51 Artists Highlight the Importance of a Home at Art Exhibition in aid of Simon Communities of Ireland  

Home Again, The Art of Belonging Exhibition

Today, interior designer and former judge on RTE’s Home of the Year, Suzie McAdam, launched the third year of a collaborative art exhibition between the Simon Communities of Ireland and Graphic Studio. 

Home Again, the Art of Belonging Exhibition, takes place at the Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin from today, 6th October until Tuesday 10th October. All prints are available to purchase online until the 27th October at https://www.simon.ie/homeagain/
All proceeds will be divided between the artists and the Simon Communities of Ireland, to support their work to end homelessness.

Supported by HLB Ireland, the exhibition sees 51 artists connected to Graphic Studio produce prints by hand that respond to the theme of 'Home Again: The Art of Belonging’. Each print will cost €160 per unframed print or €235 per framed print. Work for sale will include etchings, screenprints, carborundum, lithograph and relief prints.

Bruce Stanley, Tax Consulting Partner at HLB Ireland, said:
“HLB Ireland is delighted to support the third annual exhibition of original fine art prints by members of the Graphic Studio Dublin in aid of the Simon Communities of Ireland. In addition to showcasing some of Ireland’s finest print artists, the exhibition raises funds and awareness for the Simon Communities of Ireland, the policy and advocacy arm of the Simon network. The housing crisis is one of the most fundamental problems impacting Ireland today and has knock on effects for the whole of society. It is only through creative thinking and collaboration, traits at the heart of this exhibition, that such issues can be resolved.”

Last year’s Art of Home exhibition saw €10,000 raised for the Simon Communities of Ireland.

Wayne Stanley, Executive Director at the Simon Communities of Ireland, said:
“The collaboration is a joy to be a part of. It is moving to see such a diverse expression of the importance of home in one place.

The Simon Communities of Ireland believe that everyone has the right to a home and the funds raised for us from this exhibition will make a significantly contribute to our ongoing efforts to drive the change we need to end homelessness.”

Graphic Studio artist Dermot Ryan, said:
“Organisations like the Simon community are a lifeline and desperately needed. The theme for this art exhibition is quite flexible and it allows us (the artists) great scope because people’s ideas of ‘home’ are extremely varied. It seems anything can imbue the feeling of ‘home’ for us.”