Sculpture Dublin Tour on Culture Night

Dublin’s Sculptural Landscape: Walking Tour

Culture Night 2021 – Friday 17 September

Join art historian, Antony Suttle on Culture Night for a guided tour of Dublin’s sculptural landscape. From historical remnants of empire, to assertions of a modern national identity, to the abstract, the contemporary, the naughty nicknames and beyond! Treat the city as an open-air museum – what do these sculptures tell us about our past and about Dublin today? 

Antony will introduce you to a wealth of art along the way, from nationalist and imperial commemorations to portraits of artists, from historical monuments to contemporary works; find out all about a range of sculptures including, Julian Opie’s animated LED work, Suzanne Walking in Leather Skirt; city centre landmarks: The Spire and The O’Connell Monument; Oisín Kelly’s Children of Lir; statues of Irish heroes: Edmund Burke, Henry Grattan and Oliver Goldsmith; celebrity portraits of James Joyce, Phil Lynott and Luke Kelly and many more!

The tours are between Parnell Square North and South King Street and take approximately 45-minutes. Booking is required via Eventbrite (limited places – up to 15 participants per tour). 

Book your free ticket below for the timeslot of your choice on Friday 17 September.
Bookings open on 1 September at 9am.

  • Tour #1
    Time: 6-6.45pm 
    Starting point outside The Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
    Book HERE
  • Tour #2 
    Time: 7.15-8pm 
    Starting point outside The Gaiety Theatre, South King Street, Dublin 2
    Book HERE
  • Tour #3  
    Time: 8.30-9.15pm 
    Starting point outside The Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin 1
    Book HERE
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Image credits: Julian Opie, Suzanne Walking in a Leather Skirt (2006). Photo © Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin.