Visit a weird and wonderful collection of animal sculptures curated by The Ark especially for children.
Amongst these quirky, loveable animals, you will find a flying horse, a tortoise with a secret story and a toucan in disguise! Created by leading Irish and international artists from materials ranging from bronze, woods, ceramics and steel, you can learn about the techniques used to create the artworks and feel samples of the materials used.
The Beautiful Beasts exhibition is made up of some of The Ark’s favourite pieces from its collection which spans its 21 years of commissioning professional artists to create work for children. Featured Artists: Owen Crawford, Conor Fallon, Luxon Gutsa, Orla Kaminska, Olivia Musgrave, Anthony Scott, Imogen Stuart.
Exhibition recommended for ages 4 years+
Photographs by Franco Bistoni
Outreach for Beautiful Beasts.
Primary School Workshops with Artist, Rebekah Wall
Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th of April, Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th April
10.00am - 10.50 & 11.30am - 12.20pm
Maximum 30 students per session, drawing materials will be supploed
Suitable for 1st Class and up – Admission is free, but booking is essential on 066) 7123055
Family Day with artist Clem O’Keeffe
Saturday 1st and 8th of April, 11am to 3pm
For members of the public and families to drop in and meet Artist, Clem O’Keeffe and work creatively alongside her to respond to ‘The Beautiful Beasts’ exhibition. Admission Free