Due to Covid-19 the gallery is closed until 20 July 2020. We look forward to welcoming you back then.

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Online Exhibitions

Artists' Film International 


Artists’ Film International is a collaborative project featuring film, video and animation from around the world. During 2020, works responding to the theme of language...

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In Transit

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Crawford Art Gallery presents In Transit featuring artists George Awde (US/Lebanon), Daniel Castro Garcia (UK), Gohar Dashti (Iran), Tanya Habjouqa (Jordan)...

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Zurich Portrait Prize 2019


Crawford Art Gallery is delighted to host the Zurich Portrait Prize 2019 in collaboration with the National Gallery of Ireland in Cork for the first time.

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Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2019


Following the outstanding success of the National Gallery of Ireland’s nationwide portrait competition, the Zurich Portrait Prize.

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Virtual Meeting Backgrounds

Tired of tidying the house before a video call? 
Or perhaps you want to have some fun with your friends or colleagues? Using some works from the Crawford Art Gallery collection we have created a free download pack for you to use as a virtual background for your video calls whatever the occasion! 

Click on the image to download this free pack of images from the Crawford Art Gallery collection and then follow the instructions on how to set the backgrounds on Zoom and Microsoft Teams.

We would like to acknowledge our colleagues in The Chester Beatty who inspired us. They do say Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!
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Work of the Week

Beatrice E. Gubbins, Bastia, 500

CAG.485 Beatrice E. Gubbins, Bastia, n.d., watercolour on paper, 24 x 35 cm. Purchased, The Fine Art Society, 1933, (Gibson Bequest Fund).

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CAG Sunshine Drawing & Painting with Avril O Brien

Sunshine Drawing and Painting with artist Avril O' Brien
     In this family-friendly art workshop, we look at shadows and sunlight and find ways of making art that capture them in a dreamy picture. 

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Talking Pictures

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Talking Pictures is an online resource for children and their adults based on artwork from the Crawford Art Gallery Collection.
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Creative Cocooning

Drawing Birds

This week Gillian takes a closer look at some of the birds who have been visiting her garden. She shares some tips on simple drawing techniques. 

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Where Art and Ideas meet across the centuries...

Crawford Art Gallery is a national cultural institution located in a significant heritage building in the heart of Cork city dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. 

The gallery's collection comprises of over 3,000 works, ranging from eighteenth-century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations.

Crawford Art Gallery’s historic building provides an oasis of calm and tranquillity in the heart of Cork city. Welcoming local, national and international audiences the gallery boasts an award-winning Café in stunning surroundings, serving fresh local produce for which Cork is famous.

Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
T12 TNE6
Tel: 021 480 5042

General Opening Hours
N.B. Last entry is 16:45

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm
(2nd floor closes at 4:45 pm)
Late opening Thursdays until 8.00 pm
(2nd floor will remain open until 7:45 m on Thursdays commencing 19 March)

Sundays and Bank Holidays
Gallery: 11 am4 pm
Café: 11 am4 pm

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