Solomon Fine Art at The Village At Lyons, Newcastle, Co Kildare
12 – 26 May 2013
Solomon Fine Art continues to be at the forefront of contemporary sculpture in Ireland. Our latest external project Sculpture at Lyons brings together over 30 different artists working in bronze, stone and glass at the stunning Village at Lyons estate in Newcastle on the Kildare/Dublin border from 12-26 May 2013.
Sculpture at Lyons participating artists include: John Behan, Sandra Bell, Cheryl Brown, Orla de Brí, Michael Duhan, Ana Duncan, Rowan Gillespie, Tom Glendon, Catherine Greene, Guggi, Ronan Halpin, Leo Higgins, Rachel Joynt, Sonia Landweer, F.E. McWilliam, Tim Morris, Olivia Musgrave, Eilis O’Connell, Elizabeth O’Kane, Patrick O’Reilly, Ian Pollock, Michael Quane, Bob Quinn, Vivienne Roche, Patrick Scott, Anthony Scott & Imogen Stuart.
Suzanne Macdougald, founder of (the former) Lad Lane Gallery and Solomon Fine Art recently announced her retirement, so this major exhibition will be her last official Solomon engagement. Tara Murphy, Gallery Director for almost 20 years, is delighted to be taking over the gallery on an independent basis with immediate effect.
Solomon Fine Art has been the leading promoter of sculpture in Ireland for the last three decades. In the 1970’s Suzanne hosted the first Henry Moore, Enzo Plazzotta and Michael Ayrton solo exhibitions in Ireland and kick-started the careers of the well-known Irish sculptors Michael Warren and Rowan Gillespie. During the 1980s and 90s she promoted the work of Arman, F.E. McWilliam and Dale Chihuly and has facilitated many well-known public sculptures including Rowan Gillespie’s ‘Famine’ on Dublin’s City Quay.
The Village at Lyons is a part of the late Dr Tony Ryan’s beautiful home and country estate and comprises a mill, cookery school, Canal Café and the acclaimed La Serre restaurant situated in an original 19th Century Turner-designed conservatory. The sculptures will be temporarily installed around the beautiful gardens and smaller indoor works will be displayed in the gallery adjacent to the cookery school. For more venue information see: www.villageatlyons.com
Sunday 12 May – open 2pm- 6pm
Thereafter the exhibition is open Wednesday-Sunday, 11am – 6pm daily until Sunday 26th May
* admission free
** Preview images below are subject to change as the exhibition is installed
See end of page for driving directions / map to the venue
Directions to the Village at Lyons
The venue is just 40 Minutes from Dublin City Centre, 20 Minutes from the M50 / Red Cow Roundabout, 5 Minutes from Celbridge & 3 Minutes from Newcastle Village.
Venue main telephone: 01 630 3500
GPS directions: North 53 degrees 18.379 min. and West 006 degrees 32.494 min.
Garmin Loc8 Code: NW4-71-J03
From N7 - Take the N7 out of the City Centre. Take exit number 4 for Rathcoole / Newcastle. Drive through Newcastle Village. Take the 3rd turn on the right (1st right turn is for Lucan and 2nd is for Celbridge). Follow the road for about 1.5 miles. Just before a hump backed bridge you’ll see large cream gates on your left with 2 lions on the gatepost. This is The Village at Lyons.
From N4 - Take the N4 out of the City Centre. Take exit number 5 for Celbridge. Do not go into Celbridge Village, take the second left turn signposted for Ardclough before the Liffey Bridge. Follow the road for about a mile. You’ll come across a series of sharp bends. After those bends take the next left turn, it is signposted Newcastle. Drive over the hump backed bridge and we’re on the right.
Drive through Newcastle Village, heading for Ardclough. Take the 3rd turn on the right (1st right turn is for Lucan and 2nd is for Celbridge). Follow the road for about 1.5 miles. Just before a hump backed bridge you’ll see large cream gates on your left with 2 lions on the gatepost. This is The Village at Lyons.
Entering Celbridge from the N4 take the second left turn signposted for Ardclough before the Liffey Bridge. Entering from Celbridge village, go over the Liffey bridge, the canal will be on your right hand side and take the immediate right for Ardclough at the foot of the bridge. Follow the road for about a mile. You’ll come across a series of sharp bends. After those bends take the next left turn, it is signposted Newcastle. Drive over the hump backed bridge and we’re on the right.
Take the N7 towards Dublin and take the Newcastle / Rathcoole exit no. 4.
Pass the church on your right, follow the road past the KClub on your right. Go over a bridge, follow the road and take 2nd left signposted for Ardclough. Follow this road down and over the railway bridge, this will bring you into Ardclough. Keep left of fork in road, you will pass a housing estate on your right, continue straight on for about 2 miles. Take first turn on right, signposted for Newcastle. Drive over the hump backed bridge and we’re on the right.