Book Signing: Turning Corners, with Gerard Byrne
Date: Saturday 15 July
Location: The Printworks, Dublin Castle, at the artist’s table
Charting in spectacular colour Byrne’s artistic journey during the three Lockdown phases of the Covid 19 pandemic, spanning the period Spring 2020 to Summer 2021. Turning Corners – the artist’s first publication – shows us how his victory over initial negativity led him to embrace the curtailment of certain freedoms and, ultimately, enjoy an unconfined explosion of creativity.
Turning Corners features illustrations of Byrne’s complete lockdown output of 150 stunning artworks, and, along with accompanying text by Susan Stairs, offers a rare and captivating visual record and time capsule of our national topography, both urban and rural, during a period of global significance.
Byrne’s lockdown odyssey began in April 2020 on the rooftop of his home and studio on Chelmsford Road, Ranelagh, a practice that attracted huge media interest and earned him the moniker ‘The Artist on the Roof’. Over the months that followed, he brought his easel out onto the streets, exquisitely capturing his local area in oils and charcoal, venturing further afield when restrictions allowed.
Join the unique opportunity to meet the artist and receive your personal signed copy of the book.
Tsundoku Art Book Fair
13-16 July 2023