National art exhibition with a literary theme launched - PHOTOS

Colm Toibin, along with artist Aidan Hickey, admire his portrait

See Aidan Hickey's paintings

Last week Irish writer Colm Toibin attended the launch of a large national art exhibition in Dublin, with a literary theme. As the highlight of the event his portrait, by Aidan Hickey was unveiled.

Toibín's portrait will be part of the 133rd exhibition of the Dublin Painting & Sketching Club, which includes a special literary theme this year to celebrate Dublin’s award as the ‘City of Literature’ (UNESCO Award 2010).

The exhibition opens to the public on Monday 4 April for two weeks until Sunday 17 April at the Concourse Gallery, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Hall in Dun Laoghaire.

For more information on Aidan Hickey visit his Facebook page or visit The Doorway Gallery.

See Aidan Hickey's paintings