This guide is designed to act as a stimulus for young people and their educators to study and discuss some of the wonderful work in the collection. It takes the very accessible form of a narrative delivered by The Poet Ryan, a wise-looking character who has been part of the collection for many years (featuring in a painting by Jack Donovan).
He guides the reader and viewer through the collection, describing a representative sample of the works on the walls by 30 artists, including Paul Henry, William Orpen, Walter Osborne, William Leech, Evie Hone, Seán Keating, Jack B Yeats, Camille Souter, John Shinnors, Dorothy Corss, Michael Mulcahy and Willie Doherty. It is intended that in using the guide, the information and suggestions in the book will simply act as a springboard for children's own ideas, and to this end there are a range of activites to stimulate their responses to what they see in the collection.
|Edited by:Mike Fitzpatrick
|1 Dec 2004