The Library Look Club is a new approach to accessing and studying art within a library setting, offered in Stillorgan Library from April to June 2019.
Each fortnight a piece of art, or multiple works by a specific artist, presently on display in the National Gallery of Ireland, was selected for discussion. Participants were encouraged to visit the Gallery and view the art before the Look Club meeting. The inclusion of a guided tour of the Gallery at the end of the pilot Club was a huge success and a welcome bonus for the participants.
Active engagement with the Arts and Culture helps promote individual well-being and nurtures the creative imagination. The existing extensive collection of art books in Stillorgan Library were available as part of the Library Look Club and offered participants the opportunity to utilise this resource and further enhance their experience.
The Look Club was facilitated by Jessica Fahy, a freelance art historian who has been teaching and researching European Art History for over ten years. She teaches art history courses for UCD Access & Lifelong Learning, the National Gallery of Ireland’s Community Outreach Programme, as well as other lectures and talks for the Gallery and is on the panel of lecturers for the Hugh Lane Gallery.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.