Creative Art for 55+

Gail Norton, Creative Art 55+ 

Creative Art is designed so that everyone 55+ can have fun and be creative in the NGI. Just as we provide events for young adults, we also create programmes for older adults. Everyone is welcome. Events are free and no booking (or experience!) is necessary.

Download the brochure of Creative Art 55+ events from January - June 2014 [PDF 368KB] 


Creative Art for 55+ Programme January to June 2014


Events 2nd Wednesday of each month at 3pm *

15 January: New Photographic Portraits 
with Anne Hodge, Curator of Prints and Drawings - Room 1

12 February: Key characters in the NGI Story
with Catherine Sheridan, Assistant Librarian - Print Gallery (Room 24)

12 March: The Life and Letters of William Orpen
with Donal Maguire, National Gallery of Ireland - Lecture Theatre

16 April: Passionate Performances - Ballet & Dance
with Ted Courtney, Musician and Broadcaster - Lecture Theatre

14 May: Treasured Drawings in the NGI's Collection
with Niamh MacNally, National Gallery of Ireland - Lecture Theatre

11 June: Amazing Lifestyles – the Big House in Ireland
with Adrian Le Harivel, National Gallery of Ireland - Lecture Theatre

*If a month has 5 Wednesdays, events will take place on the third Wednesday. Tour numbers limited to 15, first-come, first-served basis.

On arrival check in at the Information Desk.


Artist-Led workshops

3rd Wednesday of each month at 3pm*

Workshops take place in Room 17 on Level 1, and last c.50 minutes. Materials are provided.
No special skills needed. Numbers limited to 25, first-come first-served basis.

22 January: Life Drawing Workshop with Louise Neiland

19 February: Life Drawing Workshop with Valerie Moffat

19 March: Life Drawing Workshop with Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire

23 April: Life Drawing Workshop with Sarah Edmondson

21 May: Life Drawing Workshop with Andrew Brown

18 June: Life Drawing Workshop with John O’Connell

*If a month has 5 Wednesdays, events will take place on the third Wednesday.


NEW! Ageing Creatively 55+

Events take place on 4th Wednesday of every second month at 3pm.

NGI Memories Matter
As part of celebrating the Anniversary of the opening of the National Gallery of Ireland in 1864, we are encouraging all of our visitors from Ireland and overseas to share their memories of the National Gallery of Ireland with us.

What does this involve?
Recall any memory you can of visiting the Gallery: when did you visit, who came with you, what paintings did you see and what do you remember about the Gallery – we would love you to record these: in writing, in poetry, or by creating a piece of art. Please sign and date your memories. We would like to keep them for our records and we might even put some of them on the Noticeboard and Website!

26 February: Creative Writing in Prose or Poetry
with Kate Dempsey, Writer and Poet

23 April: Drawing out Memories
with Mary Kelly, Artist

25 June: Creative Writing in Prose or Poetry
with Enda Coyle-Green, Writer and Poet

For information contact or 01 663 3505.

These events are assisted by a grant from The Ireland Funds

Ireland Funds 

Other useful Contacts
Age Action Ireland | Active Retirement Ireland | Age & Opportunity | Aontas – The Irish National Adult Learning Organisation  | The Irish Pensioner’s Handbook | Irish Association of Older People