2-3 pm. Admission free, booking required.
The Classical Museum in UCD holds the largest collection of Classical antiquities on display in Ireland. The collection was started early in the twentieth century by Professor Henry Browne and has been added to through donations and loans over the past century. Artefacts include Roman and Greek coins, magnificent Greek pottery from the Neolithic period to the first century BC, glass, jewellery, inscriptions, funerary sculpture, Cypriot ceramics and a small Egyptian collection.
Adding another layer, the current temporary exhibition features work by artists Dorothy Cross, Michelle Doyle, Aleana Egan, Patrick Hough, Richard Proffitt and Charlotte Weise. It is curated by Jo Day and Pádraic E. Moore.
Classics Now is offering a rare chance to look at this fascinating collection of artefacts up close and to respond creatively through your own artwork.
The drawing workshop will be facilitated by multi-talented visual artist and teacher, Genevieve Harden, who is keen to invite those with little or no previous art experience.
Paper, pencils and erasers will be provided.
From 3.30-5 pm. Booking is required and spaces are limited. Workshop fee: €15.
School of Classics
K216 Newman Building,
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4
Genevieve Harden is a socially engaged artist. Her practice encompasses exhibitions, installation, video, painting, performance and public commissions, often in educational and community settings. Her current work explores connections and tensions between past and present, responding to letters written in 1916, through a collaborative process. She is a qualified Art and Design teacher and has a Masters in Socially Engaged Practice and Further Adult and Community Education. Questions of cultural identity and belonging to place triggered her initial investigation into marrying art and history.