School Visits at the presentation centre
Gallery talks at the Presentation Centre provide exhibition information to students of all ages regarding our current exhibitions and accompanying events, discussing all aspects of the exhibition such as how was it created, the concept as a whole and why it may have been created. We also provide information on current local and national exhibitions and collections.
School galley talks are developed towards encouraging the students to look not only at the subject matter, but the hanging system and the curation of the exhibition also.
Gallery talks are designed to inform and encourage the students to question and use critical thinking to develop an understanding of the exhibition and promote the use of critical thinking as a problem solving tool.
Elements of the curriculum is included when talking to junior & leaving cert students while creativity is the main objective during all talks.
Students are encouraged to look at the exhibition at their own pace while they are given a 'questionnaire' to consider.
Younger students are encouraged to draw their favorite painting/ sculpture and all students are encouraged to visit the exhibition again outside of the class setting.
Each gallery talk is tailored to suit the current exhibition and the visiting group.
Gallery talks are facilitated by the Presentation Centre visual arts manager, Lisa who has facilitated talks at the National Gallery of Ireland as part of their education team.
You can book a gallery talk by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning 0539233000