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Three people in a gallery space. In the centre of the photo is a large white sculpture of a woman reading a book. On the walls are three oil paintings detailing two landscape scenes and one portrait. There are three figures looking at the art in the room, two their backs facing the camera and one person in a side on profile.

Visual Art: Accessible Events at The National Gallery in April

4 - 18 Apr 2024

The National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 2



There are several accessible events coming up at the National Gallery in April 2024.

Curator’s Introductory Talk: An Túr Gloine – Artists and the Collective

Wednesday 10 April 1pm to 2pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Discover more about the exhibition An Túr Gloine: Artists and the Collective with exhibition curator Marie Lynch. This is the first exhibition dedicated to the pioneering stained glass studio An Túr Gloine (The Tower of Glass), founded in 1903 by Sarah Purser. An Túr Gloine’s collective model, together with the skills and creativity of its imaginative members, set the studio apart from rivals in Ireland and abroad, and advanced the international reputation of Irish stained glass as the foremost achievement of the Irish Arts & Crafts movement.

Focusing on the studio’s history, archives and artworks, the exhibition explores An Túr Gloine’s co-operative practice, and the rich variety and individuality of its stained glass designs. Featured artists include Wilhelmina Geddes, Michael Healy, Catherine O’Brien, Alfred E. Child, Hubert McGoldrick and Evie Hone.

This free talk will take place online via Zoom, a link will be sent via email to all ticketholders before the event

The talk will be recorded and made available on the Gallery’s YouTube channel until the exhibition ends. This event will be accompanied by an Irish sign language interpreter. Please contact education@ngi.ie with any queries.

ISL Tour of Walter Frederick Osborne – The Guinness Portrait

Thursday 11 April 6pm to 7pm
Location: Courtyard, National Gallery of Ireland

Join the Gallery’s Irish Sign Language tour guides for a look at highlights from the Gallery’s national collection plus their new exhibition Walter Frederick Osborne: The Guinness Portrait.

As the Gallery endeavours to make activities and events accessible to the deaf community, they wish to welcome members of the ISL community to the Gallery. This tour is exclusively in Irish Sign Language and will not have any translation available.

An ISL tour of the permanent collection or other temporary exhibitions place at 6pm on the second Thursday of the month.

Meet your tour guide in the Courtyard, near the Merrion Square information desk.

Curator’s Introductory Talk: Silent City

Wednesday 17 April 1pm to 2pm
Location: Online via Zoom

Exploring quiet urban landscapes, Silent City features photography, paintings, prints and drawings from the Gallery’s permanent collection. New acquisitions and works that have not yet been displayed in public will be highlighted. Join exhibition Curator Dara McElligott to learn more about this exhibition.

This free talk will take place online via Zoom, a link will be sent via email to all ticketholders before the event

The talk will be recorded and made available on the Gallery’s YouTube channel until the exhibition ends. This event will be accompanied by an Irish sign language interpreter and will be captioned. Please contact education@ngi.ie with any queries.

Public Tour: Audio Described Tour

Thursday 18 April 6pm to 7pm
Location: Courtyard, National Gallery of Ireland

Join the Gallery’s highly trained tour guides for an audio described exploration of the national collection and the exhibition Walter Frederick Osborne: The Guinness Portrait.

Visitors will be guided through key parts of the Gallery building and focus on several highlights on display incorporating audio description and discussion. Devised specifically to enrich the experience of patrons with a visual impairment visiting the Gallery. All public tours are fully accessible to people who are hard of hearing and use a tour guide system with T-loop capabilities.

Read the National Gallery’s visitor guide for details of what to expect on your visit to the Gallery.

Image credits:
Michael Healy, Saint Patrick Lighting the Paschal Fire on the Hill of Slane, c.1914.

Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2021

Gregory Dunn, Benburb Street, 2012. Copyright: the artist.

All courtesy of National Gallery of Ireland.

The Curator's Introductory Talk: Silent City takes place on the 17 April at 1pm. Gregory Dunn, Benburb Street, 2012. Copyright: the artist.

An ISL Tour of Walter Frederick Osborne - The Guinness Portrait takes place on the 11 April at 6pm. Photographer: Jack Caffrey, The Pimlico Project, 2021

Curator's Introductory Talk: An Túr Gloine - Artists and the Collective takes place on the 10 April at 1pm. Image: Michael Healy, Saint Patrick Lighting the Paschal Fire on the Hill of Slane, c.1914. Image, National Gallery of Ireland.


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