Crawford Art Gallery Events

Crawford Art Gallery

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. Learn about the history of the area, 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. Each tour is 1 hour.

Booking required, see the link below.

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. Each tour is 30 mins. Suitable for children aged 6+

Booking required, see the link below. 

Interactive Workshop in Meat and Potatoes Project Space
Connecting colour and food, this workshop will focus on the ways we can create ecologically friendly art and highlight the role of food in creating a circular economy. Using dyes created by Ashleigh Ellis from different foods, spices and herbs, participants paint, stamp and print artworks. No booking required

Sketching in Drawing Room
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

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 QuartetLocation: Long Room
9:30-10:45pm Pianist Daniel Murphy Location: Sculpture Gallery     

Screening of 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)
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.

Booking required, see the link below.

Speed Dating the Collection
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!
It’s 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.

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Genres: Architecture | Architectural Heritage, History, Visual Arts (Painting, Photography, sculpture, Digital Art, Print, etc), Walk – Guided/Self Guided /Audio
Age Suitability: All ages
Features: Family friendly, Wheelchair accessible
Address: Crawford Art Gallery, Emmett Place, Centre, Cork, Ireland
Phone: 0214907862
Locations: Cork City
Event Start Time (pm)
5 pm
Event End Time (pm)
11 pm
Booking required