Finders and Keepers Curator Project

OPW Claire Halpin (17)

In March 2015 Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown (dlr) County Council and the Office of Public Works (OPW) invited a group of older people from dlr County to work with selected artist/curator Claire Halpin to collaboratively select and curate an exhibition of artworks for the dlr LexIcon Municipal Gallery in November 2015. The group met over 10 weeks with Claire Halpin at dlr LexIcon to research and find out more about the OPW collection with two of these sessions as a rare opportunity to visit the OPW collection housed in St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin to see the art collection first hand. Finders and Keepers Exhibition of Artworks from the State Collection was exhibited at dlr LexIcon Municpal Gallery from November 2015 – January 2016 with an accompanying  full colour catalogue and exhibition learning programme of talks, workshops and demonstrations at the gallery. The exhibition was formally launched by An Cathaoirleach, Barry Saul and Minister for State with responsibility for the OPW, Simon Harris.

Further information: https://communitychoicecollection.wordpress.com/

Finders and Keepers Catalogue: Finders and Keepers Catalogue

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