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Saturday, 3rd November: Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh: Opens Karl Burke’s “Space Gathers Itself” at 3 p.m. Runs until Sunday, 27th January 2019. Commissioned by Sirius Arts Centre as part of One Here Now: the Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland Project.
Wednesday, 3rd October: CorkDFAS lecture by Jane Choy, lecturer on 17th Century Dutch Art for the Mauritshuis, Prince William V Gallery and Huygens Museum Hofwjck, The Netherlands, “Rembrandt: Bohemian or Businessman, Romantic or Rebel?”, at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m. All welcome, non-members €15, students €5.
Saturday, 29th – Sunday, 30th September: 16th Annual Conference of Youghal Celebrates History, Mall Arts Centre, Town Hall, Youghal: info www.youghalcelebrateshistory.com or 087 7623842
Saturday, 29th September: Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition 2018: in the Millennium Hall, City Hall 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission free
Friday, 21st September: Culture Night: see www.culturenightcork.ie. Full details of events taking place throughout the County of Cork are to be seen on www.culturenightcorkcounty.ie.
Wednesday, 19th September: James Barry Exhibition Centre with CIT_Crawford opening reception of “Post” 6-8 p.m. 2018 graduates Sue Dolan, Anna Gallwey, Kevin McDonald, Aneta Sawicka curated by Wilhelmina Van der Bent, all are very welcome.
Wednesday, 12th September: CorkDFAS 3rd Free Public Lecture: “Hidden in Plain Site: Nano Nagle’s 18th Century Convent – ‘A talk on architectural conservation’” by Jessie Castle, Architectural Historian/Historic Building Consultant with JCA Architects, Cork, at 7 p.m. at The Central Library, Grand Parade, Cork
Friday, 7th September: Crawford Art Gallery: Artist Talk by Alice Maher from 1-2 p.m. in connection with the Vox Material exhibition running until 24 November
Friday, 31st August-30th October: Cork Printmakers: Stampa Ora / Print Now at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford. An exhibition of new works by 12 Irish & 12 Italian printmaking artists, formerly at Crawford Art Gallery.
Thursday, 30th August: Cork Printmakers: at 6:30 p.m. Launch reception of Stampa Ora / Print Now at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford with address by Frances O’Connor, Acting Director, CorkPrintmakers at 7 p.m.
Sunday, 26th August: CorkDFAS is cooperating with Nano Nagle Place in giving a lecture by Tom Spalding (CorkDFAS Committee Member) on the Cork of Nano Nagle, at Nano Nagle Place at 2-3 p.m.
Saturday, 25th August: CIT Crawford College of Art: ORIGINS 2018: Lismore Castle Arts exhibition featuring recent CCAD graduate Anna O Riordan, runs from 26th August–14th October in LCA with Preview: 4-6 p.m.
Saturday, 25th August: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, 23rd August: CorkDFAS is cooperating with Nano Nagle Place in holding a research quest for young people aged 8-12 years called Discovering the Goldie Chapel: 11.00 a.m. – noon.
Saturday, 18th August: Cork Book / Coin Fair, Metropole Hotel, McCurtain St., 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday, 18th-Sunday, 26th August Heritage Week: www.heritageweek.ie
Wednesday, 8th August: CorkPrintmakers: ‘THE TOXIC UNION & OTHER STORIES’ opens in Cork Printmakers at 6 p.m.
Tuesday, 7th August: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Online Auction. Bidding ends at 6:30-9:15 p.m. For viewing details and locations see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll.
Monday, 30th July: CorkPrintmakers: Artist Talk by James Waller at 1 p.m. James Waller will give a brief introduction to his current solo show ‘The Secrets of Pangaea’ in The Loft Gallery, Clonakilty. All are welcome.
Thursday, 26 July: The Glucksman Art Gallery invites you to the launch of two new exhibitions: Josef and Anni Albers: Voyage inside a blind experience, and Please Touch: Tactile encounters: artists: Rhona Byrne, Maud Cotter, Richard Forrest, Katie Watchorn.
The opening of the exhibitions will be celebrated with the Glucksman’s annual PAPER PARTY. In the creative spirit of the Bauhaus costume balls, guests are invited to attend in paper costume or cocktail attire with a paper element.
6-8 p.m. Opening remarks at 6:30pm. Admission Free. Pay bar and tapas menu in Bobo restaurant.
