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Join us on Saturday 16 May 2020 for National Drawing Day!

Every year, the Gallery—together with dozens of museums, galleries, libraries and cultural organisations all over the island of Ireland—encourages people to get drawing with a jam-packed day of free events for people of all ages. This year we celebrate a Drawing Day like no other, and we're excited!

Share your drawings with us!

Explore all the different possibilities of drawing from the comfort of your home or garden. Scroll down for some fun activity ideas for all ages, and check out our nationwide partners' websites and social media pages for more inspiration!

Follow the hashtag #NationalDrawingDay on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for all the updates!

Tag your own creations with #NationalDrawingDay


A child drawing during a drop-in family workshop at the Gallery.
A family hold up the masks that they created at a drop-in family workshop at the National Gallery of Ireland.

Our partners nationwide

We are very excited to have dozens of partners on board again this year!

Photo of a young child drawing with an adult's hands stabilising the piece of paper.

Live Events!

Some of our partners have organised live events taking place, online, exclusively on Saturday, 16 May.

See the schedule of live Drawing Day events here

Some activity ideas from the Gallery

Photo of a boy and his father making art at a table.
Photo of a young boy making art with a woman during a creative workshop at the National Gallery of Ireland.

National Drawing Day is supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

National Drawing Day is the National Gallery of Ireland’s contribution to ICOM’s International Museum Day.

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