Category: Munster – Cork

Pastels and Other Works | Rachel Heller at Doswell Gallery, Co. Cork

12 August to 6 September 2017
Doswell Gallery, West Square, Rosscarbery, Co. Cork

Returning to Doswell after a well received debut at the gallery in 2007, this show presents Rachel’s ever growing dedication and development regarding her practice and subject matter. Rachel’s works are an infusion of colour and mark making which exude honesty and intention. Moving between the figure and the landscape Rachel conjures intimate scenes and atmospheres from observation and memory. Situating her practice between the UK and West Cork her works evoke the dynamic relationships that she forges between herself and her environment.

Gallery open every day 12 noon to 6 pm |

Shrouded Consciousness | Cora Burke and Maureen Considine at Triskel Arts Centre

15 August to 19 September

This exhibition, presented as a large digital print and printed text, is a conversation in which the artists seek to further an opening up of subject matter through Burke’s ‘Shrouded Consciousness’ 2016 essay which was written in response to Considine’s ‘Shrouded Consciousness’ digital print 2013.

This collaboration took its premise from the photograph ‘Shrouded Consciousness’, 2013, by Maureen Considine, which is this artist’s conscious reaction to ambiguous and surreal feelings towards how an object has power over thought. The image shows the artist curiously placing herself beside this object to investigate or start a dialogue of sorts.

On seeing the photograph, Cora Burke felt a need to respond to it through her artistic medium of writing. Her text eloquently describes the work, without reducing it to a mere account of the image, and analyses what it refers to and provoked within her.

These layered works expand the conversation of what is conceived and perceived through visual and verbal interpretations. Their placement here within this deconsecrated church, and furthermore using the crypt, was chosen by the artists as a way to continue the dialogue that they began several years ago and embodies the works’ themes of religion, corporeality and iconography.

Christchurch Crypt viewing box
Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St, Cork
T: (021) 427 2022

To the Sea | Patrick Cashin at The Gallery Kinsale

4 to 14 August

The Gallery Kinsale is pleased to present “To the Sea”, a series of oil paintings by gallery artist Patrick Cashin.

Best known for his work based on the coast and the sea , Patrick was born in New York in 1965 to Irish parents , returning to Ireland aged seven , where he was raised and now lives in Cork , Ireland .

Since becoming a full-time artist in 1996 , Patrick’s work has been featured in seventeen solo and numerous group exhibitions in Ireland , Europe and the United States.

The Gallery Kinsale
57 Main Street
Kinsale, Co. Cork
T: 086 844 8589

Remembering | Niall Wright at Mill Cove Galleries  

10 to 24 August

Niall Wright works from the Irish landscape and has focused his painting on the Wicklow Mountains for the past thirty years. This recent work changes its emphasis from the isolated landscape of Wicklow to an urban setting of remembrance reflecting distinctive winter locations of frost, shadows and light.

The paintings in Remembering are of the Irish National War Memorial Gardens, Islandbridge, Dublin. The Gardens were designed by the great architect Sir Edwin Lutyens and are dedicated to the memory of the 49,000 Irish soldiers who gave their lives in the Great War, 1914-1918.

Mill Cove Gallery
The Beara Peninsula
Co. Cork
T: 353 2770393

Cead Mile Failte | Deirdre McKenna at Cork Printmakers

11 August to 8 September 2017
Cork Printmakers, Wandesford Quay, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork City

‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ is an exhibition by Deirdre McKenna at Cork Printmakers’ Print Showroom. This exhibition takes us on a rain soaked surreal journey to a fictitious corner of Ireland known as ‘Corkadoragha’ through a series of etchings, inspired by the satirical novel An Béal Bocht by Myles na gCopaleen (Flann O Brien) – ‘A bad story about the hard life’. The etchings have been hand pulled from plates, using a variety of printmaking techniques including; aquatint, sugarlift, drypoint, embossing and collography. The exhibition also includes three stereoscopes that explore the symbiotic relationship we have as a country with the tourism industry, using the novel for reference, as well as important landscapes of the 20th century (for example, those of Paul Henry) and vintage souvenir postcards.

