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Talking Pictures Week 8: Would you rather...?

Talking Pictures for Children 

Talking Pictures is an online resource for children and their adults based on artwork from the Crawford Art Gallery Collection. We will share creative prompts for happy talk and play every Wednesday.

Look closely at the artwork below

Who would you rather be?
Pick a character and write a story about their day.
Describe where they live.
Imagine what happens next?
Who do they meet?
What language do they speak?

Tom Campbell, Series of 61 Water colours, 2011, © the artist
Tom Campbell, Series of 61 Water colours, 2011, © the artist

About this artwork

Tom Campbell is an artist from Scotland who lives in Cork. He loves the circus, he can unicycle and he plays the ukulele. In this artwork Tom has invented 58 imaginary characters! To make these drawings Tom used the pages of an old book, each page begins to tell a new story.

Let's play!

Would you rather be a dog or a cat?

L. Michael Beirne, Judy Boy, 1995, watercolour on paper, © the artist. 
R. Patrick Hennessy, Self Portrait and Cat, 1978, oil on canvas, © the artist.
L. Michael Beirne, Judy Boy, 1995, watercolour on paper, © the artist.
R. Patrick Hennessy, Self Portrait and Cat, 1978, oil on canvas, © the artist.

Would you rather eat soup or cheese?

Alfred Bendiner, Soup Boy and Cheese Tray, water colour on paper, © the artist.

Would you rather a snowy day or a sunny day?

L. Anne S. King-Harman, Snow in Wicklow, gouache on paper, © the artist.
R. Martin F. Mahony, Summer, oil on canvas, © the artist.
L. Anne S. King-Harman, Snow in Wicklow, gouache on paper, © the artist.
R. Martin F. Mahony, Summer, oil on canvas, © the artist.

Would you rather a pet panther or a butterfly?

L. Florencio Curian, The Black Panther, stone, © the artist. 
R. Lace butterfly, 17th century.
L. Florencio Curian, The Black Panther, stone, © the artist.
R. Lace butterfly, 17th century.

Would you rather climb to the top of a mountain or dive into the sea?

L. George K Gillespie, Owenmore River and Mayo Hills, oil on board, © the artist. 
R. Raymond Kelleher, Seascape, acrylic on board © the artist.
L. George K Gillespie, Owenmore River and Mayo Hills, oil on board, © the artist.
R. Raymond Kelleher, Seascape, acrylic on board © the artist.

Would you rather live in a mansion or a cottage?

L. Mark Hathaway, Antebellum Mansion Louisanna, 1993, watercolour on paper © the artist.
R.  Seamus Murphy, Untitled, 1935, watercolour on paper © the artist.
L. Mark Hathaway, Antebellum Mansion Louisanna, 1993, watercolour on paper © the artist.
R.  Seamus Murphy, Untitled, 1935, watercolour on paper © the artist.

Would you rather grow an enormous hand or an elephant's trunk?

L. Kathy Prendergast, Hand, chalk pastel on paper © the artist.   
R. Debbie Godsell, Lady, 2002, photo intaglio on paper © the artist.
L. Kathy Prendergast, Hand, chalk pastel on paper © the artist.   
R. Debbie Godsell, Lady, 2002, photo intaglio on paper © the artist.

Would you rather be a king or a knight?

L. Seamus Murphy, Seated King, c. 1931, plaster
R. Robert Gibbings, Illustration for 'Le Morte d'Arthur’, wood engraving, © the artist.
L. Seamus Murphy, Seated King, c. 1931, plaster
R. Robert Gibbings, Illustration for 'Le Morte d'Arthur’, wood engraving, © the artist.

Would you rather live inside the moon or the sun?

L. Spanish plate, 18th century
R. Noel Sheridan, Midnight Sun, oil on board, © the artist.
L. Spanish plate, 18th century
R. Noel Sheridan, Midnight Sun, oil on board, © the artist.

We would love to hear your stories and artworks inspired by Talking Pictures! Share them with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the #crawfordartgalleryhomelife.

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