Opening this week: 27 March – 2 April 2017

First post of 2017, we have seen a few changes since the last update. Glad to see that Sample Studios have found a new home and that TACTIC will continue in different locations.Camden Palace have lost their temporary home and are now in search of a new space.

It is now even more important to support the spaces that we have but also encourage the development of new ones. Aideen Quirke, Director of Sample Studios gave an inspiring talk in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery during her recently curated show MEANWHILE. She gave us her experience of running Sample Studios and she is encouraging others to start their own spaces. Emily O’Flynn also spoke about setting up your own exhibition spaces. Their talk was partially recorded and can be seen here.

Here are the exhibition openings for this week in Cork:

TACTIC | Concretus: Ulterior Objects | 30 March – 20 April 2017| Opening Reception: Thursday 30 March, 6pm

Concretus: Ulterior Objects – a solo exhibition by LSAD graduate Sophie Gough opens at Elizabeth Fort off Barrack’s street in Cork City on Thursday 30 March.

Curated by Emily O’Flynn and TACTIC’s curatorial residency graduates Alison Fogarty (CCAD) and Dervla Mulcahy (LSAD), this exhibition is the result of TACTIC, Sample-Studios and National Sculpture Factory’s Graduate Award Residencies.

Gough’s practice is concerned with disrupting the relationships we have with familiar materials through their representation as art objects. In considering the fusion of concrete and plastic this new body of work solidifies her most recent research whilst on her residency at Sample-Studios and the National Sculpture Factory.

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery | Soft Ground | 1 -22 April 2017 | Opening Reception: Friday 31 March 6pm

Soft Ground is a three person exhibition by Sophie Behal, Maeve Lynch and Cliodhna O’ Riordan taking place in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery.

The exhibition is a multi-disciplinary installation of new works and an interactive testing area exploring materiality and site-specificity.The artists have a shared curiosity that drives their work around structures, the transformation of matter, and its generative properties.

Soft Ground explores the idea of a rest period in relation to the artists’ individual practices; where the gallery acts as a ground for them to come together for a time.

This is the second of two exhibition opportunities provided by CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery to recent graduates of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. A call for proposals went out to graduates looking for innovative uses of the gallery space and ways of engaging with the CIT community and wider public. There will be a schedule of public and educational events facilitated by the artists throughout the exhibition as a way to enhance this engagement.

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork

Opening hours: Tues – Fri, 11am – 5pm, Sat, 12pm – 5pm



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