The Gallery is a unique learning environment in which children experience both traditional and contemporary art. The Gallery’s ethos encourages each child to develop their own individual response to the art work they view. Each term a programme of free tours and workshops with artists are offered to Primary Schools. These events are devised around the Gallery's exhibitions. Class groups are invited to visit LCGA to avail of the tours and workshops, with a focus on the children connecting with the works in contemporary exhibitions and the historic collection.
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LCGA programmes a diverse range of contemporary exhibitions which challenge students to decipher artists' meanings and can instigate exciting debates. Traditional Irish art is well represented in the Gallery's Permanent Collection, including works by William Orpen, Sean Keating, Paul and Grace Henry, Evie Hone and Camille Souter. Each term a programme of tours, workshops and 'Meet the Artists' events are programmed specifically for Second Level students and take advantage of the unique learning environment provided by the Gallery. Engaging with art, we experience the joy of the aesthetic and are challenged to make sense of the visual language. The Gallery’s educational focus is to encourage students to connect with a range of artworks in contemporary exhibitions and the collection.
17 August - 29 September 2011
Istabraq Hall, Merchants Quay and Ormston House, 9-10 Patrick Street, Limerick