5 Dec, 14:49
The Ireland Under-19 squad to face Australia Schools at Ravenhill on Saturday week (December 14) has been announced.
The September 8 exhibition is in aid of the IRFU Charitable Trust, a cause that will be met with the approval of every supporter of Irish rugby.
The artist involved, Declan Goulding, said: "It is an honour to paint portraits of each of these rugby legends. I'm sure I won't be the only one looking to gather some views from each of these legends, at exactly the time our Irish team prepare in New Zealand.
"I am delighted to see sport and art collide at the Ranelagh Arts Centre this September."
One of the most innovative community art centres in Ireland, Ranelagh Arts Centre is very pleased to present this exhibition in honour of rugby in rugby-mad Ranelagh, just a stone's throw from the Aviva Stadium.
This event forms part of a 'Month of Culture' at the Ranelagh Arts Centre, curated by the newly-appointed artistic director, Sarah Bracken.
This is Declan Goulding's second solo exhibition. These portraits are all 500x500mm mixed media paintings. A Dublin native, Goulding specialises in portrait paintings.
Drawn to rugby as a theme, his first solo show last year included a Pastel/Gouache of Moss Keane. This work was purchased by Mick Quinn and hangs in the bar of Lansdowne Rugby Club in Dublin.
Goulding is also well-known for his work in RTE, TV3 and at Windmill Lane Studios.
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