Rosc '67, an international exhibition of modern art in Dublin, seeks to offer a poetry of vision.
Rosc, the international exhibition of modern art, is now in situ in the Royal Dublin Society (RDS).
With paintings shipped in from around the world, it gives Irish people the opportunity to view and experience the works of many types of artists, including Robert Indiana, Karel Appel, Pierre Alechinsky, and Francis Bacon.
The final meeting of the organising committee was filmed in the RDS exhibition hall, and recorded by television cameras.
Chairman Michael Scott, himself a distinguished architect, and Anne Cruikshank, a lecturer in the history of Fine Art at Trinity College Dublin, have worked with a large team of craftspeople, engineers and art experts, to ensure that this year’s exhibition would get the most out of the paintings and remain in the memory of those who will come to see it.
New York art critic Brendan Gill was impressed,
It’s extraordinary what Mr Patrick Scott has been able to make out of this great big cavernous space...the impact of the pictures is infinitely greater here than they would be in any art gallery that I know of anywhere else.
The exhibition was opened by Minister for Finance Charles Haughey.
This report for ‘Newsbeat’ was broadcast on 8 December 1967.
'Newsbeat' was a half-hour feature programme presented by Frank Hall and ran for 7 years from September 1964 to June 1971. 'Newsbeat' went out from Monday to Friday on RTE television and reported on current affairs and issues of local interest from around Ireland. The final programme was broadcast on the 11 June, 1971.