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Culture Night at Powerscourt Centre 2018

Culture Night returns on Friday 21st September 2018with venues and public spaces across the island of Ireland opening their doors to host a programme of free late-night entertainment, as part of an all-island celebration of arts, heritage and culture. Now in its thirteenth year, Culture Night is delighted to be back celebrating the creatives of our nation.

Here at Powerscourt Centre we will be opening our doors to our historical past, providing a Grand Tour of Lord Powerscourt’s beautiful townhouse. Tours will take place from the steps of the house, 59 South William Street at 5.30pm and 7.30pm starting in the kitchens of the main house and ending in the magnificent ballroom.

Time: 4pm – 9pm

Address: 59 South William St, Dublin 2

Website Link: https://culturenight.ie/event/powerscourt-townhouse-centre/

 

More information: 

Website: https://culturenight.ie/

Email: info@culturenight.ie

 Phone: +353 1 969 5259

DUBLINTOWN FASHION FESTIVAL 2018

The countdown is on as the DublinTown Fashion Festival 2018 is coming soon!

Wednesday 12th September, 2018 – The Collective

This will be an invite-only event, however there will be plenty of opportunities to WIN one of the many tickets we will give away to the public to attend this extravagant main event and fashion show. Be sure to follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram to ensure your chance of winning tickets!

Thursday 13th September, 2018 – TBA
Friday 14th September, 2018 – TBA
Saturday 15th September, 2018 – TBA

 

 

Lots more information on DublinTown Fashion Festival to come soon! 

 

DublinTown Fashion Festival 2018

The year is 1774 and Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt and his wife Lady Amelia Wingfield have just moved into their beautiful townhouse at number 59 South William Street, Dublin.

On Wed 22nd, at 11am to celebrate @nationalheritageweek there will be a guided tour through the magnificent rooms of the Powerscourt Centre.

This grand tour will transport you back to the eighteenth century with this wonderful tour. Starting in the Kitchens and ending in the Ballroom you will catch a glimpse of what life was like in Georgian Dublin.

Powerscourt Centre is a speciality shopping centre set in an elegant Georgian house centrally located just off Grafton Street. Formally, 59 South William Street was home to Richard Wingfield 3rd Viscount Powerscourt (1730-1788) and his wife Lady Amelia, who bought the Townhouse to entertain guests during Parliament season.

Meeting place for the tour is on the steps at the South William Street entrance to Powerscourt Centre. After the tour is finished, relax with a meal from one of our restaurants while listening to the resident pianist play at 12pm.

Anyone looking to spot the next Jack B Yeats, Robert Ballagh, Maser or Conor Harrington should plan a visit to the Powerscourt Town Centre this August 10th to 31st where 15 budding Irish artists will have their paintings on display for all to enjoy. The young artists were all finalists in Sightsavers Ireland’s Junior Painter Awards.

Disability campaigner and little person Sinead Burke (aka Minnie Melange) and Laureate na nÓg and illustrator PJ Lynch were two of this year’s judges who had the difficult task of selecting winning paintings such as the mysterious and colourful ‘The Horizan Horeyesan’ featuring cartoon-like characters within a jigsaw puzzle; while ‘Climate Controller Station Bringing Fairness to all Nations’ is an intriguing and intelligent painting about the important world issue of climate change.

The young artists responded creatively to this year’s theme, ‘Put Us In The Picture’. 12-year-old Patricia Poprawa from Glenswilly National School, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal was announced the overall winner for her inspiring and thought-provoking creation ‘Draw me in…I’m waiting.’

Students from hundreds of primary schools across the country took part in the Junior Painter Awards which aims to inspire children to express their artistic talent and develop an appreciation of the importance and value of their own sight while considering kids in developing countries that haven’t been as lucky as them.

For more information visit www.sightsavers.org/junior-painter or join the conversation on social media using #JuniorPainter

Number 59 South William Street was the Townhouse of Richard and Amelia Wingfield, Lord and Lady Powerscourt, in the Eighteenth Century. Their main residence was Powerscourt Estate in Enniskerry, Co Wicklow and Lord Powerscourt was a member of the House of Lords.

The Townhouse was used to host dinner parties and dances when Parliament was in session. Their guests were wowed by the beautiful stucco work on the ceilings and walls of the Staircase, the Dining Room and the Ballroom.

Lord Powerscourt did the Grand Tour and was inspired by French and Italian art so the Townhouse was filled with paintings and antiques. When Lord Powerscourt died the Townhouse was sold to the Irish Government who commissioned Francis Johnstone to add groups of buildings to be used as tax offices.

In the 1980s, almost 200 years after the Wingfields lived there, it was converted into Powerscourt Shopping Centre which was nominated for a European award. The Antique shops made the former tax offices their home and filled them with beautiful paintings, silver, china and jewellery. A case of history repeating itself! You might even discover a piece that once belonged to Lord and Lady Powerscourt!

The Image Boutique Awards were launched because Image wanted to acknowledge the exciting fashion, incredible service and beautiful spaces offered by stores across the country. It is very exciting to see independent Irish retailers celebrated in this way, and also by you, the boutique shoppers, in the support that was shown as more than 50,000 votes were cast.

The Design Centre was awarded Best Irish Label Offering, it is not hard to see why as  The Design Centre offers a unique mix of the best of Irish designer labels including Philip Treacy, Caroline Kilkenny, Roisin Linnane and Catriona Hanly. For the contemporary woman who loves simplicity and elegance, the Design Centre is the go-to destination in Dublin for those covetable timeless classics. Find The Design Centre on the Top Floor of the Powerscourt Centre.

