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Culture Night Friday 23 September

Late Opening until 11:00pm

Save the date!

All Eventbrite Bookings will be open on the 12th of September.

5:00pm 
Crawford Art Gallery in the 1920s: Witness to Revolution
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5:00pm Puppet Tours
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5:00pm Interactive Workshop in Meat and Potatoes Project Space
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No Booking Required

5:00pm Sketching in Drawing Room
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No Booking Required

5:30PM until 11:00pm Music at Crawford Art Gallery
5:30-7pm  Classical Guitarist John Ahern  Location: Gibson Landing
7 – 8pm  Rebel Brass  Location: Outside/Garden
7:30-9:30pm  String Quartet  Location: Long Room
9:30-10:45pm  Pianist Daniel Murphy Location: Sculpture Gallery         

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No Booking Required

6:00pm Screening of The Sprawling Octopus of an Elevated Highway (2022)
Premiere: 6pm with Q+A
Further Screenings: 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm
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6:00pm Speed Dating the Collection
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 7:00pm Puppet Tours
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7:00pm Crawford Art Gallery in the 1920s: Witness to Revolution
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Book here through Eventbrite. BOOKED OUT EVENT

Pizza

Pizza slide

Food will be provided by Volcano Wood- Fire Pizza

Everything Volcano Wood- Fire Pizza do, they do from scratch. From making their own dough and sauce, freshly grating the cheese for their pizzas. They even build their own wood-fired pizza ovens.

https://www.volcano.ie/

Events on the Night

Crawford Art Gallery in the 1920s: Witness to Revolution. 5pm

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 and opens 12 September. Be first to hear about events and join our mailing list above.

Book here through Eventbrite. BOOKED OUT EVENT

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Puppet Tours. 5pm

Photo: Darragh Kane

5pm

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.

Suitable for ages 6-10

Tours will last 30 minutes

Parental supervision is not necessary, we ask that if you are an accompanying parent only one parent per child attends.

Tickets do not need to be booked for accompanying adults and are only necessary for the Children attending.

BOOK HERE BOOKED OUT EVENT

 

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Interactive Workshop in Meat and Potatoes Project Space

Meat and Potatoes Installation. Photo: Jed Niezgoda

5pm until 10:00pm

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

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Sketching in Drawing Room

Edith Somerville, Student at Colarossi's Studio, 1893. Collection Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.

5pm onwards

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

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Music at Crawford Art Gallery

Musical Event Listings

5:30-7pm 
Classical Guitarist John Ahern  Location: Gibson Landing
7 – 8pm  Rebel Brass  Location: Outside/Garden
7:30-9:30pm  String Quartet  Location: Long Room
9:30-10:45pm  Pianist Daniel Murphy Location: Sculpture Gallery             


John Ahern
John Ahern is a classical guitarist, currently studying for a Bachelor of Music (Hons), in Classical Guitar Performance from Cork School of Music. Notable performances include Allihies Inspires Festival, the Crawford Art Gallery with a guitar quartet, and as a solo performer. For over twenty years, John, as a self-taught guitarist, played lead guitar in jazz and funk bands; Cartoon, and The Sons of Mr Green Genes. Currently, John's interest is in classical performance. He also performs instrumental arrangements of traditional Irish tunes.

https://www.johnahernguitar.com/

 

Rebel Brass
A 12-piece Brass Band that came together from a music education partnership between Music Generation Cork City and Barrack Street Band Cork. They have been mentored by the New York Brass Band, Code of Behaviour and Booka Brass since their fateful first day at the Cork Jazz Festival. Full of energy and soul, and only a year into their career, these live-wires are guaranteed to put on a show not to be missed! 

https://www.instagram.com/rebelbrass/?hl=en

 

Gerry Kelly String Quartet  
The Gerry Kelly string quartet perform a programme that ranges from Bach to the Beatles. They have given surprise lunchtime concerts in canteens, performed at birthday parties, and have devised unique programmes for special events ranging from the Freedom of the City for Mary Robinson to the recent visit of the Stryker Board to Cork. Past performances include a special tribute concert to the staff of the Evening Echo for their support in the campaign for the new Cork School of Music, receptions for the friends of the Crawford Gallery in Fota House and numerous collaborations with musicians ranging from Sir James Galway to Tommy Fleming. The quartet is made up of members of the Cork Pops Orchestra. They also perform as the RTÉ lyric fm quartet performing in schools, libraries, care homes and universities nationwide.

https://corkpops.ie/news/book-a-romantic-moment-for-a-loved-one/gerry-kelly/

 

Daniel Murphy
Daniel graduated top of his class, the BA in Popular Music 2019 and has been busy as a freelance arranger and producer since then.

Daniel is currently studying towards a Master of Arts in Music (Commercial Composition) in MTU Cork School of Music (CSM) and lecturing part-time in piano and music theory on the Bachelor of Arts in Popular Music third-level degree course in CSM. Also currently working freelance as an arranger, musical director and pianist.

https://arts.cit.ie/index.cfm?page=viewNews&id=460&cYear=2021&cMonth=1

 

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Screening of The Sprawling Octopus of an Elevated Highway (2022)

Still from The Sprawling Octopus of an Elevated Highway (2022)

Premiere: 6pm with Q+A (Sold out)
Further Screenings: 7.30pm, 8.30pm, 9.30pm (Still available)

Film description:

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.

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Speed Dating the Collection

Matthew Whyte giving a tour of the collection. Photo: Raaz Praveen

6pm onwards

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

AthenodorosAgesander, and Polydorus, Laocoön and His Sons, c.1816
6pm / 7:30pm
Sculpture Gallery

Edith Somerville, The Goose Girl 1888
6:15pm / 7:45pm
Lower Gallery

Katie Holten, Irish Tree Alphabet, 2020, © the artist
6:30pm / 7:15pm
The Long Room

John Butts, View of Cork from Audley Place, c.1750
6:45pm / 8:00pm
Penrose Room  

Katie Holten, Irish Tree Alphabet, 2020, © the artist
7:00pm / 8:15pm
Gibson Galleries 

James Barry, The Prince of Wales in the Guise of St. George, c.1789-90
7:15pm / 8:30pm
Gibson Landing 

Kathy Prendergast, Hand, 1989, © the artist
7:30pm / 8:45pm
Modern Galleries 

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Puppet Tours. 7pm

Photo: Darragh Kane

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.

Suitable for ages 6-10

Tours will last 30 minutes

Parental supervision is not necessary, we ask that if you are an accompanying parent only one parent per child attends.

Tickets do not need to be booked for accompanying adults and are only necessary for the Children attending.

BOOK HERE BOOKED OUT EVENT

 

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Crawford Art Gallery in the 1920s: Witness to Revolution. 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 and opens 12 September. Be first to hear about events and join our mailing list above.

Book here through Eventbrite. BOOKED OUT EVENT

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Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
T12 TNE6
Tel: 021 480 5042
info@crawfordartgallery.ie

Opening Hours
N.B. Last entry is 15 minutes before closing

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm*
Thursday until 8.00pm

Sundays and Bank Holidays
11.00 am4.00pm

*Second floor closes 15 minutes before closing
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