Equality and Diversity

We are proud to partner with UCC's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit to promote and embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion across all areas of our work. 

We facilitate participation in Glucksman programmes for people who may not ordinarily or easily access cultural experiences, and in particular the Traveller community and young refugees and asylum seekers.

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UCC Refugee Week exhibition

22 - 27 January 2019, 10am - 5pm, Admission Free

An exhibition of artworks in the Glucksman Foyer Space by young refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

Since 2015, the Glucksman has programmed creative projects and events for young asylum, refugees and migrants. Children and teenagers living in Direct Provision Centres across Cork County have worked with professional artists to learn new skills and communicate their own experiences through visual culture.

This exhibition running throughout UCC Refugee Week highlights the talent of the young people who have engaged with the Glucksman since 2015 and captures the joy and creativity that they have brought to the museum’s community programme. Students from UCC Amnesty International Society and UCC STAR Society have volunteered their time to assist artists with the delivery of art projects while staff from across the university have brought their research and experience to encourage and enhance the impact of the programmes. 

Our creative work with young people living in Direct Provision is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and private philanthropy through Cork University Foundation. 

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Moving Still

12 August - 9 November 2018

An exhibition of photography by young asylum seekers, refugees and migrants on display on city billboards and in the Glucksman.

Artists: Damilola Samuel Akinbote, Emmanuel Akinbote, Faith Akinbote, Femi Akinlade, Sandra Olawunmi Akinlade, Jana Alkarajeh, Lilian Eberechi, Prince Charles Matsetto, Nanette Ndlov, Pahalavan Premareji, Thamarai Premareji, Craig Sibanda

Project artists: Maeve Lynch, Darn Thorn, Inma Pavon

Curated by Tadhg Crowley

Through a series of creative workshops, the young artists explored photographic techniques and imaginative approaches to making images. They were encouraged to communicate their own experiences through visual art.

During the weekly sessions, the teenagers, aged between 13 and 16, worked with project artist Maeve Lynch and Glucksman curator Tadhg Crowley to investigate ideas of movement and expression through photography. In workshops with contemporary dancer Inma Pavon, they explored improvisation and how movement can be a representation of individuality, while artist Darn Thorn taught the group about photographic techniques and ideas of scale, exposure and lighting. 

We hope that you will discover the artworks in the gallery and as they pop up around our city.

Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, the exhibition will take place at the Glucksman and throughout Cork city until the end of October 2018.

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1 September - 4 November 2018

Inspired by the flora and fauna in the lower grounds of UCC, children from Direct Provision centres in County Cork are collaborating with Scouting Ireland for an art project that explores identity and diversity in Nature.