Crawford Art Gallery will have a range of activities to suit all ages on Culture Night. We have you covered with extended opening hours, a virtual treasure hunt, and video coverage of our collection highlights.
Try Up the Crawford Walls, an Online Puzzle game that allows you find a feature on the Gallery’s building and learn some interesting facts.
Did you know the Gallery building once functioned as a Custom house? This and many other gems to be revealed in Up the Crawford Walls!
As well as our online puzzle game, Up the Crawford Walls, we will have video coverage of our collection highlights, on the hour every hour from 6pm-9pm! Tune in to our website and social media channels to hear some interesting stories on key collection works from artists, art historians and art subjects!
Statio Bene: This exhibition is inspired by Cork’s motto, Statio Bene Fida Carinis, which translates as ‘a safe harbour for ships’.
Artworks have been selected from the collection that describe or address the maritime traditions of this significant port, an anchorage not only in naval and seafaring terms, but culturally and socially too.
Kevin Gaffney: Expulsion. Exhibiting in Cork for the first time, artist-filmmaker Kevin Gaffney will premier Expulsion. Shot in part at Crawford Art Gallery. Expulsion imagines a Queer State, an anti-capitalist society whose citizens strive to live in harmony with the environment. Viewer Discretion Advised.
In Transit: In Transit powerfully illustrates the physical and psychological challenges faced when fleeing from unsafe or economically depressed homelands, towards dreams of a more secure future and looks at the deeper discussion of what constitutes citizenship in the wake of the enormous migrations into Europe.
Lucid abnormalities: Forging new relationships and offering alternative contexts, this exhibition draws together familiar works from the collection by Margaret Clarke, Seán Keating, John Lavery, Daniel Maclise, Norah McGuinness, Edith Somerville, Mary Swanzy, and Jack B. Yeats, with lesser known works that are sometimes startling or troubling in mood or tone.