Friday, 20th July: West Cork Arts Centre: Famine exhibition “Coming Home” West Cork Art Centre @westcorkarts
Saturday, 7th July: lecture on the ‘Fota Collection of Landscapes’ by Richard Wood at Glenville Park, Glenville, County Cork at 10.45 a.m. followed by lunch, tickets €35. Booking Enquiries: email@example.com
Monday, 2nd July: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Affordable ‘Off The Wall’ Online Art Auction. Bidding ends between 6:30-11:00 p.m. For viewing details and locations see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll.
The Nano Nagle Digital Collection is now available for perusal on UCD Digital Library, a complementary exhibition on Nagle and the Presentation Sisters can be viewed on Google Arts&Culture @googlearts
Saturday, 30th June: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Monday, 25th June: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Online Auction.Bidding ends at 6:30-9:30 p.m. For viewing details and locations see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll.
Saturday, 23rd June: Corkprintmakers: Cork Printmakers are holding a free printmaking workshop in Carrigaline Library for 9-12 year olds from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Friday, 22nd June to 19th August: Corkprintmakers: Stampa Ora / Print Now at the Historic Print & Watercolour Room, Crawford Art Gallery. An exhibition of new works by 12 Irish & 12 Italian printmaking artists, part of Cork Midsummer Festival.
Thursday, 21st June at 5.30 p.m. Opening reception / Preview: of Corkprintmakers’ Stampa Ora / Print Now, with opening remarks by Anne Hodge, Curator of Prints at the National Gallery of Ireland, at the Crawford Art Gallery. www.corkprintmakers.ie / http://www.incisoriitaliani.it/home-eng/
Friday, 15th-24th June: Cork Midsummer Festival
Wednesday, 13th June: Stitch Paper Scissors exhibition opens at 6 p.m. in The Gallery at No. 46 Grand Parade @WandesfordQuay featuring work by students from the CIT Crawford Art College @CIT_Crawford The Gallery at No. 46 Grand Parade @WandesfordQuay
Monday, 28th May: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Affordable ‘Off The Wall’ Online Art Auction at 6:30-11 p.m.: for viewing details and locations see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll
Saturday, 26th May: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday, 24th May: Cork Public Museum in conjunction with Cork City Council: launch of Below Our Feet: Cork Viking Exhibition at 6 p.m. The exhibition will be launched by the Norwegian Ambassador to Ireland, Else Berit Eikeland, and Cork Lord Mayor, Tony Fitzgerald.
Thursday, 24th May until 22 June: Cork Printmakers: ‘Encounters’ is a solo exhibition by Emma O’ Hara. It is a series of pieces, which capture an artist’s perception and memory of a subversive Vietnamese culture.
Monday, 21st May: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Online Auction at 6:30-9:30 p.m.: for viewing details and locations see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll
Saturday, 19th May 12-3 p.m.: Glucksman Art Gallery takes part in National Drawing Day and welcomes artist Cassandra Eustace to lead on a large-scale collaborative drawing project Drawing the Invisible.
Saturday, 19th May: Crawford Art Gallery National Drawing Day with artists Gillian Cussen & Regina Carbayo. Morning sessions: 11.00 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Afternoon sessions: 2.00 p.m–3.30 p.m. No Booking / All Welcome. Crawford Art Gallery Click here for further info on the exciting #Nationaldrawingday programme : https://bit.ly/2IbGsrf
Sunday, 13th May: Crawford Art Gallery from 14:00–15:00 Free Tour with local historian Tom Spalding (CorkDFAS Committee). Booking Essential. Places limited to 30. Suitable for families.
Saturday, 12th May and Sunday, May 13th: Event: The National Famine Commemoration: University College Cork, Cork (Sat. 12th) and St. Josephs and Carrs Hill Famine Graveyards (Sun. 13th), The main event commences at 14:00 and will be attended by the President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins and the Tánaiste Simon Coveney T.D. The public is fully welcome to attend both events.
Friday, 11th to Sunday, 13th May: Midleton Arts Festival, Midleton, Co. Cork: for more information visit www.midletonartsfestival.com
Sunday, 6th May: The Gardens of the Big House: Their History and Place in Art: a seminar at Dromana House, Cappoquin, Co. Waterford, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 086 818 6305
Friday, 4th May: Nano Nagle Place: First LATE OPENING to 8 p.m. to coincide with the harpsichord concert in the Golide Chapel http://nanonagleplace.ie/nanoevents
Wednesday, 2nd May: CorkDFAS lecture by Chris Carroll, silversmith and jewellery-maker, “The Manufacture of Cork Silver”, at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m. All welcome, non-members €15, students €5.
Bealtaine Festival Workshop Hosted by Cork Printmakers free printmaking activities, as part of Bealtaine 2018, Ireland’s national celebration of the arts and creativity and it runs for the month of May. Entry is free and it is not necessary to book a place, please just drop in. Queries: (021) 4322422 / firstname.lastname@example.org. For details see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/CorkPrintmakers.
