Music at Midday

Sunday 5 February 12:00pm

MTU Cork School of Music and Crawford Art Gallery present Music at Midday and what promises to be a wonderful afternoon of musical enjoyment.

Featuring the opening movements from Franz Schubert's dramatic yet hauntingly beautiful 'Death and the Maiden' string quartet, MTU Cork School of Music and Crawford Art Gallery are delighted to present the next instalment of Music at Midday in the wonderful surrounds of the Gallery's iconic Long Room.

Free Event | No Booking Required

Join us for our free tour of the Gallery after, at 2pm!

St.Brigid’s Day / Lá Fhéile Bríde

1, 5, 6 February

All Welcome | FÁILTE ROIMH CHÁCH!
To celebrate St. Brigid’s Day, Crawford Art Gallery offers a programme of special events! Featuring music, family friendly workshops and specially themed tours.

The Green Room at the Crawford will be open on Monday 6 February, from 10am for Coffee & Scones and lunch from 12 noon to 3pm.

WEDNESDAY, 1 FEBRUARY

11:00 am Lá Fhéile Bríde Workshop with Rosemary Kavanagh

Join a unique workshop celebrating St. Brigid's Day on Wed, Feb 1 at 11am. Learn traditional basket weaving with expert Rosemary Kavanagh and make St. Brigid crosses using field rushes, bull rushes, and heritage willow. Enjoy tea/coffee and home baking while weaving in the beautiful library setting.

SOLD OUT EVENT

Limited tickets for this event are €25 and include all materials and refreshments!
Book tickets here through Eventbrite.

SUNDAY, 5 FEBRUARY

12:00pm | Music at Midday
MTU Cork School of Music and Crawford Art Gallery present Music at Midday and what promises to be a wonderful afternoon of musical enjoyment.

Featuring the opening movements from Franz Schubert's dramatic yet hauntingly beautiful 'Death and the Maiden' string quartet, MTU Cork School of Music and Crawford Art Gallery are delighted to present the next instalment of Music at Midday in the wonderful surrounds of the Gallery's iconic Long Room.

Free Event | No Booking Required

2:00pm | Tour
A special tour of the collection will be arranged to honour St. Brigid. The tour will specifically highlight the themes of women, nature, and mythology, and provide a unique way to celebrate St. Brigid's Day.
Free Event | No Booking Required

MONDAY, 6 FEBRUARY

1:30 – 3:30pm | Trail
Explore the themes of hospitality, wisdom, and warfare shared by Brigid through an interactive trail in the Gallery for Lá Fhéile Bríde.
Free Event | No Booking Required

1:30 – 3:30pm | Workshop
Delve deeper into the theme of Hospitality with a drop-in Art workshop 1:30-3:30pm in the Long Room.
Free Event | No Booking Required

2:00pm Tour
A special tour of the collection will be arranged to honour St. Brigid. The tour will specifically highlight the themes of women, nature, and mythology, and provide a unique way to celebrate St. Brigid's Day.
Free Event | No Booking Required

All Day | Screening of Anatomy of Hope
Join us in the Long Room where we will be screening Rita Duffy’s short animation ‘Anatomy of Hope’ for the duration of the day.
Free Event | No Booking Required

2:30 – 4:30pm | Live Traditional Music
Come to experience live traditional music echo through Crawford Art Gallery on St. Brigid's Day as you explore the gallery's collection portraying themes of women, nature, and mythology. Celebrating the patron saint of Ireland, the day marks the first day of spring and is traditionally celebrated with traditional music, song, and dance.
Free Event | No Booking Required.

Building As Witness Open Call Project Awards

Each worth €12,000

Crawford Art Gallery is committed to exploring our shared histories and to exploratory practice. Up to six project awards are now available as part of the major research project, Building as Witness (6 December 2021 – 17 April 2024). Creative practitioners are invited to apply for one of these €12,000 project awards to develop creative responses that engage with Crawford Art Gallery’s buildings and environs from one hundred years ago.

Creative responses and interpretations can be collaborative, digital, ephemeral, performative, text, events, film, sound or installation based. We are looking for creative ideas that can be produced within the project award budget of €12,000 and can be shared in real or digital life with the public.

Building as Witness focuses on Crawford Art Gallery (previously Cork Municipal School of Art) and its immediate surroundings which was witness to fascinating histories of local, national, and international importance surrounding the Irish Civil War period.

Commencing 6 December 2021 – the centenary of the Anglo-Irish Treaty – Building as Witness spans the duration of the Irish Civil War and will culminate on 17 April 2024, one hundred years after the Gibson Bequest Committee agreed upon the purchase of Seán Keating’s iconic painting Men of the South for Crawford Art Gallery’s collection.

Building as Witness aims to reveal new insights into the everyday comings and goings in this building and its environs. It draws on a range of archives, including photographic, newspapers, committee minutes, Teaching and Student registers, and other documentation to examine the inhabitants and streetscape of those that lived and worked in the proximity of this iconic Cork building.

Click for application form and briefing document.

Creative practitioners must demonstrate the ability to connect and disseminate ideas, histories and communities with the audiences of Crawford Art Gallery. An accompanying overview document has been provided, by Building as Witness researcher Dr Tom Spalding, as an information starting point.

For queries please email: buildingaswitness@crawfordartgallery.ie

Free Gallery Tours

Sunday & Bank Holiday Tours, 2pm

Check out Crawford Art Gallery’s expert, friendly tours. Take a journey through the historic building with surprising stories of your national collection and delve into the dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions. Sunday & Bank Holiday tours take place each week at 2pm.

Thursday Tours, 6:30pm

Heading home from work or out for the night? We also provide free evening tours every Thursday at 6:30pm! You can even bring a date!

The meeting point for our free tours is in the Sculpture Galleries. Tours vary weekly and last approximately 45 – 60 minutes.

No booking required | Open to all

This project is in support of the Night-Time Economy and funded by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. 

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