Tipperary school selected for Your Gallery at School programme at National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland is delighted to announce that St. Colmcille’s Primary School in Templemore, Co. Tipperary has been selected to participate in Your Gallery at School 2022. Following a successful programme in 2021, the Gallery will bring art to classrooms across the country once again this year, thanks to continued support from global aircraft leasing company SMBC Aviation Capital.

Conor Doyle, Principal, St. Colmcille’s Primary School said “Everybody at St. Colmcille’s are thrilled to welcome the National Gallery of Ireland into our school. This programme will present an opportunity to our students to engage with, access and learn through art and open their eyes to real life artists and the National Gallery which may not have been possible for them before now” 


Other schools selected to take part are Scoil Náisiúnta Leitir Mealláin, (Co. Galway), Mount Sion CBS Secondary School, (Waterford City), St. Brigid’s & St Patrick’s National School, Drogheda (Co. Louth), Enniscorthy Community College, (Co. Wexford) and St Paul’s Special School, (Cork).


This year, the Gallery will pair the six schools with lead artists to plan a package of workshops appropriate to students’ age and level, emphasising the importance of art education, creativity and innovation. For more information, see www.nationalgallery.ie


Round 2 applications will be accepted 29 August–15 September 2022 (workshops take place November 2022–June 2023).


Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, commented“We’re thrilled that Your Gallery at School will return this year. Without the renewed support of SMBC Aviation Capital, this wonderful project would not be possible. Our hope is that this opportunity to learn through art will encourage creativity and curiosity amongst our participants in the future.”


Your Gallery at School began in January 2021, running workshops, sensory sessions and a Creative Careers programme, where students had the opportunity to learn about a variety of arts careers. These workshops ran in primary schools in Dublin, Sligo and Donegal and post-primary schools in Limerick, Clare and Kildare.

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