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The biennial Open Exhibition in the Municipal Gallery, dlr LexIcon, Dún Laoghaire ran until Sunday 21 January 2018. The 2017 exhibition was selected by Gemma Tipton, journalist, writer and critic of contemporary art and architecture; the theme was Arrival.

Our Learning Programme for Arrival is packed with lots of activites for all ages! Click here for more information

Arrival always implies a journey, but it doesn’t have to be physical. It can be arrival at an idea, or an insight, something finished, something understood. It’s about that moment when you suddenly just know you’ve got there – wherever “there” may be. Making art can be an arrival. So too can looking at it.  Gemma Tipton

dlr County Council presented an award of €1,000 to the overall winner of the Open Exhibition, Claire Halpin and two runner up prizes of €250 each to Mark Granier and Bebhinn Dunne.