We are nearing the end of January 2016 already it is hard to believe. This week you still have a chance to catch the last days of Underground Images at CIT James Barry Exhibition Centre, ending Jan 22 and My Last Day at Seventeen by Doug DuBois, ending Jan 23. There is also one week left to see SOLAS at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, ending Jan 29.
Exhibition openings for the coming week: Sirius Arts Centre | This Must be the Place | The Great Island | 26 Jan – 26 Feb 2016
“If white-walled rooms are the site for exhibitions one week, a recording studio or political workshop the next, then it is no longer the container that defines the content.”
Alex Farquharson, Bureaux de Change (2006)
This Must be the Place | The Great Island is a project that invites the community of Cobh, the Great Island and beyond to attend and participate in a series of activities that try to answer some of these questions through a five-week programme of events.
Proposed events and activities include: film screenings, music and other performances, workshops, discussions, artists’ talks, maritime talks, kids’ classes, music for kids and more. Mostly lunchtime and afternoon events with some weekend and evening activities, on any given day you can learn how to make a musical instrument or use an SLR camera, listen to records, drink a coffee, hear about the history of the Old Yacht Club or about how to build a boat. Take a seat and read a book, meet your neighbours, listen to a tall tale or two, have an argument, have your say.
This must be the place.
Times for events vary please see their Facebook page for updates.
Sullivan’s Quay | Tenemos | 25 – 30 January 2016
Opening Tuesday 26 January 6pm
An exhibition by the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design MA in Art Therapy 2015 graduates.
Opening hours: Monday – Thursday 9am – 9pm, Friday 9am – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 12.30pm
Opening: Wednesday January 27 7.30pm
Documentary and exhibition by Complete Control Films.
The Printer documentary looks at Field Printers in Youghal, Co.Cork, a unique printing house and shop dating back to 1850, now run by Bill Field, the last in the family line.
The exhibition meditates on the dying art of handcrafted setting and printing processes and showcases artefacts from the workshop as well as archive posters from the 1930s and 1940s. Poster highlights include the original premiere poster for Moby Dick and a town council poster urging Youghal natives to delay implementing the new regime of changing the clocks for Daylight Saving Time.
The documentary was conceived and shot by filmmakers Michael Twomey and Kieran McCarthy of Complete Control Films.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm