The gallery is closed from 12 August to 3 September 2019

Olivier Cornet Gallery

3 Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1, Ireland


087 288 7261

Tues to Friday: 11am - 6pm (8pm on Thurs)
Sat & Sun: 12 noon - 5pm

Once Upon a Time in an Art Gallery, an exclusive experience in Dublin, Ireland

Once Upon a Time in an Art Gallery, a bespoke art experience

The Dublin-based Olivier Cornet Gallery is pleased to announce a collaboration between its owner and art historian Jean Ryan.

French gallerist Olivier Cornet has years of experience running a private art gallery and curating exhibitions. He represents contemporary artists who are based in Ireland as well as international artists who have an Irish connection. He assists and guides art lovers who want to start their own collection while he also advises private and corporate collectors. He hosts workshops, curatorial talks to art students, artists panel discussions, and art-related events and cultural tours in the special environment he has created in his gallery at 3 Great Denmark Street, in the heart of Georgian Dublin.

Once the town residence of The Lord Norbury (1745-1831), aka The Hanging Judge (who sentenced Irish nationalist leader Robert Emmet to death), 3 Great Denmark Street is part of Belvedere College, the famous Jesuit school. This institution boasts notable alumni such as the poet Joseph Mary Plunkett, signatory of the 1916 Proclamation and executed a month later, the writer James Joyce, the stained-glass artist Harry Clarke (who lived and worked just round the corner), the architect Michael Scott and figures in the world of academia, sport, business and politics.

Jean Ryan is an Irish art historian who has a special interest in artworks which are influenced by literature. This approach enables her to introduce Irish artists from eras as diverse as the 18th century through to contemporary practitioners who are still influenced by stories of any genre. Through storytelling she has introduced people to artworks held in some of the best Irish museums, public galleries, arts centres, private collections and national institutions.

Olivier and Jean have combined these different backgrounds in art to create ‘Once Upon a Time in an Art Gallery' or 'OTG' as some supporters have already named it. This is a unique experience for people who are curious about Irish Art, its history, influences and the current trends in the Irish art scene.

Their aim is to create an environment of discovery and moments where the visitors encounter Irish artworks after listening to the story which influenced the artist.

Their mission is to highlight the power of Irish Art which can reveal the omnipresence of the unusual and the extraordinary in our lives.

Join Jean and Olivier in this enjoyable and informative art experience. Bring your imagination and curiosity and they will do the rest.

Click here for all the details. Please note that the event can be adapted fo your needs or your team/company's requirements if you are contacting us on behalf of an organisation.

Once Upon a Time in an Art Gallery
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Jean Ryan at the Olivier Cornet Gallery

Jean Ryan at the Olivier Cornet Gallery

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