Category: Munster – Cork


Heroes and Villains | Anne Boddaert and Michael Waldron at Crawford Art Gallery

8 February to 25 August

The Crawford Art Gallery presents Heroes and Villains, a selection of works from the collection exploring the archetypes of good and evil characters, and the middle ground between them. This family friendly exhibition, finds its inspiration in a time when we are unsure of who or what to trust.

From fallen heroes and reformed villains to accidental heroes, heroes of the moment, and villains for all time, this exhibition showcases a wide variety of real or imagined figures and the many ways that artists have celebrated or presented the shades of good or bad in all of us.

This extensive exhibition draws from eighteenth-century oil paintings to contemporary prints, displaying a variety of mediums, successfully conveying the ethos of the gallery, as a delightful fusion of contemporary and historical works.

Through the eclectic nature of the works on display, by artists such as, Picasso, Suzanna Chan, Seán Keating, Rita Duffy and Maclise, the viewer is invited to explore the boundaries of good and evil. Familiar faces from popular culture like Roy Keane, Captain America and Aunt Petunia from Harry Potter (Fiona Shaw) sit beside Eva Braun, King Lear and Satan himself, allowing us to form questions about what typifies a hero and how culture shapes our concept of what it takes to be a hero or a villain.

Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
T: +353 (0)21 480 5042
E: info@crawfordartgallery.ie
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The Department of Arts and Health Open Day at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design

Friday 23 February 2018

It would be hard not to have noticed the regeneration of one of Cork’s most eye catching buildings at the intersection of Grand Parade and South Mall. This gleaming and elegant building is now home to an exciting new Department dedicated to advancing the transformative power of the Arts.

While a new configuration, the Department is rooted in the arts’ history of the Crawford College of Art and Design and the innovation of CIT. It offers the only generic professional training in Art Therapy in the Republic, as well as a Professional Master of Education for Post Primary teachers specialising in Art and Design (run jointly with UCC). Other courses include certificates in Arts in Group Facilitation and Creativity and Change, a range of Art Therapy short courses and a portfolio course.

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CIT Crawford College of Art and Design
The Lough, Cork
T: (021) 433 5200
E: artsoffice@cit.ie
W: arts.cit.ie


Between Something and Nothing | Evgeniya Martirosyan at TACTIC Gallery, Cork

9 February to 24 February 2018

Evgeniya Martirosyan’s new body of work Between Something and Nothing stems from her interest in philosophy and science. It represents an intuitive response to concepts of time, matter, chaos, and transformation. The latest developments in science raise many questions about the nature of reality, as it seems uncertainty and relativity are part of the very fabric of our world. Working with elemental materials and using a broad range of techniques, Martirosyan explores the poetic possibilities of the constantly shifting and elusive state of things.

Martirosyan’s work for this exhibition incorporates various materials and effects that have a problematic or hesitant quality: ice (frost), water, air, light, and foam. Transient organic matter is framed and contrasted by structures made out of rigid materials like metal and plastic. She uses repurposed industrial mechanisms, such as refrigeration and compression units, to activate the work initiating processes of growth and change. As the matter continues to evolve in unpredictable ways, the aim is to find fragile beauty in ambiguity and perpetual transformation, creating opportunities for reflection.

This exhibition is supported by Cork City Council Arts Office and the Arts Council. The artist has been supported with graduate residencies from Sample-Studios and the National Sculpture Factory.

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TACTIC at The Crypt,
St. Luke’s Former Church,
O’Mahoney’s Ave.,
St. Luke’s Cross,
Summerhill North
Cork City
E: tactic@sample-studios.com
W: sample-studios.com


Vesper | Austin McQuinn at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

10 February to 28 April 2018

‘Vesper’ is an archaic word for evening and also for the most common species of bat. For this solo exhibition of new work Austin McQuinn deepens his long interest in human-animal relationships by exploring the marginal existences and consciousness of bats.

Inspired by the church gallery space, situated between the belfry and the cavernous basement, McQuinn’s new paintings evoke the bat’s phenomenal experience of its world.

Austin McQuinn’s first solo exhibition ‘Occupied Territories’ took place at Triskel Arts Centre in 1991, this is his first time exhibiting in the Christchurch space.

