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Dutch artist, Irish landscapes


Reinder Ourensma at Ireland’s Inaugural Dublin Biennial

Reinder feels great and honoured by the recognition of his landscapes by Dublin’s art scene. On behalf of the Dublin Biennial Committee Reinder’s landscapes are selected for IRELAND’S INAUGURAL DUBLIN BIENNIAL – INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART 2012.

In December 2011 Reinder Ourensma received a personal invitation from Ireland to consider participating in the first Dublin Biennial. Reinder’s gold awarded Irish landscapes were spotted in Florence Italy.  In the famous Tuscany capital he received in 2009 the 1st prize painting accompanied by the golden Lorenzo il Magnifico Award.

The upcoming Dublin Biennial will take place during the James Joyce Bloomsday festivities. On James Joyce’s world celebrated Bloomsday – 16th of June 2012 – the inaugural ceremony will be officially opened by The Office of The Lord Mayor of Dublin.

The Dawson Street based Sol Art Gallery, one of the City’s most distinguished Galleries and representing some of Ireland’s top leading Artists, hosts this exhibition in the ‘Point Village’. This new centre in Dublin’s Docklands area seems to be an ideal location that provides generous space to the art works of the 50 participating Internationally acclaimed and award winning artists.

On behalf of the organizing committee Maggie Magee notified to be very proud and honoured with the registration of the venerable Ms. Yoko Ono presenting her ‘Wish Tree for Ireland‘ project at the Dublin Biennial.

The 50 participating artists are from 21 countries: Austria, Armenia, Brazil, China, Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Korea, Ireland, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United states.

The selected pieces of art, over 120 items, represents the entire spectrum of contemporary artistic disciplines, installation, painting, performance, photography, mixed media and video installation.



The Point Village area is a 10 to 15 minutes walk from O ‘Connell Street and Grafton Street and also easily accessible by the Luas line.