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29th May 2018

PICS: New Illustrations Follow Journey Of James Joyce Character Through Dublin


A Dublin-based artist has created several illustrations charting a journey through the north and south of inner city Dublin taking inspiration from James Joyce’s Ulysses by tracing part of Leopald Bloom’s walk through Dublin.

Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday is a collection of twelve illustrations by Eva Kelly which starts on the northside with the Oval public house on Abbey Street to Lower O’Connell street, on to Bachelor’s walk, crossing over O’Connell Bridge, following on to the southside to Westmoreland street and finally finishing on College Street. 

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Eva applied the idea of the ‘flâneur’ – observing city life and acting as a witness to each scene drawn and photographed.

These twelve illustrations show exterior urban spaces, streets and people of each place as well as interior view points from a cafe, bus window and various shops. 

The idea of this exhibition is to visually capture the energy and the ‘stream of life’ of contemporary Dublin.

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Speaking about the collection, Eva said, “My illustration is about visual commentary that reflects observations from everyday life, people’s interactions, interiors and exteriors features. The idea is to create a strong sense of place and stories in each image that the viewer can also create. It is about elevating daily scenes and showing new ways to look at the ordinary.”

Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday will be shown in dlr Mill Theatre in Dundrum from June 9 to August 31. All prints will be available to purchase at the exhibition.

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