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


ASSEMBLY | Deirdre Breen at Cork Printmakers’ Print Gallery

2 February to 16 March 2018

Deirdre Breen creates screen-prints characterised by flat abstract motifs and geometric compositions. Her work explores the interplay between solid and space through studies in colour and form. She is interested in the possibilities and limitations of relational elements, and the infinite variations unturned. Experimental and methodical, her work celebrates abstraction, gradation and symmetry.

Deirdre graduated from Limerick School of Art & Design (2008) with a B.A. in Visual Communications. She worked in London for a number of years, designing for a range of international clients and she was also part of curatorial team for the annual Graphic Design Walk, part of The London Design Festival. Deirdre has been working full-time as a Designer, since she returned to Ireland in 2013. Her print practice developed in 2016 and her first solo show ‘Superstruct’, opened in 2017 in Damn Fine Print, Dublin. Group exhibitions include ‘Halftone’ (2017), (2016) at The Library Project, ‘LTD Edition’, as part of Cork Culture Night 2017, 2020 Art Gallery and Vue Art Fair 2017.

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


Sustainable Futures | Group Exhibition at Sirius Arts Centre

9 February to 1 April 2018

What does the future hold for planet Earth and all life on it? How will it cope with the pressures of a world that appears to prioritise unsustainable growth? Now more than ever, there is an urgency for society as a whole to re-evaluate its relationship to our environment and to recognise that individual as well as collective actions can make a difference. If we do not share the common goal of sustainability, there is a very real threat that we will suffer the consequences of our actions, or indeed our inactions, for generations to come.

Sustainable Futures is a multi-part collaborative project, curated and facilitated by Claire Ryan that seeks to open a dialogue around the environment and sustainability. The project encompasses a group exhibition of work by artists Méadhbh O’ Connor, Fiona Kelly, David Thomas Smith and Sarah Lincoln; a series of public talks by leading Irish research scientists from the Environmental Research Institute (UCC) and the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy (UCC). A series of group workshops facilitated by locally based artists will examine and respond to some of the ideas in the exhibition. YMCA Cobh will work with artist Colette Lewis, the Green-Schools committee from Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh will work with artist Carol-Anne Connolly, and a group of local participants will work with writer Billy O’Callaghan. The outcomes of these collaborations will be presented and discussed in a public forum at Sirius Arts Centre on Tuesday 28th March at 6.30pm.

Sirius Arts Centre
The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, Co. Cork
T: 021 4813790
E: info@siriusartscentre.ie
W: siriusartscentre.ie


Alt Masc | Stephen Doyle at Lavit Gallery, Cork

6 to 24 February 2018

Opening: Tuesday 6th February 5:00–7:00pm

Recent Crawford College of Art and Design graduate, Stephen Doyle is exhibiting his first solo show ‘Alt Masc’ at The Lavit Gallery in Cork this February. Doyle is the recipient of the Lavit Gallery’s ‘Student of the Year Award’, an award first given 50 years ago, adding him to a long list of emerging artists awarded the opportunity to debut their work under the prestigious title.

‘Alt Masc’ discusses the place of queer attributes within male culture. The work challenges society’s perception of the male role. This exhibition is a display of the plurality of masculinities rather than the singular portrayal of hypermasculinity we have become accustomed to. It is a closer examination of societal pressures, to conform to outdated ideals.

The work features a spectrum of queer men redefining the boundaries of the male identity. The individuals included in the figurative painting series are empowering an alternative version of man. While the installation elements co-inhabiting the space reflect a repressive expectation of characteristics associated with masculinity.
Stephen Doyle is on the shortlist for Emerald Winter Pride Art Awards 2018. At his graduate show he was awarded, along with the Lavit Gallery’s Student of the Year, CIT Crawford’s Graduate Residency Award, CIT’s Purchase Prize, and was longlisted for the RDS Visual Art Awards 2017. His previous work has been endorsed by both Stephen Fry and Rory O’Neill (a.k.a Panti Bliss), quoting the work as “tragically necessary” and “Impressive”.

The Lavit Gallery
5 Father Mathew St, Cork
T:(021) 427 7749
E: thelavitgallery@eircom.net
W: lavitgallery.com


Human | James McCloskey at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design

1 to 16 February 2018

James McClockey’s work addresses difficult societal issues, including marginalisation, homelessness, and exploitation, through the medium of paint.

