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Cruinniú na nÓg

Why is the Sky Blue?

  • 13th June
    All day
  • Tickets: FREE
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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 on the 13th of June, which is Cruinniú na nÓg - the national day for children’s creativity. Over the next couple of weeks we will bring in some "artist experts" to help you understand what an exhibition is about and to give you some ideas. 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!

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!

Check out our first video : Making an exhibition at home with Charlotte and Alice!

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

To enter the competition and win €150 of art supplies send us a video of you giving a tour of your exhibition,  send us pictures or artworks you have made and if you need help with your project, ask VISUAL’s artists and curators. We will be ready for your phone calls, videos, letters or emails!

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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