Opening this week: 1 – 7 June

The degree show season is in full swing now with more summer shows to look forward to in Cork. Four openings on Friday 5th June in Cork, make the most of with an art walk around the city. The graduating Photography students from St John’s Central College are showing their work at Camden Palace Hotel and Cork Vision Centre‘s first summer show is from Spacelab a ceramics and painting duo. Melanie Lynch has a solo exhibit at Quay Co Op and Amy Russell show her photography at Alchemy Coffee and Books Store. The third year CIT CCAD students are exhibiting in Cork Airport from Saturday.

Screen Shot 2015-06-03 at 14.23.35Ascent by Third Year CIT Crawford College of Art and Design students open this Saturday 6th June 6pm at Cork Airport. Ascent hopes to convey the way in which humans interact with an ever-changing and moving modern world around them. We hope to accomplish this through referencing our own constantly evolving art practice within the transitory environment of Cork airport. We wish to show that both the contemporary art world and Ireland are not places of stagnation but of growth. Ascent runs until the 28th of June.

Screen Shot 2015-06-03 at 14.17.00All Out of Cement is the end of year exhibition of graduating photography students from St. John’s Central College. It will be officially opened at 6pm on Friday 5th June at Camden Palace Hotel by guest speaker Louise Maher. Louise is a former St John’s student and founder of the annual Cork Photo Festival.  The exhibition runs until June 12th.

Screen Shot 2015-06-03 at 14.07.35Cork Vision Centre presents Third Dimension a joint exhibition by Claudia Flach and Christine Metz aka Spacelab featuring ceramic objects and painting. The exhibition opens on June 6th and runs until July 25th.


Becoming – What’s behind this second? an exhibition by Melanie Lynch opens on the 5th of June in the Quay Co.Op (1st floor) at 7pm and it runs until June 14th.

‘Melania Lynch, artist from Chile, who studied visual art in Santiago, Chile. Living on the Beara peninsula in West Cork since late 2010. An elemental part of Lynch’s practice is her representation of metamorphosis.


The Twilight Curse Series is an exhibition of photographs by Amy Russell which opens at Alchemy Coffee and Bookstore on Friday 5th June at 6.30pm and runs until July 1st.

The work takes its influence from Irish myths and legends such as The Tuatha Dé Danann, magic, mortality and the unknown mystical other worlds of spirit and form. This multi-layered work emanates hints of playfulness, mysticism and melancholy.

Amy Russell is a visual artist originally from The Beara Peninsula West Cork.Russell graduated from Limerick School Of Art and Design with a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and in 2005 received an MFA at the University of Ulster. Russell worked as a community artist in Belfast for six years and also held an art studio at queen street studios for her own personal practice. In 2007 Russell completed a Certificate in Youth Art at Maynooth College, Dublin.


Alé Mercado/Atticus/Pitercios solo exhibition runs at Cork Community Print Shop from this Saturday 6th June.
Creating his illustrations from pen and digital work, Alé Mercado has developped a strong personnal style. Dark and witty, his work is merged with the screen and wooblock printing processes. For this exhibition, Mr Mercado is presenting his latest pieces inspired by cult films, german expressionist cinema but also the medieval dark ages. Exhibition open during weekends from 1 to 6pm

This Saturday sees the first Cork Art Market hosted by Mutant Space in Rory Gallagher Square. It will be running from 10am – 4pm every second Saturday from June – September .


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