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The Friends on tour in Portugal
At the Friends Christmas party Roz O’Brien (centre) founding administrator of the Friends of
the Crawford with on the left Nessa Durcan and Noreen McSweeney, outgoing administrators
and on the right the new administrators Sinead Dineen and Michele Whelan.
Friends of the Crawford Gallery
As an independent support group for the Crawford Art Gallery, the Friends´ aim is to promote awareness of the Gallery, its collections and exhibitions and to foster an interest in all aspects of art and heritage. Through your membership and participation in the Friends´ events we provide support to the Gallery for future acquisitions of art and for exhibitions.

Members of the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery have the opportunity to attend our spring and autumn series of lunchtime lectures on art history, contemporary art and our local heritage of art and architecture.

Throughout the year the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery also host short visits and guided day tours to galleries, museums and great houses and gardens of Ireland.

Members have the opportunity to attend short talks by art historians on specific works in the Gallery´s permanent collection followed by tea/coffee and scones in the Ballymaloe Gallery café.

Each year we organise a tour abroad for our members to places of cultural interest throughout Europe. Recent tours have been to Istanbul, Sicily, Malta and Madrid.

Members of the Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery receive notification of, and invitations to, the opening of all Gallery exhibitions.

A Thirty Year Friendship
In 2018 the Friends celebrates thirty years of support to the Crawford Art Gallery. Among its acquisitions for the gallery are Vivienne Roche’s Viapori Bell, three miniatures (watercolour on ivory ) by Frederick Buck and a Picasso print, Maternité. More recently it supported the publication of Made in Cork -The Arts and Crafts Movement 1880s -1920s by Vera Ryan. It organises outings, lectures and trips abroad for its members.

Become a Member

New Member Form

Friend's Brochure (PDF)

2018 Spring Lecture Series (PDF)

Standing Order Form (PDF)

Administrators are present in the gallery on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday between 10.00 am and 14.00 pm.

Please note that the Friends Office has been relocated for 2018. Please request a meeting with a Friends administrator at the gift shop on arrival to the gallery.

Hon Administrators:
Michelle Whelan
Sinéad Dineen

+353 (0) 21 490 7864

2018 Spring Series of Lunchtime Lectures 

Friday 23rd March 1 – 2 p.m.
'The Burning of Cork'
with Gerry White Military Historian  
Admission €5 / Students Free. All Welcome

Guest Lectures 2018

Wed June 27th 12 – 3 p.m. 
'Jane Austen’
with Caroline Jane Knight Jane Austen's 5th great-niece
Admission To be confirmed. ALL WELCOME
The Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery are delighted to host The Cork Friends of Jane Austen/Cork Janeites talk in the gallery's lecture room.