April: Visit to National Museum and National Gallery Dublin
May: Visit to Annesgrove House
Previous events this year:
24 February 2024 Guided Private Tours of Sybil Connolly Collection and the Hunt Museum Permanent Collection
Haute Couture, High Art and Ancient Artifacts
This first event of the Cork DFAS 2024 Spring/Summer Season followed on Sian McInerney’s talk on February 10th ‘Delving into the life and career of Sybil Connolly’. Sian guided us through the iconic Sybil Connolly Collection at The Hunt Museum, Limerick.
We then had a private tour of the Hunt Museum whose Art and Antiquities span from Neolithic & Bronze Ages to the twenty first century.
9 December 2023: DFAS Christmas party and 10th anniversary celebration.
18 November 2023: Double Event, On Tour – Hanging Out with Warhol & Lavery
Guided private tours of two major exhibitions
Lavery On Location
National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin
Andy Warhol Three Times Out
Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square, Dublin
19 October 2023: Double Bill Guided Tours Event, Crawford Gallery & The Sculpture Factory
Innovation and Creativity Through the Looking Glass of Time: Past, Present & Future
Through the artworks exhibited in “Site of Change: Evolution of a Building” Dr Tom Spalding guided us through its varying incarnations: from Cork Customs House (built 1724) to present day Crawford Gallery; via Royal Cork Institution, Cork School of Design and Crawford School of Art.
Guided by Elma O’Donovan, a tour of an oft overlooked jewel in Cork’s crown, The National Sculpture Factory followed. A hub of creativity, it facilitates innovation and strives to empower artists within its 16 studio spaces.
30 September 2023: Combined event at the Glucksman and UCC
Aideen Barry Monocopsis Drawings 2020
Guided tour of selected UCC artworks located in the O’Rahilly Building, the Stone Corridor and the new Student Hub building, led by Senior Glucksman Curator Tadhg Crowley.
Creative workshop, Discover the Art of Collage and Décollage, under the guidance of artist Aoife O’Connell in the Works studio in the basement of the Glucksman Gallery.
13 September – Free Public Lecture
Doomed Inheritance; Two weeks of destruction in North Cork, August 1922, by Mr Bill Power, local Mitchelstown historian
7pm in Cork Central Library in Grand Parade.
28 July 2023 – special visit to Áras an Uachtaráin
We presented a gift of committee member Ann Wilson’s book The Picture Postcard: a new window into Edwardian Ireland (pub. Peter Lang).