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IGA Geological Painting Workshop, Geology Department, TCD, Dublin Thursday 9 August – Friday 10 August, 2018

9 August, 2018 - 11 August, 2018

Reasons to go.

The award winning watercolour artist Shevaun Doherty will share both landscape-level and miniature-level tips for those interested in geological themes to paint, for work, college or for fun! Shevaun brings years of watercolourist experience to IGA members lucky enough to be able to attend. She has recently painted a series of stamps for An Post and is a Member of the Society of Botanical Artists (SBA).

This workshop is the second session arranged to commemorate and to emulate the prolific Irish painter, geologist and antiquarian, George Victor Du Noyer who spent his life recording Irish geology, antiquities, natural history and landscape. Born in 1817, over the course of a half-century, Du Noyer travelled the length and breadth of the country with his beloved dog, Mr. Buff, sketching and recording as he went. Although himself a descendant of Huguenot refugees who settled in Dublin in the eighteenth century, at no point did Du Noyer regard himself as alien to the landscapes he travelled through. This session may not teach you how to paint as well as G.V. Du Noyer but it will certainly help!

The exhibition at the Collins Barracks Gallery is the second major exhibition, after a successful show at the Crawford Gallery in Cork in the Spring 2018. We will be led in this Exhibition by Petra Coffey a co-curator of the collection with Peter Murray. This is a wonderful opportunity because Petra knows more about the life and work of G.V. Du Noyer than anyone else alive! We are so fortunate to have her with us.

Your Workshop Teacher.

Shevaun Doherty is a botanical artist, natural history illustrator and art tutor living in Dublin. She’s very inspired by the natural world and enjoys the quiet meditation that painting from nature brings. Shevaun paints the things that capture her interest. Sometimes it’s the beauty of an object that draws her, but often her art begins with an interesting story. The challenge then is how to reveal the hidden beauty. Teaching helps her share her passion.

This is the 200th Anniversary Year of the birth of George Victor Du Noyer, one of Ireland’s greatest Naturalist Painters. What better way to celebrate his life and creativity than by visiting a very rare Exhibition of his work from sites the length and breadth of Ireland in the Collins Barracks Gallery?

Your Du Noyer Exhibition Guide. 

Petra Coffey, Scientific Researcher and G.V. Du Noyer expert will take us through the Exhibition at Crawford Gallery, Cork. Petra, a Co-Curator of the Collection with Peter Murray, will inform about the selection of pieces for the Exhibition and give us a short history of Du Noyer’s life from his upbringing in Dublin to life on the road as a geological mapper and cartographer. George Victor Du Noyer died of scarlet fever at the age of 51 in Antrim while on surveying fieldwork. He left a stunning and expansive account of Ireland in the mid-19th Century across many branches of natural science through his drawings and watercolours.

Our Venue – Geology Department, TCD, Dublin 2 

What can we say? Trinity College, the geological alma mater of many Irish Geological Association members, and venue for the Joly Society lectures.

 The Plan for The Session.

– Thursday 9th August:

09:00 Workshop Part 1 with Shevaun Doherty, Geology Department, TCD, Dublin 2.

12:30 Lunch and relocate to Collins Barracks for 14:00hrs

14:00 Petra Coffey Co-Curator will guide us around the 200 Anniversary G.V. Du Noyer Exhibition entitled “Stones, Slabs and Seascapes”.

19:00 Dinner at Brooks Hotel (01-6704000) first booked for 6 to 8 (24th vii) for 19:30hrs HF, MC, SD.

– Friday 10th August:

9:00 Workshop Part 2 with Shevaun Doherty, Trinity College, Geology Department

12:30  Lunch and home


Cost & Logistics.

80 euros per person for two 3-hour training sessions with Shevaun Doherty

On Thursday afternoon there is no cost to access the Collin’s Barracks

Note: There are only a few spots remaining.

Sign Up.

Please get in touch to secure your place today!

Please also let us know if you require accommodation to be booked for you at Brooks Hotel. However room there is becoming limited at this stage.

Email maria@geology.ie with your booking.

Looking forward to sharing a great experience!


9 August, 2018
11 August, 2018
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