Exhibition: Parks- Our Shared Heritage (Royal Parks, London & Phoenix Park)

Parks: Our Shared Heritage Exhibition and Symposium
7th April – 28th May 2017, Farmleigh Gallery.
The Office of Public Works is collaborating with the Royal Parks, London, and the Hearsum Collection on a joint exhibition spanning over 300 years of artistic and social history for all the family. The title of the exhibition is ‘Parks: Our Shared Heritage -The Royal Parks, London and The Phoenix Park, Dublin’, it will run from the 6th April 2017 to the 28th May 2017 in Farmleigh Gallery, Phoenix Park. Entry Free.

In collaboration with The Royal Parks, London, this Symposium gives a behind-the-scenes look at these magnificent parks,including St James’s Park, Kensington Gardens, Hyde Park and Richmond Park. Even though the formation of Ireland’s only “Royal” Deer Park commenced in 1662, Phoenix Park represents a unique natural and cultural landscape that is both a historic park and an urban park, managed by The Office of Public Works.

This contemporary international exhibition will showcase artefacts, images, maps and paintings spanning over three centuries of park history. The exhibition will focus on the following themes: early years and formation, celebration and commemoration, people at play, military and the war years, and park management. All of London’s royal parks will be showcased alongside the Phoenix Park.

The Symposium takes place on 7th April 2017 from 10am. The programme includes a presentation from ILI Vice President Kevin Halpenny. The event is free and all are welcome, however, booking is essential as places are limited. For further information and booking confirmation email raychel.coyle@opw.ie or call 01 820 5800