National drawing day russborough

Wicklow gets creative for National Drawing Day

Wicklow gets creative for National Drawing Day at Russborough

Annual celebration of drawing in association with National Gallery of Ireland on Saturday 21 May 2022

national drawing day 2022

People from across Wicklow are invited to grab a pencil and paper on Saturday 21 May 2022 to join with Russborough and the National Gallery of Ireland in National Drawing Day. Now in its eighteenth year, the annual event will see the Gallery joined by over 70 arts centres, galleries, museums and libraries across the country to celebrate drawing.

For National Drawing Day, the National Gallery of Ireland is collaborating with 74 venues and arts groups in 23 counties, including: Butler Gallery, Kilkenny; Solstice Arts Centre, Navan; Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre; Centre for Contemporary Art Derry-Londonderry; Galway City Museum; glór, Ennis; Monaghan County Museum; Lismore Castle House; and Riverbank Arts Centre, Kildare.

Me and The Moon are excited to join Russborough this May 21st for National Drawing Day. Join us at The Art Room where you will help create a mural though automatic drawing, take your charcoal for a walk around, make new shapes and push the limits of what drawing can be. The mural will grow over the day and become a celebration of mark making. Afterwards make a sketch book and take a walk around the grounds of Russborough, what will you see? what will you draw?

People of all ages and abilities are encouraged to find the joy in drawing on 21 May 2022, with something for everyone, experts and beginners alike.


Scheduled drop-in style (no pre-booking required)

09:30 – 10:00
10:45 – 11:15
11:30 – 12:00
12:15 – 12:45
(Break – 13:00– 14:00)
14:00- 14:30
14:45 – 15:15
15:30 -16:00

About National Drawing Day

National Drawing Day began at the National Gallery of Ireland in 2005. Now in its eighteenth year, the initiative has blossomed, with thousands of people taking part each year all over Ireland. National Drawing Day is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. Events, whether onsite, offsite or online, encourage and support access to the arts for all, regardless of age, ability or social circumstances.