Munster – Cork
27th – 28th May | Opening : 24th May at 6.30pm | View Point will be opened by Trish Brennan, head of Fine Art Crawford College of Art & Design preceded by a performance of the St. John’s Gospel choir.
St. John’s Central College Lár Choláiste Eoin. Sawmill Street, Cork
Opening hours: 11 am – 8 pm.
St John’s College is pleased to announce the opening of View Point, the 2013 end of year exhibition on Friday 24th May at 6;30 pm. The exhibition, which features work from 20 courses, including art, interior design, jewellery, animation, film, set design, fashion and many more marks the important point of the student’s progress from further education.
Visual and design education in particular encourages the student to observe and examine their everyday experiences and see things from alternate viewpoints. The broad range of courses at St John’s College help to equip all students with an understanding and appreciation of their potential, as well as that of their peers studying different subjects. The View Point exhibition is a symbolic and creative celebration of the completion of a phase of study and the emergence, hopefully to the opportunity to apply developed skills within the broader society.
For more information, please email Harry Moore at email@example.com 086 8173703 or Ray Lonergan at firstname.lastname@example.org 021 4255500
Lost and Found in the Dark Room
22nd – 26th May
Courtyard Crafts-upstairs, Main St, Schull, West Cork
Lost and Found in the Dark Room an exhibition of paintings and projection by Oonagh Hurley (in association with the Fastnet Short Film Festival).
… Soft as an Easy Chair
17th May – 14th June
Cork Film Centre is, Gunpowdermills Centre, Ballingcollig, Co. Cork
Opening hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 5.30pm
Cork Film Centre play host to CIT Crawford College of Art & Design graduates Rachel Barton and Rob Power. Barton and Power received this exhibition as a Cork Film Centre award last June at their degree exhibition EXXIT.
District 9 Chianti
13th May – 15th June | Opening: 13th May at 5.30pm
2nd Floor, O’Rahilly Building, U.C.C.
District 9 Chianti by photographer Fionn McCann will be launched on Monday May 13th at 5.30 pm on the 2nd Floor, O’Rahilly Building, U.C.C.
Associated with an international conference, “Identity & Conflict in Tuscany” it will be opened by Chris Clarke, Glucksman Gallery. The exhibition is the result of a four-year collaborative project with local Tuscan wild boar hunters and the author Dario Castagno. It will be on show until June 15th 2013.
Opening: 16th May at 7pm.
TACTIC, 3rd Floor Sample-Studios, Sullivan’s Quay, Cork
New works by Robert Power, recipient of Sample-Studios, Crawford College of Art CIT graduate residency award.
Rory Mullen’s Hours of Idleness.
Thurs 16th May 5:30pm.
Unit 8, Winthrop Arcade, Oliver Plunkett St. Cork City.
Each year the National Sculpture Factory gives out one major Graduate Award Bursary to one outstanding artist from the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Degree show The artist choosen in 2012 was Rory Mullen. This exhibition is the culmination of this artist’s, 6 months residency at the NSF.
With ‘Rory Mullen: Hours of Idleness’, Rory presents a new body of work completed during his six-month graduate residency at the National Sculpture Factory. Comprising drawings, video and small-scale sculpture, this exhibition evidences a move away from the immersive cardboard installations stemming from his degree show, which garnered him critical acclaim. Conceptually however, he continues to investigate ideas of the everyday and the useless, filtered through the lens of his own particularly anarchic humour and a defiantly ‘anti-slick’ aesthetic.
‘Rory Mullen: Hours of Idleness’ runs from May 16th– 26th. 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Free & Open to all.
Eamon Colman – Scattered Showers
Thursday 16 May – Saturday 31 August
The exhibition Scattered Showers by Eamon Colman brings together new work that is centrally concerned with the exploration of different forms of weather. The starting point is the experienced weather felt by the artist from his rural home, located 900 ft. up a hill in County Kilkenny. As a walker the experiential feeds his paintings, for him these are an elaboration of nature itself as felt through his imagination. Here he explores how the weather draws on its complex relationship to our “real” and immediate experience.
100 Years Independence of Albania
1st – 31st May | Opening: 9th May at 6pm
Douglas Library, Cork.
Azem Koleci a photographer and activist brings this photographic exhibition to Cork to mark 100 years of Albanian independence.
(Also thanksgiving goes to National Museum of Albania as main souce of this work, Aleksader Meksi an archaeolog and former Prime Minister of Albania as researcher of this work)
This year, is a year long celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Independence of Albania when Albanians celebrate the 100th birthday of establishing the Independent Albania, the first Albanian state in modern history. This exhibition, featuring photographic prints from the Albanian national museum, is dedicated to this anniversary.
4th May – 8th June
West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, Co. Cork
Opening at West Cork Arts Centre on Saturday 4 May is Octagon, an exhibition of painting, print, drawing, mixed-media, video and sound works by West Cork-based artists – Alison Cronin, Marie Cullen, Sharon Dipity, Paul Forde-Cialis, Ian Humphreys, Tess Leak, Susan Montgomery and Sarah Ruttle, which showcases the diverse studio practices of 8 artists who facilitate creative learning programmes at the Centre. The exhibition opens to the public at 3.00pm this Saturday and runs until Saturday 8 June.
The Irish Sculpture Awards
5th – 26th May
Mill Cove Gallery, Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork
The best of Irish Sculpture from Bob Quinn, Ana Duncan, Ken Drew, Vivian Hansbury, Barra Cassidy, Fidelma Massey, Peter Killeen, Anna Campbell, Colm O’Brien, Richard Healy, Sonia Caldwell, Helen Walsh, Seamus Gill, Elizabeth O’Kane, Pat Connor, Petr Holecek, Dervella McNee, Aoife Bambury, Eamonn Ceannt, Elizabeth Petcu, Mette Sofie Roche, Fergal Donnelly, Lewis Goodman, Alison Lowry, Una Ní Shé, Katarzyna Horzela, Merce Canadell, Evelina Wojtowicz, Bobby Blount, Alva Gallagher, Ayelet Lalor and Michael Keane