He is a 2017 graduate of CIT CCAD, and was awarded this exhibition Prize by the Registrar (then, and now President of CIT ) Dr. Barry O’Connor, at the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Applied Art & Fine Art Degree Show 2017, Beyond Dialogue.

CIT Crawford College of Art and Design
The Lough, Cork
T: (021) 433 5200
E: artsoffice@cit.ie
W: arts.cit.ie


The Paradise of The Heart | Tomas Penc & Peter Nash at TACTIC Gallery

27 January to 8 February 2017

The Paradise of The Heart is a collaborative exhibition by Cork-based artists Tomas Penc and Peter Nash. Inspired by an allegorical literary work ‘Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart’ by the 17th-century scholar John Amos Comenius, this collaborative exhibition examines the concept of home as a safe place for personal development and self-expression. In the exhibition, the artists respond visually to this allegorical work and bring its subject matter into the contemporary context of Cork city.

The aim, however, is not to recreate the text literally but instead to employ it as a conceptual starting point. In the disused residential accommodation inside the grounds of Elizabeth Fort, the artists create an immersive installation in which the environment of the uninhabited domestic setting becomes an integral element of the work.

The exhibition consists of brand new artworks created specifically for this context, alongside re-iterations of existing pieces which have been further developed to work in correspondence with this unique location. The project is hosted by TACTIC Gallery and supported by the National Sculpture Factory, Cork City Council and Sample-Studios.

TACTIC
Elizabeth Fort
Barrack Street
Cork City
T: +353 (0)871716621
E: tactic@sample-studios.com
W: sample-studios.com


Buzz and Hum | Richard Gorman & Samuel Walsh at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

13 January to 20 February 2018

An exhibition of paintings by Richard Gorman and Samuel Walsh

Buzz and Hum brings together the work of Richard Gorman and Samuel Walsh, highlighting the relationship between the two artists and their work. Both Gorman and Walsh have exhibited widely and regularly since the 1980s, and while their formal approach to painting differs, the two artists share an interest in expressive colour and pattern.

The exhibition will be opened on Friday 12 January at 4.00 pm by artist, Charles Tyrrell and there will be an opportunity to hear both artists speak about their work on Saturday 13 January at 12 noon.

“The title of this exhibition by the two artists who have been familiar with each other’s work for nearly 30 years, derives from an insight arrived by one, then happily endorsed by the other, regarding a persistent distinction between their respective bodies of work.” – Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Limerick City Gallery of Art with an essay by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith offering an elegant insight into the work of both artists.

The vibrant colours and expressive patterns that are seen in the work of both of the artists makes this exhibition one that shouldn’t be missed.

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


In Two Minds (1978/2018): Interrogated | Kevin Atherton at Sirius Arts Centre

19 January, 7pm

A Video/Performance by Kevin Atherton, to mark the programme launch of One Here Now: The Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland Project. Followed by A Conversation on ‘In Two Minds’ – Kevin Atherton and Sarah Hayden.

Kevin Atherton’s ‘In Two Minds’ was first installed at the Serpentine Gallery, London in 1978. Now, forty years later, Atherton will re-enter this video-performance live at Sirius Arts Centre. The artist of 1978 will interview himself in 2018. Their cross-temporal combat will be followed by a performative interview in which Sarah Hayden will interrogate the Atherton of today. Meanwhile, a sequence of ‘Athertons Looped’ will run—for one night only—in the centre gallery. Playing with concepts of authorial control and the artwork’s relation to its audience, this event prepares the walls for the imminent reappearance of One Here Now, a series of wall murals made by Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland at Sirius Arts Centre in 1996, and the closing of the centre gallery of Sirius Arts Centre as we currently know it.

‘In Two Minds: Interrogated’ sets up the terms for an encounter between Atherton and O’Doherty’s work. ‘Atherton After Ireland’, an exhibition conceived as part of ‘One Here Now: Brian O’Doherty / The Patrick Ireland Project 2018-19’, will take place at Sirius Arts Centre in September 2018. Comprising multi-media work from across his extraordinarily diverse career, newly commissioned pieces and a voiced intervention by Sarah Hayden, this project will be a comprehensive exposition of Atherton’s work, staged in dialogue with O’Doherty’s legacy at Sirius

Sirius Arts Centre
The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, Co. Cork
T: 021 4813790
E: info@siriusartscentre.ie
W: siriusartscentre.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
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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


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