Naked Truth: The Nude in Irish Art 13 July - 28 October, 2018
Preview: Thursday 12 July
This major exhibition surveys the nude and the naked body as depicted by Irish artists, focusing on interconnecting themes of political allegory, domestic intimacy, gender politics, artistic training, censorship, sexuality and display. The exhibition features work ranging from historic Sheela na-gigs, to artists including Francis Bacon, James Barry, Dorothy Cross, Robert Fagan, Amanda Coogan, Mainie Jellett and Brian Maguire.
Curated by William Laffan and Dawn Williams
Summer Animation Programme
Crawford Summer Animation is back!
This programme is designed and facilitated by visual artist, Julie Forrester, and takes place right here in the gallery.
Julie aims to use a variety of creative story telling processes and the workshops will involve painting, drawing, construction, modelling, photography, sound recording.
The content of the animations will evolve during the making process and children will work in pairs and small groups to animate their own characters.
Open to children from 8 to 12 years old.
They will take place on the following dates:
Week 1: Mon 9 - Fri 13 July
Week 2: Mon 16 July - Fri 20 August
Week 3: Mon 6 - Fri 10 August
Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm
Booking is essential as places are limited.
Workshop Fee: €130.00 (All Materials Provided).
(Payment should be made in advance – booking will only be confirmed upon receipt of the full workshop fee). Number of places is limited – registration will be on a first come first serve basis.
Lunch: Children will need to bring a packed lunch. Lunch is supervised.
Emma 021 4907862
ONGOING / Current Exhibitions
For more information on any event featured please visit the website http://www.crawfordartgallery.ie/exhibtitions.html
Cork Printmakers and the Italian National Association of Contemporary Engravers
Stampa Ora / Print Now,
10am – 5pm
(Sunday 11am – 4pm)
Watercolour & Print Room
STAMPA ORA / PRINT NOW features 12 Italian artists - selected by Giorgio Marini, Vice Director of Drawing and Prints Department at Uffizi Gallery in Florence - and 12 Irish artists and members of Cork Printmakers - selected by Anne Hodge, Curator of Prints, at the National Gallery of Ireland. The exhibition comprises 48 prints - two prints by each artist using a wide range of printmaking techniques, such as screenprinting, etching, photo etching, relief printmaking, and more.
Under The Goldie Fish: Views of Cork from the Collection
Until 19 August 2018
Our exhibition takes its title from Cork born playwright and novelist,
Cónal Creedon’s cult radio programme and draws upon the Gallery’s
collection of artworks which can be found, geographically,
under the gaze of the famous golden fish.
Most of the work shown is topographical: landscapes, studies of architectural interest or result from the artist’s need to record a familiar view– perhaps pivotal to the artist’s own life story. It also tells of changes within the city.
HEROES & VILLAINS (Until 25 August 2018)
A WORLD IN CRISIS! The divide between rich and poor creates conflict. A culture of surveillance and data mining defines our existence. Innocence can become cruelty at the click of a button. Has the line between good and evil ever been less clear? Can we take the heroes and villains of our time at face value or should we not judge a book by its cover?
Since the dawn of great storytelling, exemplified by Homer’s epic poem The Iliad, we have sought to fulfil our need for heroes in answer to villainy. What does a hero look like and what makes a villain? When does hero worship turn to vilification? How does a sporting hero like Roy Keane compare with the ancient warrior Achilles?
HEROES & VILLAINS, selected works from the collection, invites you to question traditional archetypes of good and bad.
Curated by Anne Boddaert & Dr Michael Waldron.
The Eye of the Artist (Ongoing)
Drawn from the Crawford Gallery's permanent collection, "The Eye of the Artist" gives an insight into how artists represent the world around them. Most of the works are watercolours or drawings, although there are also two photographs by the pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron (1815-1879).
Harry Clarke. Stain Glass Artist (Ongoing)
One of Ireland’s best-known and loved artists, Harry Clarke was born in Dublin in 1889, and trained in the art of stained glass in his father’s church decorating workshop, and in the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art. While he went on to develop a unique style that was very much influenced by Symbolism, the three windows in the Harry Clarke room on the second floor of the Crawford Art Gallery are important works. Purchased directly from the artist by the Gibson Bequest Committee in 1924, The Consecration of St Mel, Bishop of Longford, by St Patrick (1910), The Godhead Enthroned (1911), and The Meeting of St Brendan with the Unhappy Judas (1911), were made between 1910 and 1911 while Clarke was still a student at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art.