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DECEMBER 2017

Wednesday, 6th December: CorkDFAS lecture by Angela Ryan, agrégeé de l’Université, Senior Lecturer in the Department of French, UCC, “Paris, Paintings and Parties: Art, Artifact and Society in the Town and Country Houses of Cornélia Jacquemart-André (1841 – 1912) and Edouard André (1833–1894)”,  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.

Wednesday, 6th December: Crawford Art Gallery at 1 p.m.-2 p.m.: “Painting the City: Images of Ireland’s Urban World in the Nineteenth Century”, Dr Mary Jane Boland, a free public lecture to coincide with the UNDER THE GOLDIE FISH exhibition.

Monday, 4th December: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish & International Art Auction. Bidding Ends Monday, 4th December at 6 p.m. For viewing details and locations see Menu, Institutional/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll.  View Online Catalogue at www.morganodriscoll.com

Friday, 1st DecemberFriends of the Crawford lecture:  “Treading The Boards: The Rise Of The Eighteenth Century Actress” by Fiona Ní Bhriain, at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre. All welcome, admission €5.

NOVEMBER 2017

Thursday, 30th November at 6 p.m.-7 p.m.: at Crawford Art Gallery, Public Talk: Petra Coffey & Nigel Monaghan: George Victor Du Noyer: Images of Ireland.

Friday, 24th November from 5–8 p.m., and on Saturday, 25th November from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: Trove at Cork Printmakers’ Etching Studio, a Prosecco cocktail reception and exceptional opportunity to purchase work from the original print collection at Cork Printmakers’ Studio by a wide range of talented creative Irish artists working in the medium of printmaking over the past 26 years.

Friday, 24th NovemberFriends of the Crawford lecture:  “Fans And Fantasies” by Vera Ryan, at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre. All welcome, admission €5.

Friday, 17th NovemberFriends of the Crawford lecture:  “Stones, Slabs And Seascapes: George Du Noyer’s Images Of Ireland” by Peter Murray, at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre. All welcome, admission €5.

Friday, 10th November, 1-7 p.m.  The Glucksman Craft + Design Fair: also Saturday, 11th November, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday 12 November, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Friday, 10th NovemberFriends of the Crawford lecture:  “The Art Treasures Of The Riviera” by Patrick J Murphy, at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre. All welcome, admission €5.

Saturday, 4th November: Cork DFAS tour of Nano Nagle Place at 11.30 a.m. The tour will cost €5 per person. Members will gather from 11 a.m. in the reception area.

Friday, 3rd November-12th December: David Seeger “80: Moving Still” at Uillinn Gallery West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen.

Friday, 3rd NovemberFriends of the Crawford lecture:  “Degas, Rodin: We Find Ourselves Again In Them” by Michael Waldron, at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre. All welcome, admission €5.

Wednesday, 1st November: CorkDFAS lecture by Francis MacDonald, design historian, writer and consultant specialising on Irish craft and design, “A New Way of Trading: Middle Class Taste, Commodity Culture and the Department Store in Victorian Cork”,  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.

OCTOBER 2017

Saturday, 28th October-2nd November: Glucksman Art Gallery: RE-ANIMATIONENUCC Department of German and artist Miriam Sach.

Friday, 27th OctoberFriends of the Crawford lecture:  “John Millington Synge: Art and the Rest” by Éimear O’Connor, at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre. All welcome, admission €5.

Thursday, 26th October at 1 p.m. Glucksman Art Gallery Lunchtime Talk: In Detail: Prof. Jerry Murphy, MaREI Centre, UCC.

Saturday, 21st October: CorkDFAS guided excursion to Nano Nagle Place, Douglas Street, Cork: tour starts at 11.30 a.m. and should last approximately one hour.

Monday, 19th October: Morgan O’Driscoll’s “Irish Art” Online Auction. Bidding Ends Monday, 19th October between 6.30 p.m. & 9.30 p.m. Viewing at the Skibbereen Offices: Thursday, 19th October, Friday, 20th October: 11am – 5pm; Monday, 23rd October: 11am – 3pm.  View Online Catalogue at www.morganodriscoll.com

Thursday 19th October at 1 p.m. Glucksman Art Gallery Lunchtime Talk: Perspectives: Artist, Marcel Dinahet.

Saturday, 14th September: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, at 2 p.m.

Friday, 13th October: The Hunt Museum, Rita Duffy ‘Alternate Truth’ until Monday, 20th November.

Wednesday, 11th October-October 14th: the Cork Institute of Art and Design (Crawford Art College) 1st years’ Portrait Exhibition at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

Thursday, 5th October: CorkPrintMakers: Angela Gilmour’s ‘Imperceptible Movements’ exhibition opening reception at 6 p.m. Thursday all welcome runs until 27th October.

Wednesday, 4th 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, “The Mystery of Johannes Vermeer, Master of Light, Colour and Harmony”, at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m.

Sunday, 1st October: Nano Nagle Centre: 2nd of 2-day practical stonework workshop.

SEPTEMBER 2017

Saturday, 30th September-Sunday, 1st October: Nano Nagle Centre: 2-day practical stonework workshop run by renowned stone mason Mr Pat McAfee and experienced sculptor and stonemason Christian Helling with guest speakers including Pat Ruane, Conservation Officer, Cork City Council, Julia Gebel, master stonecarver. For more information or reserve a place contact Niamh Twomey, Heritage Officer, heritage@corkcity.ie or telephone 0214924018.

Friday, 29th September, 10 a.m.-6.30 p.m.: 9th Annual Family Heritage Festival Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition 2017: Supported: Cork City Council, Cork County Council & Cork Lions Club: Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork City. The Exhibition will be officially Launched by the Lord Mayor of Cork and County Mayor in the Millennium Hall at 12noon: contact Richard at: richardtcooke@yahoo.com   www.celebratingcorkpast.com

Monday, 25th September: Morgan O’Driscoll’s “Affordable Off The Wall” Online Auction. Bidding Ends Monday, 25th September between 6.30 p.m. & 10.45 p.m. Viewing at the Skibbereen Offices: Thursday, 21st September and Friday, 22nd September: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Monday, 25th September: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  View Online Catalogue at www.morganodriscoll.com

Saturday, 23rd September: Decoding Craftsmanship: Making in Art, Craft, Design and Architecture, Joseph Walsh Studio, Kinsale, Co. Cork. For more information visit http://www.josephwalshstudio.com or email event@josephwalshstudio.com

Friday, 22nd September: Culture Night

Thursday, 21st September: CorkDFAS Free Public Lecture at The Central Library, Grand Parade, Cork, 7 p.m. “From Witness to Spectacle: Encountering Irish Eviction in the 19th Century”, by Emily Mark Fitzgerald, Assistant Professor, School of Art History and Cultural Policy, UCD.

Tuesday, 19th September: Dr. Nora WhiteThe Stone Corridor: Cork City’s Ogham Collection” second monthly talk in the City Library, Grand Parade, at 7 p.m.

Monday, 18th September: Morgan O’Driscoll’s “Off The Wall” Online Auction. Bidding Ends Monday, 18th September between 6.30 p.m. & 9.30 p.m. Viewing at the Skibbereen Offices: Thursday, 14th September and Friday, 15th September: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Monday, 18th September: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  View Online Catalogue at www.morganodriscoll.com

Monday, 11th September: Triskel Arts Centre, Cork: 10-Week CLASSICAL FIGURE LIFE DRAWING Course starting every Monday from 7.00-9.30 p.m.

Saturday, 9th September: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, at 2 p.m.

Friday, 8th September-1st November: “Wild”, painting and screen painting exhibition by Janet Brady at The Gallery at St George’s House, Bolton.

Tuesday, 5th – 26th September: Fledglings ’17 Recent Graduates of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Opening: Tuesday 5th September 5-7 p.m. The Lavit Gallery presents Fledglings ’17, an exhibition from selected recent graduates of the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. The exhibition will be opened by Catherine Fehily, Head of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design.

Tuesday, 5th (4-8 p.m.) and Wednesday, 6th (1 to 8 p.m.) September: Adult Education and Training Exhibition 2017, City Hall, Cork. Further information available from www.corkadulteducationcouncil.ie

AUGUST 2017

Tuesday, 29 August – 2nd September: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery: Assemblage, pop up exhibition showcasing the work of a selection of the evening class tutors at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, including Helen Farrell, Eileen Healy, Helle Helsner, Ed Kuczaj, Caroline Smith, and Mary Timmons. Evening classes at CIT CCAD include Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Textiles and Photography, several of which are now accredited.

Saturday, 26th August: Tom Spalding (CorkDFAS Volunteering Secretary) presents two events for the Crawford Gallery, a gallery tour of ‘Under the Goldie Fish’ at 11 a.m., and a walking tour based on the same at 1:30 p.m.

Friday, 25th August:  Glucksman Art Gallery: Dr Kirstie North’s curatorial tour of the exhibition Now Wakes the Sea. Free admission for all. Booking required. info@glucksman.org / +353 21 4901844

Thursday, 24th August: Cork Public Museum: Hair Hurling Balls – Earliest Artefacts of our National Game’, in collaboration with the National Museum of Ireland. Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Tony Fitzgerald, will officially open the exhibition at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 23rd August: Glucksman Art Gallery: Dr. Michael Waldron’s curatorial tour of the exhibition Deep Maps: West Cork Coastal Cultures. Free admission for all. Booking required. info@glucksman.org / +353 21 4901844

Tuesday, 22nd AugustTom Spalding (CorkDFAS Volunteering Secretary) launches a series of Tuesday evening monthly talks on the theme, ‘Signs and Symbols’ (street signage and names in Cork City) in the City Library, Grand Parade, at 7 p.m.

Saturday, 19th August: a talk on the CorkDFAS Church Recording Project in St Anne’s, Shandon by Committee Members, Tom Spalding and David Ryan, at St Anne’s, Shandon at 2.30 p.m., as part of Heritage Open Day.

Saturday, 19th August: Glucksman Art Gallery: Drawing tour of University College Cork, at 1 p.m.  Free admission for all. Booking required. info@glucksman.org / +353 21 4901844

Monday, 14th August: Morgan O’Driscoll’s “Off The Wall” Online Auction. Bidding Ends Monday 14th August between 6.30 pm & 10.45 pm. Viewing at the Skibbereen Offices: Thursday, 10th August, Friday, 11th August; Saturday, 12th August, 11 am – 3 pm. View Online Catalogue at www.morganodriscoll.com

Thursday, 10th August: Opening of a Solo Exhibition by Deirdre McKenna, inspired by An Béal Bocht, at Cork Printmakers’ Print Showroom at 6 p.m., Wandesford Quay, Cork City.

Monday, 8th August: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Online Auction. Bidding Ends Tuesday, 8th August between 6.30 pm & 8.50 pm. Viewing at the Skibbereen Offices: Thursday, 3rd August, Friday, 4th August; Saturday, 5th August; Sunday, 6th August; Monday, 7th August; Tuesday, 8th August: 11 am – 3 pm. View Online Catalogue at www.morganodriscoll.com

Saturday, 5th August: CIT Wandesford Quay gallery reopens with EMERGE, as part of Cork Craft Month.

Friday, 4th August: Glucksman Art Gallery: opening of two exhibitions: Now Wakes the Sea – Contemporary art and the ocean; and Deep Maps – West Cork Coastal Cultures.  Now Wakes the Sea features work by Tacita Dean, Marcel Dinahet, Sean Lynch, Maria McKinney, Conrad Shawcross, Lucy Skaer, Janaina Tschäpe, Andreas Kindler von Knobloch, and Anna Zacharoff. The exhibition is curated by Chris Clarke and Kirstie North.  Deep Maps  is an Irish Research Council funded project led by Prof. Claire Connolly and Dr. Rob McAllen that investigates the biological, cultural and historical context of the south west coast of Ireland from 1700 to 1920.

JULY 2017

Sunday, 30th July: Book Launch“Murragh: A Place of Graces” at 15:00 at B.E.D.A. Community Hall, Ballineen, Co. Cork.

Friday, 28th – Sunday, 30th July: The Inaugural West Cork History Festival, at Rosebank, about a mile outside Skibbereen, Co. Cork. For more information visit http://www.westcorkhistoryfestival.org/.

Monday, 24th – Friday, 28th July from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork City: Introduction to Classical Drawing.

Saturday July 22nd: CorkDFAS Tour of Fota House: a tour of some previously hidden features in the library of the house which were uncovered during recent renovation work and the rest of the house, at 12 noon. The cost will be €6 per person. Meet outside the main entrance for 11.30 a.m. After the tour all can enjoy lunch in their café.

Thursday, 13th July: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, at 2 p.m.

Saturday, 8th July: Crawford Art Gallery: Publication Launch: 12–3 p.m., DANNY McCARTHY “Beyond Silence: A Bell Rings in an Empty Sky”.   For full details of artist and exhibition and publication see, Menu/Institutional/Corporate Members/ Crawford Art Gallery.

JUNE 2017

Saturday, 24th June-26th August:  Crawford Art Gallery: in association with Cork Midsummer Festival:  Exhibition:“Breaking Rainbows” By Orla Barry; Performance: 22nd-23rd June at 6pm.

Saturday, 24th June: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, at 2 p.m.

Friday, 23rd & Saturday, 24th June 2017: Cork Printmakers: the FIRST EDITION Print Symposium, a two day event featuring over twenty high calibre international & national speakers at Millennium Hall, Cork City Hall. The theme is Multiple Dimensions: Exploring Printmaking as an expanded practice in contemporary visual culture. It also includes a citywide trail of exhibitions and is presented as part of Cork Midsummer Festival.

Thursday, 22nd June: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery: official opening of “Layers and Lines”, an exhibition by Stephen Murray, by Trish Brennan at 6.30 p.m. in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery.

Wednesday, 21st June: Friends of the Crawford tour: “Vermeer and the Master of Genre Painting”, National Gallery, Dublin.

Monday, 19th June: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Online Auction.  Bidding Ends  between 6.30pm & 9.30pm. Viewing: Skibbereen Offices Thursday, 15th June and Friday, 16th June: 11am-5pm; Monday 19th June: 11am-3pm. View Online Catalogue at www.morganodriscoll.com

Saturday, 17th June-8th July: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery: Exhibition: “Babel Unbound”.

Friday, June 16th:  CorkMidsummer festival starts.

Thursday, 15th June: re-opening of the restored historic wings of the National Gallery of Ireland at 9.15 a.m.

Saturday, 10th June-16th June: CIT Crawford College of Art & Design: Degree Show, ‘Beyond Dialogue’.

Friday, 2nd June-30th September: Hunt Museum: “Jack B Yeats & Paul Henry – Contrasting Visions of Ireland”.

MAY 2017

Friday, May 26th at 8.00 pm. The Friends of Cloyne Cathedral: a talk by Jim Murphy on “The Epic Voyage of the PS Sirius, Cork to New York 1838”, in the Cathedral. Admission €5.

Friday, 26th May: Cork Public Museum: “The Tsar, the Rosehills and the Music Shop – the story of Cork’s Jewish Community 1880s to 2016”, developed in conjunction with Fred Rosehill’s daughter, Claire, and the Cork Hebrew Congregation.

Friday, 26th May: Crawford College of Art and Design: the opening of the Third Year show ‘Habituation‘ hosted by Crawford College of Art and Design students, spanning throughout a period of three days, closing date being 29th May 2017, at Elizabeth Fort 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.

