Art in Cork turned one a few weeks back, unfortunately a busy work and study schedule has meant that the blog has taken a step back recently. I will continue to post updates of exhibition openings and listings but on a monthly basis instead of weekly. I hope to jump back into it with gusto in September and finally get around to doing studio visits and weekly features of Cork based artists. I look forward to showing the online world all the amazing things that are happening in the city!
The exhibitions you need to see this week are:
CIT Crawford College of Art and Design | Cooked | 10 – 15 June 2016
CIT Crawford College of Art and Design’s Degree Show 2016, Cooked opens on Thursday 9 June at 6pm. This is a great opportunity to experience the work of final year BA (Hons) Fine Art & BA hons Contemporary Applied Art students.
2020 Gallery | A Moment in Time – A solo show by Ludmila Korol |2 June – 2 July 2016
“Renowned for capturing the unique essence of the intangibility of time, Ludmila has applied this skill to a collection of works which focuses on the spark between individuals that occurs in relationships of all kinds. New friends and old, strangers and lovers, familial bonds and across generational divides, this sense of recognition that instills comfort in us all, these beautiful paintings capture just that feeling. Those of us who love art will recognise that this same experience of connection also occurs when we meet a special work of art which makes this exhibition even more intriguing.”
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery | Peer | 3 – 25 June 2016
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery is pleased to present PEER, an exhibition by Backwater Artists Group studio members.
PEER presents a selection of new work by 27 current studio members. The title ‘Peer’ refers to both this group studio environment, which the work originates from, and to the democratic process that was used for selecting the work for the exhibition. Each artist had a vote on all the pieces submitted for the exhibition.
The action ‘to peer’, as in looking closely whether at an object or an idea, is the basis for artists’ practice. The cross section of work in the show highlights how differently each artist moves from this point using different marks or materials in order to essentially define their place in the world.
Lewis Glucksman Gallery | 2116 | 25 March – 3 July
2116 is a forecast of the next century. It explores our predictions and projections of an increasingly globalised and technology-driven world, and asks how Ireland will look from both within the country and from outside. From our contemporary vantage point, halfway between the origins of Irish independence in 1916 and an unknown, imagined future, how do visual artists see the next 100 years?
The exhibition 2116: Forecast of the next century features 16 Irish artists whose works present a vision of our changing society, the technological advances, progress and decline that will shape the coming century. Taking place one hundred years after the Easter Rising, 2116 is a platform for what is rising now and a way for Ireland in all its definitions to begin to imagine what lies ahead.
Crawford Art Gallery | Conflicting Visions in a Turbulent Age 1900–1916 | 3 June– 20 August 2016
Curated by Dr Éimear O’Connor the exhibition will focus on several themes, both social and political, that effected Ireland between 1900 and 1916 including the First World War as seen through the eyes of Irish war artists Sir William Orpen and Sir John Lavery; the Cork International Exhibition (1902); artistic responses to the Easter Rising 1916; the cultural lives of Cork-born Terence McSwiney and Sir Hugh Lane; the consecration of the Honan Chapel (1915), the Cork International Exhibition (1902-03); and the rise of the Irish Agricultural Co-Operative Movement as espoused by Sir Horace Plunkett, Cork-born R.A. Anderson, and artist and cultural commentator, George Russell (AE).
Coming up later in June:
The Atrium, City Hall | Cork Printmakers – 25 | 17 -26 June 2016
Celebrating 25 years – 25 artists – 25 prints – 25” x 25”
This exhibition by members of Cork Printmakers is a key part of the activities celebrating the organisation’s 25th anniversary as a leading print studio in Ireland, looking forward to an exciting future.
Selected by Miranda Driscoll, Director, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh from an Open Call, 25 artists were invited to create a new print on paper, measuring 25 inches square. On this significant occasion the artists were encouraged to consider the future and its infinite possibilities for both themselves and for Cork Printmakers. This exhibition will display the breadth of Cork Printmakers’ members’ artistic and technical accomplishments.
Part of Cork Midsummer Festival