Learning from Art at The Source Gallery, Thurles on display until 29th January 2014

An exhibition of children’s art work inspired by The National Gallery of Ireland’s collection

Official opening on Saturday 07 December by Dr. Marie Bourke, Head of Education, The National Gallery


LEARNING FROM ART comprises the work of primary and post primary students from 32 counties. The children interpreted a picture from the National Gallery in the form of a poem, a piece of prose or an artwork. These art works display the widest forms of expression from the naïve to the sophisticated, the graphic to the painterly and the humorous to the reflective. An extensive variety of media is explored including ink, pastels, water colour, poster paint, gouache, acrylic and collage. Also created were hundreds of lively poems together with several stimulating pieces of prose. The result of this outpouring of energy and creativity is an exhibition of works by Irish young people that is valued and treasured in its own right. A young Tipperary artist David Fogarty from Scoil Naisiunta Lua Naofa in Nenagh interpreted Robert Ballagh’s Portrait of Noel Browne and is part of the collection.

Photo Credit: Debbie Hickey

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