Fine Arts: Capturing the eerie calm of Dalkey under lockdown

John Gill’s watercolours of the deserted suburb during the pandemic can be seen in the windows of Gill Opticians

3rd May, 2020
Fine Arts: Capturing the eerie calm of Dalkey under lockdown
Beacon Hill, Dalkey by John Short

A sight to gladden the eye is Solomon Gallery’s current exhibition of John Short’s delectable watercolours. With the gallery closed during the Covid-19 lockdown, they can be viewed online and in the windows of Gill Opticians in Dalkey.

Since March 29, Short has been using his daily 2km permitted walk to make a visual record of his neighbourhood, Dalkey, under lockdown. Using sketchbook drawings done “en plein air” and photography, he...

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