Danny McCarthy
Crawford Art Gallery
Cork, Republic of Ireland

Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. The collection comprises over 3,000 works, ranging from eighteenth-century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. At the heart of the collection is a collection of Greek and Roman sculpture casts, brought to Cork in 1818 from the Vatican Museum in Rome.

Through its exhibitions and Learn and Explore programmes, Crawford Art Gallery is committed to fostering recognition, critical assessment, and an acknowledgement of historical and contemporary Irish and international art practice. Located in the heart of Cork city, the gallery is a critical part of Ireland’s cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 250,000 visitors a year. Admission to the Gallery is free.

Originally built in 1724 as the city’s custom house, the Gallery is home to the famous Canova Casts, gifted to the city of Cork two centuries ago. Well-known and loved works by 20th century Irish artists such as Seán Keating, Harry Clarke, Norah McGuinness, Mainie Jellett and Jack B. Yeats feature in the gallery’s historic collection, while the modern collection features work by contemporary artists such as Eilis O’Connell, Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Maud Cotter and Hughie O’Donoghue.

  • Deirdre O’Mahony |
  • Anthony Haughey |
  • Katherine Boucher Beug |
  • Clare Langan |
  • Dorothy Cross |
  • Julia Sbriller & Joaquin Wall |
  • Martin Healy |
  • Rehana Zaman |
  • Recasting Canova |
  • Lisa Fingleton and Chris Garrett |
  • Exterior of the building |
  • Rita Duffy
Crawford Art Gallery
Cork, Republic of Ireland

Crawford Art Gallery is a National Cultural Institution, dedicated to the visual arts, both historic and contemporary. The collection comprises over 3,000 works, ranging from eighteenth-century Irish and European painting and sculpture, through to contemporary video installations. At the heart of the collection is a collection of Greek and Roman sculpture casts, brought to Cork in 1818 from the Vatican Museum in Rome.

Through its exhibitions and Learn and Explore programmes, Crawford Art Gallery is committed to fostering recognition, critical assessment, and an acknowledgement of historical and contemporary Irish and international art practice. Located in the heart of Cork city, the gallery is a critical part of Ireland’s cultural and tourism infrastructure, welcoming over 250,000 visitors a year. Admission to the Gallery is free.

Originally built in 1724 as the city’s custom house, the Gallery is home to the famous Canova Casts, gifted to the city of Cork two centuries ago. Well-known and loved works by 20th century Irish artists such as Seán Keating, Harry Clarke, Norah McGuinness, Mainie Jellett and Jack B. Yeats feature in the gallery’s historic collection, while the modern collection features work by contemporary artists such as Eilis O’Connell, Gerard Byrne, Dorothy Cross, Maud Cotter and Hughie O’Donoghue.

  • Deirdre O’Mahony |
  • Anthony Haughey |
  • Katherine Boucher Beug |
  • Clare Langan |
  • Dorothy Cross |
  • Julia Sbriller & Joaquin Wall |
  • Martin Healy |
  • Rehana Zaman |
  • Recasting Canova |
  • Lisa Fingleton and Chris Garrett |
  • Exterior of the building |
  • Rita Duffy
  • Anish Kapoor: Unseen
    Apr 11 – Oct 20, 2024
    ARKEN
    Ishøj, Denmark
    Anish Kapoor’s monumental sculptures and installations speak directly to our senses and emotions. Through his unique eye for materials, shapes, colours and surfaces we are drawn into and seduced by his artwork, which turns the world upside down – often quite literally. Kapoor has been shown in the largest exhibition venues in the world, and he has also created several significant pieces for public spaces. (more…)
  • Maggie Lee: Magazine
    Feb 10 – May 20, 2024
    Kunsthalle Zürich
    Zürich, Switzerland
    The exhibition Magazine was born out of the artist’s long-held desire to publish her own magazine – a very personal magazine that would nonetheless circulate further than just her own circle of friends. Maggie Lee’s passion for this medium of distribution was inspired by her work in copy stores, and above all by creating zines since her teenage years in New Jersey. There is a special appeal to the creative self-realisation in self-publishing (more…)