Monday, 30th April: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish & International Fine Art Auction at 6 p.m.: Irish & International Fine Art Auction: for viewing details and locations see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll
Saturday, 28th April: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Saturday, 21st April, 10am – 4pm, THE CRAWFORD ART GALLERY & SIRIUS ARTS CENTRE: ”One Here Now” the Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland Project Opening.
Friday, 20th and Saturday, 21st April: Aghada Historical and Heritage Exhibition: at Aghada Community Centre, Midleton, Co. Cork: displays, lectures and tours of all bases on the Eastern Shore of Cork Harbour, in conjunction with the Centenary of the arrival and operation of the American Naval Sea-plane Base at Aghada in 1918. The Friday evening lecture at 8 p.m., ‘Aghada and District 100 years ago’; the Saturday evening lecture at 8 p.m., ‘The U.S. Naval Air Service in Ireland in WWI’. All most welcome.
Monday, 16th April: Cork County Hall: opening of 50th anniversary exhibition at 1 p.m. in the foyer.
Friday, 13th April: Crawford Art Gallery FREE lunchtime talk with New York-based artist Phillip Toledano, whose work is the focus of its current Maybe: Life & Love exhibition. All welcome!
Friday, 6th April: Crawford Art Gallery: lunchtime free talk by @IMMAIreland‘s Christina Kennedy and screening of LAMENT FOR PATRICK IRELAND by Sé Merry Doyle. All welcome! This event runs in partnership with One Here Now project @SiriusArts
Thursday, 5th April at 6.30 p.m. The Gallery at No.46 Grand Paradeofficial launch of the Cork Photo Festival 2018 and opening of ‘Unrecognized Arrivals’ by Marlena Jabłońska presented in partnership with TIFF Festival.
Wednesday, 4th April: CorkDFAS lecture by Dr Michael Waldron, co-curator, “Curating the Castle: a reflection on mounting an exhibition of Irish art”, at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m. All welcome, non-members €15, students €5.
Monday, 2nd April (Easter Monday) at 1 p.m. departing from @StPetersCork: David Ryan (CorkDFAS Events Secretary) leads a free tour of @NorthMainCorkas it was in the 1901 census: Ryangenealogicalresearch.com
Friday, 30th March: Glucksman Art Gallery: Brian O’Doherty’s ‘Corner Rope Drawing’. Double Take: Collections and Context opens to the public.
Saturday, 24th March: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, at 11 a.m.
Friday, 23rd March at 1–2 p.m. Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: ‘John Millington Synge: ‘Art and the Rest’ with Dr Éimear O’Connor, HRHA, MBA, PhD, Management Consultant, Visual Arts Adviser, Art Historian, Curator. Admission €5 (Students free) All Welcome.
Wednesday, 21st March: the CorkDFAS Volunteering Secretary, Tom Spalding, will lead a walking tour as part of the Lifelong Learning Festival(Monday, 19th-Sunday, 25th March). The tour will start from the Crawford Art Gallery at 5.30 p.m. with a limit of 25 people. Book at email@example.com
Friday, 16th March at 1–2 p.m. Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: ‘Selfie: The National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland’ with William Gallagher,Art Historian. Admission €5 (Students free) All Welcome.
Friday, 16th March-24 June: Crawford Art Gallery: PHILLIP TOLEDANO “Maybe: Life & Love” exhibition.
Friday, 9th March: Cork Lifelong Learning Festival Launch at 3 p.m. in Council Chambers, City Hall, Cork.
Friday, 9th March at 1–2 p.m. Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: ‘Her dairy, her calves & her homespun linen’ with Dr Claudia Kinmonth, MA(RCA) BTecHND. Admission €5 (Students free). All Welcome.
Thursday, 8th March: CIT Crawford College: rescheduled opening of exhibition SOFT featuring work by textile and photography students.
Wednesday, 7th March: CorkDFAS lecture by Tom Dunne, Professor Emeritus UCC, co-founder, editor Irish Arts Review, “Pleasure Grounds: the private landscapes of great houses in the art of Thomas Roberts”, at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m. All welcome, non-members €15, students €5.
Tuesday, 6th March: West Cork Arts Centre: rescheduled opening of Joanna Kidney’s Metamurmuration Exhibition and David Quinn’s Paintings Exhibition at 6 p.m., preceded by David Quinn’s artist’s talk at 5.30 pm.
