Category: Munster – Cork


Uillinn Christmas Fair 2017, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December, 11am to 4pm

Uillinn Christmas Fair is a fabulous opportunity to purchase locally made Christmas gifts by local artists and crafts people. With over 40 exhibitors selling everything from prints to vegan desserts, it’s set to be the place to pick up those last minute gifts again this year.

An amazing variety of woodcraft, ceramic, textile, mosaic, confectionary, jewellery and other craft, design and gift providers. As usual we will have carol singing, mulled wine, a prize draw to create a very festive atmosphere, with Kalbos@Uillinn providing delicious hot drinks, hot and festive food and yummy cakes.

Admission is free to the public, so pop in and have a look around the fair, purchase some last minute gifts and take the kids to see the puppet show.

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
Skibbereen,
Ireland
T: (028) 22090
E: info@westcorkartscentre.com
W: westcorkartscentre.com/


Christmas Print Bazaar at Cork Printmakers

7 to 21 December

The Christmas Print Bazaar is an exhibition of mini-prints by our artist members, currently on display at Cork Printmakers’ Print Gallery.

Soak up the yuletide atmosphere with a visit to Cork Printmakers and view an extravaganza of original prints, handmade by artists from all over Cork, Munster and further afield. With prices starting at €25, this is a great opportunity to buy something you won’t find on the high street, as well as supporting professional, local artists. These high quality artworks are individually crafted by artists, using traditional printmaking techniques such as the etching, lithography, photo intaglio as well as screen-printing and digital printmaking.

The POP UP Shop is also open with an array of gifts such as notebooks, postcards, tote bags, aprons and more. The new limited edition Christmas card designs for 2017 are available to purchase. Each card is printed on fine art Somerset paper and hand-cut at our Studio. Gift Vouchers make special gifts, which can be used to purchase artwork or a course from the extensive Adult Education Programme.

Cork Printmakers
Wandesford Quay,
Clarke’s Bridge,
Cork
T: (021) 4322422
E: info@corkprintmakers.ie
W: corkprintmakers.ie


Music, Myth and Magic: A Winter Exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery

2 December to 20 January

Discover alchemy, enchantment, and mystery amid our winter exhibition of paintings, sculpture, and ceramics in Music, Myth, and Magic. Featuring work from our collection, including treasures from the Father John McGrath Bequest to the Crawford Art Gallery, Music, Myth, and Magic appeals to all ages to explore the world through the lens of art.

The Upper Gallery
Crawford Art Gallery,
Emmet Place,
Cork

T: +353 (0)21 480 5042
E: info@crawfordartgallery.ie
W:crawfordartgallery.ie/index.html


Marianne Klopp and Laura Haynes at Mill Cove Gallery, Co. Cork

8 to 22 December

Mill Cove Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition by local ceramic artists Marianne Klopp and Laura Haynes

Marianne Klopp was born near Frankfurt in Germany. She worked as an apprentice for 3years with Maria Phillippi in Freiburg, Germany and studied Ceramic Design at the Fachhochschule Fuer Keramik Gestaltung, Hoehr Grnzhausen, After many years working in different studios in Germany; she opened her own studio in Berlin (1980-1990). In 2003 She moved to West Cork and opened her studio in Ardgroom, Beara. Since then she began to experiment with pit fired ceramics. From a classical pottery education she is interested in going back to the ‘roots’ of ceramic making, with handbuilt work, painted with slips, polished and fired in a pit.

Laura Haynes is from Tuosist on the Beara she has a fascination with contrast as demonstrated by her simple, industrial, geometric forms. She graduated this year from LSAD.

Mill Cove Gallery
The Beara Peninsula
Co. Cork
T: 353 2770393
E: millcovegallery@gmail.com
W: millcovegallery.com


The Contemporary Craft and Design Fair at Doswell Gallery, Co. Cork

9 to 21 December

Opening day to celebrate our first craft and design fair on Saturday 9 December, from 1 to 8 pm. With Mulled wine, Red Strand Coffee and tasty treats.

Design and craft goods with free gift wrapping. Large selection of works which can be taken away on purchase.

Open Thursdays to Sundays 12 noon to 6 pm.

