National Drawing Day at the National Gallery of Ireland

Children drawing int he National Gallery of Ireland
Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2018Credit

National Drawing Day takes place on Saturday, 18 May 2019 with free events and activities for all ages. Get creative in the Gallery, or at one of the dozens of participating institutions nationwide.

Get involved!

We are calling on museums, galleries, libraries and arts centres to take part in National Drawing Day 2019. Cultural institutions all over Ireland are already planning engaging workshops, talks and tours to encourage people to get drawing.

Contact [email protected] if you would like to host an event.

Here's a list of who is taking part so far:

Backwater Artists Group, Cork / Crawford Art Gallery, Cork / Creative Spark, Louth / Draíocht, Blanchardstown / Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane / Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford / Glasnevin Cemetery MuseumGlucksman, Cork / Hunt Museum, Limerick / Kerry County Museum, Tralee / Knock Museum / Lismore Castle Arts / Little Museum of Dublin / Mid-Antrim Museum at The Braid, Ballymena / Muckross Traditional Farms/ National Design & Craft Gallery, Kilkenny / National Library Photographic Archive / National Museum of Ireland - Collins Barracks / National Museums NI, Ulster Museum / National Print Museum / Presentation Arts Centre, Wexford / Rathfarnham Castle / Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare / Schoolhouse For Art, Enniskerry / Solstice Arts Centre, Navan / Southpaw Art Studio / Temple Bar Gallery + Studios / The Ark - A Cultural Centre for Children, Dublin / The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon / The Naughton Gallery at Queens / Tin Jug Studio, Birr / Waterford County MuseumWest Cork Arts Centre / Wexford Arts Centre

Watch a video of highlights from National Drawing Day 2018 below

National Drawing Day 2018

Photo of a group of people standing beside two easels holding portraits on paper.

National Drawing Day 2017


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