National Gallery Ireland Outreach Programme Returns for Another Year

The National Gallery of Ireland will bring art to classrooms across the country again this year with Your Gallery at School, the innovative education initiative supported by SMBC Aviation Capital.

The Gallery is committed to breaking down barriers that prevent young people from engaging with art in Ireland.

Your Gallery at School aims to provide an opportunity for students to take part in a series of workshops that are designed to teach through art and spark an interest in culture.

These workshops are of particular benefit to students who may not be in a position to visit the Gallery itself and they can be carried out in schools or online.

The Gallery will work with four primary and four post-primary schools over the course of 2022.

Speaking of the initiative, Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, said:

“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.”

Peter Barrett, Chief Executive of SMBC Aviation Capital, added: “After the success of the most recent programme, SMBC Aviation Capital is delighted to continue its support of the National Gallery of Ireland and ‘Your Gallery at School’. We understand the importance of bringing the National Gallery to children who otherwise would not have the opportunity to access it and we are looking forward to seeing the continued positive impact of Your Gallery at School across the country.”

Schools across the country are invited to participate online through the National Gallery of Ireland website.

There will be two windows of opportunity for primary and post-primary schools to apply, (24 January – 18 February 2022 and 29 August – 15 September 2022), giving schools the option to choose what time of year suits them best to take part.

For further details, please visit www.nationalgallery.ie.


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