Atrium was awarded Best Customer Experience and Best Boutique Owners, Chupi Sweetman and Kate Nolan are very happy with Best Owners award but it’s the award for Best Customer Experience that they are really delighted with because they have an amazing team of women working in the store and this award means that all their hard work shows and is appreciated by you!

So come in and see why these boutiques stand out to the public as some of the best boutiques in the country.

The Design Centre

W:  https://www.thedesigncentre.ie/ 

F: @designcentre

I: @designcentre

Top floor, Powerscourt Centre

Atrium

W: https://atriumdublin.com/

F: @atriumdublin

I: @atriumdublin

Top floor, Powerscourt Centre

The stunning new collection has arrived at Ciara Bridal. With a beautiful selection of international designs in many different styles, you will be spoiled for choice. This family-run boutique has been in the business for over 35 years, so you are in good hands when it comes to your big day. All alterations are completed in-house by the expert team ensuring that you leave with your dream dress exactly how you imagined it.  Ciara Bridal has established a reputation for creating beautiful, unique and idyllic looks ensuring every bride leaves happy in their dream dress.

We would like to congratulate Laura and her husband John, wishing you both a lifetime of love and happiness. Laura is wearing a design by Ronald Joyce from the new collection.

Visit the store on the first floor of Powerscourt.

W: www.ciarabridal.ie

F: Ciara Bridal

I: @ciarabridal1

First floor, Powerscourt Centre

Confetti Magazine checks out Dublin’s coolest place to get glam!

Confetti writes about our very own Chipped Nail Bar in their most recent issue – ”Unless you’ve been hanging out under a large rock, you’ll have heard about Dublin’s latest nail sensation, Chipped at Powerscourt Centre.

The ultra-modern salon features neon lights, USB charging points, laptops tables and the promise of cocktails while you beautify. Founder Roisin Lawless explains how it all came about ”I felt there was a lack of creativity in the nail sector and wanted to create a slick place to get your glam on, while still being able to use your laptop and your phone – not somewhere that rushed you in or out”.

Want to read more? Pick up your copy of Confetti Magazine today!!

 

– WILDE –

Jill L’Estrange

 

Art Exhibition in Powerscourt Townhouse Centre

Jill L’Estrange
Wilde
12th – 28th July

Abstract artist Jill L’Estrange brings her art exhibition to Powerscourt Centre next week. The exhibition will run from July 12th – 28th and all work on show will be available to buy. Join her for the special opening night on Thursday 12th July @6:30-8:00pm feel free to pop along & be one of the first to see the exhibition.

The Wilde Collection was created by Jill L’Estrange for one of the former homes of world renowned Irish poet and playwright Oscar Wilde. The first half of the collection is curated, as part of a permanent exhibition in that house, now the newly converted Strand Hotel, in Bray, Co Wicklow.

The primary theme of the exhibition is the exploration of the scenery of the nineteenth century Ireland in which Wilde grew up, with locations from his youth abstractly interpreted. Inspiration for the collection was taken not only in the seafront location of Wilde’s former home in Bray, but also from his travels across Ireland, particularly to his family’s summer home of Moytura House, overlooking Lough Corrib. Studies of the open sea are balanced with lake views, and the endless rolling greenery of the Irish countryside, as vast and open as it would have been in his day. Many paintings focus on the relationship between land and water, whether sea or lake.

When creating the Wilde Collection, Jill’s intention was to artistically embody a sense of the wild and unpredictable atmosphere of Ireland, the tempestuous climate synonymous with her home country. Her desire was to portray a sense of the everchanging firmament. Though often lamented for its unpredictability, beauty lies in skies overcast with heaving charcoal clouds, often revealing slips of light, bringing with them the hope of sunshine. Some of the more dramatic pieces reflect the impulsive unruliness of nature, captured by a sense of reckless abandonment. The collection strives to evoke feeling and emotion, to stir memories of the Irish countryside, juxtaposed with the transience of life. We are merely caretakers of the scenery of Oscar Wilde’s all too brief time on earth.

Jill is an abstract expressionist artist, working predominantly in oil paint. She is drawn to the heaviness and textural capabilities found in oil, and enjoys layering these to create rich effects on both canvas and paper. She allows the paint to dictate some of the end result, and a fluid evolution of exploration to dominate her process. Her artworks reflect not only something visual, but also an emotion and state of mind; a place and feeling; a deeper connection. As Jill reflects, Art is something I lose myself within, and to me it is a calming escape from the weight of life. As a very visual person, I find inspiration all around me. My surroundings and experiences in life dictate much of my motivation to create. Based in Ireland, I want to use my art to show the beauty of this small island, very often reflected in my landscape and seascape pieces.

All of the works are available to purchase.
Telephone: 087 659 1441 / Email: jill@lestrangeart.com

www.lestrangeart.com

Born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, Jill has always had a passion for all things creative. Her love of art was instilled at a very early age, watching her grandfather paint, encouraging her to draw alongside him. After receiving a First Class Honours Degree in Architecture from University College Dublin, Jill worked across the globe in Paris, New York, Beijing and London. This opportunity to immerse herself in other cultures and environments acts as a solid foundation of inspiration within her creative pursuits. As well as being an artist, Jill also runs a successful interior design firm, L’Estrange Designs, who specialise in hospitality design.

Art of Street Photography Group Exhibition

Art of Street Photography Exhibition has been extended!

LOCATION: Powerscourt Centre TIME:  Daily – 09:00 am to 04:00 pm

 


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