Drawing Day: 17 May 2014

Drawing Day

The National Gallery of Ireland’s Drawing Day will be launched by James Hanley RHA

Morning Session for Adults: 11am–1pm
Afternoon Session for Children and Families: 3pm–4pm

Drawing Day is a nationwide event started in 2004, which is held in partnership with national, regional and local museums, libraries, cultural and arts centres. The Gallery’s annual Drawing Day provides an ideal opportunity to encourage people to try their hand at sketching under the guidance of professional tutors. James Hanley RHA will lead a team of artists that includes Michelle Boyle, Fintan Mahon, Mary Kelly and Alan Daly, who will interact with visitors.

The day starts with a welcome to the Gallery and its collections followed by ideas about where and what to sketch in the Gallery spaces and environment, advice on drawing techniques and an opportunity to learn from one another. The success of Drawing Day shows that visitors wish to engage in sketching from the collections in our museums and galleries.

This event is free and no booking is necessary. Bring your own sketchbook, pencils and ideas!

James Hanley

List of Participants (in alphabetical order)

1. Airfield, Dundrum
2. Castletown House, Celbridge
3. Centre for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry 
4. Clare County Museum, Ennis 
5. Crawford Art Gallery, Cork 
6. Creative Spark, Dundalk 
7. Design and Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny 
8. Draíocht, Blanchardstown 
9. Dublin City Gallery the Hugh Lane 
10. Dublinia 
11. Dunamaise Arts Centre, Portlaoise 
12. Eva International, Biennial of Visual Art, Limerick  
13. F.E. McWilliam Gallery and Studio, Bandridge, Co. Down 
14. Farmleigh House, Dublin 
15. Fermanagh County Museum, Enniskillen 
16. GAA Museum, Dublin  
17. Galway City Museum 
18. Glór, Ennis 
19. Graphic Studio Dublin 
20. Hunt Museum, Limerick  
21. Irish Museum of Modern Art 
22. Libraries Northern Ireland  
23. Limerick City Gallery of Art
24. Lismore Castle Arts, Waterford 
25. Monaghan County Museum 
26. Muckross Traditional Farms, Killarney 
27. National Gallery of Ireland
28. National Museums NI, Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh, County Tyrone
29. National Museums NI, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum
30. National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Castlebar 
31. National Museum of Ireland, Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks   
32. National Museum of Ireland, Natural History, Dublin 
33. National Print Museum, Dublin
34. Northern Ireland War Memorial, Belfast 
35. Public Access Arts, Edenderry 
36. RUA RED South Dublin Arts Centre 
37. Schoolhouse For Art, Enniskerry 
38. Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, Dublin 
39. The Ark - A Cultural Centre for Children, Temple Bar 
40. Number 29, Georgian House Museum, Dublin 
41. The Butler Gallery, Kilkenny 
42. The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin 
43. The LAB, Dublin 
44. The Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork 
45. The Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar 
46. The Model, Sligo 
47. The Pearse Museum, Rathfarnham 
48. The Playhouse Theatre, Derry-Londonderry 
49. The Source Library & Arts Centre, Thurles 
50. Waterford County Museum, Dungarvan