Friday, 26th May-12th August: Crawford Art Gallery: DANNY McCARTHY “Beyond Silence: A Bell Rings in an Empty Sky”.  Publication Launch: Saturday, 8th July, 2017 12–3 p.m. For full details of artist and exhibition and publication see, Menu/Institutional/Corporate Members/ Crawford Art Gallery.

Tuesday, 23rd May: Lewis Glucksman Gallery: In Detail public conversation with Dr Silvia Ross, at 1 p.m., free.

Saturday, 20th May: National Drawing Day: Glucksman Art Gallery: Drawing with technology: the Glucksman team invites you to take part in a drawing workshop that uses your tablet or smartphone. Bring along your mobile device and we will help you to discover how to creatively use different drawing apps, learn basic digital sketching techniques and develop your own style of iDrawing. You can try your hand at still-life, landscape and portrait drawing all in our award winning gallery spaces. 1–2.30 p.m. Free event.

Saturday, 20th May: Crawford Art Gallery‏: National Drawing Day at the CAG, a drawing-filled day with artists Gillian Cussen & Helle Helsner.

Saturday, 20th May: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, at 2 p.m.

Thursday, 18th May: Lewis Glucksman Gallery: In Detail public conversation with Dr Barbara Siller, at 1 p.m., free.

Thursday, 4th May: Lewis Glucksman Gallery: Perspectives Talk by artist, Ella de Búrca whose work features in Enter Stage Left exhibition, at 1 p.m.

Wednesday, 3rd May: CorkDFAS lecture by Alex White, “The art and architecture of sacred spaces, at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m.

APRIL 2017

Friday, 28th April-20th May: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery and Elizabeth Fort: Exhibition “elsewhere”, a selected group exhibition by members of Backwater Artists Group, curated by Helen Farrell.

Saturday, 29th March: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, at 2 p.m.

Thursday, 13th April: The Glucksman Art Gallery:  at 4 p.m. “Set in Time – Drawings from the Serge Lifar Collection” Exhibition, and Enter Stage Left – The craft of theatre in art” Exhibition, to be opened by Nicholas Fox Weber, Executive Director, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, at 5 p.m.

Monday, 10th April: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish & International Fine Art Auction:  at 6 p.m. at the Minerva Suite, RDS (Royal Dublin Society), Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.
Cork Viewing: Our Offices, Skibbereen, Co. Cork: Saturday, 25th March; Sunday, 26th March; Monday, 27th March: 12 noon – 5 p.m. London Viewing: La Galleria, Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 4UY: Monday, 3rd April – Wednesday, 5th April. Dublin Viewing: Minerva Suite, RDS (Royal Dublin Society), Ballsbridge, Dublin 4: Friday, 7th April – Monday, 10th April.

Saturday, 8th & Sunday, 9th April: Cork Printmakers‏: Introduction to Printed Textiles course, experiment with photo stencils, foiling, flocking, materials & much more: 2 places available.

Friday, 7th April at 4 p.m.:  The Glucksman Art Gallery: panel discussion and preview of Enter Stage Left Exhibition with the artists Aoibheann Greenan,  Lothar Gotz and Professor Manfred Schewe (Drama and Theatre, UCC).

Friday, 7th April at 1–2 p.m.: Crawford Art Gallery: Free Tour of the exhibition, “The Crawford at the Castle”, by Dr. Michael Waldron.

Thursday, 6th April at 6 p.m.: Cork Printmakers: Jackie Raftery’s first solo exhibition “All that glitters”, at Cork Printmakers’ Print Showroom, Wandesford Quay, Cork City.

Thursday, 6th April at 5:30–6:30 p.m.: Crawford Art Gallery: Free Tour of the exhibition, “The Crawford at the Castle”, by Dr. Michael Waldron.

Thursday, 6th April,  at 4.00 p.m: “Church Monuments of Cork City: Patronage and Memorial”,  a lecture by David Ryan, genealogist (CorkDFAS committee member) focusing on the prominent Cork families that were patrons of and memorialized in these monuments. He will also present information on the memorials in St Anne’s Shandon in the context of a Church Recording project that is being undertaken by members of CorkDFAS, with valuable assistance by Cork City Council Heritage Plans 2016 and 2017. At St Peter’s Church, North Main Street, Cork, at 4.00 p.m. This lecture is given as part of the Lifelong Learning Festival.

Thursday, 6th April at 1 p.m.: Crawford Art Gallery:  “All Through the Years: Images of the Social and Political in The Crawford at the Castle exhibition”, by Dr Éimear O’Connor HRHA, Free Public Lecture in the Gallery Lecture Theatre.

Wednesday, 5th April: CorkDFAS lecture by John O’Connell, “The Restoration of the works of Charles Cameron, architect to Catherine II of Russia, at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, 1st April – 22nd April: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery exhibition “Soft Ground. Trish Brennan, Head of Department of Fine Art & Applied Art at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, will officially open the exhibition on Friday, 31st March from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. “Soft Ground” is a three person exhibition by Sophie Behal, Maeve Lynch and Cliodhna O’ Riordan.

MARCH 2017

Thursday, 30th March – 20th April: TACTIC: “Concretus: Ulterior Objects”: Opening Reception: Thursday, 30th March, 6 p.m., a solo exhibition by LSAD graduate Sophie Gough at Elizabeth Fort off Barrack’s street in Cork City. 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.

Wednesday, 29th March: CCAD Visiting Lecture at 11 a.m. Sophie Behal, Maeve Lynch and Cliodhna O’Riordan. CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Clarke’s Bridge, Wandesford Quay, Cork.

Tuesday, 28th March: Blackpool Historical Society: “Midleton – An Historical Overview” by Tony Harper (CorkDFAS) at Blackpool Community Centre, Great William O’Brien St, Blackpool, Cork, at 7.30 p.m. Duration: 1 hour, everyone welcome, admission free.

Saturday, 25th March: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, at 2 p.m.

Friday, March 24th – July 8th: Crawford Art Gallery: Jasmina Cibic:  “Spielraum / The Nation Loves It”. For further information see Menu/Institutional Members/Crawford Art Gallery.

Friday, 24th March: Annie O’Ne “Canthus” project at the Crawford Art Gallery. Join the artist with curator Dawn Williams for an informal lunchtime talk about the process and resonances of the nine month project, at 1 p.m. Canthus ends Saturday, 1st April, 2017.

Friday, 24th – Sunday, 26th March: The West Cork Stone Symposium 2017
Carve out Time for the West Cork Stone Symposium 2017 – For generations, artists, makers, producers, and dreamers have been inspired by the stone that forms West Cork’s coastline. For further information visit the website – http://westcorkstonesymposium.com or email info@westcorkstonesymposium.com.

Thursday, March 16th – May 27th: Crawford Art Gallery: “The Castle at the Crawford”: key works from the Crawford Collection return to the Gallery following the successful and historic exhibition at Dublin Castle. Curated by Dr Michael Waldron and Anne Boddaert.

Thursday, 9th March: Cork Printmakers: “Music Prints”  Exhibition by Craig Carry, at the Print Gallery, Wandesford Quay, at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 8th March at 19:30: Shandon Area History Group: “An Illustrated History of Cork City”, at COFFA House, Church Street, Cork. Renowned historian Liam Ó hUigín will give a wonderful illustrated talk on the history of Cork City. All are welcome to attend. For further information visit www.shandonareahistorygroup.com.

Monday, 6th March: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Online Auction. Bidding Ends Monday, 6th March between 6.30 p.m. & 9 p.m. Viewing: Skibbereen Offices,  Thursday, 2nd March: 12 noon – 5 p.m.; Friday, 3rd March: 12 noon – 5 p.m.; Monday, 6th March: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. View Online Catalogue.

Saturday, 4th March: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork: exhibition SKIN/NAHK/ODA until 24th March.

Wednesday, 1st March: CorkDFAS lecture by Catherine O’Brien, “Richard Rothwell, Irish portraitist and artist”, at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m.

FEBRUARY 2017

Saturday, 25th February: “Heritage Houses of County Cork – An illustrated talk”, Dr. Elena O’ Brien Turk at Ballygarvan Community Centre, Ballygarvan, Co. Cork, organised by the Ballygarvan Local History Society at 20:00 and all are welcome to attend. Admission is €5 to cover costs on the night.

Saturday, 25th February: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Closing reception and artist panel discussion: “MEANWHILE in Ireland”, at 3 p.m. Cost: €5, duration: 45 mins.

Friday, 24th February: Crawford Art Gallery: MEET THE ARTIST Garrett Phelan: A VOODOO FREE PHENOMENON-FILM Artist Talk at 1 p.m. All Welcome!

Wednesday, 22nd February: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery is hosting a pop-up sale of selected Helen Doherty ceramic works in its project space  from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, 18th February: CCAD Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork, in connection with CCAD exhibition “MEANWHILE”: 3 p.m. Art and tech workshop: Hack your Handbag, Hack your Hat: a fashion-forward workshop for paranoid conspiracy theorists. Booking is required. Please email ccad.gallery@cit.ie to reserve a place.

Friday, 17th February: Exhibition Opening, Frankie Burton, Mayfield Arts Centre at 12 noon. Curated by the CUIG Artists.

Thursday, 16th February: Lunchtime Talk at the Glucksman Art Gallery: Abigail O’Brien, Artist, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, 15th February, CCAD Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork, in connection with CCAD exhibition “MEANWHILE”: 1 p.m. Jessie Malone – artist talk. Cost: Free. Duration: 45 mins approx. Booking is required. Please email ccad.gallery@cit.ie to reserve a place.

Saturday, 11th February, 1.30 p.m.: Crawford Art Gallery: Curatorial tour by Vera Ryan of “Made in Cork: The Arts and Crafts Movement from 1895 -1925”.

Friday, 10th February, CCAD Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork, in connection with CCAD exhibition “MEANWHILE”: 3 p.m. Tom Doig – artist talk and collage workshop. Cost: €3. Duration 45 mins approx. Booking is required. Please email ccad.gallery@cit.ie to reserve a place.

Friday, 10th February: Lunchtime Talk at the Glucksman Art Gallery: Chris Fite-Wassilak, Curator, 1 p.m.

Thursday, 9th February, CCAD Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork, in connection with CCAD exhibition “MEANWHILE”: 3 p.m. Emily O’Flynn and Aideen Quirke – Go Start Your Own Space: Cost: Free. Duration: 1 Hour approx. Booking is required. Please email ccad.gallery@cit.ie to reserve a place.

Wednesday, 8th February: Lunchtime Talk at the Glucksman Art Gallery: Elke Arendt, Senior lecturer in the school of Food and Nutritional Sciences, UCC, 1 p.m.

Saturday, 4th February, 11-3 p.m.: Crawford Art Gallery: Traditional Lacemakers of Ireland return to coincide with “Made In Cork: The Arts & Crafts Movement” Exhibition.

Friday, 3rd February: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, exhibition “MEANWHILE”, curated by Aideen Quirke and featuring recent graduates of CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, until 25th February.

Wednesday, 1st February: CorkDFAS lecture by Patricia Curtin Kelly, “The Harry Clarke windows of Holy Trinity on Fr. Matthew Quay”, at the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m.

JANUARY 2017

Thursday, 26th January, 5.30 p.m.: Crawford Art Gallery: Curatorial tour of “Made in Cork: The Arts and Crafts Movement from 1895 -1925”.

Monday, 23rd January: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Online Auction. Viewing: Skibbereen Offices: Thursday, 19th January: 12 noon – 5 pm; Friday, 20th January: 12 noon – 5 pm; Monday, 23rd January: 11 am – 3 pm. Bidding Ends Monday, 23rd January, between 6.30 pm & 9.10 pm. View Online Catalogue www.morganodriscoll.com.

DECEMBER 2016

Friday 9th December: DAZZLE: Cork Printmakers’ Annual Christmas Exhibition at the Etching Studio, Wandesford Quay, Cork, at 6 p.m. Entitled DAZZLE, this Pop Up Print exhibition features new prints by over 35 artist members of Cork Printmakers; from 9th – 18th December 2016.

Thursday, 8th December: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery presents “The Affordable Art Exhibition”, a selection of works by CIT Crawford College of Art and Design students and graduates, each priced under €250. This exhibition will take place at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery in Cork from 8th – 17th December 2016 at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery and is available to view Monday – Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.

At the opening reception on Thursday, 8 December, there will be the inaugural presentation of the Valerie Gleeson Development Bursary to the artist Rachel Doolin.
Exhibiting artists include Rachel Doolin, Luke Sisk Artist, Barbara Kenneally, Tracy White Fitzgerald Art, Lana Shuks, Fionnuala Kelly, Tomas Penc, Kim Ling Morris, Kevin Callaghan, John Kent and many more.

Monday, 5th December: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish & International Fine Art Auction, at 6 p.m. On View: RHA (Royal Hibernian Academy, 15 Ely Place, Dublin 2: Friday, 2nd December: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 3rd December: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 4th December: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Monday, 5th December: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, 7th December: CorkDFAS lecture by Ann Wilson, “A Picture-postcard collection of a young woman’s life in Edwardian Ireland”, the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m.

Thursday, 1st December: Cork City & County Archives: Book Launch – “Voice of the Many, Local Archives from Cork 1914-1916”, at 3 p.m.

NOVEMBER 2016

Tuesday, 29th November at 10 a.m. CorkDFAS guided tour of the National Sculpture Factory facilities and working studios. The tour will be free of charge. However, the numbers are strictly limited to 15.
A few tables have been for us at El Vino at the Elysian for 11 a.m., so all are welcome to come along for coffee and a chat afterwards.
The National Sculpture Factory is located on Albert Road.

Friday, 25th November: Friends of the Crawford lecture:  “Artist With Attitude: Robert Fagan, An Irish Painter in Eighteenth Century Italy” by Peter Murray,  at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre.

25th November 2016: Glucksman Art Gallery: Gut Instinct – Art, Food and Feeling: until 19th March 2017

Saturday, 19th November: The Honan Chapel Centenary Symposium: Aula Maxima, University College Cork, with an extensive programme with eight speakers on the ‘Historic Contexts’, and the ‘Artistic Contexts’, with ‘Arts and Crafts Case Studies’; from 9.15-17.50. Three of the speakers have spoken at CorkDFAS lectures: Virginia Teehan, Vera Ryan, and Dr Nicola Gordon Bowe. Admission is by prior registration preferably by email: niamh.mundow@ucc.ie. Telephone: Niamh Mundow, President’s Office, University College Cork: 021 4903981. There is no fee for this Symposium.

Friday, 18th November: Camden Palace Jr Resident Artists Exhibition:  Launch at 6.30 p.m., 18th November, thereafter Monday – Saturday, 12-6 p.m. until 2nd December.
The visual artists of Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre come together to present a selection of their art practice developed at the temporary Camden Palace premises of 9 John Redmond Street; a varied display of painting, mixed media, stencil, fashion, photography & bricolage works by 12 Artists: Jude O’Neill, Pawel Wroblewski, Kendo Nagasaki, Catherine Murray, Tina Whelan, Piotr Bibliw, Niamh Leonard, Sir-Vices, Niamh Ciara-Murray, Stephanie Power, Brian Quinlan & Nan Mc Sweeney Bailey. www.camdenpalacehotel.org

Friday, 18th November: Friends of the Crawford lecture“Made in Cork: The Arts and Crafts Movement from 1895 -1925” by Vera Ryan,  at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre.

