Category: Munster – Cork

MEANWHILE | Group Show at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork   Recently updated !

3 to 25 February 2017 | Opening: 2 February, 6pm
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

MEANWHILE is an exhibition featuring work by recent graduates of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design.
This exhibition reflects a cross-section of artists that emerged from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design in recent years who made something happen in Cork and further afield after graduating, and continue to do so. The artwork they produced, the organisations they established, the events they set in motion, however small or large, are part of the story of Cork City after the economic collapse of 2008, and how artists show resilience and determination to thrive in the face of crises and depression.

The artists included in this exhibition are Rebecca Bradley, Mark Buckeridge, Tom Doig, Christabel Geary, Gerald Heffernan, Jessie Malone, Rachel McDonnell, Frank McGrath, Kate-Bowe O’Brien, Emily O’Flynn, Aideen Quirke and Pádraig Spillane. |


Artist Talk | Jessie Malone at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery   Recently updated !

Wednesday 15 February, 1pm
Duration: 45 mins approx.

On Wednesday 15th February, Jessie Malone will give a talk about her approach to printmaking and illustration. Jessie will give a demonstration of the processes involved in creating lino cut prints and discuss her previous projects.

Jessie Malone graduated from Crawford College of Art and Design in 2013 with a BA in Fine Art. Upon graduating, she received the 12 month bursary award from Cork Print makers and remains a member. She also is a member of Sample-Studios. Her work has been exhibited throughout Ireland, as well as in the UK, Spain and Australia and is part of both private and public collections including the OPW (Office of Public Works) and Cork City Council. Jessie recently curated 16, a unique box-set and exhibition of prints in response to the theme of the 1916 Easter Rising which toured Ireland and the UK.

Free event, to reserve a place register here:

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
Wandesford Quay
T: (021) 433 5210

SPIRAL | Group Exhibition at Working Artist Studios, West Cork

17 to 25 February
Opening 17 February, 7pm with Majella O’Neill Collins

Siobhán Arnold, Nigel Connell Bass, Ossín Hanrahan, Kay Hutton, Rachael James, Daniel Jefferies, Nicola Kitley, Marie McFarlane, Daniel Mahony, Eímhín McGuirk, Emma Nixon-Gray and Robert Sobura.

Surprising, Perceptive, Intellectual, Rational, Abstract, Lucid are all words that could be used to describe the work presented by the students of the Professional Arts Practice QQI Level 6 Course, studying at the Cork College of Commerce, West Cork Campus, Skibbereen. Formerly Rossa College. This eclectic group, diverse in age, background and culture has come together to explore various themes in a variety of media, including drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics and combined materials. Their differing approaches allow interesting contrasts in techniques and interpretations. The close proximities of such individualistic work provide scope for many personal responses from such varied stimuli to be found at this idiosyncratic exhibition.

Working Artist Studios
North Street, Skibbereen, West Cork
T: 086 162 8471

Holly Walsh at The Lavit Gallery, Cork

7 to 25 February | Preview 7 February 5pm

Beginning in 1967, The Student of the Year Award has been given by the Lavit Gallery to a graduate of the Crawford College of Art and Design, who shows promise and potential. The Lavit is proud to support emerging artists as part of its programme, and to develop relationships with these artist over the coming years and stages of their career. The award includes a solo exhibition in the Lavit gallery and a cash prize.

This year’s recipient is Holly Walsh, whose process revolves around the act of observing. The intense focus instilled in observing a landscape, interpreting it and marking it down. This leads her to see qualities that aren’t apparent at first glance. Areas of haziness contrast with more solid forms, echoing the changeable aspects of the places she tries to capture. Chinese ink paintings are a fundamental influence for her as they explore the more ephemeral qualities of landscapes as well as portraying nature. Her practice is a combination of recording outside phenomena and an expression of internal experience.

The Lavit Gallery
5 Father Mathew St, Cork
T:(021) 427 7749

WATERMARKED | Holly Walsh, James Barry Exhibition Centre, Cork

6 to 24 February 2017 | Launch: 9 February, 4pm
James Barry Exhibition Centre, CIT Bishopstown Campus, Rossa Avenue, Cork

CIT Arts Office and Office of the Registrar and VP Academic Affairs are delighted to present this solo exhibition of paintings by Holly Walsh, CIT CCAD BA Hons Fine Art 2016.
Holly’s work is inspired by the subtleties of landscape, and the subjectivity of our perception of the spaces around us. Holly also won the Cork Arts Society Student of the Year Award for her Degree Show, and has a concurrent solo exhibition in the Lavitt Gallery from 7-25 February. See for details.