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm, closed for lunch from 1 – 2pm.
T: (021) 4322422, E:

Entirely hollow aside from the dark | AlanJames Burns, Lickhill Cave, Skibbereen

2 and 3 August

‘Entirely hollow aside from the dark’ is an immersive, psycho-acoustic artwork created by AlanJames Burns, in collaboration with writer Sue Rainsford and sound editor Ian Dunphy, touring to five caves geographically spread across the island of Ireland this summer.

The immersive installation aims to create a visceral experience of journeying into someone’s inner dialogue by using 3-dimensional audio. The cavern personifies the mind of a person questioning their reality, wherein an audible inner dialogue and choreographed sounds echo the character’s thoughts, memories and consciousness. In the darkness, this psycho-acoustic work unfolds and a symphony of sounds shifts around the cave.

Lickhill Cave in Skibbereen, Co. Cork is the second tour location. These events are in conjunction with Skibbereen Arts Festival, supported by Cork Arts Office and Cork County Council.

The tour of this artwork is funded by Arts Council of Ireland Touring and Dissemination of Work Scheme and supported by Creative Ireland.

The events at Lickhill Cave are now fully booked, see the website for information about forthcoming tour locations:

Information on tickets and the tour will be updated on social media:

More than Dogs | Tom Campbell at Boathouse Gallery, Kinsale

28 July to 30 August
Opening Friday 28 August, 7pm with guest speaker Katherine Boucher Beug

Artist Tom Campbell will be exhibiting a series of new works in the Boathouse Gallery. Toms work is is colourful and bright and often has themes of animals and the circus. Tom is a multi-disciplinary artists working in drawing painting and sculpture with a passion for performance and clown that often informs his visual practice. Tom will be showing amongst other things a series of ‘solid dogs’ papier mache sculptures made with many layers of cardboard and painted in a bright colourful designs.

Boathouse Gallery
68 Main Street,
T: (021) 470 9981

Now Wakes the Sea: Contemporary art and the ocean at The Glucksman, Cork

4 August to 5 November

Artists: Tacita Dean, Marcel Dinahet, Sean Lynch, Maria McKinney, Conrad Shawcross, Lucy Skaer, Janaina Tschäpe, Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, Anna Zacharoff

Curated by Chris Clarke and Kirstie North

Artists have long been drawn to the sea. From naturalistic seascapes to vivid depictions of aquatic life, its vastness, timelessness and mutability has fascinated poets, writers and artists for centuries. Titled after the 1963 short story by J.G Ballard, Now Wakes the Sea considers a resurgence of interest in the sea in contemporary art practices, presenting Irish and international artists whose work explores ideas of submersion and salvaging, the lure of the ocean for seafarers, and the secrets hidden in its unseen depths.

In Ballard’s story, a man experiences nighttime visions of crashing waves encroaching upon his landlocked, suburban neighbourhood, revealing a latent desire to sacrifice his humdrum existence and to return to these ancient waters. This idea of the seductive but deadly lure of the sea resonates with artworks in the exhibition which explore the ocean’s attraction, the adventure of taking to the open waves, and the primordial nature of the sea as a repository from which narratives and objects can be reclaimed.

The Glucksman
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
Cork, Cork
T: (021) 490 1844

Abundance, Land, Water, Light | Fiona Power and Anastasia O Donoghue Healy at The Aisling Gallery

4 to 19 August
Opens on 4 August, 7pm

Abundance, Land, Water, Light features works by Fiona Power and Anastasia O Donoghue Healy at the Aisling Gallery. Two West Cork Artists capture their shared muse, the West Cork landscape.