Friday, 18th November – 25th February 2017: Crawford Art Gallery: Made in Cork: The Arts and Crafts Movement 1880s–1920s. Guest curated by Vera Ryan, this exhibition offers a fresh perspective on the Irish Arts and Crafts movement. It brings together key artists including James Archer, Michael J. McNamara, Joseph Higgins and the lesser known Annie Crooke and Kathleen Murphy O’Connor.

Tuesday, 14th November:  1916 Tours of City and County Archives: Guided Tour of Cork City and County Archives Service relating to the Easter Rising of 1916 and 1912-1922 revolutionary period (tours at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.  Max 15 persons per tour. Booking essential).

Friday, 11th to the 13th of November: Glucksman Art Gallery’s Craft & Design Fair: with jewellery, woodturning, ceramic and so much more.

Thursday, 10th November: CIT Wandesford Quay GalleryOpening Reception of “Pass it On”, an International Graduate Artists in Residence exhibition, at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, 8th, Wednesday, 9th or Thursday, 10th November: free Community Workshops on the Care & Maintenance of Historic Masonry Walls, offered by Cork County Council, in Ballincollig with illustrated presentations and talks (10 a.m.- 1 p.m.) at the Oriel Court Hotel, Ballincollig, and practical demonstrations (2 p.m. – 4 p.m.) at the Ballincollig Regional Park. For more information or to make a booking, please call John Cronin & Associates on 021421 4368 or email info@johncronin.ie.

Monday, 7th November: Morgan O’Driscoll’s ‘Off The Wall’ Online Auction. Bidding Ends between 6.30 p.m. & 10.15 p.m. Cork Viewing: Skibbereen Offices: Thursday, 3rd November: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 4th November: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.;  Monday, 7th November: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  View Online Catalogue www.morganodriscoll.com.

Friday, 4th and Saturday, 5th of November:  Mise Éire design conference in National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin: A conference exploring the expression of collective and national identities in Ireland, through the lens of design and craft, with CorkDFAS Volunteering Secretary, Tom Spalding.

Friday, 4th November: Cork Printmakers: the Opening of Aurora ’16  from 6 p.m., 5 Emerging Bursary Award winners.

Friday, 4th November: Friends of the Crawford lecture“One of the Lads  – William Willes” by Isabella Mitchell, at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre.

Wednesday, 2nd November: CorkDFAS lecture: by John Turpin, “John Hogan: Irish sculptor in Rome”, the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m.

OCTOBER 2016

Friday, 28th October: Friends of the Crawford lecture: “Art & Architecture at the Cork International Exhibition 1902”, by Tom Spalding, at 1 p.m. at the Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre.

Tuesday, 25th and Wednesday, 26th October: Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship Symposium, by CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Cork City Council Arts Office and the Crawford Art Gallery. Cork City Council, City Hall 11:00 a.m. – Oct 4:30 p.m.

Monday, 24th October: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Online Auction. Bidding Ends between 6.30 p.m. & 9.30 p.m. Cork Viewing: Skibbereen Offices: Thursday, 20th October: 12 noon – 5 p.m.; Friday, 21st October: 12 noon – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 22nd October: 12 noon – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 23rd October: 12 noon – 5 p.m.; Monday, 24th October: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  View Online Catalogue www.morganodriscoll.com.

Saturday, 23rd October: Glucksman Art Gallery: Family Sunday Free Crafts for the Whole Family – a free art workshop! Led by professional artists, these fun interactive events invite children (and their parents!) to learn all about art making and get creative. 3 – 4 p.m. There is no need to book ahead and the workshop is free of charge!

Saturday, 15th October: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, at 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, 15th October: Glucksman Art Gallery: Art Teachers Masterclass: Supporting Creative Learning in the Classroom.
Join Curator of Education, Tadhg Crowley, and architect, Gareth Sullivan, for a morning masterclass that looks at art and design projects ready to be reimagined in your classroom. This season the focus will be on enabling your students to develop immersive projects through the use of primary sources and Gareth will work with teachers on practical projects that engage students in the architecture design process. €25. Booking required. +353 21 4901844 / info@glucksman.org.
https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/art-teachers-masterclass-tickets-26964185605

Friday, 14 October: Glucksman Art Gallery: Curatorial Tour, at 1 p.m. Free, all welcome.
Join the Glucksman Senior Curator, Chris Clarke for a tour of our current exhibition I Went to the Woods: The artist as wanderer.
Chris Clarke has previously curated exhibitions including 2116: Forecast of the Next Century; Everything Must Go: Art and the Market; Stitch in Time: The Fabric of Contemporary Life; Selective Memory: Artists in the Archive, and Fieldworks: Animal Habitats in Contemporary Art.

Wednesday, 12 October: Glucksman Art Gallery: In Detail: looking closely at a work of art: a series of public conversations that focus on specific art works. 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. Dr Benjamin Gearey, Dept. of Archaelogy, UCC, has a broad range of research interests in theory, method and practice of palaeoecology, wetland archaeology and geoarchaeology. At 1 p.m., free, all welcome.

Friday, 7th and Saturday, 8th October 2016: Irish Oral History Network Annual Conference at U.C.C., Cork.
The Irish Oral History Network Annual Conference takes place in Cork this year for the first time. The network undertakes extensive work on ensuring that oral history is at the fore of heritage and this conference will be of interest to many, with the 2016 theme being ‘People and Place – Oral History in Ireland’. The ‘objective is to bring together individual oral history collectors, local community groups, curators, archivists, academics and policy practitioners to encourage lively discussion across the broad spectrum of oral history’. Over the two days there will be free presentations, workshops and projects and there will be a featured panel discussion on ‘valuing intangible cultural heritage in Ireland’ as well as a number of keynote speakers. While the event is free, attendees must register at www.oralhistorynetworkireland.ie prior to the closing date of 27th September 2016.

Wednesday, 5th October: CorkDFAS lecture: Vera Ryan, “The Arts and Crafts Movement in Cork”: the Metropole Hotel, MacCurtain Street, Cork City Centre: reception at 7 p.m., lecture begins at 7:45 p.m.

Monday, 3rd October: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Affordable Off-The-Wall Online Auction. Bidding Ends between 6.30 p.m. & 10.15 p.m. Cork Viewing: Skibbereen Offices Thursday, 29th September: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 30th September: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday, 3rd October: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  View Online Catalogue www.morganodriscoll.com.

SEPTEMBER 2016

Friday, 30th September: “8th Annual Family Heritage Festival – Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition” at Millennium Hall / Lecture Hall Cork City Hall, 10 a.m. – 6.30 p.m.

Saturday, 24th September: Heritage Day at the Church of St. Finbarr South ‘South Chapel’ 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Church artefacts will be on display together with a photographic exhibition. Tour of the church at 11.30 a.m. and talks by Margaret Lantry during the day. A history of the church is also being published: “A History of St Finbarr’s Church, Cork: 1766-2016”, by Margaret Lantry. This will be available for sale.

Saturday, 24th September: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon, at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, 22nd September: Launch of the booklet ‘Laochra Chorcaí Commemorating Cork’s Patriots – a City Guide’ at St Peter’s, North Main St., Cork, 18-19:30 p.m.

Thursday, 22 September: Glucksman Art Gallery: Perspectives with Brendan Earley: 1 p.m., free.
Perspectives is a series of talks exploring themes and ideas from the current exhibitions. Addressing contemporary artistic, curatorial and critical practices, we welcome you to discover and learn about the key issues of contemporary art today. This season we consider how walking and exploring provides inspiration and influences the creative process from the perspective of artists participating in I Went to the Woods. We are proud to welcome the artist, Brendan Earley, whose works are featured in the exhibition.
Brendan Earley creates sculptures and drawings that orbit around the philosophical ‘dialectic of hope’, wherein the drive of Utopian optimism is tempered by an impending sense of inevitable failure. Since studying under the influential sculptor, Robert Morris, in New York at the end of the 20th Century, Earley’s work has inventively explored new ways to address dominant western paradigms and high Modernist solutions within contemporary practice. He describes his practice as akin to the scientific thinking inherent in Modernism, one which links technological progress to a timeless future in which rationality and abstraction remain untouched by reality.

Wednesday, 21st September: CorkDFAS first free Public Lecture, with generous assistance from Cork City Heritage Grant Scheme: “Aspects of the Arts & Crafts of the Honan Chapel in the Centenary Year” with Virginia Teehan (Director of Cultural Projects, UCC) and James Cronin (Lecturer in Teaching & Learning (Enhancement), UCC), at Cork City Central Library at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, 16 September 2016: Culture Night at the Cork Libraries

Music Generation Cork City in partnership with Cork Academy of Music will host Early Years Music Workshops, ages 3-5 years.  Booking essential 021 4924903 2.15 p.m.–3.00 p.m., Children’s Library, Grand Parade
Storytelling with Paddy O’Brien for deaf and hearing audiences. 5–5.30 p.m., Children’s Library, Grand Parade
“Will’s Women” by Chattyboo Productions: a short selection of scenes from William Shakespeare’s plays featuring some of his greatest female characters, with Angela Newman and Judie Chalmers; directed by Judie Chalmers: 6.30–7.00 p.m., City Library, Grand Parade
Frank O’Connor’s “First Confession”:  Mary Fitzgerald will read one of Frank O’Connor’s best loved short stories. 7–7.15 p.m., City Library, Grand Parade
Triúr Seán: Léacht faoi Sheán Ó Riada óna mhac Peadar, le  léamh filíochta ó phinn Sheáin Uí Ríordáin and Sheáin Uí Thuama ó bhéal
Liam Heffernan agus ceardlann scríbhneoireachta Peann & Pár.  A talk on the life and music of Seán Ó Riada by his son Peadar, along with poetry readings from the work of Seán Ó Riordáin and Seán Ó Tuama by Liam Heffernan agus an cheardlann scríbhneoireachta ‘Peann & Pár’.
7.15–8.00 p.m., City Library, Grand Parade
Book Launch. The long-awaited anthology “On the Banks: Cork city in Poems and Songs”, edited by Alannah Hopkins will be launched at 8 p.m. by Cara O’Sullivan.  We expect a large gathering of poets and singers to help us bring this collection into the world! 8.00 p.m., City Library, Grand Parade.
Éalú – an evening with artist Margaret Creedon O’Shea and musicians Michael Weber, Rab Urquart and Mo O’Connor.
featuring poems, songs and images and a collection of sketches from the Munster arts scene including a piece on Frank O’Connor.
Margaret’s art exhibition continues for month of September and can be viewed from Monday-Saturday 10.00 a.m.-5.30 p.m.(with late night opening until 8.00 p.m. on Thursday) in the Gallery, Bishopstown Library. 6.30 – 8.00p.m., Bishopstown Library

Friday, 16th September: Crawford Art Gallery: “Cheek by Jowl”, a new touring performance written and directed by visual artist Naomi Sex. Featuring Damien Devaney and Darina Gallagher. Places for each performance are limited. Free tickets can booked through Eventbrite for performances at Crawford Art Gallery on Culture Night – Friday, 16 September: https://www.eventbrite.ie  Performances at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Duration: 20 minutes.
This performance was awarded “The Touring Visual Arts Award, 2016” by The Arts Council of Ireland and The Fingal Artists’ Work Scheme.

Friday, 16th September: Cork Culture Night.

Thursday, 15th September: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery opening reception of “Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship”, at the Crawford Art Gallery, Cork  at 6 p.m. The exhibition runs from 9 September – 29 October across ten venues in Cork City.  CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery is open Wednesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. for the duration of the exhibition.  For further information on the exhibition and events please visit www.perceptions2016.com

Monday, 12th September: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Important Irish Art  Online Auction: Bidding Ends between 6.30 p.m. & 8.15 p.m. Cork Viewing: Skibbereen Offices Friday, 2nd September: 12 noon-5 p.m., Saturday, 3rd September: 12 noon-5 p.m., Sunday, 4th September: 12 noon – 5 p.m. Dublin Viewing: Minerva Suite, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4: Friday, 9th September: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, 10th September: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 11th September: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday, 12th September: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. View Online Catalogue www.morganodriscoll.com.

Saturday, 3rd September: CorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon at 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, 1st September: Cork City Council: Adult Education & Training Exhibition in City Hall, 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

AUGUST 2016

Wednesday, 31st August: Cork City Council: Adult Education & Training Exhibition in City Hall, 1 p.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, 27 August: Cork City Library, Grand Parade: “The Vernacular Buildings of Cork”, a talk by consultant archaeologist Ciara O’Flynn, at 3 p.m.

Saturday 27th August: Triskel Arts Centre: “(Re)writing (Hi)story (A Sonic Opera)” as part of the Centenary programme ‘After the Rising’.  Pioneering sound artist Danny McCarthy takes over the Christchurch space for a two month audio installation as well as selected collages and paintings made as a contemporary response to the wording of the 1916 proclamation. Time: 1 p.m., Free admission.

Friday, 26th August: Cork City Central Library: “The Making of the Patriot: Frank Burke and St. Enda’s”, presented by Éanna De Búrca. Central Library, Grand Parade, at 7 p.m.

Thursday, 25th August: Vernon Mount Lecture Series: “Cork Ireland and Cadiz: Irish merchants in the 18th Century”, by Professor Emeritus Patrick O’Flanagan: Douglas Library at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 24th  August: National Library Ireland: Free heritage week talk at 1 p.m. at which NLI Conservators reveal intricate behind the scenes conservation treatments.

Monday, 22nd August: Cork County Council: Illustrated Talk: “1916 and the Heritage Centenary Sites of County Cork”, Council Chamber, Floor 2, County Hall, 14:30 to 16:00. Supported by the Heritage Council, and the next installation in the Heritage of County Cork Publication Series that received a citation of excellence in the Local Government Awards 2015, Cork County Council is undertaking a publication on the Heritage Centenary Sites of the County.  This publication will tell of Cork’s role in the story of Ireland’s fight for freedom, focusing on a number of sites throughout the County. The talk  on the book’s overview will be given by Damian Shiels of Rubicon Heritage, with an initial introductory talk by Conor Nelligan regarding 1916 in the County of Cork.

Saturday, 20th August: St Peter’s Cork Heritage Hunt as part of cork heritage week. Pick up  map & questionnaire from St Peter’s Cork at 10 a.m.

Sat. 20 August 2016 Crawford Art Gallery & Cork Printmakers: PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS. Sessions are free of charge.
Booking is essential. Places are limited.
Take inspiration from The Peoples’ Exhibition, meet guest artists from Cork Printmakers who will guide participants through the process of making their own etching or mono-screen print from a special object.
Workshop 1      Workshop 2     Workshop 3
10am–12pm      12pm–2pm    2pm–4pm
(AGES 6 – 86 / children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult).
Contact: Anne 021 4907857 anneboddaert@crawfordartgallery.ie
Emma 021 4907862 emmaklemencic@crawfordartgallery.ie

Saturday, 20th August: Glucksman Art Gallery, Cork: Heritage Week Drawing Tour of UCC Art Collection. 1 p.m. Begins at the GLUCKSMAN forecourt, free event suitable for all ages and abilities. Booking required. +353 21 4901844 / info@glucksman.org. Led by a professional artist the tour will explore some of the major works within the collection from the sculptures of Michael Quane and Janet Mullarney to the paintings of Patrick Hennessy and Hughie O’Donoghue. You can learn all about the cultural heritage of the University while developing your own drawing skills.

