Looking back at 2016 - My year in art

As the year draws to a close, I am taking the opportunity to look back at what has been a really exhilarating and at times challenging year. I don't have that many photos to share, partly because I have found myself reaching for my camera less and less and partly because most of the photos I took can not be shared here - I got permission for research purpose only. As for using my analogues cameras, well I shot only four rolls of films. And to think that, in 2012, I managed to shoot one roll of film each week for a year!

Are you ready to re-live with me the highlights of the exhibitions and places I visited in 2016? Let's start.

  • Wicked Wit: Darly's Comic Prints, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Turner: The Vaughan Bequest, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
  • David Attenborough's Great Barrier Reef Dive, Natural History Museum, London
  • Jean-Etienne Liotard, Royal Academy of Arts, London
  • Sir John Soane's Museum, London
  • Apsley House, London
  • Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, London
  • Tintin: Herge's Masterpiece, Somerset House, London
  • Europe 1600-1815 Galleries, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  • Mount Stewart, County Down, Northern Ireland
  • Avondale House, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow
  • High Treason: Roger Casement, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin
  • Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
  • Beaulieu House and Gardens, Drogheda, Co. Louth
  • Titanic Exhibition Centre - Titanic's Dock and Pump House, Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Trim Castle, Trim, Co Meath
  • Castletown House, Celbridge, Co. Kildare
  • Ilnacullin (Garinish Island), Glengariff, Bantry, Co. Cork - Gallery here
  • Bantry House, Co. Cork
  • The Crawford at the Castle, Dublin Castle, Dublin
  • Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
  • Michelangelo Pistoletto at Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
  • Stowe House, Buckingham, England
  • Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, England
  • Audley End House, Saffron Walden, Essex, England
  • The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace, London
  • Spencer House, London
  • Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London
  • Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016, Peter Harrison Planetarium, Greenwich, London
  • Queen's House, Greenwich, London
  • The Banqueting House, Whitehall, London
  • The Wallace Collection, London
  • Rossborough House, Blessington, Co. Wicklow
  • Hong Ling: A Retrospective, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin
  • Creating History: Stories of Ireland in Art, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

I hope this year which is coming to an end in just a couple of days was as memorable for you as it was for me!