Gormleys Fine Art presents a Patrick O’Reilly Sculpture Trail around Dublin city centre.
The trail will begin in Gormleys Fine Art, 27 South Frederick Street, Dublin 2, and continue to Merrion Square Park, the Merrion Hotel, St. Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street.
1. Missing a Layer
2. El Toro
3. Girl with Fan
4. Bear with Golden Teddy
5. Little Boxing Bear
6. Freedom from the Treadmill
7. King of Industry
8. Broken Heart
10. The Gardener
11. Boxing Bear
12. Jockey Bear (on Capel Street at the junction of Parnell Street)
Patrick O'Reilly is a highly acclaimed Irish sculptor who has achieved significant international success. Twelve life-size bronze sculptures are on display by O'Reilly in various locations across the city; allowing the public to enjoy and interact with these spectacular artworks in an outdoor setting.
On show are a number O’Reilly’s much loved Bear sculptures which can be seen in Greystones, Tallaght University Hospital, Adare Manor and previously the 3 Arena/ Point Depot. New works in his recent Kintsugi series will also feature including his incredible red ‘Broken Heart’ & gold 'Heart in Hand’ works. Both are influenced by the pandemic and are now symbolic of our recovery.
The sculpture trail offers an immersive art experience like no other, where the public can safely re-engage with the arts and explore the city in a unique way.
The event takes place from Friday 17th September to Monday 4th October and is supported by Culture Night, Dublin City Council and Office Public Works.
Free maps are available from Gormleys Fine Art on South Frederick Street, Dublin 2.