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Cork City, Co. Cork
3 December 2023 - 18 February 2024
Family friendly
Free to visit
Enter the inimitable imagination of Harry Clarke in this annual exhibition and encounter the celebrated artist’s remarkable book illustrations, delicate watercolour studies, and earliest works in stained glass.

Created in 1923, Clarke’s studies for The Eve of St Agnes window were inspired by a long Romantic poem by John Keats, while his lavish illustrations for Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales of Mystery & Imagination look to a darker experience. Purchased from the artist in 1924, these twenty-six national treasures in ink, pencil, watercolour, and stained glass have delighted, mesmerised, and even startled visitors for a century.

This exhibition brings Crawford Art Gallery’s full collection of Harry Clarke works together to offer visitors a rare and enriching experience of the beloved artist’s celebrated imagination and skill.

2 Dec 2023 – 18 Feb 2024, Long Room

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Event details
3 December 2023 - 18 February 2024
Start 10:00End 16:45
Contact details
Crawford Art Gallery, 1 Emmett Pl, Centre, Cork, T12 YHN7, Ireland
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The permanent collection of the Crawford Art Gallery, off St Patrick's Street in Cork City, comprises of over 2,000 works, ranging from 18th century Irish and European paintings and sculptures, through to contemporary video installations.

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