Saturday, 20th August: Cork City & County Archives will be opening its doors for Cork Heritage Open Day. They will also have an exhibition of 1916 era documents and photos, “For The Record Cork and the Easter Rising 1916.” Tours 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 14:00 p.m. Full wheelchair access.

Saturday, 20th August: CorkDFAS Heritage Week Event, 20th Century Architecture Walk led by Tom Spalding, the Society’s Volunteering Secretary, at 10:00 a.m. at the Brunswick Fountain on Grand Parade. Booking essential. FULLY BOOKED – join the waiting list.

Saturday, 20th August: Cork Heritage Open Day.

Saturday, 20th – 28th August: National Heritage Week 2016.

Monday, 8th August: Morgan O’Driscoll ‘Off The Wall’ Online Art Auction: Bidding Ends between 6.30 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Viewing: Our Skibbereen Offices: Friday 5th August: 12 noon – 5 p.m. Saturday 6th August: 12 noon – 5 p.m. Sunday 7th August: 12 noon – 5 p.m. Monday 8th August: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. View Online Catalogue.

Saturday,  6th AugustCorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon. Copies of “Inside Churches: A Guide to Church Furnishings” available to purchase.

Tuesday, 2nd August : Online Art Auction.  Morgan O’Driscoll Irish Art Auctions: Bidding Ends: Tuesday, 2nd August between 6.30 p.m. & 9 p.m. Viewing:Our Skibbereen Offices Friday, 29th July: noon – 5 p.m. Saturday, 30th July: noon – 5 p.m. Sunday, 31st July: noon – 5 p.m. Monday, 1st August: noon – 5 p.m. Tuesday, 2nd August: noon – 5 p.m. View Online Catalogue.

JULY 2016

Saturday,  23rd July: West Cork Arts Centre: John Kelly at Uillinn, until 31st August.

Saturday,  16th JulyCorkDFAS church recording project at St Anne’s, Shandon.

Friday, July 15: Crawford Art Gallery: CANTHUS a series of interventions, installations and surprises by Irish artist Annie O’Ne, until February 15, 2017.

Wednesday, 6th July: CorkDFAS Fota House Lunch and Tour: a tour by Jennifer McCrea, Irish Heritage Trust (Head of Audience Development and Engagement), focusing on the wallpaper archive of Fota House.

11:00 – Arrival and tea & coffee plus scone for the group
11:30 – Specialised Fota House tour with Jennifer McCrea, including access to the Fota House Wallpaper archive.
13:00 – Lunch (soup, sandwiches, tea/coffee) in the Café at Fota
14:30 – 15:30 Guided tour of Fota’s restored award winning Victorian Frameyard Garden

The cost of the day will be €25 per person. Non-members are welcome to come along. Please notify attendance, see, Menu, Contact Us.

Monday, 4th July: Online Art Auction.  Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: view catalogue online or at the Skibbereen Offices, Thursday, 30th June: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.;Friday, 1st July: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.;  Monday, 4th July: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Bidding ends Monday, 27th June between 6.30 – 10 p.m.; see www.morganodriscoll.com.

Saturday, 2nd July: Buttevant’s Walled Town Day

JUNE 2016

Monday, 27th June: Online Art Auction.  Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: view catalogue online or at the Skibbereen Offices, Friday, 24th June: 12 noon – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 25th June: 12 noon – 5 p.m.; Sunday, 26th June: 12 noon – 5 p.m.; Monday, 27th June: 12 noon – 5 p.m.  Bidding Ends Monday, 27th June between 6.30 – 11 p.m.; see www.morganodriscoll.com.

Friday, 17th June, ’25’, an exhibition celebrating Cork Printmakers’ 25th anniversary, curated by Miranda Driscoll, Director, Sirius Arts Centre, Official Opening by Dr Angela Griffith, Print Historian, Department of History of Art & Architecture, Trinity College, Dublin, 6 p.m. on 17th June at The Atrium, Cork City Hall; exhibition runs until 30th June, 2016.

Saturday, June 11th, CorkDFAS Tour of UCC Art Collection, Glucksman Gallery, 10 a.m., max. 25 people, tour takes 45 mins approx. coffee in the gallery afterwards.

Thursday, 2 June: Crawford Art Gallery, Preview: 5:30 p.m. ‘CONFLICTING VISIONS IN A TURBULENT AGE 1900-1916’, June 3 – August 20, 2016

MAY 2016

Saturday, 28th May: CorkDFAS Volunteering: First training session of church recording at St Anne’s, Shandon: with assistance from Cork City Heritage Fund: meeting at St Anne’s at 11.00 a.m.

Thursday, 26th May: Crawford Art Gallery at 5:30 p.m., Artist’s Talk (Elaine Byrne) on “Rakoczy’s March (2015)

Monday, 23rd May: Online Art Auction. Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: view catalogue online or at the Skibbereen Offices, Thursday, 19th May: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 20th May: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday, 23rd May: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Bidding Ends Monday, 22nd February between 6.30 – 11 p.m.; see www.morganodriscoll.com.

Thursday, 19th May: Prof. John A. Murphy, UCC, will launch “Ballymaloe:The History of a Place & Its People”, by Jane Hayter-Hames at the Grainstore, Ballymaloe House, at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, 13th May – July 9: Crawford Art Gallery “Rakoczy’s March (2015)” by Elaine Byrne: for further information see, Menu, Institutional/Corporate Members/Crawford Art Gallery.  Artist’s Talk: Thursday, 26 May at 5:30 p.m

Friday, 13th May – August 13th, 2016: Crawford Art Gallery 1916 Ireland in Contemporary Art/Éire 1916 san Ealaín Chomhaimseartha.

Wednesday, 11th May: CorkDFAS in collaboration with the Glucksman Gallery: Marie Bourke, formerly keeper and head of education at the National Gallery: “Artists’ impressions of 1916 and the emergence of an independent Ireland” at the Glucksman Gallery at 1 p.m.

Saturday, 7th May: CorkDFAS Workshop  ‘Identification of Cultural Objects’: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at UCC Western Gateway building Room WGB_G18, registration at 10 a.m., with generous assistance from UCC Heritage Services and Cork City Heritage Grant Scheme. Open to Members and non-members, limited places.

Thursday, 5th May at 6 p.m. Cork Printmakers CIT at Wandesford Quay Gallery: Opening Reception of exhibition,You Make Mine/I Make Yours. The participating artists will give a talk about the exhibition and their practice at 1.30pm on Thursday 5 May. All are welcome to attend and no booking is required. for further information see, Menu, Institutional/Corporate Members/Cork Printmakers.

Wednesday, 4th May, CorkDFAS lecture: Oliver Sheppard and the commemoration of 1916”, Tom Dunne, Professor Emeritus History, UCC; co-founder and editor, Irish Arts Review, publisher at Cork University Press, at 7 p.m. for 7:45 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel, Lapp’s Quay, Cork City.

APRIL 2016

Saturday, 30th April: “A Spring Afternoon in Dromana House & Gardens.” Booking essential : €30 : includes talks, afternoon tea, and tour of the gardens: email: info@dromanahouse.com or 086 8186305

Friday, 29th April: West Cork Arts Centre: Schools artwork going up in The James O’Driscoll Gallery at 7 p.m.

Monday, 25th April: Online Art Auction.  Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: view catalogue online or at RDS, Minerva Suite, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. London Viewing: La Galleria Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall, London SW1Y 4UY: Monday 18th April: 10am – 8pm; Tuesday 19th April: 10am – 8pm; Wednesday 20th April: 10am – 3pm. Dublin Viewing: RDS, Minerva Suite, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4: Friday 22nd April – Monday 25th April. Bidding Ends Monday, 25th April between 6.30 – 11 p.m.; see www.morganodriscoll.com.

Thursday, 21st April: CorkPrintmakers exhibition of new work in response to the 1916 Easter Rising opens 6 p.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Cork.

Wednesday, 2oth April: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery: Swimming to Inishkeel Exhibition, Malcolm McClay’s Artist Talk and Official opening at 6 p.m.

Sunday, 17th April: Elizabeth Fort at noon, a one-hour CorkDFAS guided tour, all welcome, no charge, run in conjunction with Lifelong Learning Festival.  Meet just outside the entrance to the Fort on Barrack Street from 11.45 on.
For anyone who would like tea/coffee before the visit begins, we will meet in Alchemy coffee shop on Barrack Street at 10.30 a.m.  Alchemy is just a little further past Elizabeth Fort on the right hand side of the street, at the junction of Fort St and Barrack St.

Saturday 16 April: Cork City and County Archives: 11.00 a.m.-3.00 p.m.: ‘Cork and the Easter Rising’ Talks Relating to Cork and 1916, Limited seating: booking advised: 021-4505876   archivist@corkcity.ie.

Monday, 11th April, as part of the  official 2016 commemoration programme (http://www.corkcity.ie/media/cork-1916-web-single%20(2).pdf) Cork City & County Archives is offering tours on the second Monday of each month throughout 2016 with 1916 items on display in the exhibition area. Booking is required: 021 4505 876.

Thursday, 7th April, Book launch: The Churches of Cork City, an Illustrated History, by Antoin O’Callaghan, at 7 p.m.,  Grand Parade, Central Library, Cork.

Wednesday, 6th April, CorkDFAS lecture: Tom Spalding, Independent Scholar, “Cork’s Architecture and Building during the Great War, 1914 to 1918”, at 7 p.m. for 7:45 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel, Lapp’s Quay, Cork City. REPLACEMENT

Wednesday, 6th April, CorkDFAS lecture: Reading the walls: the stories that historic wallpapers reveal”, Jennifer McCrea, Head of Audience Development and Engagement, Irish Heritage Trust, at 7 p.m. for 7:45 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel, Lapp’s Quay, Cork City. POSTPONED

Wednesday, 6th April, guided tour by Michael Waldron of the Martin Healey Exhibition and Adam Buck Exhibition at the Crawford Art Gallery at 10:30 a.m., followed by refreshments in the Library: €8, please indicate attendance 021-4907864, friends@crawfordartgallery.ie.

MARCH 2016

Thursday, 31st March, Dr Francis Halsall (Course Director, MA Art in the Contemporary World) and Matt Packer  (Director, CCAD, Derry/Londonderry) will participate in a public conversation with the artist, Martin Healy, at 5:30 p.m., in the Crawford Art Gallery.

Monday, 14th March, as part of the  official 2016 commemoration programme (http://www.corkcity.ie/media/cork-1916-web-single%20(2).pdf) Cork City & County Archives is offering tours on the second Monday of each month throughout 2016 with 1916 items on display in the exhibition area. Booking is required: 021 4505 876.

Saturday, 12th March, as part of the current exhibition AFFECTIVE ENTITIES the Ballyphehane and Togher Art and Craft Initiative at 2 p.m. will give a talk on the power of arts and crafts to bring communities together.  They will also discuss their collaboration with the artist Marie Brett for The Amulet project, “a national, multi-sited research and development project exploring the idea of the amulet as an object signifier of ethereal farewell particular to pregnancy and infant loss.”

Friday, 4th March – 14th May: Crawford Art Gallery: Martin Healy: “A moment twice lived, an exhibition of new and recent work by the Dublin-based artist.

Wednesday, 2nd March, CorkDFAS lecture: The most palatable Irish Holy Alliance of Pope and Prince: a History of Cork’s Canova Casts”, Michael Waldron, at 7 p.m. for 7:45 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel, Lapp’s Quay, Cork City.

FEBRUARY 2016

Friday, 26 February: Glucksman Gallery, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: “The Value of Criticism” One day symposium – Bookings now being taken, €40/€30 students/VAI/AICA members.
The Value of Criticism invites you to discover how writers, curators and broadcasters approach and evaluate their subjects. As commentators on contemporary culture, how do they influence and affect the ways in which we understand art? How is the role of the critic changing with the proliferation of online art journals, blogs, and social media commentary? What role does the critic and cultural commentator play in relation to the historical and economic value of artworks?
This one-day symposium welcomes perspectives from a range of fields, and includes a keynote presentation from Patricia Bickers, editor, Art Monthly.

Wednesday, 24 February: Glucksman Gallery, at 1 p.m.: Perspectives – Mark Curran (artist researcher and educator) addresses current economic questions both within Ireland and internationally. Free, all welcome.

Monday, 22nd February: Online Art Auction.  Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: view catalogue online or at the Skibbereen Offices, Thursday, 18th February: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 18th February: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday, 22nd February: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Bidding Ends Monday, 22nd February between 6.30 – 11 p.m.; see www.morganodriscoll.com.

Saturday, 20 February 10 a.m.–1 p.m.: Glucksman Gallery, Art Teachers’ Masterclass: Deepen your knowledge“, a morning masterclass with the curatorial team and professional artists to discuss contemporary art and the curriculum; an opportunity to deepen  knowledge of current art trends and how they can be used in a classroom learning environment. €25 Booking required +353 21 4901844 / info@glucksman.org

Thursday, 11th February: Glucksman Gallery, Artist Antonia Hirsch is featured in the Everything Must Go exhibition and will be giving a talk at 1 p.m. All welcome.

Wednesday 10 February, 1 p.m.: Glucksman Gallery, “In Detail:, Looking closely at a work of art”, by Daniel Blackshields. In Detail is a series of public conversations that focus on a single work.  Inviting academic experts from different backgrounds, these sessions provide an opportunity to look at one artwork from an unusual perspective. Daniel Blackshields is Lecturer in Economics, UCC.  His research interests include the teaching of economics, entrepreneurship, cognition and creativity, and economics and the arts. Free, all welcome.

Saturday, 6th February: Glucksman Gallery, iPhone Photography Masterclass 2.

Friday, 5th February: Crawford Art Gallery: “A Regency Artist from Cork”, with the help of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and Guest Curator Peter Darvall, a first exhibition in Cork of paintings and miniatures by Cork-born artist Adam Buck, until 9th April 2016.

Wednesday, 3rd February, CorkDFAS lecture: James Cronin (School of History and Adult Continuing Education, University College Cork): ‘Different stories to be told and lived: recovering the designers of the mosaic floor in the Honan Chapel’, at Clarion Hotel, Cork, at 19:45.

JANUARY 2016

Saturday, 30th January: Glucksman Gallery, iPhone Photography Masterclass 1.

Wednesday, 27th January: Triskel Arts Centre, “The Printer”, Opening at 7.30 p.m., until 19th March. Documentary and exhibition by Complete Control Films looking 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.

Tuesday, 26th January: Sullivan’s Quay, “Tenemos”, Opening  at 6 p.m. until 30th January. An exhibition by the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design MA in Art Therapy 2015 graduates. Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 9 a.m. – 12.30 p.m.

Saturday, 23rd January: Crawford Art Gallery: close of My Last Day of Seventeen by American artist-photographer Doug DuBoi.

Thursday, 21st January: Presentation of 1916 Rising Oral History Collection & Volume to the National Library of Ireland, in presence of President D. Higgins: http://www.irishlifeandlore.com/featured/1916rising.php

Monday, 18th January: Online Art Auction.  Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: view catalogue online or at the Skibbereen Offices, Thursday, 14th January: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 15th January: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday, 18th January: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Bidding Ends Monday, 18th January between 6.30 – 11 p.m. see www.morganodriscoll.com.

Saturday, 16th January: “Albinia Brodrick: from English Aristocrat to Irish Revolutionary Republican”; a public lecture at Midleton Library at 12.00 noon. Admission free.  Speaker: Tony Harpur (a CorkDFAS member).

