Friday 23 September
Late Opening until 11:00pm
Save the date! All Eventbrite Bookings will be open on 12 September.
Puppet Tours 5pm & 7pm
Puppets will take on the role of tour guides, showing Children around the gallery. Exploring the Meat and Potatoes exhibition, the puppets will talk about some of the artworks, engage the children with stories and create an interactive fun experience for all.
Booking is essential and will open soon, sign up to our mailing list to hear about it first.
Interactive Workshop in Meat and Potatoes Project Space
Connecting colour and food this interactive workshop will focus on the ways we can create ecologically friendly art and highlight the role of food in creating a circular economy.
Using inks created by Ashleigh Ellis from different foods, spices and herbs, participants paint, stamp and print artworks. A family friendly event, this workshop will be open to all ages.
No Booking required
The Crawford Art Gallery in the 1920s:
Witness to Revolution 5pm & 7pm
Join Crawford Art Gallery's historian Dr Tom Spalding for a tour of the vicinity of the gallery and learn about how the building was a witness to the extraordinary events of the revolutionary period and civil war. The area was the cultural heart of Cork and we will discuss how the Opera House and School of Art weathered the war years. Learn about the history of the area, about some of the people who lived here, their lives and how the events of the time affected them: from bomb-makers to room-keepers and from artists to arsonists.
Booking is essential will open soon, sign up to our mailing list to hear about it first.
Sketching in Drawing Room
Want to be a part of the new exhibition Drawing Room?
Drawing materials will be made available for you to draw and create your own artworks on Culture Night. Whether you are a beginner or a master, become inspired by the history of drawing practices through selected works from Crawford Art Gallery’s collection.
No booking required
Speed Dating the Collection
Would you like to get acquainted with iconic works from your National Collection? Why not join us on Culture Night and speed-date the collection!
Speed-dating the Collection is simple: check the time and location of the artwork, find it in the gallery, and an expert guide will offer a short 10-minute introduction! Several significant artworks will be showcased throughout the night, making Speed-dating the Collection the perfect way to learn about your National Collection.
No booking required
Music at Crawford Art Gallery
There will be an array of special musical performances throughout the night at Crawford Art Gallery. Enjoy a lively set, with a bit of everything, playfulness, drama and humour.
No booking required
Screening of The Sprawling Octopus of an Elevated Highway (2022)
Premiere: 6pm with Q+A
Further Screenings: 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm
A look at Cork’s great near miss: the BKS Traffic Plan (1968) proposed a concrete creature to wrap the city, clearing all in its path. From the Port to the Courthouse, Patrick’s Hill to Barrack Street, over 50 acres of demolition and spaghetti junctions would have seen our city surrender to the motorcar.
Fortunately, the City Seventy Group, born of Cork’s first class of architects, provoked something even more powerful: our awareness and rebellion. In this short documentary film, the architects recall their college years in the Crawford School of Art, which led to youthful activism, prolific careers, and an enduring desire to see the city flourish. In her directorial debut, graduate architect Michelle Delea carves a space for cross-generational conversation, prompting questions of our city's past, present and future.
Attending audience will be welcome to a copy of The Sprawling, a public newspaper and sister project to the documentary film, featuring works submitted by the public in response to the city. These projects have been made possible by the support of the Cork Arts Council’s Engaging with Architecture Scheme 2021, MTU Teaching and Learning Unit (TLU), AnSEO, Crawford Art Gallery and the RIAI Southern Region.
Eventbrite will be made available for the Premiere at 6:00pm