Doswell Gallery
West Square
Roscarbery
Co. Cork
Ireland
T: +353 (0)23 8848137
E: info@doswellgallery.com
W: doswellgallery.com


Accommodate vs. Assimilate | Leanne McDonagh at Triskel Arts Centre

7 December 2017 to 25 February 2018

New exhibition Accommodate vs. Assimilate by Leanne McDonagh investigates the devastating housing crises and human rights violations endured by the Irish Travelling Community in contemporary Ireland. Commissioned especially for Triskel, the exhibition launches at the Arts Centre on 6pm Thursday, 7th December following a panel discussion focusing on the issues raised from the work.

Leanne became a household name through her participation in Norah’s Traveller Academy, an RTÉ TV reality programme where Norah mentored Irish Traveller Women who are pursuing careers and starting their own businesses. Through this process Leanne landed an exhibition at Dublin’s Origin Gallery, entitled “Reminiscense” and subsequently at Cork’s Vision Centre.

Last year Leanne was awarded Arts Council funding to create a body of work based on the difficulties and issues around accommodation within the Travelling Community. It is a topic close to her heart as she is a member of this community and has witnessed the devastation and suffering caused by the situation first hand. While many photographers have documented the lives and legacy of the Travelling Community from the outside Leanne is the first member of the community to make artwork of this nature which will be seen by the general public.

Triskel Arts Centre
Tobin St, Cork
T: (021) 427 2022
W: triskelartscentre.ie


OUTPOSTS: Global borders and national boundaries | Group Exhibition at The Glucksman, Cork

1 December to 11 March

Artists: Katharina Cibulka, Willie Doherty, Dragana Jurisic, Bouchra Khalili, Brian Maguire, Teresa Margolles, Dara McGrath, Larissa Sansour, Hrair Sarkissian, Javier Téllez, Jun Yang

Curated by Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney, in association with Professor Nuala Finnegan, Head of Department, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, UCC

OUTPOSTS: Global borders and national boundaries focuses on the ways in which artists have depicted and challenged the boundary divisions that distinguish nations in an increasingly globalised world. Artists are often the beneficiaries of international travel and exchange, traversing borders while exploring the realities of segregation and, in their work, revealing alternative viewpoints to political and economic narratives. Featuring Irish and international artists, OUTPOSTS explores the tension between a world which has become markedly mobile and interconnected even as nationalist politicians draw up harder, more exclusionary, borders.

The Glucksman
University College Cork,
Cork
T: (021) 490 1844
E: info@glucksman.org
W: glucksman.org


Molesworth | Group Exhibition at The Lavit Gallery, Cork

9 November to 2 December 2017

The Lavit Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of works by Catherine Barron, Helen Blake, Thomas Brezing, Gabhann Dunne, Vera Klute and Jennifer Trouton.

Working with the Molesworth Gallery in Dublin, this exhibition brings six contemporary artists to Cork, to showcase some of the leading names in contemporary Irish art.

The Lavit Gallery
5 Father Mathew St,
Cork

T:(021) 427 7749
E: thelavitgallery@eircom.net
W: lavitgallery.com


The Ground Opened Up | Elaine Hoey at Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

Wednesday 15 to Friday 17 November

Artist Elaine Hoey appropriates contemporary digital technologies and aesthetics to explore the politics of humanity. Her work reminds us of the political stakes, not only of the images the media reveals, but in the way our eyes and bodies encounter them. This interactive virtual-reality installation explores the bio-political hegemonic control that was exerted over women and children in Mother and Baby institutions under the guise of state sanctioned moral and religious supremacy in Ireland. In this work The Ground Opened Up the viewer enters a world that is in mourning, where power over one’s body is threatened, provoking internal anxieties of loss of control at the ultimate site of contention – the body.

Utilising virtual reality technology Elaine Hoey investigates immersing the viewer in performative and often uncomfortable roles within her digitally constructed worlds exploring the potential of mediated presence as an experience capable of challenging perceptions of the virtual and the real.

This is a free event and booking is essential as places are limited. This artwork is composed of two 8-minute VR installations which need to be observed consecutively. Two bookings can be placed for each booking slot of 20mins so two audience members can be view the work at a time. Participation must be booked in advance online on the Cork Film Festival website at corkfilmfest.org/ or by calling – 021 427 1711.

Wandesford Quay Gallery
Wandesford Quay
Cork


Over and Back | Kevin Callaghan at Doswell Gallery, Cork

11 November to 3 December
Opening reception on Saturday 11 November, 6pm

Over and Back is a new series of work by artist Kevin Callaghan which will be exhibited at the Doswell Gallery. This new work, created from C&C birch ply and auto spray, deals with form and simultaneous contrasting, in which the colours attempt to question the artworks origins.