Friday, 15th January: West Cork Art Centre Uillinn, in collaboration with @CorkPrintmakers and Cork County Council, “Unfold” Exhibition @ 7 p.m.

Monday, 11th January: Crawford Art Gallery: Danny McCarthy’s sound installation ‘FOUND SOUND (LOST AT SEA) 11.1.11’  which will echo, intermittently, outside the gallery on Monday, 11th January to commemorate the loss of the sound of the foghorn from Irish lighthouses and the Irish coast on the 11th January 2011.

Friday, 8th January: “Alchemy – Dismantle”, new work by Kate O’Shea until 4 February 2016 @ Sample-Studios in Cork.

Friday, 8th January: Hunt Museum:  Kate Hennessey’s “Chroma” Exhibition until 31st January.

Thursday, 7th January: Launch of Cork 1916 Programme @ City Hall, Cork, 5: p.m.

Wednesday, 6th January: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Opening with tea and cake, An Exhibition of Irish Glass by @GlassSocietyIre is on show at @WandesfordQuay.

DECEMBER 2015

Thursday, 3rd December, Cork Printmakers’ Annual Christmas Exhibitionall things considered, at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork, featuring new prints by at least 40 artist members of Cork Printmakers. The exhibition runs until 23rd December 2015.

Wednesday, 2nd December, CorkDFAS lecture: Kevin Honan (calligrapher, print maker, editor Astrolabe Press, exhibitor): ‘The Spirit and the Letter: Pilgrims, Books and Wild Ink’, at Clarion Hotel, Cork, at 19:45.
Calligraphy has changed. While the long past of the craft gives us a rich combination of expressive  possibilities and artistic forms, the present age of eclectic adaptation is generating a new kind of artwork which combines the highest craft skills with contemporary imagery and motifs.  Calligraphy has also pushed its way into the new technologies of  digital production and reproduction and it has found new surfaces to embellish: bodies and walls.
Kevin Honan’s talk will explore both the old and the new world of the Letter Arts.  There will be an opportunity to see a small display of work by Irish calligraphers, including the Book of Pilgrims.
The subtitle, “Pilgrims, Books and Wild Ink” refers to the range of material covered in the lecture:
1. traditional calligraphy, with the Irish travelling all over Europe and setting up monasteries out of which came great manuscripts such as the Book of Kells from Iona,
 modern handmade books, and
 more abstract expressive work.
Kevin will bring the beautiful Book of Pilgrims with him as well as some other works of calligraphy that will be on display.

NOVEMBER 2015

Sunday, 30th November: end of “Boolean Expressions: Contemporary art and mathematical data” at Lewis Glucksman Gallery.  For full details see, Menu, Institutional Members, Lewis Glucksman Gallery.

Friday, 27 November:  Lewis Glucksman Gallery,Everything Must Go: Art & the Market.

Friday, 27 November: Friends of the Crawford lecture: “Dreaming Realisms”, by Kevin Rutledge & Michael Waldron, at 1 p.m. at the Crawford.

Wednesday,  25th November:  St Fin Barre’s Cathedral, launch of Dr Louise Nugent & Dr Richard Scriven’s new book on the pilgrim sites of Cork city, “Wells, Graves, & Statues: Exploring the heritage and culture of pilgrimage in medieval and modern Cork“.
The book launch will take place at 7 p.m. and all are welcome.

Saturday, 21st November:Backwater Artists Celebrating Silver Anniversary, at Uilleen – West Cork Art Centre, Skibbereen, until 23 December.

Friday, 20 November: Friends of the Crawford lecture: “Wilhelmina Geddes“, by Nicola  Gordon-Bowe, at 1 p.m. at the Crawford.

Tuesday, 17th November: Dublin Decorative & Fine Arts Society lecture: “Gothic Ireland:the furthest edge of your light on earth”, by Mark Corby, Royal Irish Academy, Dawson St., at 7 p.m.

Saturday, 14th November: a CorkDFAS tour to Cork Printmakers Studio, Wandesford Quay, Cork, at 11 a.m.
Members and guests will have a guided tour of the facilities and may see some of the artists at work. The studio provides resources to Cork artists to work through the medium of printmaking.
The cost will be €5 per person. Guests are also welcome to join us.

Friday, 13th – Sunday, 15th November: at Lewis Glucksman Gallery, The Annual Craft+Design Fair 2015.

Wednesday, 11th November: Shandon Area History Group, The Siege of Cork 1690’
, Guest Seaker John Mulcahy, in COFFA House, Church St., at 19:30 p.m. Everybody welcome! No charge but all donations welcome. Further info, www.shandonareahistorygroup.com.

Wednesday, 11th November: Cork Public Museum, Exhibition of Cork Stonemasons’ Historic Trade Banner and Memorabilia, at 2.30 p.m.
This project is funded through the Cork City Heritage Plan and Cork Public Museum.

Monday, 9th November: Crawford Art Gallery, Exhibition, Doug DuBois, “My Last Day at Seventeen“, Preview and Aperture Book Launch at 4 p.m.  Exhibition runs from November 10, 2015 to January 23, 2016.

Monday, 9th November: Online Art Auction.  Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: view catalogue online or at the Skibbereen Offices, Thursday, 5th November: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 5th November: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday, 9th November: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Bidding Ends Monday, 9th November between 6.30 – 10.45 p.m. see www.morganodriscoll.com.

Wednesday, 4th November, Mary Jane Boland (lecturer, History of Art Dept., UCC):Constructing Identity? Art and patronage in  Ireland 1800-1830‘, at Clarion Hotel, Cork, at 19:45.
Throughout the nineteenth century, Ireland had a particularly anomalous political and economic relationship with its closest neighbour – being both a part of Britain but also separate from it. To date, paintings of Irish life from this period have tended to be viewed through an ‘outsider’s’ lens – scholars have interrogated how a national character for Ireland was created amongst audiences in Britain using images of the Irish rural poor following the union of parliaments in 1801. But how were these images of Irish local life understood within Ireland itself?
This lecture will challenge ‘outsider’ notions of Irish national character by investigating how the Irish actually perceived themselves during the first three decades of the union with Britain. Although many of the images we will look at were eventually exhibited in London, they were usually first shown to Irish audiences. From this perspective, it becomes clear that artists in Ireland, like Nathaniel Grogan, Joseph Peacock, William Turner de Lond and John Mulvany, were primarily creating their images with the intention (or hope) of selling them to an Irish market . Thus, we will consider how market scenes, domestic interiors, fair days, busy streets and enduring landscapes were used by artists working in Ireland to project the ideologies, attitudes and interests of their local collectors (and spectators). Did artists (and their patrons) use images of the nation (both land and people) as a means to affirm their status as a citizens of Ireland, unique and separate from their British counterparts?
The lecture will argue that images of the day to day activities were used by an urban, educated elite to project a national identity for Ireland that was distinct from Britain. It will show how a unique type of “Irish” art emerged in the first part of the nineteenth century – an art that was about proving the nation’s contemporary worth both as a part of, but also independent from, the British Empire.

OCTOBER 2015

Saturday, 31st October 2015 to February 2016: Cork Public Museum ‘Irish Prehistoric Rock Art: An Exhibition’

The Exhibition will be launched by Dr. Ann Lynch, Chief Archaeologist at the National Monuments Service of Ireland, at 14:00 on Saturday October 31, 2015, at the Cork Public Museum. For further information see, Menu, Institutional Members, Cork Public Museum.

Friday, 23rd October 2015 to 20th February 2016: WILLIAM HUNT, Playing the GoatCrawford Art Gallery.

Monday, 12th October: Online Art Auction.  Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: view catalogue online or at the Skibbereen Offices, Thursday, 8th October: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 9th October: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday, 12th October: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Bidding Ends Monday, 12th October between 6.30 – 10.45 p.m.

Thursday, 8th October at 20:00: Illustrated Lecture: Heritage Churches of County Cork, @ Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál (Blarney Secondary School), Blarney, Co. Cork.  Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture titled: ‘The Heritage churches of County Cork.’ Cork Co. Council Heritage Department have in recent times published The Heritage Bridges and The Heritage Buildings of County Cork and are almost ready to launch The Heritage Churches of Co. Cork. This is the story of these beautiful buildings presented by Archaeological Consultant Daniel Noonan from Youghal. Everybody Welcome. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel 087 2153216.

Wednesday, 7th October, Peter Murray (Director: Crawford Art Gallery):  ‘The Artistic Legacy of the Lusitania’, at Clarion Hotel, Cork, at 19:45.

The lecture will focus on several passengers on the Lusitania who died when the ship went down, and chart their influence on Irish art.  Sir Hugh Lane is obviously the best known of these passengers. Others who died included Elbert and Alice Moore Hubbard who were supporters of the Arts and Crafts movement, and were patrons of the Irish sculptor Jerome Connor.
Connor went on to create the Lusitania Memorial in Cobh.

Friday, 2nd October: The 7th Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Millennium Hall, City Hall, Cork
For a number of years now a must wonderful event takes place in the City Hall each year, entitled the “Celebrating Cork Past Exhibition”. It is a day for the County’s hard-working Heritage and Historical Societies to highlight and showcase the heritage they preserve and protect locally to other like-minded groups and indeed to the hundreds of visitors who attend on the day.

Thursday, 1st October: opening of the “Language of Dreams” exhibition at 5:30 p.m. For further information see, Menu, Institutional Members, Crawford Art Gallery. 

SEPTEMBER 2015

Saturday, 26th September: end of  VIVIENNE ROCHE: Head to Head at Crawford Art Gallery.  For full details see, Menu, Institutional Members, Crawford Art Gallery.

Sunday, 20th September: end of Father Browne’s First World War Photographs.  For full details see, below, 9th July.

Friday to Sunday, 18th to 20th September: Youghal Celebrates History 13th Annual Conference: “The Fitzgeralds of Desmond” at the Mall Arts Centre, Town Hall, Youghal, Co. Cork
The 13th Annual Youghal Celebrates History Conference will focus on the “Fitzgeralds of Desmond”.  A wonderful line up of events and speakers has been organised over the few days and for full information visit www.youghalcelebrateshistory.com.

Friday, 18th September: Tony Harpur on Architects and Architecture of Midleton 1717 – 1908 in Midleton Library at 6.30 p.m.

Friday, 18th September: Culture Night 2015
For a background to Culture Night and for full listing of events taking place throughout Cork on the night visit www.culturenightcountycork.ie

Thursday, 17th September: CIT Wandesford Quay, Jessica Dessner “The View in Here: New Drawings” preview 5 p.m.

Monday, 14th September: Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: Online Irish and International Art.
Monday 14th September 2015 6 p.m. at Minerva Suite, RDS  (Royal Dublin Society) Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
Cork Viewing This Weekend at  Skibbereen Offices: No. 1 Ilen Street, Skibbereen, Co. Cork: Friday 4th September:  Saturday 5th September, Sunday 6th September, Monday 7th September 2015: 12: 12 noon – 5 p.m.
Dublin Viewing at Minerva Suite, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4: Friday 11th September: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday 12th September and  Sunday 13th September: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday 14th September 2015: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
VIEW ONLINE CATALOGUE.

Monday, 12th September: end of  Seán Scully: Figure/Abstract Exhibition at Crawford Art Gallery.   For full details see, Menu, Institutional Members, Crawford Art Gallery.

Thursday, 3rd September: Matthew Thompson (CorkDFAS Member) art exhibition Opening with a Reception at 6 p.m. at Douglas Library. The exhibition will last for the whole month of September. Matthew’s web is at:
www.absolutearts.com/matthewthompson. Matthew is a founding member of ART RAIN (Registered Artists’ Int’l Network) Association, founded in Helsinki in 2001. ART RAIN website is at: ARTRAINASSOCIATION https://www.facebook.com/groups/1567563146827206/

AUGUST 2015

Monday, 31sth August: end of  2020 Gallery’s Exhibition, “Me Daza” A homage to Cork’s architecture & landscape.

Sunday, 30th August: end of “The Bell Tolls for Thee” Exhibition at the Hunt Museum, Limerick.
The Hunt Museum joins in the celebrations of the 1400th anniversary of the death of Columbanus with The Bell Tolls for Thee: an exhibition of 9th century Monastic Bells.
As part of these celebrations three magnificent ninth century early Christian bells are on display in the Hunt: the Bangor Bell (on loan from the North Down Museum), the Lough Lene Bell (on loan from the National Museum), and its very own Cashel Bell!
The visitor can explore and learn about the cultural and historical significance of Ireland’s early Christian past and take advantage of this opportunity to see these three beautiful bells in the one place.

Friday, 28th August: end of Lavitt’s Gallery Summer Exhibition
The Summer Exhibition features a huge variety of paintings, sculpture and prints as well as a large display of craft.  Some of the artists featured include: Maria Dowling, Mark Eldred, Angela Fewer, Sonja Guenther, Etain Hickey, Paddy Lennon, James Mc Carthy, Tom Climent, Angie Grimes, Fidelma Massey, Freida Meaney, Natasha Pike, Yestin Reboul, Jules Thomas, Laura Wade and Grainne Watts, to name but a few.

August 22nd: “Moments in Time, 1915 Archives of Cork” Exhibition, from 12-4 p.m. at the Cork City & County Archives

August 22nd – 30th inclusive:  Heritage Week 2015 and the theme is, “Industrial and Design Heritage

Tuesday, 4th August: Online Art Auction.  Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: view catalogue online or at the Skibbereen Offices; Friday, 31st July-3rd August, noon – 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 4th July, noon – 3 p.m.  Bidding Ends Tuesday, 4th July between 6.30 – 10.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 4th August – 6th September: Cork Craft Month: Venue: Cork City and County
Cork has designs on being Ireland’s craftiest county! During Cork Craft Month 2015, discover locally crafted products and visit open studio days, enthralling exhibits, workshops, craft trails and demos. From Cork City to Kinsale, Clonakilty to Skibbereen, the festival, which is organised by Cork Craft and Design, showcases the creativity and skill of Cork craft makers and feature a selection of ceramics, jewellery, textiles, pottery and furniture, all of which are proudly Made in Cork.
With the Year of Irish Design 2015 in full swing and with almost 50 individual events and over 100 craftspeople participating in Cork Craft Month, there is no better time to experience the best of craft in Cork. Some of the highlights of this year’s Cork Craft Month include a curated exhibition of the best that Cork Craft & Design has to offer, pop-up shops and retail outlets supplying Cork Craft, workshops and demonstrations, and open studio.

Sunday, 2nd August: Tom Climent at Liss Ard Estate.  Tom Climent’s next Artist Talk will take place from 11 am – 5 pm on 2nd August.   A special introductory talk will begin at 3 pm.

 JULY 2015

Friday, 24th July: BOOLEAN EXPRESSIONS Contemporary art and mathematical data, 25 July – 8 November at Lewis Glucksman Gallery University College Cork.  This exhibition is curated by Fiona Kearney, in association with The College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, and George Boole 200, University College Cork.

The exhibition is to be opened by Lord David Puttnam on 24 July.

