elsewhere | CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery and Elizabeth Fort, Cork


28 April to 20 May

elsewhere is a selected group exhibition by members of Backwater Artists Group, curated by Helen Farrell. The exhibition takes place across two sites in Cork city, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery and Elizabeth Fort.

In this exhibition selected artists are responding to a specific site within either CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery or Elizabeth Fort. The two sites offer them the opportunity to challenge the physical space of the art gallery or to respond to spaces within the Fort that once functioned as domestic dwellings, a Garda Station and Training Centre, as well as the North West parapet and an air raid shelter.

A key aspect of this project is the collaborative support of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design including an interactive project with undergraduate students of the college. The students involved have each been paired up with an exhibiting artist. The documentation of this interactive project will be presented in the project space of the Gallery for the duration of the exhibition.

Participating artists:
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery – Megan and Cassandra Eustace, Helen Horgan, Róisín Lewis, John Kent, Ben Reilly, Éilis Ni Fhaoláin and Luke Sisk

Elizabeth Fort – Johnny Bugler, Angie Shanahan, Tracy White Fitzgerald, Elaine Coakley, Gerard O’Callaghan, Jo Kelley, Peter Martin, Helen O’Keeffe, Angela Gilmour, Darn Thorn and Sean Hanrahan.

Venues: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork and Elizabeth Fort, Barrack Street, Cork