Gallery Times: Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm

Doonmacfelim | Ivan Daly at the Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

3 February to 19 March 2017  | Opening:  2 February, 6pm
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St, Cork City

Doonmacfelim is an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Ivan Daly at the Triskel Arts Centre.
In his first solo exhibition Ivan Daly presents a series of paintings and drawings made in response to the powerful coastal landscape of Co. Clare. Doonmacfelim is the particular stretch of coastline the artist has drawn imagery from, it’s a small townland near Doolin. |

Gaolbreak | Angela Fulcher at Cork City Hall

27 January to 25 February | Preview 27 January, 6pm
Atrium, Anglesea Street, Cork City Hall

In November 1923, prisoners held at Cork City Women’s Gaol launched an escape attempt. Tying together bed sheets to construct a rope ladder, the prisoners descended from the walls of the prison and made their bid for freedom. In Gaolbreak, Cork-based artist Angela Fulcher draws on this history to create a large scale fabric installation in the atrium of Cork City Hall. Knotted lengths of bedding fall from the building’s balconies, obliquely referencing this story of revolt in recognition of Ireland’s Decade of Commemorations. Fulcher brings to bear her fascination with the world of consumer-driven textile design, using contemporary items from low-cost suppliers like Michael Guineys and Penneys. Using sometimes kitsch, heavily patterned material, Fulcher looks beyond the garish to consider prospective connections between everyday devalued materials and their extraordinary potentials.

This project builds on Fulcher’s substantial body of work which has led to growing recognition of her practice. Paying close attention to the details and qualities of materials and surfaces, Fulcher explores the contexts and philosophies associated found materials. Her intelligent and subtle subversions touch on the histories and politics of manufacturing, fashion and obsolescence, the vagaries of taste and the realm of traditional feminine making. Fulcher takes a unique approach to sculpture. Her recent practice has involved creating large-scale, temporary textile sculptures that engage their environment: Sun Stopping at VISUAL, Carlow (2016) reflected on its site, creating striking interventions outside the gallery; Vermiculated Render Quoins to Ground Floor (2016) at the Engage Festival Bandon echoed the patterns on the Allin centre’s walls, translating them into textile sculptures of heavily patterned upholstery fabric and red pleather. Creating surprising, intelligent and witty works of art, Fulcher scrutinizes our everyday environment, picking out derided artefacts in order to consider their implications.

Curated by Pluck Projects
Catalogue with essay by Prof. Jessica Hemmings, Professor of Crafts & Vice-Prefekt of Research at the Academy of Design & Crafts (HDK), University of Gothenburg, Sweden. |

We Will Be Sorry | Peter Nash at MA:AP Studios, Cork

27 and 28 January 2017 | Opening: 26 January, 6pm
MA:AP Studios (CIT Crawford College of Art & Design), Government Buildings, Sullivan’s Quay, Cork

We will be sorry, is a culminating exhibition of new work by the 2016 Masters in Art & Process (MA:AP) Residency Award recipient, Peter Nash.
We will be sorry takes the form of a tangible thought structure composed from drawing, animation and sculptural assemblage. The works are an exploration of human fallibility in a digital age of instant information, mistruth and increasing automation.

Gallery opening times: 11am to 5pm

Current | Lorraine Neeson at Sirius Art Centre

22 January to 26 March | Opens Saturday 21 January, 3pm
Meet the artist 7 March 1pm

Lorraine Neeson works primarily with lens based media, light, sound, video installation and architectural intervention, to create multi-sensory environments that disrupt and disorient a conventional sense of spatial and temporal logic.

The combined series of works presented in Current, explore the notion of rupture and repeated interruption within a space-time continuum. A fundamental device is the simultaneous representation of conflicting states of revelation and obliteration. In the half-light environment, reduced visibility causes dark surfaces to fluctuate as both optically reflective and absorbent. The provisional alignment of the present moment – the here and now, becomes dislodged, delayed or repeated. Dislocating devices and strategies including time loops, repetition, dead ends and interferences in transmission, all contribute to an environment of instability and shifting awareness, pointing to spaces and realms outside the immediately visible.

Sirius Arts Centre
The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, Co. Cork
T: 021 4813790

Current | Lorraine Neeson at Sirius Art Centre, Co. Cork

21 January to 26 March 2017 | Opening: 21 January, 3pm
Sirius Art Centre, Cobh, County Cork

Sirius Art Centre presents Current by Lorraine Neeson. Meet the artist: 7 March 1pm.
Lorraine Neeson works primarily with lens based media, light, sound, video installation and architectural intervention, to create multi-sensory environments that disrupt and disorient a conventional sense of spatial and temporal logic.

The combined series of works presented in Current, explore the notion of rupture and repeated interruption within a space-time continuum. A fundamental device is the simultaneous representation of conflicting states of revelation and obliteration. In the half-light environment, reduced visibility causes dark surfaces to fluctuate as both optically reflective and absorbent. The provisional alignment of the present moment – the here and now, becomes dislodged, delayed or repeated. Dislocating devices and strategies including time loops, repetition, dead ends and interferences in transmission, all contribute to an environment of instability and shifting awareness, pointing to spaces and realms outside the immediately visible.