Kevin has a BA from the Crawford College of Art and Design Cork, and holds a Masters from The Royal College of Art London. He is currently based in Cork City and working from his studio at The National Sculpture Factory. Kevin will begin a new residency at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios in January 2018.

Doswell Gallery
West Square
Roscarbery
Co. Cork
Ireland
T: +353 (0)23 8848137
E: info@doswellgallery.com
W: doswellgallery.com


The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair 2017

10 to 12 November

The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair showcases high quality Irish craft and design in the beautiful setting of the gallery’s award-winning exhibition spaces. The Craft + Design Fair has been established since 2008 and has developed into a successful partnership between the gallery, craft makers and designers within Ireland, as well as becoming one of Ireland’s most prestigious fairs.

The Craft + Design Fair offers unique work aimed at a range of budgets and provides you with a wonderful way to buy and give Irish this Christmas. The opportunity to purchase crafts directly from the makers is an experience not to be missed, featuring leading and emerging craftspeople selling their stunning designs in jewellery, ceramics, woodturning, lighting, textiles & new technologies. Some of the designers and studios taking part in this year’s Craft + Design Fair are Concrete Forest, Petal to Petal, Kilcoe Studios, Bia Beauty; Craftek; Volodar Wood Art and Miss Daisy Blue.

This year, a special awards section will honour craft artists in different categories including the River Lee Best Stand award which will provide a craft artist with an opportunity to present a dedicated showcase in the River Lee Hotel.

Admission 5 euro supports the Glucksman’s artistic programme.

glucksman.org/craftfair.html


In Flux / Frequencies + Connections | Liudmila Kalinka and Shane Power, CIT STEAM Award Exhibition

9 to 23 November
Exhibition Opening 9 Nov 6pm with opening speech by Trish Brennan at 7pm

Liudmila Kalinka work is heavily influenced by scientific discussions about the connections between learning activity and the development of the brain.

Shane Power work explores structures and systems of physics and sound. Using a unique approach to processes, my work attempts to capture imagery from the manipulation of energies, frequencies and sound.

CIT STEAM Award Exhibition 2017
Each year, CIT Arts Office presents this award to one or two artists at the CCAD Fine Art Degree Show who’s work responds to or investigates scientific themes, processes, or methodologies, in new and innovative. The recipients are also invited to show their work in an exhibition at the James Barry Exhibition Centre, with a supporting programme presented as part of CIT Science Week, supported by CIT’s Science For Life Office and the Department of Physical Sciences.
The Award and the exhibition gives a platform to different perspectives and inquisitive processes, highlighting the relationship between art, science, technology, engineering, and maths.

James Barry Exhibition Centre
D Block, CIT Bishopstown Campus,
Cork
arts.cit.ie


The food, the bad + the ugly | The Domestic Godless at Crawford Art Gallery

3 November to 25 November

For fifteen years The Domestic Godless have been working on the very fringes of Ireland’s blossoming gastronomic renaissance employing food (its taste its presentation its production and cultural values) as artistic material for irreverent experimentation.

The Domestic Godless have been working together in a time that has seen food culture change dramatically in Ireland. Originally inspired by the Dada art movement of the early twentieth century, Domestic Godless create unpredictable and unorthodox food combinations, their recipes subvert prevalent visual and tasting norms promoting confusion and delight of the idiom ‘you eat with your eyes’ – exploring the relationship between contemporary art and food and its cultural currency.

The Cork-based group’s three week residency in the expansive Upper Gallery of the Crawford Art Gallery will explore contemporary visual art and food from a unique and tangible entry point. Domestic Godless will explore food as both a concept and a medium through which to convey humour, empathy and to comment on wider cultural and social issues, creating dadaesque concoctions of inventive, high quality dishes within the setting of multi-media visual displays, anarchic sculptural installations and memorable experiential food tasting by the visiting public.

