Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life | Pablo Picasso
Like us, we are guessing that a lot of you are guilty of overlooking all the gorgeous things that are going on in your own city. Parks that you don’t even know exist, museums that you might not have ever visited and festivals and fairs that you skip each year. We are always looking for things to do in our home city of Cork, particularly since having children.
We visited The Glucksman art gallery recently which is located on the grounds of University College Cork in the most striking modern steel and limestone building. It is such a beautiful space. We are both big fans of gorgeous architecture and art. The gallery hosts contemporary exhibitions and installations by national and international artists and also focuses on education and children and has it’s own delicious restaurant too. It is so child friendly too with a huge lift that the kids were fascinated by. It is so worth a visit.
For three days in November, The Glucksman opens up its award-winning gallery spaces for their annual Craft & Design Fair and features over 50 craftspeople selling their designs in jewellery, ceramics, wood, lighting, textiles and new technologies. Throughout the Craft and Design Fair weekend from Friday 11th – Sunday 13th November, the creative team at The Glucksman will run art workshops for children aged 5-12 years so that parents can go off shopping whilst the kids make their own craft masterpieces. Genius. We are really looking forward to hosting our next mama meet-up at The Glucksman during the Craft & Design Fair.
We are also so impressed by the Kids Club at The Glucksman. It encourages creative thinking and imaginative play which we really think is so important for our little ones. Their year-long memberships for the kids focus on them being the creatives and art-collectors of the future. We just love it. It’s such a perfect Christmas present for the little creatives amongst us.
Creativity is contagious. Pass it on,
All details on The Glucksman Craft & Design Fair 2016 can be found here.
Images by Brid O’Donovan Photography