E:, T: 021 4813790

Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone | Group Exhibition at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

13 January to 25 February | Opening Friday 13 January at 7.00pm

Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone is an exhibition of contemporary art that responds to a science-fiction story of mind-controlling images, featuring Irish and International artists: Alan Butler, Clawson and Ward, Eva Fàbregas, Pakui Hardware, Joey Holder (at Ormston House), Jennifer Mehigan (WCAC), John Russell, Andrew Norman Wilson.

The exhibition takes its title, Scissors Cut Paper Wrap Stone, from a 1994 book by Belfast-based science fiction writer Ian McDonald. In the book, McDonald describes a young graphic design student, Ethan Ring, who is able to create images that bypass rational thought and control the mind of the viewer. The ability of Ethan Ring’s images to induce tears or ecstasy, to heal, and even kill people attracts the interests of governmental forces, who see the opportunities of harnessing this power for their own ends. As well as being a story of art’s capacities to change people’s emotional and physical behaviour, the book is a story of the artist’s struggle to manage these responsibilities.

The exhibition of the same name is not a direct response to the narrative of this story, but, instead, stages a number of artworks that explore ideas of how our perceptual and physical behaviours are transfigured by objects, images, and new technologies. Included in the exhibition are works that reference the way that the physical actions of the body are anticipated by design, such as the animated character of self-assembly furniture in Eva Fàbregas’s video installation The role of unintended consequences (Sofa Compact). Also included in the exhibition are works that suggest the body in a ‘post-human’ hybrid state – the puppetry in Andrew Norman Wilson’s Reality Models, in John Russell’s large print Parallel Domination Facility, or in Pakui Hardware’s series of free-standing sculptural works that contain fleshy images of indeterminable organic or artificial matter, sourced from NASA’s archive. A violence upon the body is suggested in works by Clawson and Ward: their ‘branding iron’ sculpture and a print work This ear says that the artist is not well schooled in anatomy…the ear screams and shouts against anatomy…, which shows an appropriated image of Joseph Stalin’s ear. Throughout the exhibition, the body exists in fragments and is subject to various regimes of control and imposition.

For further information and general enquiries, please contact:
Louise Buckingham at 028 22090 and

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
Skibbereen, Ireland
T: (028) 22090

Evening Echo (Maddie Leach) Event 31 December, Cork

dk-hanukkah-1331 December, 4.30pm

Evening Echo is a public artwork by New Zealand artist Maddie Leach. It is sited on old gasometer land gifted by Bord Gáis to Cork City Council in the late 1980s. This site was subsequently re-dedicated as Shalom Park in 1989. The park sits in the centre of the old Cork neighbourhood known locally as ‘Jewtown’. This neighbourhood is also home to the National Sculpture Factory.

Evening Echo is an art project generated as an artist’s response to the particularities of place and locality. Now in its fifth year, the project continues to gather support from the Cork Hebrew Congregation, Cork City Council, Gas Networks Ireland, (formerly Bord Gáis) and its local community. The project is manifested in a sequence of custom-built lamps, a remote timing system, a highly controlled sense of duration, a list of future dates, an annual announcement in Cork’s Evening Echo newspaper and a promissory agreement. Evening Echo is fleetingly activated on an annual cycle, maintaining a delicate but persistent visibility in the park and re-activating its connection to Cork’s Jewish history. Intended to exist in perpetuity, the project maintains a delicate position between optimism for its future existence and the possibility of its own discontinuance.

This year the last night of Hanukkah is Saturday December 31st and offers the only opportunity to see the tall ninth lamp’ alight until next year. The cycle begins 10 minutes before sunset, which occurs this year at 4.34pm, and continues for 30 minutes after sunset when the ninth lamp will is extinguished.

This event will be live-streamed by the Cork City Council on

Shalom Park
Gas Works Rd & Albert Rd
Cork, Ireland

The Postcard Show 2016 | Sirius Arts Centre, Co. Cork

15110948_1088792131220104_6030334939300674745_o1 to 22 December 2016
Sirius Arts Centre, The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, Co. Cork

Following on from the success of the first edition in 2013, the Postcard Show 2016 is a large fundraising exhibition at Sirius Arts Centre that will showcase unique, small-scale works in a variety of media from emerging and established local, national and international artists. Facilitated and organised by Claire Ryan.

