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Staff Profiles: Cillian Lynch

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Cillian Lynch

Where are you from?

About your work

What do you do at Crawford Art Gallery?
I work as an invigilator, greeting and helping our visitors. I also welcome people to the gallery and record their contact tracing details when they arrive at the gallery.

Briefly describe your typical working day
I would usually start working at 10 and welcome the early visitors into the gallery until 12:30. A quick coffee break and I'm back to talking to visitors and taking contact tracing details until 4:45 when I begin helping the security team and other invigilators with closing the gallery.

What do you like the most about working at Crawford Art Gallery?
What I like most is the variety the gallery provides. When a new exhibition is introduced it transforms an entire floor of the building into a totally different space and this is brilliant for me because there is always new art to understand and appreciate and I'm working in a dynamic environment.

Do you have a favourite artwork, exhibition or gallery space?
My favourite exhibition currently is Laura Fitzgerald: I have made a place. Laura's work has many different features but her short film is hilarious and pokes a bit of fun at Irish artists including herself.

Do you remember the first time you visited the gallery?
Not particularly because I was probably about 5 years old! What I do remember is laughing at the sculpture gallery quite a bit. My sense of humour has matured a bit since then I hope.

What do you think people might be surprised to learn about the gallery?
I think people are surprised that there are constantly new additions and acquisitions in the gallery. Many visitors seem surprised when I tell them there are multiple brand new exhibitions in the gallery at one time.

Is there anything you’d like to say about working at Crawford Art Gallery that hasn’t been covered here?
I've already over-shared as it is!

Emmett Place, Cork, Ireland
T12 TNE6
Tel: 021 480 5042

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N.B. Last entry is 15 minutes before closing

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Thursday until 8.00pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays
11.00 am4.00pm

*Second floor closes 15 minutes before closing
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