National Gallery of Ireland - Teachers and Schools News


Teachers & Schools News - Spring 2020

Zurich Young Portrait Prize

Crawford Art Gallery, Cork \ 1 February–13 April 2020

We are delighted that the inaugural Zurich Young Portrait Prize has toured to Crawford Art Gallery in Cork. This new, inclusive art competition launched last year, with the aim of fostering and supporting creativity, originality and self-expression in children and young people. The Prize accepted entries from young people, up to the age of 18, of all abilities, from across the island of Ireland. Very special thanks to the hundreds of talented children and young people across Ireland who entered the competition! You inspire us!

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Enter the Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2020!

The 2020 competition will be open for entries very soon, so why not start creating portraits with your students? Portraits made in the last 12 months will be eligible. For inspiration, check out our What is a Portrait resource for schools at the link below.

find the resource here

Vintage photograph of woman

Photography Resource

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An introduction to photography, exploring key works in the Gallery's photography collection. 

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Acmhainní trí Ghaeilge

inspioráid agus smaointe

Tá trí cinn dár n-acmhainní a bhfuil éileamh orthu ar fáil i nGaeilge anois.

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Colour vintage photograph of a yellow car


photography project

Send in your photographic responses to a weekly theme to win tickets to Moment in Time.

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Photo of a group of teenagers sketching

Sketching Tours

€75 per class

Use sketching to observe and respond to details and techniques on this artist-led tour of the collection.

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Watercolour drawing of apples

CPD Workshop

SAT 28 MARCH \ 10.30am

Visit, Explore, Respond. Develop skills in interpreting and responding to art using the senses.

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Oil painting of the Prodigal Son

The Prodigal Son Restored

29 February–30 August / Free entry

For the first time in decades, see this series of works by one of the most celebrated painters of the Spanish Golden Age, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682). Six remarkable paintings depicting the parable of the Prodigal Son have been conserved and researched at the National Gallery of Ireland. Fascinating details uncovered during the conservation project and a number of related prints will be displayed alongside the series, revealing the secrets of the artistic process of this master storyteller. 

A dynamic learning programme accompanies the exhibition and explores key themes of storytelling, conservation and creative careers. Conservators, curators and artists will come together to lead events and workshops that explore the narratives and nuances of Murillo’s work and their own.

Generously supported by the Blavatnik Family Foundation.




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