While the Sirius Arts Centre programme is supported by the Arts Council and Cork County Council, additional financial support must also be generated annually through fundraising initiatives to meet the needs of the programme. The Postcard Show 2016 will play a vital part in this fundraising initiative, thanks to the generosity of many friends, colleagues and supporters from all over the world who have donated artworks for the exhibition. Works from over 150 well-known and emerging artists will be shown in two of the galleries and will be available for visitors to purchase from the arts centre or online for a mere €35 each, with all proceeds going towards the artistic programme at Sirius Arts Centre.

The artworks will be exhibited anonymously and can be viewed online through a dedicated website (details coming soon). Each artist’s name will be revealed after a purchase. Works will be available for purchase at the opening from 7pm and through the website from 02 December right through until the 22 December.

T: +353 (0) 21 481 3790, E:
For more information and a list of exhibiting artists please visit:
Works available to purchase online at:



Christmas Exhibition at Sarah Walker Gallery, Cork

red_berriesonblueLaunching Saturday 10 December, 11am to 6pm

Etchings and Paintings by Beara artists. Notebooks, mini prints and Christmas cards. Straight from the National Craft Fair Roger Bennett wood pieces and Chloe Dowds ceramics.

Gallery open most days in December, lit up by Kieran’s creative decorations.

see current exhibition here

Sarah Walker Gallery
Cametringane, Castletownbere, Co. Cork
T: (027) 70387

The Affordable Art Exhibition, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

edit28 to 17 December 2016
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery presents The Affordable Art Exhibition, a selection of works each priced under €250, by CIT Crawford College of Art and Design students and graduates.  Graduate and student work is represented here in various disciplines, from print and painting through to ceramics, glass, textiles and photography, resulting in a vibrant contemporary mix.

Exhibiting artists include Rachel Doolin, Luke Sisk, Barbara Kenneally, Tracy Fitzgerald, Lana Shuks, Fionnuala Kelly, Tomas Penc, Kim Ling Morris, Kevin Callaghan, John Kent and many more.

T: +353 21 433 5210, E: |

Found in the Place of Origin | MA:AP 2016 Students, Cork

fitpoo-web-125 November to 9 December

Found in the Place of Origin is the culmination of the Masters in Art and Process course at Crawford College of Art and Design C.I.T. This exhibition showcases art by the MA:AP 2016 students, who come from different creative backgrounds and work across different mediums. The publication accompanying the exhibition will feature a newly commissioned text by Dr Sarah Hayden, poet, critic and lecturer at the University of Southampton.

There will also be a series of events organised by the students that include discussions, screenings and online interactions. These events explore the collaborations and crossovers that feed into the exhibition and the array of ideas underpinning it.

MA:AP is an intensive year long programme that enables students to investigate, develop and position their art practice, offering city centre studio space, innovative approaches to teaching, and professional experience through collaborative projects.
Found in the Place of Origin will be the last MA:AP exhibition to be held in the soon-to-be demolished former FÁS building on Sullivan’s Quay which has been a vibrant hub of artistic activity in Cork city centre for the past number of years.

3rd Floor of the Former Government Buildings,
10-19 Sullivan’s Quay,

The Infinite Whatever | Debbie Godsell at Cork Printmakers

infinite-whatever-250k24 November 2016 to 6 January 2017
Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Cork

‘The Infinite Whatever’ is a solo exhibition by Debbie Godsell. The exhibition features large scale screen-prints, photo etchings, photography and drawing. Simultaneously, Debbie will also exhibit her work at The Gallery@CSN, Coláiste Stiofán Naofa, Tramore Road, Cork City. |

Sample-Studios Open Weekend, Cork

sample3 and 4 December, 2 to 6pm

Sample-Studios is an artist-run organisation with over 80 members based at Sullivan’s Quay, Cork since 2011. For over five years, Sample-Studios have supported emerging and established creative practitioners by providing professional, affordable workspaces, along with a vibrant performing arts programme, residency programme, and TACTIC – the studios’ exhibition space. This December, our lease at Sullivan’s Quay is coming to an end.

Join Sample-Studios for their last open studios event, meet our members and buy artwork directly from artists, just in time for Christmas. Buy work directly from artists. Studio Sale in main tea room – your chance to buy equipment, art materials, books and vintage treats.

Studio tours leave from foyer at 2.30pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Family arts and crafts all day Sunday.
More info contact:

Effusion | Kate McElroy at Clonakilty Arts Centre, Co. Cork

effusion11 November to 5 December 2016
Clonakilty Arts Centre, Astna Square, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Clonakilty Community Arts Centre presents ‘Effusion’ a solo exhibition by Dublin-based artist Kate McElroy, her work encompasses a range of mediums including video, photography, ceramics, drawing and mixed media. McElroy’s work explores the ever changing and evolving states of the individual. She aims to capture varying aspects of the human experience from extreme highs to lows, from feelings of oneness to disconnection. There is a tension and energy apparent in her work as she explores this fluctuation between states of being. |