The Aisling Gallery
Rosies Bar,
Main Street,
Ballydehob Village,
West Cork
T: 087 2258836

EMERGE | Group Exhibition at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery

5 to 26 August

EMERGE is an exhibition by selected graduating students from CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa and St. John’s Central College, which is part of Cork Craft Month 2017.

Each of the makers has taken their first steps toward professional practice moving outside of the college campus. Presenting works from the three colleges, Emerge aims to present a snapshot of up-and-coming contemporary Irish craft and design.
An appreciation of raw materials and age old craft skills are blended with modern technology and production methods. We see design influences at play that come from a mass of in depth research. Clean forms often mask hours of planning, testing, and careful production required to complete these pieces.

Cork Craft Month 2017 is a month long festival of craft celebrating of the amazing abundance of high quality craft produced in Cork County and City. Crafts people working individually or alongside other artists present a diverse range of high quality craft activities. Through exhibitions, workshops, craft fairs and seminars you can make, see, collect and learn about contemporary craft.

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

This is Not the FAS Building | Group Exhibition at Mallow Arts Festival, Cork

27 to 30 July

This is not the FAS Building is an exhibition by local, professional artists including Mark Kent, Maria Kent, Christine McAuliffe, Sarah Buckley, Joseph Heffernan, Claire O’Keeffe, Bill Buckley, Danny McCarthy and Mary O’Connor as part of the inaugural Mallow Arts Festival.

As part of the Mallow Arts Festival programme, there will be a walk through of the exhibition will the artists present on Friday 28th and some of the artists will give presentations on previous and current work on Sunday 30th July.

Taking place in the unused FAS offices in 104 Main Street, Mallow, Co. Cork.

Further information on the exhibition and the festival is available on

Mining Light | Barbara Kenneally at the Sarah Walker Gallery, Cork

11 to 31 July 2017
Sarah Walker Gallery, Castletownbere, Co. Cork

The Sarah Walker Gallery presents Mining Light by Barbara Kenneally. The exhibtion features eleven glass sculptures combined with photography. Her current collection of work focuses on rocks, as geology and particularly the disused Copper Mines near Alllihies on the Beara Pennisula are core influences on her work.
Kenneally’s work is exhibited alongside etchings of rock pools by emerging artist Aileen Farnan and paintings by Norah Porter and Sarah Walker.

West Cork Landscapes | Group Exhibition at Blue House Gallery, Schull

28 July to 15 August
Opening on Friday 28 July, 6pm

Blue House Gallery, Schull, will be showing work by West Cork artists Donagh Carey, Wendy Dison, Barry Linnane and Catherine Weld.

The inspiration of living in West Cork provides a common theme that unites the diverse approaches of the four artists. For both Donagh and Wendy, the rural landscape’s relationship with its human inhabitants, both ancient and contemporary, is frequently referenced. Wendy’s recent work has also been informed by a sense of absence, the old field boundaries and tracks over the hills reminding her of the uses to which this land was put in the past. Donagh’s home faces the Atlantic and inevitably his work acknowledges the ever changing state of light and weather on the sea and land. Catherine Weld’s paintings are her response to the physical and emotional experience of being in the landscape which she aims to express through the physicality of paint, charcoal, pencil or ink on canvas or paper.

Sculptor Barry Linnane is best known for large public works in metal, such as the one on Bantry pier, but he also enjoys creating smaller gallery pieces suitable for the home and garden. Having grown up around boats and harbours, he is inspired by crossing points: coastline, harbour, man and boat, architecture, atmosphere, weather and character. These are reflected through design, texture, colour and presence.

Blue House Gallery
Main St,
Co. Cork

Ian Humphreys Exhibition at Doswell Gallery, Cork

15 July to 10 August
Reception on Saturday 29 July, 6pm.

Doswell Gallery presents works from internationally acclaimed artist Ian Humphreys. Ian’s newest paintings are drawn from moments and feelings encountered from the landscape surrounding his studio on Heir Island, West Cork. The exhibition runs on par with another of Ian’s earlier works at Lissard Estate House, Skibbereen, West Cork and the launch of his new book which is also available to purchase from the gallery.

