RADHARC: Perspectives in Print

4 February – 21 May

Gibson Galleries

The Irish word radharc suggests a prospect, view, scene, range of vision, or something seen. 

Drawn from Crawford Art Gallery’s extensive print collection, this exhibition offers a cross-section of printmaking over the past hundred years. 

What enters the artist’s field of vision and how do they perceive or propose what they envision?

Featured artists include Norman Ackroyd, Katherine Boucher Beug, Christo, Otto Dix, Debbie Godsell, Robert Indiana, Fiona Kelly, Paul Larocque, David Lilburn, Joan Miró, Cóilín Murray, Jennifer O’Sullivan, Eduardo Paolozzi, Pablo Picasso, and Georges Rouault.

SITE OF CHANGE: Evolution of a Building

Long Room
25 February – 12 November

As it prepares to embark upon a fourth century of development, it is timely to reflect on the evolution of Crawford Art Gallery’s site, building, and function from 1724 to the present.

This exhibition explores how the building has changed with the times. Repurposed from its original role as Custom House, it has operated as a School of Art, Municipal Art Gallery, and National Cultural Institution. At each shift in purpose, it has adapted and grown in response to the needs of the city and people of Cork, Munster, and Ireland.

SITE OF CHANGE draws together images and objects from across the centuries that express this much-loved building’s former and present appearance, as well as its role in the city’s cultural life.

The exhibition includes artworks ranging from John Butts’ iconic View of Cork from Audley Place (c.1750) to A Keeper of the Dust (for Joseph Beuys) (2011) by Danny McCarthy.

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