Peter Pearson at Bonhams in Dublin

Door knockers 002_zpscpccbf8tDublin Fragments celebrates the work of the noted painter and architectural historian, Peter Pearson, who collected the pieces during the 1970s and 1980s, a period when swathes of Dublin’s 18th and 19th-century architectural heritage were being torn down for development and road widening. Pearson has long been a chronicler of Dublin’s lost architectural history. He initiated the Drimnagh Castle Restoration Project, has worked with An Taisce and the Irish Georgian Society, is a founder member of the Dublin Civic Trust and he restored and lived in The Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers’ building beside Dublin Castle. The exhibition also includes a number of his paintings.

Jane Beattie, says, ‘Anyone interested in the history of Dublin will find this a fascinating and evocative exhibition. Peter Pearson has an unrivalled knowledge of the city and an infectious determination to keep the memory of its past architectural glories alive.’

This event will open on weekdays from 9 – 21 October and on Sunday 18 October as part of Dublin Open House. A launch event – open to members of the public – will be held on the evening of 8 October 6 to 8pm.


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