Inspired by the James Joyce masterpiece Ulysses, Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday is an illustrated journey through the north and south of inner city Dublin by Eva Kelly, a Dublin based freelance illustrator, educator and arts facilitator.
The idea of this exhibition is to visually capture the energy and the ‘stream of life’ of contemporary Dublin, applying the idea of the flâneur observing city life and acting as a witness to each scene drawn and photographed from different perspectives.
The exhibition traces part of the journey Leopold Bloom makes through the city’s streets. Starting on the north side with the Oval public house on Abbey street to Lower O’Connell street to Bachelor’s walk before traversing O’Connell Street bridge and proceeding on to south side location Westmoreland Street and finishing on College Street.
‘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.’
Kelly has crafted twelve illustrations depicting exterior urban spaces, streets and people of each place as well as interior view points from a cafe, bus window and various shops.
The EVA KELLY Exhibition takes place at Dlr Mill Theatre Gallery.
dlr Mill Theatre Gallery | Dundrum Town Centre | Dublin 16
Saturday 9th June 2018 – Opening Reception 5pm-7pm (All welcome)
Exhibition runs to 31st August