Enjoy free events at Crawford Art Gallery this St Patrick’s weekend

This St Patrick’s weekend, you can enjoy a number of free events at Crawford Art Gallery in Cork.

Workshops will be led by artist Siobhan Catinot in the Gallery’s Long Room this Friday 18 and Saturday 19 of March from 2-4 pm.

There will be plenty of fun for kids and adults alike. Thinking of visiting? Find out more below.

There are a number of free events at Crawford Art Gallery this St Patrick's weekend.
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Originally built in 1724 as Cork’s Customs House, this gallery, with its collections and pieces, pays tribute to the history of Cork and the rest of Ireland over the past three centuries, while also nodding to more modern exhibitions.

The Gallery is home to the famous Canova Casts. These were gifted to Cork two centuries ago. Also featured in the Gallery’s collection are the works of notable Irish artists James Barry, Mainie Jellett, and Norah McGuinness.

More contemporary artists like Aideen Barry and Gerard Byrne feature as well.

Exhibitions and workshops – interesting for the whole family

Saturation is an exhibition at Crawford Art Gallery.
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New exhibitions on display to the public are ‘Saturation: The Everyday Transformed’ and ‘The Port of Cork Collection and Botanica: The Art of Plants.’

As well as the exciting new exhibitions, visitors can also participate in a number of special drawing workshops, bespoke tours, and a unique family trail. You can enjoy this all while traditional music plays throughout the Gallery.

Everyone can enjoy workshops led by artist Siobhan Catinot on the 18 and 19 March. These workshops will see a focus on our connection to nature and will run from 2 pm to 4 pm.

These are all part of the free events at Crawford Art Gallery this weekend.

Find out more information HERE.

Back after two years – coming together again

Children can enjoy free events at Crawford Art Gallery this weekend.
Credit: crawfordartgallery.ie / Clare Keogh

Marketing and Communications Manager, Dyane Hanrahan, says, “We are particularly excited about St Patrick’s Festival this year as we welcome families back to enjoy our first workshops in over two years.”

She went on to talk about how exciting it is for everyone to come together once more to experience what the Gallery really has to offer.

Crawford Art Gallery is reemerging with so many fun and exciting activities for visitors. Children can go on an adventure with a creative trail. They’ll experience fun facts and creative prompts for playful exploration and interaction.

Visitors can also enjoy tailor-made tours with expert guides at 2 pm on the 17, 18, and 20 March. Here, you will delve into the National Collection and several exhibitions on hand at Crawford Art Gallery.

There will also be special musical performances on the 17 and 18 March from 12 pm to 2 pm. Visitors can enjoy live traditional Irish music throughout their experience.

Get your plans ready to enjoy free events at Crawford Art Gallery this St Patrick’s Day weekend.

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