Tuesday, 14th July: outing to Rockrohan House for Society members and their guests at 2.30 p.m., followed by tea in the dining room.
Thursday, 9th July: “Buildings of County Cork: A Presentation” by Frank Keohane at James O’ Keeffe Institute, Newmarket, Co. Cork at 19:30.
As a Chartered Building Surveyor and Architectural Historian, Frank Keohane will deliver a presentation on his survey of the Built Heritage of County Cork as part of the Pevsner Series of Architectural Guides, first published by Sir Niklaus Pevsner in the 1940s.  The survey includes buildings throughout both county and city and the lecture will hold interest to those throughout the region.  All are welcome to attend. To register your attendance, please contact James on 029-60633 or alternatively email duhallow@eircom.net.
Thursday, 9th July: Father Browne’s First World War Photographs.  Perhaps better known for his photographs of the maiden voyage of Titanic in 1912, Father Browne ministered to the troops at the Somme, Messines Ridge, Paschendaele, Ypres, Amiens, and Arras.  The selected photographs that are displayed at The Hunt Museum vividly depict the truth and hardship of the First World War trenches and army life.  Until Sunday, 20th September.
Monday, 6th July: Online Art Auction.  Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: view catalogue online or at the Skibbereen Offices, Thursday, 2nd July: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Friday, 3rd July: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday, 6th July: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Bidding Ends Monday, 6th July between 6.30 – 10.35 p.m.
Friday, 3rd July,“The Dromana Seminar, “The History, Architecture and Art of the Blackwater Valley and beyond”, an exciting programme of lectures presented by leading authorities in their field, covering turbulent times in history surrounding Dromana, on the Eastern bank of the Blackwater below Cappoquin, one of the historic gems of County Waterford. The present house, partially based on the older tower house and castle before it, provides a rare example of an Irish family that have occupied its family seat almost continuously for the past 800 years: lectures from:
Ken Nicholls, on “The Geraldines of the Decies
Dr. Diarmuid Scully, on “The civilised and the savage Gerald of Wales on the Geraldines and the Irish
Julian Walton, on “Woodhouse and the MacThomas Geraldines in Co. Waterford
Dr. Anthony Malcomson, on “The formidable women of the family
Robert O’Byrne, on “Context and Contents – Dromana
Peter Murray, on “Dromana in Art 1600-1800”.

Visit www.dromana800.com or email AnnaMarie Kirwan at hello@dromana800.com

JUNE 2015

Tuesday, 30th June: for Friends of the Crawford Gallery, a Guided Tour of Sean Scully – Figure / Abstract Exhibition
with Michael Waldron, at the Crawford Art Gallery at 10.30, with tea/coffee and biscuits in the library at 11:30.

Friday, 26th June-12th September: Sean Scully: Figure Abstract, at the Crawford Art Gallery. Extensive details at Menu/Institutional/Corporate Members/Crawford Art Gallery.

Seán Scully will participate in a public conversation with curators Marc O’Sullivan and Tina Darb at 5 p.m. on June 26 (no booking required, but please be advised that seating is limited), followed by the official reception at 6 p.m. (all welcome).

Thursday, 18th June at 8 p.m.: Commemoration of Clonakilty-born Artist Alfred Elmore: meet at car park, Sacred Heart Secondary School, Clonakilty, Co. Cork: The Mayor of Clonakilty, Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, will unveil a plaque in honour of Elmore on behalf of Clonakilty Mayoral Council. This will be followed by a lecture on Elmore at St. Joseph’s Primary School Hall, by Caoimhín de Bhailís and Dr Julian Campbell, both of whom have done extensive research on Elmore’s origins, life and work. This occasion marks the bi-centenary of Elmore’s birth. All welcome.

Tuesday, 16th June: Tour of Bells and Tower at St Anne’s Church, Shandon for members and guests at 11 a.m.  The church is one of Cork’s oldest buildings at almost 300 years old and is the oldest church in continuous use in the city. The visit will provide members with an opportunity to tour the church, ring the Shandon bells, view the internal workings of the “Four-Faced Liar” and enjoy 360° spectacular views of the city from the balcony of the Shandon Bells tower.
The cost of the excursion is €8 per person to include admission to the church and bell tower and also tea/coffee and scones afterwards at the nearby Maldron Hotel.

Monday, 8th June: Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: Online Art & Literature Book Auction.  View catalogue online or at the Skibbereen Offices, Thursday, 4th June: 11 a.m. – 5pm; Friday, 5th June: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Monday, 8th June: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Bidding Ends Monday, 8th June between 6.30 – 9.15 p.m.

Friday, 5th June, 09:30 a.m. to 13:00 p.m.: “Cork Harbour: Heritage and Horizons“: Haulbowline Island, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. A wonderful morning session planned regarding the Heritage of Cork Harbour, past present and future. Spaces for this event are limited and pre-booking is essential.

MAY 2015

Saturday, 30th May – Monday, 1st JuneFota House, Co. Cork: “Cork Harbour: Now and Then Exhibition” featuring original prints by Henry Morgan and contemporary photography. Fota House, all weekend, entrance €6.00.

Friday, 22nd May: Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society’s last lecture of the season:  “The life of Miroslav Havel,
the first employee and chief designer of Waterford Crystal”, Mr Brian Havel, at 8 p.m. at St Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Patrick Street, €5.00 non-members (members free).

Monday, 18th May: Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: ‘Off The Wall’ International Online Art Auction.  View catalogue online.  Bidding Ends Monday 18th April 2015 at 6.30 – 10.35 p.m.

Friday, 15th May- 26th September: Crawford Art Gallery: Vivienne Roche’s “Head to Head” Exhibition.

Thursday, 14th May, in Douglas Library at 7 p.m.,Vernon Mount Lecture Series: “Lusitania Tragedy claims the life of Cork-born internationally renowned art expert – The Life and Times of Sir Hugh Lane”, by Robert O’Byrne

Sunday, 10th May, at 2:30 p.m., Tom Spalding leads a Walking Tour, for the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society, of the site of the Cork International Exhibition of 1902-3, meeting at St. Joseph’s School, Mardyke.

Friday, 8th May: Solo show, “Thinking Things“, by CCAD Fine Art Graduate, Sophie Behal, opens in SOMA Contemporary Gallery, Waterford at 6.30 p.m.

Wednesday, 6th May, CorkDFAS lecture: Paul Curtis, “St Fin Barre’s Cathedral: The Burges Archive – Conserving A Legacy

The lecture will cover a brief  history of Irish bookbinding and some examples of bindings and repairs carried out in our workshop.  This is followed by an outline of some recent disasters Paul and his team have worked on.  The Glucksman flood in November 2009 will be featured as it is relevant to everybody in Cork.
The St Fin Barre’s collection of the William Burges cartoons and architectural drawings of St. Fin Barre’s Cathedral in Cork, whilst not damaged by floods, was nevertheless left in a very poor condition and Paul will outline the efforts by archivists to support and fund the conservation and the future of this priceless collection.

Friday, 1st to Sunday, 3rd May: Fermoy Heritage Conference 2015, The Medieval Book of. Fermoy  Content & Context: contact Eamon Cotter 086-8173663.

Friday, 1st May 8 p.m.: ‘Medieval Church Treasures from Cloyne Cathedral’ and will be presented by Dr Griffin Murray, author of the recently published work on ‘The Cross of Cong: a Masterpiece of Medieval Irish Art’. He is an expert on this area of study and is currently a part-time lecturer in Museum Studies at University College, Cork.   All are welcome and admission is €5 on the night.

APRIL 2015

Saturday, 25th April at 10:30 a.m.: Tom Spalding leads a Walking Tour for CorkDFAS members of Cork’s Historic Street Furniture, starting at Central Library, Grand Parade, Cork.  Non-members welcome, fee €10.

Monday, 20th April: Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: ‘Off The Wall’ International Online Art Auction.  View catalogue online.  Bidding Ends Monday 20th April 2015 6 p.m. Venue: Minerva Suite, RDS  (Royal Dublin Society) Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Sunday, 19th April: Fota House: Plant & Garden Fair from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Wednesday, 15 April: Gillian Forde (Elizabeth Fort Management team) lectures on “Elizabeth Fort: its history and current development” for Cork Adult Education Council Annual Lunchtime Lecture Series 2015 @ Crawford Art Gallery 1-2 pm.

Tuesday, 14th April: Richard Wood, noted art historian and curator, will give a talk on “Paradise in Ireland: Houses and Gardens Open to the Public” for Cloyne Historical Society @ Harty’s, Cloyne, at 8.00 pm.

Tuesday, 14th April:  James Cronin, School of History & Adult Continuing Education (ACE), UCC will present a lecture on the “The Honan Chapel and its Mosaic Floor” for the Adult Education Council, Annual Lunchtime  Lecture Series 2015, at the Crawford Art Gallery at 1-2 p.m . The Honan commission was an artistic experiment in which a new Irish identity was being forged.

Saturday, 11th April at 11 a.m.: Tom Spalding leads A Walking Tour, for the new Open House architectural festival of the site of the Cork International Exhibition, 1902, St. Joseph’s School, Mardyke.

Thursday, 9th April at 6.30 p.m.: book launch by Ann Wilson of  “An Ornament to the City”, by Patricia Curtin-Kelly at the Capuchin Friary, Fr. Mathew Quay.

Thursday, 9th April- 6th June: Crawford Art Gallery: Displaced: The Alice Schwab collection of 20th century art.

Thursday, 9th April- 6th June: Crawford Art Gallery:  Configurations: Prints of the 20th Century Exhibition, featuring works by Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, William Scott, Pierre Soulages and Karel Appel among others.

Thursday, 9th April- 13th June: an exhibition of new work by Kathy Prendergast installed in the historic Gibson Galleries of the Crawford Art Gallery.

Wednesday, 8th April at 20:00: The Mass Rocks of County Cork, at Crawford Art Gallery, Cork.
Dr. Hilary Bishop, Liverpool John Moores University, will give a talk on the numerous Mass Rocks located within the County of Cork. This talk is organised by the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. All welcome, no cover charge.

Friday, 3rd April- 5th July  Glucksman Gallery’s new exhibition 2
Stitch in Time: The Fabric of Contemporary Life
Artists: Anni Albers, Sarah Browne, Jeremy Deller, Sissi Farassat, Angela Fulcher, Grayson Perry, and Slavs and Tatars.
curated by: Chris Clarke and Fiona Kearney
part of the official programme of ID2015: A Year of Irish Design
Sisk Gallery and Gallery 2

Thursday, 2nd April- 5th July  Glucksman Gallery’s new exhibition 1 The Knitting Map: Art, community and controversy 2005 – 2015
Artists: Jools Gilson and Richard Povall
In association with the School of English, University College Cork.
Gallery 1

Wednesday, 1st April, CorkDFAS lecture: Tom Spalding, “The Design of Cork’s Street Furniture, at Clarion Hotel, Cork, at 19:45.

Street furniture’ are the objects, such as post-boxes, drinking fountains and lighting, installed on the streets of modern cities and towns.  They are unusual as they are simultaneously essential for life as we know it, and generally speaking, completely overlooked.

The lecture will be an historical review of street furniture in Cork since 1750, concentrating on the political, legal, technological and aesthetic factors which influenced the ways elements of street furniture appeared on our streets and how they developed over time.  The talk will concentrate on their design and appearance and will also put human stories to some of these objects, as this is where a fascinating part of their real interest lies.

 

MARCH 2015

Friday, 27th March: History & Heritage Talks @ Cork Archives @ 2.30 pm: Kieran McCarthy, ‘Stories from the Archives, Cork in the 1920s and 1930s.

Friday, 27th March Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Angela Ryan, “Chartres Cathedral“, 1 p.m. Lecture Theatre. CANCELLED

Thursday, 26th March Grange Frankfield Partnership Vernon Mount Lecture Series: “The influence of the Irish Big House and its Demesne on perceptions of landscape and beauty in the 18th and 19th Centuries“, in Douglas Library at 7 p.m., by  the internationally renowned architect, landscape historian and conservation specialist, Dr. Finola O’Kane, Senior Lecturer and Head of Research and Innovation at U.C.D. School of Architecture.

Thursday, 26th March: History & Heritage Talks @ Cork Archives @ 2.30 pm: Liam Ó hUigín, ‘Illustrated History of Cork.

Wednesday, 25th March  at 20:00: Dr. Dagmar O’ Riain-Raedel Medieval Historian (UCC): “From Crookstown to Vienna in the Middle Ages – bad news travels fast“: Kilmurry Museum, Kilmurry, Lissarda, Co. Cork.  This should be a most fascinating talk and all are welcome on the night.

Wednesday, 25th March: History & Heritage Talks @ Cork Archives @ 2.30 pm: Dr. David Butler, ‘Freemasonry in Cork City and County: Its Halls, Artefacts and Heritage.

Wednesday, 25th March Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Patrick Quigley, “Casimir  and Constance Markievicz in the Ukraine“, 1 p.m. Lecture Theatre.

Tuesday, 24th March: History & Heritage Talks @ Cork Archives @ 2.30 pm: Gabriel Doherty, ‘Cork and the Death of O’Dovovan Rossa in 1915, Newspaper Evidence.

Monday, 23rd March: Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: ‘Off The Wall’ Online Art Auction.  View catalogue online.  Bidding Ends Monday, 23rd March between 6.30 – 10.15 p.m.

Monday, 23rd March: History & Heritage Talks @ Cork Archives @ 2.30 pm: Tom Spalding, ‘Architecture and Buildings in Cork during the Great War Period.

Friday, 20th March Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Barbara Dawson, “Centenary Lecture on Hugh Lane“, 1 p.m. Lecture Theatre.

Monday, 16th March: “Landmarks of East and Mid Muskerry“; Tim O’ Brien will give a fascinating talk on the key historic features of the Muskerry local area. Attendance on the night is €3 (annual subscription for all lectures €10). For more information contact Rod MacConaill (086 1089524) or Dermot Lucey (087 9331135). Ballincollig Rugby Club, Co. Cork, at 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 15th, Lewis Glucksman Gallery: Closing day for “Selective Memory: Artists in the archive” curated by Chris Clarke and Orla Murphy in association with Digital Arts and Humanities, UCC
Artists: Zbyněk Baladrán, Paulien Barbas, David Raymond Conroy, Dani Gal, Ruth Maclennan, Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan, Lucy McKenzie, Marge Monko, Gavin Murphy, Alan Phelan, Anne Ramsden, Jasper Rigole, Valerie Snobeck, Sean Snyder, and Miek Zwamborn.
The archive preserves the past, its remnants and records, within a repository of human knowledge. However, it also offers a space for critical engagement and creative invention, for challenging the archive’s supposed objectivity with alternative histories, subversive interpretations and speculative imaginings. Selective Memory: Artists in the archive explores the ways in which Irish and international artists continually return to the archive, in order to imbue it with a new sense of subjectivity and individuality.
The exhibition has been supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and private philanthropy through Cork University Foundation.

Friday, 13th March Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Julian Campbell, “From Clonakilty to London – Alfred Elmore 1815-1888“, 1 p.m. Lecture Theatre.

Thursday, 12th March 6 p.m.-7:45 p.m. Special gallery event on Watson Archive with Vera Ryan and stained glass makers Julie Kelleher and Eddie Hyland.

Tuesday, 10th March at 8 p.m., Cloyne Literary & Historical Society AGM in Harty’s, Cloyne.

Tuesday, 10th March from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.,  Cultural and Heritage Studies Open Day at CSN: Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa, Tramore Road, Cork City.
For a number of years now CSN has been running a very popular and very successful course entitled “Cultural and Heritage Studies”.  There will be an open day on Tuesday, 10th March for all to attend and to find out more about the course.  This course, which covers archaeology, folklore, local history and much more, “is an exciting, entertaining, deep exploration of Irish culture that provides students with the skills, knowledge and practical know-how”.  For more information visit the CSN Website.

