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Cult Dublin nail bar, Tropical Popical is taking nail art to the next level with a year-long pop up collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland.

It’s not the first time the two have collaborated. Previously there was a partnership for the Vermeer and the Masters of Genre Painting: Inspiration and Rivalry exhibition.

This time, inspiration comes from the Gallery’s 2018/2019 exhibitions. There’s the colourful plants and animals of Curious Creatures - Frans Post & Brazil; the French landscapes of Roderic O’Conor and the Moderns; and the beautiful tones of Canaletto and the Art of Venice.

The TropPopettes will be creating pieces of art inspired by these works, on art lovers’ nails during the monthly Thursday Lates events. All the nail art created throughout the year will be exhibited in the gallery’s Millennium Wing Studio in June of next year.

We have a joyful new display opening here tomorrow called Circus250: Art of the Show, and this painting by Mainie Jellett is just one of the circus-themed works which you’ll see! Celebrating the 250th anniversary of the original circus by Philip Astley, the exhibition showcases gorgeous works by Jack B. Yeats, Mary Swanzy, Martin Gale RHA, and others, as well as original circus posters from Yeats' scrapbooks, and it’s going to bring some of the fun of the big top right here to the Gallery! Admission is free, and we have a brilliant programme of circus-themed events lined up for the summer, too, so keep your eyes peeled, and your ears to the ground! (Or just take a look at our website 🤡). Image: Mainie Jellett (1897-1944), ‘Under the Big Top at a Circus’. #Circus250 #nationalgalleryirl #Circus

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It all kicks off on 21 June with Summer Solstice and customers in the Tropical Popical nail bar on South William Street in Dublin can also avail of the designs for the month. 

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