Lunch Performance with guest Seamus O’Connell and The Domestic Godless
Tuesday 7 November, 12:30 – 2:00pm | Price: €30 | limited capacity: 18

Evening Dinner Performance with The Domestic Godless
Thursday 16 November, 6:30-8:30pm | Price: €40 | limited capacity: 22

Evening Dinner Performance with The Domestic Godless
Friday 17 November, 6:30-8:30pm | Price: €40 | limited capacity: 22

Evening Dinner Performance with The Domestic Godless
Thursday 23 November, 6:30-8:30pm | Price: €40 | limited capacity: 22

Publication Launch
Saturday 4 November, 12:00 – 2.00pm | Open to public | Free, but first come, first served!

To book performances visit: crawfordartgallery.ie/Domestic-Godless.html

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
T: +353 (0)21 480 5042
E: info@crawfordartgallery.ie
W:crawfordartgallery.ie/index.html


80 Moving Still | David Seeger at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

4 November to 12 December
The exhibition will be opened by Dr. Kevin Atherton on Friday 3 November at 7.00pm.
David Seeger will present an Artist’s Talk in the Gallery on Saturday 11 November at 12 noon.

On the occasion of his 80th birthday, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre presents a survey exhibition of work by David Seeger, a pioneer in contemporary ceramic art.

David Seeger is a master craftsman and a student of philosophy, Jungian psychology, and theories about the creative process. His sculpture highlights the ambiguity and interchangability between surface and volume, and often stimulates the tactile sense, alongside the visual senses of colour, shape and form. As a counterpoint to the methodical practice of ceramics, he also works in oil paint, drawing and other direct media. Latterly, in both his ceramics and paintings, he seeks to express his fascination with the implications of the “New Physics” – specifically quantum theory, where the certainty of the “uncertainty principle” prevails.

Over the years, in parallel with his personal ceramic practice, he taught at the Leeds College of Art /Leeds Polytechnic, was occasional visitor to The Royal College of Art, London and participated in several innovative crafts projects. His works have been exhibited widely throughout the UK and Europe, and are represented in numerous public and private collections. Since 1990, he has lived and worked in West Cork.

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
Skibbereen,
Ireland
T: (028) 22090
E: info@westcorkartscentre.com
W: westcorkartscentre.com/


Stones, Slabs and Seascapes: George Du Noyer’s Images of Ireland at Crawford Art Gallery

17 November to 24 February

An artist imbued with a keen appreciation of the sciences—particularly geology, botany and zoology, George Victor Du Noyer is also remarkable for his devotion to recording the antiquarian and archaeological sites that are such a characteristic feature of the Irish landscape. Born into a Huguenot family in Dublin in 1817, while still a young teenager, Du Noyer was apprenticed to the artist George Petrie, who headed the Topographical Department of the Ordnance Survey.

After leaving the Ordnance Survey, Du Noyer worked as an art teacher at the College of St. Columba and was then employed by the newly-formed Geological Survey of Ireland. Over the course of a half century, he travelled the length and breadth of Ireland, sketching and recording as he went. Thousands of drawings and sketches by him are preserved in the libraries and archives of institutions such as the Royal Irish Academy and the Royal Society of Antiquaries in Ireland. However, due to the fragility of these works, they have rarely been exhibited. In the archive of the Geological Survey, for example, are hundreds of drawings and watercolours of landscapes and coastlines, particularly of Antrim, Wexford, Waterford, Cork and Kerry, while in the Botanic Gardens, are exquisite watercolours of Irish apple varieties, roses and other botanical specimens.

Curated by Peter Murray

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
T: +353 (0)21 480 5042
E: info@crawfordartgallery.ie
W:crawfordartgallery.ie/index.html


RNLI Fundraiser | Group Exhibition at Rincurran Hall, Kinsale

3 to 5 November

David Begley, Anne A. Bologna, Hilary Hale, HEN Jewellery, Hilary Nunan, Ralph Pickles, Natasha Pike, Siobhan Steele, Hanneke van Ryswyk.

The scenic gallery at Rincurran Hall, Kinsale presents the annual art exhibition in aid of the RNLI. This three-day fundraising event is hosted by renowned wood turner Hillary Hale. A chance to view and buy the work of nine established artists working in painting, printmaking, batik, ceramics, jewellery and of course wood turning, with a percentage of the proceeds going to the RNLI. Ever popular RNLI cards and calendars will be on sale alongside an eclectic and diverse exhibition from these invited artists. A perfect opportunity to get that collectable item or special gift and in aid of a very good cause.