Monday, 5th March: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Online Auction. Bidding Ends Monday, 5th March between 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. For viewing details and locations see Menu, Institutional/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll. View Online Catalogue at www.morganodriscoll.com
Friday, 2nd March-27 May: Crawford Art Gallery: launch of BRIAN O’DOHERTY: ‘There is no thing here but much else’, in partnership with Sirius Arts Centre and One Here Now: The Brian O’Doherty / Patrick Ireland Project. POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
Wedneday, 28th February at 7 p.m.: Discover Cork Schools Heritage Project Prize Giving, at Cork City Concert Hall, all welcome. POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER
Wednesday, 28th February at 1–2 p.m. Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: ‘The new Director of the Crawford Art Gallery’ Introducing Mary McCarthy. Admission FREE. All Welcome.
Friday, 23rd February at 1–2 p.m. Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: ‘Harry Clarke-A tale of two churches’ with Patricia Curtin Kelly, Art Historian MA(UCD) MSc(SHA). Admission €5 (Students free). All Welcome.
Friday, 23rd February at 12 – 5 p.m., Glucksman Art Gallery: Global borders, local narratives: community memory in border zones features talks by academics, artists and activists working internationally on the interface of border zones and memory studies. River Room. Free and all welcome. +353 21 4901844 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, 22nd February: Blackwater Artists: launch of new exhibition/project space Studio 12 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, 21st February at 1 p.m., Glucksman Art Gallery: Perspectives conversation with Hammad Nasar, curator, writer and researcher. Admission free.
Friday, 16th February at 11:30–12:30 p.m. Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Guided Tour of ‘Heroes & Villains’ with Dr Michael Waldron, Curator and Art Historian: Join the Friends and Michael Waldron for a private guided tour of ‘Heroes and Villains’ at 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. in the Gibson Gallery. Followed by tea and coffee in the gallery library at 12:30-1:30 p.m. Admission €10. All Welcome.
Tuesday, 13th February at 11 a.m., Glucksman Art Gallery: Perspectives conversation with Brian Maguire, artist and Mark McLoughlin, filmmaker. Admission free.
Saturday, 10th February at 2 p.m: Triskel Christchurch: launch of Austin McQuinn Solo exhibition “Vesper”, will run until 28th April.
Wednesday, 7th February: CorkDFAS lecture by Tom Mullins, former Head of Education, UCC, “Gardens in Art: a selective historical commentary”, at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m. All welcome, non-members €15, students €5.
Thursday, 1st February: CIT Crawford: The Morrison’s Island International Design Competition Exhibition opens the new @CIT_Crawford exhibition space, The Gallery, 46 Grand Parade at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome!
Thursday, 1st February at 6 p.m.: CorkPrintmakers: Opening of ASSEMBLY – a solo exhibit by Deirdre Breen. All are welcome at Wandesford Quay!
Thursday, 1 February at 11.30 a.m.: Mayfield Library: a lecture on landscape, still life, portraiture and narrative art. All welcome.
Monday, 27th January 6:30-9:30 p.m.: Irish Art Online Auction: for viewing details and locations see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll.
Friday, 26th January 1 p.m.–2 p.m.: Friends of the Crawford Gallery:Public talk, “Mapping The Biological, Cultural and Historical” in conversation, Dr Diarmuid Scully with Professor Claire Connolly Free / All Welcome / No Booking Required.
Wednesday, 24th January: Glucksman Art Gallery at 1 p.m.: “In Detail: Looking closely at a work of art”, a series of public conversations that focus on specific artworks. Inviting academic experts from different backgrounds and pairing them with a Glucksman curator, these sessions provide an opportunity to focus on works in the exhibition from an unusual perspective.
André Kenneally, Dept. of Applied Social Studies, UCC. Admission free to all In Detail conversations.
Thursday, 18th January 6 p.m.–7 p.m.: Friends of the Crawford Gallery:Public talk, “New Ways of Understanding Our Landscape”, Dr. Eileen Hutton, Artist. Eileen Hutton is an artist whose work is both environmentally based and formally beautiful; sculptures and woven forms made collaboratively with bees and birds and microscopic investigations of pupae and decomposition. At the heart of her work is the notion of reciprocity – of fair and mutually beneficial exchange between the natural environment and humans. Free / All Welcome / No Booking Required.
Dr Nicola Gordon-Bowe graced the inauguration of the Cork Decorative & Fine Arts Society at Triskel Christchurch on 17th October 2013 with a brilliantly delivered lecture, “The Arts and Crafts Society of Ireland and the decorative arts during the early 20th century Celtic Revival“.
We were deeply honoured by her presence and contribution, and deeply saddened at her untimely passing.
This Society will always remember her with deep respect, and great affection.
Anthony Wade, Life President