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SurprEYES! is an exhibition of nearly 50 works from the collection of the Arts Council. Martin Drury, the curator of the exhibition has taken great care to present the artworks in a playful way that asks you to look at the work with the curiosity of a child.   The Arts Council began collecting artworks in 1962 as a way of directly supporting artists. It continues to collect today and loans works to public spaces such as galleries, libraries, schools and hospitals.

There’s a whole range of artworks in this exhibition – paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings. Artworks by over 30 artists feature in the show including Louis Le Brocquy, Elizabeth Magill, Gary Coyle, Alice Maher and many more.

We have lots of workshops and events taking place over the next couple of months as part of the exhibition. Download the SurprEYES! Learning Programme for full details.