Find Your Tribe: Space Week

Saturday, 7 October, 11 – 1pm
Upper Gallery

This event is now fully booked.

Find your Tribe is a workshop for children with dyslexia between the ages of 7 and 10.

As part of dyslexia awareness month and Space Week, this workshop is an opportunity for the participants to explore visual thinking and experiment with art materials in a pressure- free environment. 

Free Event | Places limited | Book here.

Free Event | Drop-in | Open to all ages

Found it! The 9th planet in the Solar System

SPACE WEEK Workshops

Planet making Workshop with Artist Seiko Hayase
Saturday, 7 October, 2 – 4pm

The Sun has eight planets orbiting it, including the Earth.
With your help we think we might find a new planet!

What does it look like? What is it made of?
What name will you give it?
Join us in the Upper Gallery to make your own planet!

Free Event | Drop-in | Open to all ages

Music at Midday 2023/2024

Upcoming dates for your diary.

Sunday 8 October 2023
Sunday 5 November 2023
Sunday 3 December 2023
Sunday 4 February 2024
Sunday 3 March 2024
Sunday 7 April 2024
Sunday 5 May 2024
Sunday 9 June 2024

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:

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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