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Culture Night 2021 - Friday 17 September
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Culture Night 2021 - Friday 17 September

Culture Night 2021 is nearly upon us; we invite everyone everywhere, on one joyful night, to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today. There is a wonderful programme of events taking place right across Ireland, happening both in person, online and on RTÉ.

Alongside the vast array of projects happening up and down the country and accessible at home, the Arts Council will continue its proud tradition of showcasing works recently added to its extensive Visual Art Collection. We also have very special online Draw Along event for children with Laureate na nÓg, Áine Ní Ghlinn and illustrator Tarsila Krüse that will be available from the morning of Culture Night through the weekend.

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Culture Night / Oíche Chultúir is brought to you by the Arts Council; it is a national moment, celebrating all that makes up the richness and diversity of culture in Ireland today, connecting people to cultural activities locally and nationally and aims to open up pathways to ongoing engagement. For Culture Night, the Arts Council is delighted to present:


Draw Along with Laureate na nÓg (Bilingual Irish/English language event, with subtitles)

The Arts Council and Laureate na nÓg, Áine Ní Ghlinn in partnership with Children’s Books Ireland present a very special online Draw Along event for Culture Night, Friday 17 September.

Reading from her story Boscadán, Áine will be joined by illustrator Tarsila Krüse who will draw along while children can listen to the story and design their own robot. Boscadán is an Irish language novel for children about Aoife who builds a cardboard robot. When the robot takes on a life of its own, that's when the real fun starts! The video can be used in the classroom on Culture Night and at home, and will be available for 72 hours from Friday morning 17 September (Culture Night). Full details are available on www.culturenight.ie

Suitable for primary school children.


Arts Council Collection showcase

For Culture Night 2021 the Arts Council will continue its proud tradition of showcasing a selection of works recently added to its extensive Visual Art Collection. The Arts Council Collection established in 1962 and comprising over 1,230 works of modern and contemporary Irish art.

The works on show from the Collection showcase the Arts Councils ongoing commitment to purchasing excellent and ambitious works of art which reflect the amazing standard of contemporary Irish visual arts practice and which both engage with and represent Ireland today.

As this year it will not be possible to welcome audiences to share these works in person at the Arts Council’s buildings in Dublin as we usually would, we have instead invited a few of the Collection’s most recently acquired artists to give some insight on their works and practice.

While the Arts Council itself is currently closed to visitors works from the Collection can be seen throughout the country as part of exhibitions and on long term display in public buildings such as hospitals, universities and schools.

Details of exhibitions including work from the Arts Council currently open to the public can be found below and please visit our website to learn more about the Arts Council Collection and to view the works online.


If you are planning to head out an about for Culture Night, please visit www.culturenight.ie where you can plan your trail or sit back at home for a rich variety of online and TV broadcasts.