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VISUAL ART: A Daily Cloud by Chris Judge
Thursday 12th January, 2023 - 09:30 - Saturday 18th March, 2023 - 13:00Admission Free
A Daily Cloud is an interactive exhibition created by artist Chris Judge, based on his online cloud drawings. Chris started making the cloud drawings during the first Covid-19 lockdown in the Summer of 2020. He was spending a lot of time in the garden with his wife and young children, turning the garden into a little sanctuary for them to hang out in. Like many people, they were properly focusing on all the wonderful nature that surrounds us for the first time in years.
Chris’s 8-year-old daughter had commandeered his old Canon Camera and was taking hundreds of lovely photos of the flowers in bloom, bugs, birds and lots of things in the garden. One very quiet and calm evening Chris spotted some beautiful pink clouds that looked like a monkey and a bear. He took photos of them and on a whim drew very simple pencil lines on them and posted them on Twitter and Instagram. There was a wonderful, positive reaction to them so Chris decided to keep making new ones every day.
This exhibition will include Chris’s original Cloud prints, images from Cloud Babies his new book with Eoin Colfer (Walker Books) and a response area for you to create your own cloud drawings – we’re very excited about this part, like the sky itself every time you enter the Children’s Gallery it will look different!
About the artist
Chris Judge is an illustrator, artist, and children’s picture book author from Dublin, Ireland. Since 2011 Chris has written and illustrated over 35 children’s books, many of which are in collaboration with authors like Roddy Doyle, David O’Doherty and Eoin Colfer. His first book, The Lonely Beast won the Specsavers Irish Children’s Book of the Year 2011 in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.
12 January – 18 March
Monday – Friday 9:30am – 5pm | Saturday 10am – 1pm