Ians new book “Selected Paintings 2007-2017” will feature portraits of the artist by photographer John Minihan, words from Peter Murray and Nicholas Fox Weber, high quality images of a selection of his paintings and a limited edition print.

Doswell Gallery
West Square
Co. Cork
T: +353 (0)23 8848137

European Art History Diploma at University College Cork

At a time when questions about the nature of Europe, and what it means to be European are contentious, this course seeks to explore the concept of European identity displayed through visual culture.

This course will examine visual culture as expressed through the push and pull between the metropolitan centres (such as Rome, Venice and Florence and Amsterdam) and European regions. We will use cultural artefacts (e.g. paintings, architecture and the decorative arts) to examine these centre/periphery tensions from Classical Antiquity to the Baroque in year one and from neo-Classicism to contemporary art practices in year two.

Programme lectures take place on Tuesday evenings, from late September, on the main UCC campus between 7-10pm

For any further queries please contact James Cronin, programme coordinator, email

This is Not a Dream | Overnight Event at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Saturday 29 July, 6pm and Sunday 30 July, 10am.

The artist partnership art manoeuvres aims to respond to the current climate in Ireland for making art in a collaborative context and seeks to engage new audiences in art and politics. Following six months of intensive research work by the artists, the first event: Emergency Sleepover: Delusions, Dreams and Dilemmas, was held in June at Clonakilty Community Arts Centre.

This is Not a Dream will be the second overnight, performative event, providing an opportunity to imagine and engage with urgent social and political issues in an immersive environment. During the evening, participants will co-create contexts and characters on the theme of survival in simulated scenarios including interventions, screenings, analogue urban projections and more. This is neither performance nor spectacle: come as a participant to co-create an unforgettable shared experience. BYOB (Bring Your Own Bedding – nutrition provided).

As a lead in to This Is Not a Dream, art manoeuvres will be in residency at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre for one month from July 8. An open-door policy will operate during this residency to invite the general public in West Cork to get involved and participate on the night.

Strictly over 18’s. Limited places available. Up to 24 people can attend from 6pm – 11pm. Only 12 people can stay overnight. To express an interest in attending this event please contact Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre Front Desk.

Please contact: or call 02822090
Find out more about art manoeuvres on or

Axes and Attitude | Group Exhibition at Nash 19, Cork

13 to 29 July

Dervla Baker, John Dwyer, Sanda Gälińa, Cillian Moynihan
Curated by Emily O’Flynn and Pádraig Spillane

TACTIC and Sternview Gallery | Nash19 have aligned to present works from early career artists based in Cork City. Axes and Attitude features photographic works from Dervla Baker and Sanda Gälińa with contemporary painting from John Dwyer and Cillian Moynihan.

Daily exhibition entry via Nash 19 Restaurant and Food Shop, 19 Princes Street, Cork
Monday to Friday 7:30am – 4pm, Saturdays 8:30am – 4pm (Closed Sundays).

Information session on new artist and writers’ social welfare pilot scheme, Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

Wednesday 19 July, 3pm

Triskel Arts Centre will organise and host an impartial advisory clinic with Maurice J Power, following the recent announcement of new arrangements related to artist and writers’ access to social welfare supports.

This one hour clinic is to help artists and writers navigate the new social welfare system. Those in attendance are encouraged to email questions in advance so that the speaker can tailor his presentation to deliver the most valuable information as prioritised by the audience.

MJ Power Accountants are an organisation who provide professional financial services to the arts sector, specialising in the areas of Chartered Certified Accountancy, Tax Advisors and are Registered Auditors.

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And detailed information on VAI website here:

This advice clinic is free to attend.

Deadline for questions is Monday 17 July
Please RSVP and send advanced questions to