Opening this week: 4 – 10 January 2016

Happy New Year to all the art lovers in Cork! We have an exciting year of art ahead of us in Cork and we have two new exhibitions opening this week.

eamonn_hartlyCIT Wandesford Quay Gallery – SOLAS – Glass Society of Ireland – 6 – 29 January 2016

SOLAS is a touring exhibition showcasing glass makers in Ireland by the Glass Society of Ireland. The exhibition has previously traveled to three venues including: NCAD Gallery, Dublin, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery, Waterford and now CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

The exhibition includes work by selected artists Scott Benefield, Patrick Blythe, Emma Bourke, Sinead Brennan, Sean Campbell, Debbie Dawson, Roisin de Buitleir, Karen Donnellan, Gwyn Grace, Eamonn Hartley, Karl Harron, Catherine Keenan, Peadar Lamb, Alison Lowry, Sarah McEvoy, Meadhbh McIlgorm, Sadhbh Mowlds, Jenny Mulligan, Michelle Ryan, Killan Schurmann, Aoife Soden, Andrea Spencer, Suzannah Vaughan and Catherine Wilcoxson.

Opening hours: Wednesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm 

12369226_10153892107134274_1704976342724920886_nAlchemy – Dismantle – New work by Kate O’Shea – 8 January – 4 February 2016

Kate O’ Shea is a visual artist currently based in Sample-Studios in Cork city. A recent graduate of Printmaking & Contemporary Practice in Limerick School of Art and Design, O’ Shea received a 12-month Bursary Award for Cork Printmakers. She currently divides her time between the Printmakers and her own studio.
O’ Shea’s research into printmaking as a tool for social change and community involvement informs her practice. Using traditional printmaking processes to explore physical and mental landscapes, Kate O’ Shea creates layered images with fleeting glimpses of the urban environment.

10432462_1115842195092745_4231941537671709953_nA special shout out to Cork artist Pádraig Spillane whose solo exhibition Shills presented by Engage Art Studios, takes place in 126 Artist-run Gallery, Galway opening Friday the 8th of January 2016, 7pm.

This exhibition is part of an ongoing collaborative project between Engage Art Studios Galway and Sample-Studios, Cork.

Pádraig Spillane utilises diverse representational processes and object arrangements to explore ideas regarding desires and intimacies. His works connect image generation and appropriation with 3D stagings. Shills at 126 Gallery features new works which, by incorporating object and image manipulations, produce anthropomorphic resonances and extend an ongoing investigation of mirror effect arrangements.

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