Open your mind to the beauty of the Cosmos at the Crawford Art Gallery on July 6!

IN association with CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, Mayfield Arts Centre and Science Foundation Ireland, the Crawford Art Gallery presents an action packed day of space on July 6 to celebrate the Summer of Space and the International Space University’s Space Studies Program (SSP) taking place at Cork Institute of Technology from June-August this year.

Taking place at the Gallery between 2-4pm – visitors will have the opportunity to meet Mayfield Arts Centre’s ‘Cúig’ artists, explore the gallery with a Moon-gazers trail, or create light-up drawings using graphite to conduct electricity in a free family workshop.

At 6pm, former NASA astronaut and artist Nicole Stott will appear at the Crawford Art Gallery with leading space architect, Dr Barbara Imhof, in a panel discussion facilitated by science communicator and BCO Artist in Residence Dr Niamh Shaw.

The discussion – ‘Architecture, Art and Space: A Conversation’ will focus on how space inspired and shaped their artistic journeys – ranging from space architecture to explosive emotions.

Free booking for ‘Architecture, Art and Space: A Conversation’ can be made at:

Be sure to share your Summer of Space experience on social media using #OurSpaceOurTime #SummerOfSpace and #SSP17.