The Glucksman

About the Initiative

The Lewis Glucksman Gallery is a cultural and educational institution that promotes visual arts research, creation and exploration. It is an important venue for public art and socially engaged arts practice. It has

an educational mission to work with the community to enable people of all ages and abilities to engage with visual art.

It has a growing reputation for bridging university research and civic and social justice issues to create art that is trans-disciplinary, collaborative and participatory. Its political activism frequently sparks debate,
collaboration and social interaction, which at another level, is the art. In 2015 children living in Direct Provision centres in Cork City created and exhibited artworks in the gallery as part of a national initiative with the Irish Laureate na nÓg (Youth Laureate) and children’s writer Eoin Colfer’s Once upon a Place exhibition. The Glucksman continues to work with children in Direct Provision throughout the year and as part of UCC's Refugee Week annual event programme. 

Other outreach includes to rural schools through the Classroom Museum project and their community art projects Hidden Histories and Future Forms.

Family Sundays

An afternoon of creative fun! Bring the whole family along to the Glucksman on Sunday afternoons from 3-4pm for a free art workshop. Led by professional artists, these free events invite children (and their guardians!) to learn all about making art. Just come along at 3pm equipped with your imagination.

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Lunchtime Talks

A series of free lunchtime talks with creative practitioners.

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Civic & Community Engagement

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