as our comfort zone more than ever, we thought we’d give you some ideas for observing, learning, and creating, both online and in-person. Escape the City and join us!

The start of the year also marks the launch of new online projects; we’re happy to present a new illustration commission to accompany our themes throughout the year, starting with Katya Polezhaeva’s fantastic work for our winter theme. Katya’s illustration invites you to escape the city to explore and enjoy nature, or if it’s too cold escape through books and art to fantastic landscapes and stories. Keep an eye out for more details and compositions over the next few months.

Also launching is our hashtag #dlrLens. During 2022 we’ll work with local photographers to create a weekly response to our theme. Lookout for Róisín White’s inspiring photographic work on our social media channels starting Saturday 15th January, tagged with #dlrLens and #dlrLens_EscapeTheCity. Feel free to join in, post your own creations, and tag them.

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for news of more activities responding to this theme, coming soon.

More information about the programme here

Wildflower Hand Embroidery Workshop for Adults

This two part workshop is for residents of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County. You must be available to collect the workshop materials from dlr Lexicon Library in Dún Laoghaire.

Embroidery kits will be provided by dlr Arts Office and will be available for collection from dlr Lexicon Library in Dún Laoghaire. We will notify participants when they are available for collection.

Please note that by booking this workshop you are booking the following:
10.30-11.30am, Saturday 29 January & Saturday 5 February

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Exhibition: On Steady Ground/Unsteady Ground

A collaborative exhibition by artists Cora Cummins and Saoirse Higgins, awardees of a Visual Art Commission from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, funded by the Arts Council.  Featuring new work in etching, video, photography and sculpture. More info 


Keeping in touch

During this challenging time the Council is providing continuous advice via social media channels. You can follow Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council on Twitter and Facebook.

We have also had to change the way we work; you can find out more about accessing Council services here.

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