Monday 4th December 1pm – 2pm
‘Dietrich Blodau’s Artistic Development’ with Peter Blodau
Peter will use the work on display to explore Dietrich’s development as an artist, from his days as a Graphic Design student in Dortmund, Germany, to his watercolours of the west of Ireland. This talk will also examine the development of Dietrich’s artistic technique and offer insight into his personal life as relevant to his work.
Thursday January 11th 2018 1pm – 2pm
‘Printmaking in Limerick: One Man’s Influence and Legacy’ by Des MacMahon
Des MacMahon, former Blodau student, Print Lecturer at LSAD and active member of Limerick Printmakers, will speak about how Dietrich Blodau introduced printmaking to the city of Limerick inspiring generations, and enabling it to become an internationally renowned centre for printmaking.
Thursday February 15th 2018 1pm – 2pm
‘Linking Classical Art to Modernism’ by artist Samuel Walsh
Artist Samuel Walsh, winner of the Savills Art Prize 2017, will present an illustrated lecture which will link the subject matter of portrait, still life and landscape from the early Egyptian period to the present day. It will not present comprehensive art history but will be based on examples representing through time the singular subject matter or combinations of two or all of them.