Dublin Plein Air Painting Festival : 19 – 25 July 2021
An outdoor painting festival encouraging all artists.
Monday 19 July – Newbridge House , Donabate
GPS : 53.4863163,-6.1715994 Eircode : K36 VR90
Tuesday 20 July – Balbriggan Harbour
GPS : 53.6101848,-6.181174
Wednesday 21 July – Botanic Gardens of Ireland
GPS : 53.371740, -6.269544
Thursday 22 July – Malahide Castle and Gardens
GPS : 53.444869, -6.162766
Friday 23 July – Ardgillan Castle , Balbriggan
GPS : 53.581753, -6.160162
Saturday 24 July – Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin
GPS : 53.3630982,-6.3598656
Sunday 25 July – Skerries Town & Harbour
GPS : 53.584914,-6.102019
* NOTE locations and workshops may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.
(Artist registration is only 65 euro for the seven days of the festival)
We have chosen a stunning variety of scenes to paint throughout the week of the festival from seaside harbours to beaches, old castles to rolling fields and quaint little villages.
For those artists flying into Ireland, it’s also worth noting how close Dublin Airport is to our festival.
We are spoiled for choice by so much beautiful scenery within the Dublin Fingal area and this year’s selection will both challenge and invigorate you.
A typical day at the festival :
Each morning (generally between 9 – 10 am) you will arrive at the chosen location, register at the information hub for the paint-out and get your canvas or your watercolour paper stamped for that day’s painting.
You will then go and paint in the chosen location for the morning; stopping for lunch to discuss your mornings work with fellow artists. After lunch you may continue your painting or start a new one for the afternoon. Or if you have signed up to do one of the workshops during the day you will join the tutor and fellow artists instead.
Late that afternoon usually around 5:30 you gather with the other artists to display your unframed work on your easel. There is a prize-giving for that day’s work and members of the public are encouraged to purchase any of the work they like from the artists.
During the festival week there are also a number of social evenings where artists gather together just to chat and get to know each other. It’s all about painting, making friends and enjoying yourself.