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!

You can download a flyer for the event here.

Find out more about the artists participating in Drawing Day at the National Gallery here.

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