Pat McDonnell Paints are offering one lucky winner an exclusive Canova Casts Experience!! 

On February 15th 2019 the Crawford Art Gallery unveiled its renewed Sculpture Galleries to celebrate the Canova Casts, the works that began its collection 200 years ago. Now Pat McDonnell Paints is continuing the celebration of this gallery and the Canova Cast Collection by offering one winner an exclusive Canova Casts experience.

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About the Canova Casts Experience 

A Private Tour of the Historic Canova Casts at the Crawford Art Gallery Cork with exhibition Curator, Michael Waldron

About the Canova Casts:

The Canova Casts, a series of sculptures, were a gift to the City 200 years ago and now the much loved Sculpture Gallery where they are displayed to this day. Work has been undertake to create a contemporary colour scheme, revised display and a new visitor interpretation to meet the demands of today’s audiences. From pope to prince to the port of Cork, the Canova Casts have a rich and storied history. Born out of the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo, the Canova Casts were a gift to the Prince regent of the time who in turn, gifted them to the people of Cork . The Casts are therefore both artistically significant and a curious footnote to international history.

A €100 Voucher and Free Colour Consultation redeemable at any Pat McDonnell Paints Stores Nationwide

How Colour plays a part in the Canova Casts Exhibition:

The Canova Casts, representing some of the finest masterpieces from the Vatican collection, are show in the space which has been painted a striking shade of blue in a project sponsored by Pat McDonnell Paints.

Curator of the exhibition, Dr Michael Waldron says: “We wanted to make a contemporary statement. It took us a while to arrive at the right tone with our colour consultants because we didn’t want it to feel sombre or traditional. “We didn’t want it to be overwhelming either so we settled on this really beautiful colour. It’s blue but there’s a definite hint of yellow/green and in certain sunlight, it just glows.”

Pat McDonnell Paints Colour Consultants worked closely with the team at the Crawford Art Gallery to ensure the perfect colour was selected for this gallery renewal. Now we are offering you the opportunity to transform a piece of your home with a €100 voucher and the guidance of our colour consultant team. All of our colour consultants are qualified interior designers, so you can be assured of creative and professional advice to help you.

A Night’s Stay for Two at The Metropole Hotel, Cork and dinner in the MET:

To ensure this competition is assessable to everyone around the country we have arranged a free nights accommodation in the Metropole Hotel, Cork with dinner for two included.

The Metropole Hotel Cork is one of the best-known hotels in Cork City centre and is renowned for its fine hospitality. The Metropole is a unique Cork hotel serving in the hospitality sector for over 120 years and has just completed a €2.5 million euro refurbishment to the hotel’s guestrooms and The MET the hotel’s bar and bistro.

With its central location it has become one of many people’s favourite whilst visiting Cork City and surrounding areas and is just a short walk from the Crawford Art Gallery itself.