Friday, 6th March Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Rachel Moss, “Medieval Art and Architecture“, 1 p.m. Lecture Theatre.

Thursday 5th March 2015 at 20:00: Illustrated Lecture, “The Story of Blarney Castle Grounds“: Blarney Secondary School (Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál), Blarney.  Continuing the series of lectures commemorating the official foundation of Blarney Village in 1765, Blarney & District Historical Society presents an illustrated lecture by the guest speaker, Mr. Adam Whitbourn,  the highly acclaimed Head Gardener of the beautiful Blarney Castle Estate and Rock Close.  He will give a history of these fantastic gardens, their purpose and on-going projects.  Adam also writes a regular monthly column in the Muskerry News.  Everybody Welcome.  Enquiries to Brian Gabriel 0872153216.

Wednesday, 4th-20th March: Irish Volunteers 1913-1918, from the Irish Defence Forces Military Archives, also with some original archival documents from the Cork Archives collections.
Cork City and County Archives, Seamus Murphy Building, 32 Great William O’Brien Street, Blackpool.
4 to 20 March 2015 inclusive, 10 a.m. – 5.30 p.m., Monday to Friday, including lunchtime.
Free admission

Wednesday, 4th March at 13:15 (launch) – exhibition running until April 10th.
Library Exhibition entitled “Religious Art of Cork Graveyards” at LHQ Gallery in the County Library, Carrigrohane Rd., Cork .
The exhibition is being hosted by the Library in partnership with the Heritage Section of Cork County Council and will be launched by the Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Alan Coleman, on Wednesday 4th March at 1.15 p.m. and will run until April 10th. The exhibition consists of a range of Gravestone Rubbings carried out as part of the Historic Grave project www.historicgraves.com funded by West Cork Leader, SECAD, IRD Duhallow and Ballyhoura Leader through the Rural Development Fund. These rubbings will be scanned to exhibition boards with accompanying text and exhibited in LHQ gallery.  The objective of the exhibition is to show the art work that is to be found in the graveyards around us and to encourage people to look for this art work themselves.  All are welcome to attend the launch.  However, as space is limited you are requested to RSVP to corkcountylibrary@corkcoco.ie by Monday March 2nd.

Wednesday 4th March at 13:00: “William Reeves: A Notable Charleville-born Scholar“, The Library, Main Street, Charleville, Cork .
Professor Padraig O’ Riai, Emeritus Professor, Roinn Sean agus Mean Ghaeilge, UCC, will give a talk on William Reeves, a most notable scholar and antiquarian and who was, at the time of his death, President of the Royal Irish Academy. This talk has been organised by the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. All welcome, no cover charge.

Wednesday, 4th March, Dr Dagmar O’Riain-Raedel (Independent Scholar):Changing the Face of Cork: the Legacy of the Hill Family of Architects“.  ‘It should never be forgotten that good architecture is one of the most valuable assets a community can possess’: when a century ago the Cork architect Arthur Hill included this maxim in his paper on the ‘Architecture of Cork, 1859-1909’, the city could look back on a proud history of building activity.  The ‘Merchant Princes’ of Cork had commissioned public and private buildings fit to display their newly-found wealth.  The prosperity of Cork, reflected in the growth of her port and trade, resulted in a confidence which allowed her citizens to embark on an ambitious building campaign.
Three generations of the Hill family supplied the main architects for these ‘monuments in stone’, all of them designed to the highest standards.  Luckily, these buildings are for the most part still with us today and provide the present-day city of Cork with her distinctive character.

 

FEBUARY 2015

Friday, 27th February: Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Vera Ryan, “The Watson Archive“, 1 p.m. Lecture Theatre.

Thursday, 26th February at 8 p.m. Whitegate/Aghada Historical Society is presenting an illustrated talk by Thomas Murphy entitled ‘The Catholic Heritage on the rivers of Ireland’. It will be held at the Aghada GAA meeting room in Rostellan, Co. Cork.  All are welcome and there is no entry charge.

Monday, 23rd February: Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: ‘Off The Wall’ Online Art Auction.  View catalogue online.  Bidding Ends Monday 23rd February between 6.30 – 10.15 p.m.

Monday, 16th February  at 8 p.m.: Illustrated talk on the Cork, Bandon & Southcoast Railway
at: Gort Mhuire, Ballineen, Co. Cork .  Railway Expert Chris Larkin of the Irish Railway Records Society will give a fascinating talk on the Cork, Bandon & Southcoast Railway.  This event has been organised by the Ballineen and Enniskeane Area Heritage Group in association with the Ballineen and Enniskeane Development Association.  Admission is €5 on the night and students free.

Monday 16th February at 20:00: “Great Houses of County Cork and Beyond”, Ballincollig Rugby Club, Co. Cork
Richard Wood will give a fascinating talk on the architecture and lifestyle of some of the great houses of County Cork and beyond. Attendance on the night is €3 (annual subscription for all lectures €10). Event organised by the Muskerry Local History Society, for more information contact Rod MacConaill (086 1089524) or Dermot Lucey (087 9331135).

Saturday, 14th February at 14:00: Kilmurry Museum, Kilmurry, Lissarda, Co. Cork: Gabriel Doherty and the School of History, UCC, are convening a get-together of all heritage groups and interested individuals to discuss plans for commemorating 1916 in the County of Cork and furthermore to seek the involvement of those in a UCC research project looking at the evolution of the Volunteers at company level in Cork.  For more information email g.doherty@ucc.ie.

Saturday, 14th February: The Hunt Museum will celebrate its 15th birthday with @limkprintmakers  unique pop-up printing press from 2 p.m.

Thursday, 12th February: Crawford Art Gallery: a Lunchtime Talk with Artist, Brian Duggan, at 1 p.m.  The talk will focus on Duggan’s new short film, ‘The Last Day Diary’ currently on view in the gallery’s screening room.  Free admission, all welcome!
Inspired by a specific historical relic from the Johnson County War in 1882 Wyoming, the Last Day Diary by Brian Duggan is a powerful but contemplative film, drawing parallels to contemporary issues of immigration and power, and the situations and pressures between those with land and those without.

Wednesday, 11th February: Lewis Glucksman Gallery: talk, Art + Ideas, by Dr. Sarah Cook at 1 p.m.

Sunday, February 8th National Gallery Ireland: the Hennessy Portrait Prize exhibition ends – not to be missed! Free admission, Level 1.

Friday 6 February Lewis Glucksman Gallery: Chris Clarke and Orla Murphy, Curators of the exhibition, “Selective Memory: Artists in the archive“, will lead a free curatorial tour of the exhibition at 1 p.m.

Thursday, February 5th at 8.00 p.m.: Blarney & District Historical Society: ‘Famine Times in Blarney and District ‘, an illustrated lecture at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (Blarney Secondary School).  The speaker on this occasion is Michael Murphy. Everybody welcome. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel 0872153216.

Wednesday, 4th February  at 20:00: Crawford Art Gallery, Cork
“The victualling trade in Cork during the American War of Independence”.  Joe Varley will give a talk on the victualling trade in Cork during the American War of Independence. This talk has been organised by the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society. All welcome, no cover charge.

Sunday, 1st February at 17:00: Launch of the Lusitania Centenary Commemorative Events in Cobh for 2015
On St. Brigid’s Day, 1st February, Cobh will launch four months of Lusitania centenary (7th May 1915) commemorative events that will take place along the Cork coast. This event was originally planned for 1st January. The Lusitania Peace Memorial in Cobh epitomises the efforts made by people to rescue survivors, recover bodies and comfort the bereaved.
On Sunday, 1st February, the carillonneur of St. Colman’s Cathedral Adrian Gebruers will present a recital on the 49 bells of the cathedral commencing at 5 p.m. Then a short recital by Cobh Confraternity Band in the Promenade in Cobh Town Centre will be followed by a short ceremony where the 1198 victims of the wartime tragedy will be remembered. At 6 p.m. schoolchildren will read the names of the 169 victims buried in the Old Church Cemetery in Cobh as the Irish Coastguard launch flares from the quayside in Cobh and from the ramparts of Fort Mitchel on Spike Island. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the ceremony.

JANUARY 2015

Ends Saturday 31st January @ NGI: Turner: The Vaughan Bequest
Curators: Anne Hodge & Niamh MacNally.

The Vaughan Bequest comprises a collection of 31 watercolours and drawings by Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851). The collection spans Turner’s early topographical scenes and expressive images from his later European tours. Henry Vaughan, the English collector who bequeathed these works, died unmarried in 1899, aged 90. He divided his Turner watercolours between the national galleries in London, Dublin and Edinburgh. His bequest to the National Gallery of Ireland stipulated that the drawings should be exhibited to the public, free of charge, each January when the light is at its lowest level. The Gallery continues to adhere to the conditions of Vaughan’s bequest by showing these luminous watercolours for one month only. The exhibition this year will display the watercolours and drawings in their original frames.
Beit Wing (rm 7). Admission free.

29th January to 5th March: Mike Waldron is again offering a short course through ACE (UCC) entitled “The Athens of Ireland”’ to be held in the Crawford Art Gallery on Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. from 29th January to 5th March.  Each two-hour segment will combine a lecture format with discussion and gallery tour.

Exploring the world of Cork art and patronage in the early nineteenth century it focuses on the artists John Hogan, Daniel Maclise, Samuel Forde, Edward Sheil, and George Mounsey Wheatley Atkinson, in addition to the Canova Casts and such merchant prince families as the Penroses, Crawfords, Newenhams and Deanes.

The fee for the six weeks is €150. Further details here: http://www.ucc.ie/en/ace-sc42/

Michael Waldron is a PhD Candidate, School of English, College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, and Assistant Lecturer (European Art History), Centre for Adult Continuing Education, UCC.

Tuesday, January 27th:  Cloyne Literary & Historical Society.  Gerry White will give a talk on ‘Cork and the Great War 1914-1918’ In Harty’s, Cloyne at 8.15 p.m.

Monday 19th January: Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: ‘Off The Wall’ Online Art Auction.  View catalogue online.  Bidding Ends Monday 19th January between 6.30 – 10.15 p.m.

Saturday 17 January at 2:30 p.m.: IDFAS Lecture: Guided tour of TROVE: Dorothy Cross selects from the National Collections: “The idea of Trove is to make new relationships between painting and object from collections that would rarely meet.” – Dorothy Cross.  The tour takes place at the Garden Galleries, at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).  Meet @ IMMA Reception, 2:20 p.m.
This wonderful exhibition, by the renowned Irish artist Dorothy Cross, provides a unique occasion to view works from the National Collections.  The exhibition showcases art and objects from the IMMA Collection, Crawford Art Gallery, National Gallery of Ireland and the National Museum of Ireland.  It provides a wonderful opportunity to see some well known and rarely seen objects together in a new and inspiring way.

This is a Free Event and is open to IDFAS Members & Guests (includes CorkDFAS members) on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS: limited numbers; early booking is advised.
TO BOOK and for further information contact secretary@idfas.com

Thursday, January 8th 2015 at 8.00 p.m.: ‘The Families of Blarney Castle – The Jefferyes and the Colthursts’, an illustrated lecture presented by Blarney & District Historical Society  at Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal (Blarney Secondary School).  The speaker on this occasion, Ms. Margaret Lantry, has recently completed a study of these families, and is Chairperson of the Cork County Council Heritage Forum and Vice-President , Cork Historical & Archaeological Society. Everybody welcome. Enquiries to Brian Gabriel 0872153216.

Wednesday 7th January 2015 at 13:00: Fulachtai fia and Bronze Age cooking in Ireland: Reappraising the evidence: Crawford Art Gallery, by Alan Hawkes, Dept. of Archaeology, UCC. This talk has been organised by the Cork Historical and Archaeological Society.

 

DECEMBER 2014

Friday 19th December The official launch for “Heritage Houses of County Cork” takes place at 10am in the County Library, with County Mayor Cllr. Alan Coleman and Cork County Council Chief Executive Tim Lucey. All are welcome to come along to the launch on the morning of the 19th, with copies of the publication available for sale. Please rsvp to conor.nelligan@corkcoco.ie as space is limited.

Monday 15th to Friday 19th December at 12:00 Festive Tours of Fota House

Monday 8th December Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: Irish and International Art Online  Auction.  View catalogue online.  Bidding Ends 6.00 p.m.

IDFAS Lecture: Monday 8th December 2014 at 19:00: Members and their Guests:  Walking Guided Tour by Dr Kenneth Milne of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin 2 followed by a Mulled Wine & Mince Pie Reception hosted by the Very Revd. Dermot Dunne, Dean of Dublin. For more information email secretary@idfas.com

Sunday 7th December Cork Historical & Archeological Society: Regina Sexton, “Fowl, puddings and peas: a new look at Christmas food of the 17-19th centuries”, Crawford Art Gallery Theatre, 8 p.m.

Friday, December 5th Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Nicola Figgis, “Irish Painting 1600-1900“, 1 p.m. Lecture Theatre.

Thursday, 4th December: Kinsale History Society, The Lusitania, with Michael Martin at Acton’s Hotel at 8.30 p.m.  Michael, of the Titanic Trail, has written a new book on the Lusitania.

Wednesday, 3rd December, Dr Claudia Kinmonth (Independent Scholar):Bringing Home the Bride: c.19th Irish Marriage Traditions through Art”.  Traditionally so-called ‘strong farmers’ used to arrange the marriage matches of their sons and daughters.  Instead of inheritance upon death of a family farm, this allowed the elders to retire and have a younger couple take over while they were still alive.  Hard bargains were struck over dowries, some involving matchmakers.  Those who rebelled against having their marriages arranged for them, resorted to some intriguing alternatives.
As part of her decades of research into Irish farmhouse furniture, and then into previously little known paintings that depict rural marriage, Claudia Kinmonth’s illustrated lecture tells the story of arranged marriage through copious images.  Juxtaposing poems with early documents and texts, as well as a wealth of images, a social history of Irish marriage unfolds.

Wednesday, 3rd December: 1st Annual General Meeting, CorkDFAS: Clarion Hotel @ 7 p.m.

Wednesday, 3rd December, 11:30 a.m.: CCAD Visiting Lecture Series Presents Alice Maher , renowned Irish Artist & former CCAD student, lecture open to all.

 

NOVEMBER 2014

Friday, November 28th Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Myles Dungan, “The Art of Recruitment WWI“, 1 p.m. Lecture Theatre.

Wednesday 26th November Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: Art and Literature Book Online  Auction.  View catalogue online.  Bidding Ends Wednesday 26th November between 6.30 – 19.45 p.m.

Friday, November 21st Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Vera Ryan, “Joseph Higgins from 1912-1925“, 1 p.m. Lecture Theatre.

Friday, November 14th Lewis Glucksman Gallery: “Selective Memory: Artists in the archive
Artists: Zbyněk Baladrán, Paulien Barbas, David Raymond Conroy, Dani Gal, Ruth Maclennan, Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan, Lucy McKenzie, Marge Monko, Gavin Murphy, Alan Phelan, Anne Ramsden, Jasper Rigole, Valerie Snobeck, Sean Snyder, and Miek Zwamborn.
Curated by Chris Clarke and Orla Murphy in association with Digital Arts and Humanities, UCC
All Galleries, 21 November 2014 – 15 March 2015

The archive preserves the past, its remnants and records, within a repository of human knowledge. However, it also offers a space for critical engagement and creative invention, for challenging the archive’s supposed objectivity with alternative histories, subversive interpretations and speculative imaginings. Selective Memory: Artists in the archive explores the ways in which Irish and international artists continually return to the archive, in order to imbue it with a new sense of subjectivity and individuality.
Chris Clarke and Orla Murphy will lead a free curatorial tour of the exhibition at 1pm on Friday 6 February 2015.

