The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Mr Jimmy Deenihan TD, will launch the first Artist in Residence programme at the Gibson Hotel, Point Village, Dublin, on Tuesday, 8th October, at 6pm. John Morris, a native of Dublin who has exhibited throughout Ireland, is the first recipient of the Gibson Hotel programme. He will be resident at the hotel for the next 10 weeks where he will be uniquely placed to capture the changing face of Dublin’s waterfront and docklands. This is the first time a hotel in Ireland has offered residency to an artist.
Occasion: Launch by Minister Jimmy Deenihan of Artist in Residence
Location: Gibson Hotel, Point Village.
Date: Tuesday, 8th October, 2013.
About Gibson Hotel:
Located at the Point Village in the heart of Dublin’s brand new cultural hub, the Gibson Hotel captures the essence of a vibrant city with a music and art pedigree that runs deep. The hotel partners the All-Ireland winning Dublin senior football team. The four star Gibson opened its doors in Spring, 2011, and offers 252 rooms, a stunning rooftop bar and restaurant overlooking the city.
About John Morris:
John has exhibited in Dublin, Galway, Kerry and Belfast. He is renowned for his seascapes and waterfront work and his great use of light and colour. He is represented by Gormleys Gallery in Ireland; the Hunter Gallery and the Red Rag Gallery in England and also by the Gatehouse Gallery in Scotland. www.johnmorrisartist.com