Bubble and Squeak: Free Drop-in Animation Sessions

Sunday 17 July - Sunday 24 July
Monday - Friday: 2pm - 4.45pm
Saturday 23 July: 11am - 1pm
Sunday 17 and 24 July: 11am - 1pm & 2pm - 4pm 

Play with your food in exciting new ways, cut up and paste, doodle and draw, create characters, share and tell stories, record your own fascinating food sound effects and truly scrumptious tracks. Collaborate in small teams to make a movie using your own phone and stop motion studio pro app.

No Booking required

Please note: Children participating in the drop-in sessions will be required to always have adult supervision. You will need your own smart phone with Stopmotion Studio pro version (cost is €5.99) installed in order to participate.

Gníomhaíochtaí as Gaeilge

Bain triail as ár Gníomhaíochtaí as Gaeilge!

Is cuma más cainteoir líofa thú, nó b’fhéidir go bhfuil deis uait do chuid scileanna a chleachtadh agus a fheabhsú. Tá go leor gníomhaíochtaí as Gaeilge ar fáil go forleathan ar na suíomhanna gréasáin ‘Learn & Explore’.

Try out our activities ‘as Gaeilge’!

Whether you are a fluent Irish speaker or want to practice your skills, there are activities ‘as Gaeilge’ available on the Learn & Explore section of our website!

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Lonradh in a Box

The Lonradh programme usually takes place in the gallery with a cuppa. It is an arts programme for older adults. Lonradh is an Irish word, which means to illuminate, (it is pronounced Lun-rah). Join Artists Gillian Cussen and Inge Van Doorslaer as they welcome the changing seasons with multi-sensory art activities.

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Lonradh in the Gallery

Although we still cannot meet in person, we would like to invite you back to the Crawford Art Gallery through a series of filmed art sessions based in the Gallery, which will coincide with an Art envelope posted to participants.

If you would like to get more involved and participate with Lonradh in the Gallery, please contact us at:

Lonradh Programme,
c/o Anne Boddaert
Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place,

Phone: 021 4907857 

email: lonradh@crawfordartgallery.ie

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Gallery Zoom for Blind & Visually Impaired People

Friday 30 April at 2pm
Friday 28 May at 2pm

Seen-Unseen is an art project led by artist Clare Mc Laughlin for and with people who are visually impaired. We are delighted to collaborate with Clare to host two live conversations on Zoom. We will explore stories behind collection art works with curator Michael Waldron, using tactile packs designed by Clare McLaughlin.  These events are always friendly, fun and free of charge. No previous knowledge or particular art experience is necessary.

Crawford Art Gallery has collaborated with Clare and visually impaired participants since 2014 - with a range of art encounters and tactile visits. Clare’s collaborative work explores the haptic, or sensory experience of art. 

Please contact Clare McLaughlin to book a place

For more info: 

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Lonradh at Home

The Lonradh programme usually takes place in the gallery with a cuppa. It is an arts programme for older adults. Lonradh is an Irish word, which means to illuminate, (it is pronounced Lun-rah). Join Artists Gillian Cussen and Inge Van Doorslaer as they welcome the changing seasons with multi-sensory art activities.

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Virtual Extended Thursday Club with Artist Julie Forrester

The Thursday Club is a weekly art programme. Each session would usually consist of a focused gallery tour, time for tea and a chat, and an art-making session, with materials, supplied. The Thursday Club is currently on pause.

Whether you prefer to look and enjoy, listen or create we invite you to join the Thursday Club online. Develop your existing skills or dip into something completely new.


Click on the video below to view the process

Artist Regina Carbayo joins us from Spain with a bilingual video. Watch Regina at work creating a tonal study. 
Regina says "Seeing values when drawing means identifying the different tones from light to dark. The tonal differences are called ‘values’. I use shading techniques in this video with graphite, pencil and an eraser. I have chosen to work from the sculpture An Strachaire Fir by Joseph Higgins as I find it to be very strong and full of expression. There is a lot of contrast which will help you to easily identify shadows and light”.

To see more from Regina go to:

Initiated by the National Gallery in 2005/ Drawing Day is a nationwide event held in partnership with national, regional and local museums, libraries, cultural and arts centres.

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Jigsaw Puzzles

Beat the boredom! Time yourself and challenge your friends and family with these virtual jigsaws from Crawford Art Gallery collection

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Crawford Supported Studio

Read our Museum Ireland article called Supported Studios: Crawford Artists in Context published by the Irish Museums Association (IMA) www.irishmuseums.org

Crawford Supported Studio Artists: 
Katie Whelan, Rosaleen Moore, Tom O’Sullivan, Íde Ni Shúilleabháin, Yvonne Condon, Ailbhe Barrett, Brid Heffernan, David Connolly, Marie Sexton, John Whelan, Stephen Murray, Angela Burchill, John Keating.

What is a Supported Studio?
A supported studio is a sustained creative environment for individuals with specific health or social needs. Supported Studios provide technical artistic support, networks and audiences outside the health and social care settings. 

Karolina Poplawska and Mairead O’Callaghan work as dedicated studio facilitators. They have developed relationships of trust and deep familiarity with individual artists. Both Karolina and Mairead work to actively identify exhibition, training and development opportunities with studio participants.

Crawford Supported Studio exists through partnership with Cork City Council, CIT Crawford College of Art, Crawford Art Gallery and Cope Foundation. Most recently we have collaborated with the School of Visual Arts New York, Atypical University Belfast, Cork Printmakers and ADI Ireland.

Recent Projects

Yvonne Condon began to develop new work based on the cityscape, during July & August 2020. This project is supported by an Arts & Disability Ireland award. We are really looking forward to showcasing Yvonne’s finished work in 2021.

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Yvonne Condon exhibited her work in the University of Atypical Gallery, Belfast in Spring 2020

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You can read an interview with Yvonne published on ADI website https://adiarts.ie/artists/showcasing/meet-an-artist/yvonne-condon/ 

While the gallery is closed, Rosaleen Moore has been busy at home making drawings from her collection of postcards.

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Rosaleen Moore travelled to Pure Vision Arts Studio in New York as an ambassador for Crawford Supported Studio. Flat Iron Gallery New York presented an exhibition of new work by Crawford Supported Studio artists.

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Ailbhe Barrett, Brid Heffernan and John Keating participated in a series of supported printmaking sessions at Cork Printmakers.

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Ailbhe Barrett submitted a proposal for an Arts & Disability Ireland Connect Mentoring Award with artist Kevin Mooney. Their project is due to be realised in April 2021.

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Íde Ni Shúilleabháin was recently awarded an Arts and Disability Ireland Connect Training Award. Íde was supported in developing her printmaking skills by facilitator Mairead O’Callaghan and Cork Printmakers.

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Tom O’Sullivan and Tom Clement were recently awarded an Arts and Disability Ireland Connect Mentoring Award.
Tom Clement and studio facilitator Mairead O’Callaghan supported Tom O’Sullivan in exhibiting his new work at Scrypt Cafe, Triskel Arts Centre.

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For more info see:

T: +353 21 4907862
E: emmaklemencic@crawfordartgallery.ie

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