In the summer of 2017 we held an exhibition in the Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork. A number of outreach events were organised around this, and we have detailed these below.
Curatorial Tour: Dr. Kirstie North
Friday, 25 August 2017
Dr Kirstie North led a free tour of the exhibition as part of Heritage Week. The tour was attended by 14 people.
Curatorial Tour: Dr. Michael Waldron
Wednesday 23 August 2017
Dr. Michael waldron led a free tour of the exhibition of Deep Maps as part of Heritage Week. There were 25 people in attanedance.
Sail the Seven Seas: Culture Night Family Workshop
Friday 22 September 2017
This Culture Night, the Glucksman team cross over the river on an aquatic adventure to Fitzgerald’s Park. Down by the River Lee, you can stop off at our printmaking workshop that looks at the coral reef, discover shipwrecks in our construction workshop and help us finish our giant Blue Whale collage. The workshop was attended by 120 participants.
Creative Tech Club: Underneath the Sea
4 week course for ages 9-12 years
2-4pm, Saturdays, 7 – 28 October 2017
This season’s Creative Tech Club invites children to explore elements of our oceans through the mediums of filmmaking and animation. Led by artist Ellen Byrne, participants will use leading STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Mathematics) learning techniques as a process to create their own artworks using handcrafted and digital technologies. The course was attended by 9 people.
Art Club Senior: Ocean View Oil Painting
6-week course for 55+
11am – 1pm, Tuesdays, 26 September – 31 October 2017
This season under the guidance of artist Kevin Mooney, participants will learn the techniques behind seascape painting. Over six sessions, the group will work with oil paint from the earliest stages of priming and preparing the canvas through to applying the finishing touches to the seascape oils. The course was attended by 12 participants.
Making art together
3-4pm Sundays 3 September – 4 November 2017
Led by professional artists, these fun and interactive events invite children (and their parents!) to learn all about making art. This season’s Family Sundays looked at everything aquatic from the poetic power of the ocean to the scientific study of maritime cultures. 310 people took part in the Family Sundays programme this season.
120 students took part in guided tours during the autumn season.
Total participation numbers – 610
Visitor Numbers – 24,438