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Why is the Sky Blue?

This year for Cruinniú na nÓg, we want you to make an exhibition, artwork or performance at home or for your neighbourhood about why the sky is blue.

Did you know that John Tyndall, a scientist from Carlow, helped to discover why the sky is blue?

You should hold your exhibition at home and the theme is Why is the Sky Blue? Your exhibition could be huge or very small, it could happen under your bed, in the garden, in the bath or take over an entire room of your house.

There will be a prize for the most creative exhibition - €150 to spend on art supplies. These supplies will be delivered to your door and may come in handy for summer activities! To enter the competition please send videos or photos of your exhibition to , the closing date is extended to the 27th of June.

Exhibitions happen in lots of different ways so we’ve invited some artist experts to help you get started, give you some ideas and to warn you about exhibition disasters!


Making an exhibition at home - what is an exhibition?

Thinking about scale with Dan Fogarty

Make a transportable exhibition with Tom and Fiadh

Give a tour of your exhibition with Stephane

Make a collaborative exhibition with Ruth and Niamh

Make an exhibition in your kitchen with Jane Fogarty and David Lunney

Make an exhibiton in your window for your neighbours with Sarah Devereux


Make an exhibition at home: how the spaces we live in shape the people we're becoming with Daniel Tuomey

Making an exhibition at home: Some tips with Raluca Croitoru


Making an exhibition at home: Arranging things with Katherine Mac Bride


Making an exhibition at outside with Charlotte and Alice!

You can ask VISUAL’s curators for help with your project.


Book a zoom or phone chat by emailing: or DM us on Instagram or Facebook @visual_carlow

You can also ring reception at VISUAL for further information 059 9172400. Tuesday-Friday 11am- 5pm.

Cruinniú na nÓg Carlow is organised and managed by Carlow Arts Office as part of the Creative Ireland Programme.

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