021 4772010 for any further information.
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Bá | Michael McSwiney and Luke Sisk at Doswell Gallery, Cork

8 October to 5 November

Bá (as gaeilge) refers to a vast open body of water-namely the sea or the ocean. Given the poetic nature of the Irish language the word can be used as a metaphor or descriptively to express feeling. Elegant and deep Bá refers to the sublime nature and idea of the sea as being an entity of infinite depths.

Michael portrays a world of panoramas of land and sea. The relationship between the sea, its affect on its immediate surroundings and the abstract process of experiencing such “affects” has established an internal dialogue which Michael has been developing since his childhood growing up in Cork harbour. Memory forms a base whereupon the intense process of layering and peeling back materials such as tar, pigment and earth allow Michael to explore the atmosphere of such memories. Often taking months to complete, the works are the product of much distillation.

Luke Sisk uses ceramic and glass as a way of documenting events and places, past and present. Light, texture and form are key to conveying these ideas and investigations. His work is heavily influenced by both architecture and the sea, having grown up on the mouth of Cork Harbour. The materials he uses allow him to recreate his memories in 3D, combining hard architectural lines with soft textural surfaces. With clay he can manipulate how light falls on a surface, while glass allows me to play with light transmitting through the surface.

Doswell Gallery
West Square, Roscarbery, Co. Cork
T: +353 (0)23 8848137
E: info@doswellgallery.com
W: doswellgallery.com


The Light of Other Days | Roisin O’Farrell at Hayfield Manor Hotel, Cork

15 to 29 October

The Gallery Kinsale is delighted to announce The Light of Other Days, a solo exhibition of Irish artist Róisín O’Farrell at The Hayfield Manor Hotel Cork.

‘The Light of other days’ refers to the imagery that Roisin has drawn from Irish country Life. One generation away from her Cork roots and now living in Co. Wicklow Róisín’s work has been influenced by great Irish Country Houses such as The Hayfield Manor, Killruddery House, Ballyfin Demense and many others.

Associations and illusions resonate in these paintings. Formal drawing rooms bathed in light, colourful families of welly boots by the kitchen door, loose landscapes in fully saturated colour. The work explores light, time and space within the setting of the Irish country home with both memories of the past and hopes for the future.

The Gallery Kinsale
T: 086 844 8589
W: thegallerykinsale.com


Prints Members and Friends Exhibition/Regions Greetings Card Launch at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

20 October to 17 December 2017

Exhibition Preview: Thursday 19 October, 5.30 – 7.00pm

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre announces the launch of two new projects by local artists; Prints an exhibition of artwork involving the medium of print, by West Cork Arts Centre Members and Friends, and Regions, a West Cork Arts Centre Edition greetings card pack, featuring artwork selected from the series of regional showcases in the foyer at Uillinn this summer.

The exhibition takes place in the Foyer and Stairwell Galleries at Uillinn from Friday 20 October to Sunday 17 December, and features works from 18 artists including photography, monoprint, collographs, carborundum, screenprint and mixed media works including print techniques. Print is an affordable and accessible medium, and many of the works will be limited edition prints available framed or unframed, making them excellent Christmas gifts.

The West Cork Arts Centre Edition greetings card pack, is a celebration of the successful series of foyer shows that took place from March to October in the foyer at Uillinn and focused on each of seven Regions within our catchment area. This pack of seven blank greetings cards each features an image from one artist selected from each of the seven regions.

The launch of these projects, both of which celebrate the wealth of creative and artistic talent present in West Cork, takes place on Thursday 19 October at 5.30pm with a wine reception. Terry Tuit aka Bard na Mara will be channelling music for the evening throughout the galleries.

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre
Skibbereen, Ireland
T: (028) 22090
E: info@westcorkartscentre.com
W: westcorkartscentre.com/


The Road Not Taken | Group Exhibition at The Grain Store, Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry

28 October to 19 December 2017

7 artists come together to create a group exhibition based on their response to the much loved poem ‘The Road Not Taken’ by Robert Frost.

The contributing artists are as follows; Antonio Sammartano, Albano Paolinelli, Gentian Lulani, Ellen Barrett, Siobhan Duggan, Lar Mccarthy and Anna Barden. Opening address by Tim Severin.

All Welcome!

The Grain Store
Ballymaloe House
Shanagarry
Co. Cork
T: 021 475 7200
E: res@ballymaloe.ie
W: ballymaloegrainstore.com