The exhibition has been supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and private philanthropy through Cork University Foundation.

Friday, November 14th Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Catherine Marshall, “Twentieth Century Irish Art“, 1 p.m. Lecture Theatre.

Wednesday 12 November Cork Historical & Archeological Society: Clare O’Halloran & Dagmar O Riain-Raedel, “Brian Boru – reality and representations”, Crawford Art Gallery Theatre, 8 p.m.

Monday 10th November Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: ‘Off The Wall’ Online Art Auction.  View catalogue online.  Bidding Ends Monday 10th November between 6.30 – 10.15 p.m.

Friday, November 7th Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Livia Hurley, “Architecture 1600-2000“, 1 p.m. Lecture Theatre.

Thursday, 6th November  at 20:00: “Henry Ford: The Cork Connection”, Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork: organised by the Cork Literary and Scientific Society this talk by Denis MacSweeney will touch on Henry Ford and his connection with Cork.

HERITAGE PLAN FOR THE MÚSCRAÍ GAELTACHT – 15th NOVEMBER PARTICIPATION
An important plan is currently being undertaken for the Múscraí Gaeltacht area, coordinated by the Heritage Unit of Cork County Council with the support of the Heritage Council and in consultation with Acadamh Fódhla and Research and Dig. The Plan, a first of its kind for any Gaeltacht Area in Ireland, follows international best practice and will examine the full range of heritage attributes in the area to determine what makes the place unique and significant, and in turn, a number of actions and objectives will be devised to ensure that the identity and heritage of the area is conserved, managed and promoted into the future. Public participation is an essential component of this process and to this effect on Saturday 15th November, there will be a public information meeting in the Mills, Ballyvourney from 12pm to 4pm. This plan will be greatly enhanced by the active involvement of Múscraí locals and all are most welcome on the day to offer their suggestions and to get involved.

Wednesday, 5th November, Dr Sarah Foster, (Crawford College of Art & Design):Buying Irish: luxury goods and national identity in Georgian Ireland“.  Georgian Dublin’s role as a centre for the importation, production, and retail of luxuries – fabric, silver, and fine furnishings – was part of its identity as ‘second city’ of the Empire.  Dramatic remodeling of the city’s axes of consumption, under the auspices of the Wide Streets Commissioners, created shopping streets of remarkable breadth and modernity, much admired by visitors from abroad as well as those ‘up from the country’.
During the 1770s and 1780s, economic nationalism was a hot topic for political debate in Dublin and London, linked to calls for Free Trade and a separate Irish parliament.  If newspapers of the day are to be believed, this rhetoric had a distinct influence both on what goods Irish people chose to buy, and, where they were bought; but, can this be proven?  This lecture will explore the connections between embryonic ‘buy Irish’ campaigns, violence against those who flouted non-importation treaties, and actual purchases, through contemporary newspapers, account books, memoirs and novels.

 

OCTOBER 2014

 

Friday, October 31st Friends of the Crawford Art Gallery: Paula Murphy, “Irish Sculpture 1600-2000“, 1 p.m. Lecture Theatre.

Thursday, 23rd October Tom Spalding, Committee Member, Volunteering Co-ordinator, is giving a talk in the Cork Public Museum at 7 p.m. on Cork Architecture During The Great War. Tom will concentrate on the various different styles of architecture and buildings built in Cork between 1914 and about 1920 and will discuss whether this period was a hiatus or a transition. The war years saw the development or planning of several of Cork’s most iconic buildings including the Honan Chapel, Beamish & Crawford’s ‘Tudor’ offices and Ford’s motor works as well as houses, pubs and cinemas.

IDFAS Lecture: Thursday, 23 October at 18:30: “Living in a big house, 1500-1700: the architectural prehistory of Georgian culture”: Professor Tadgh O’Keeffe, UC.

Friday, 17th October launch of the Aldworth exhibition at 7.30 p.m.  The exhibition will run from 17th October  to 22nd October  2014.

Thursday 9th October  at 20:30: Alfred Elmore – Clonakilty-born Victorian Artist – talk by Caoimhín de Bhailís
Location: The Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Co. Cork. Alfred Elmore who lived from 1815 to 1881 was a most successful artist and his patronage even included Daniel O’ Connell.

Saturday,  8th October: Kinsale History Society, Visit to Clonakilty Museum and Town Walk, leaving by car from Church Square at 1.30 p.m.  Michael O’Connell, former curator of the Kinsale Museum will be the host.

Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: ‘Off The Wall’ Online Art Auction.  View catalogue online.  Bidding Ends Monday 6th October between 6.30 – 10.15 p.m.

Friday 3rd October  at 20:00
: Illustrated Talk by Historian, Mr. William Casey – “The history, archaeology and folklore of Cillíni (or children’s burial grounds)”
: Community Hall, Courtmacsherry, Co. Cork: The history, archaeology and folklore of Cillíni (or children’s burial grounds), are among the most common historical sites in Ireland. The illustrated talk will explore various aspects of Cillíni, especially those located in West Cork. All are welcome. Admission free.

The 6th Celebrating Cork Past and Present Annual Heritage Exhibition will take place on Friday 3rd October, 2014, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. in the Millenium Hall, City Hall, to be officially launched by the Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Mary Shields, and County Mayor, Councillor Alan Coleman, at noon.  Admission free.   CorkDFAS will have a stall.

Wednesday, 1st October, John Gillis (Senior Manuscript Conservator in the Library Conservation Department of Trinity College Dublin):  The Discovery and Recovery of the Faddan More Psalter: The Book in The Bog.

This lecture tells the story of the discovery of the Faddan More Psalter, an early medieval manuscript unearthed from a peat bog in Co. Tipperary in the summer of 2006.  John Gillis will look at the methodology behind the recording and dismantling of the fragmented text block and the dewatering of the saturated folia and leather cover.
Many new and exciting discoveries were made during the lengthy and difficult task of conserving this important archeological find, which had survived in an extreme environment for over a millennium.  John will examine how that same environment was somewhat responsible for its survival.  In conservation terms much of the technique employed was developed as work progressed due to the unique nature of the project, with little in the way of comparative work existing.
John will discuss the content of the manuscript, which contains the fragmented remains of the one hundred and fifty Psalms from the Old Testament and includes areas of illumination and decorated lettering.  The cover will be seen in remarkable original condition; possibly the only one of its kind in Western Europe and one of only a handful of extant original early medieval Western book covers.   John will draw comparisons with structures that hail from lands as far away as Egypt, and will also look in detail at some of the surprise features from the cover that have raised more questions than answers but that without doubt will play an important role in adding to the history of book making and monastic life in early medieval Ireland.

Irish Archives Resource Portal Website

In 2008, a pilot project was commenced, initiated by the Archives and Records Association of Ireland and the Heritage Council. The fruits of this pilot initiative are now available for all by way of the updated Irish Archives Resource Portal website which was recently launched this September. “This portal will link you to archival collections throughout the island of Ireland. Archives are the documents and records that relate to people, places, organisations, and events. You can use this portal to locate archives relating to your area of interest or research topic” – Irish Archives Resource website.

The website currently contains 34 different archives on line and there are plans to double this in the near future. The website is funded by the Heritage Council, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Northern Ireland. The website includes a number of archives from UCC and the Cork City and County Archives and is well worth the visit – www.iar.ie.

SEPTEMBER 2014

Tuesday 30th September to Friday 31st October 2014: Exhibition: The Chillingworth and Levie Archive: County Library, Carrigrohane Road, Cork.

The Chillingworth and Levie Archive acquired by the City Archives in 1988 with the assistance of Crawford Art Gallery, is a unique and important asset in understanding the heritage of our City. The architects Daniel Levie and Robert Boyle Chillingworth opened their firm on South Mall in 1911, where some of Cork’s best loved buildings were conceived and developed. The handmade drawings in the archive are a testament to their creative skills and drafting talent.

Louise Harrington, architectural heritage & historic landscape consultant, has a new website: http://www.louisemharrington.com/

Cork Historical & Archeological Society has published its Programme of Events 2014-15.  Find their website on our Links page.

Saturday, 27th September: Workshop “Best Practice in Preventative Conservation for Volunteers”  at UCC (members only) – part-funded by Cork City Council and UCC: see Menu, Conservation & Volunteering for full details.

Tuesday, 23rd September  at 13:00: The Role of Archives in Local Government – talk by CCCA Chief Archivist Brian McGee
 in the Council Chambers, Floor 2, County Hall, Cork
, with specific reference to Cork City and County Archives, which is jointly funded by Cork County Council, Cork City Council and UCC. T he talk will cover the breadth of collections held at Cork City and County Archives and the democratic role of archives – why archives are important for  government, society and democracy, and the obligations of local authorities with regard to preserving records.
 All are welcome to attend.

12th annual conference of Youghal Celebrates History: ‘A Gathering of Friends’: A celebration of the history of Quakers, 19-21 September 2014, see http://youghalcelebrateshistory.com/.

The conference will look at different aspects of the history of Quakers in Ireland in general and Cork in particular.  Lectures will look at the Society of Friends as entrepreneurs, activists, philantropists, antiquarians and patrons of the Arts.  While their humanitarian aid during the Great Famine is still acknowledged, they were also drawn into trials wrongly accusing them of crimes.  William Penn’s castle at Shanagarry and his diary during his travels through Ireland before his departure to America are of great interest to historians.  The conference will bring together experts who will shed a light on the lives of these extraordinary Irish citizens.

Cork Vision Centre, North Main Street. Cork City announces that the Cork Coal Quay Family Festival Photographic and Film Exhibition has been extended to Saturday, September 13th next.
This unique exhibition celebrates the heart and soul of Cork City – the world famous Coal Quay Market with its rich vibrant colourful heritage, tradition & culture and home to the Cork street traders, affectionately known as the ‘Shawlies’.  Photographs have been gathered by the Middle Parish & Coal Quay Historical Society from private family collections and publications representing a wide section of the community.  This voluntary photographic and film exhibition celebrates the spirit of the Coal Quay and is a monument to the people of the Middle Parish community.  A feast of fabulous films showcased at the exhibition captures the joy, fun and laughter of this voluntary fun-filled Family Festival since it began, which is wholeheartedly supported by Cork City Council, local traders, businesses and the people of Cork.

12th September: Conference: Looking at Heritage Through a Visitor’s Eye
, at Drimoleague
.  This is the first conference of its kind, organised by the West Cork Development Partnership and focusing on the unique West Cork heritage and how it can be sensitively harnessed as a magnet for visitors.  This FREE event is a must go to for local and regional tourism and heritage providers, and is a valuable networking event at the end of 2014 season and as we plan ahead for 2015.  Popular Irish storyteller Eddie Lenihan will give the opening address, followed by a series of presentations from heritage and tourism professionals, and brainstorming sessions.  The conference will culminate with a field trip along the Slí Finbarr Pilgrim Route, led by David Ross.  Capacity is limited so book today to avoid disappointment.  For further information visit the WCDP website.

Adult Education & Training Exhibition Wednesday, 3 & Thursday, 4 September, City Hall, Cork from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.  CorkDFAS will have a stall on each day.

AUGUST 2014

Crawford Art Gallery: Exhibition, “Distant Relations” ends 30 August 2014.

Crawford Art Gallery: Exhibition, “Three Centuries of Irish Art” ends 30 August 2014.   Drawing on the significance and quality of the Crawford Art Gallery’s permanent collection,  this exhibition showcases the work of artists from the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries.

Crawford Art Gallery: Thursday, 28th August: 6 p.m., free tour of the Exhibition, “Three Centuries of Irish Art”: no booking required, all welcome.

Douglas Library: : Thursday, 28th August: 7 p.m.: “Vernon Mount, Frankfield & Ballybrack: Three Historic Douglas Houses, at one time connected by Lanes”: Dr. Alicia St. Leger, Free  Admission

Civic Trust House: Tuesday, 26th August: 6 p.m.-7 p.m., Society’s Chairman, illustrated Talk, “Presenting CorkDFAS”, as part of Cork Heritage Week.

Crawford Art Gallery: Tuesday, 26th August: 2 p.m.-4 p.m., a family art session exploring shadows and silhouettes taking inspiration from “The Art of the Silhouette in 19th Century Cork. No experience is required, all materials supplied, and all are welcome! Sessions are free of charge, no booking required.

Talk by Conor Nelligan from Cork County Council’s Heritage Unit and Elizabeth Maddox, Castlemartyr: “John Saul, Horticulturist: From Castlemartyr to the White House”, Monday 25th August at 19:00 in Castlemartyr National School, Castlemartyr.  Hosted by the John Saul Horticulture Appreciation Society,  Conor Nelligan and Elizabeth Maddox will highlight the John Saul Archive now in the Cork County Library.  An exhibition of the John Saul horticulture articles he wrote in the 1800s will also be on display on the night.  Teresa Barry, Horticulturist, from Barry’s Nurseries, will be selling plants on the night and giving advice on any garden queries. Free of charge and all welcome. Tea/Coffee will be served.  Full wheelchair access / Parking is available.  Contact Elizabeth and Dave Maddox on 0214623884.

Sunday, 24th August: A Kilmurry Historical and Archaeological Association field trip at 11am to a Stone Circle on the farm of Evan Crowley at Hornhill, Lissarda.  Local historian and author, Michael Galvin, will lead the trip.  Parking is available in the farmyard by kind permission of Mr. Crowley.  The time is arranged for 11am so as to facilitate members attending the Bealnablath and Lissarda commemorations later in the evening.

Crawford Art Gallery: Saturday, 23rd August: Cork Heritage Open Day Family Workshops in the Gallery with Cork Printmakers 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  Participants will be guided through the process of making a dry-point or mono-screen print, taking inspiration from “The Art of the Silhouette in 19th Century Cork. No experience is required, all materials supplied, and all are welcome! Sessions are free of charge / Booking is essential Contact: 021 4907862 / 021 4907857 anneboddaert@crawfordartgallery.ie

Heritage Week 2014 (August 23rd to 31st) will present over 125 events organised in 50 different locations throughout the City and County.  The Heritage Week website http://www.heritageweek.ie has been newly designed and has been officially launched.  It contains a list of the 1,500 plus events registered with the Heritage Council due to take place during Heritage Week between August 23rd and 31st and is most user friendly allowing one to create a list of a range of different events happening nearby.  Visit www.heritageweek.ie to see all Cork City and County Heritage Week events that have been registered with the Heritage Council.

Vision Centre @ St Peter’s displays the Texaco Childrens’ Art Exhibition – the official launch is on 7th August at 6pm: see their Facebook page.

Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: ‘Off The Wall’ Online Art Auction.  View catalogue online.  Bidding Ends Tuesday,  5th August between 6.30 p.m. – 10.15 p.m.

JULY 2014

Sunday July 27th 2014 at 14:00
: Members of Cork Historical & Archaeological Society (CHAS) are visiting Archaeological sites in Kilmurry Parish.  Led by Professor Billy O’Brien and Dr. Tomas O’Carragain, those wishing to attend should assemble at the car park of The Carrig Inn in Carrigadrohid.  From there they visit the first site, nearby Carrigadrohid Castle, then on to Bawntemple church site and finally back to Kilmurry to visit the Cloghmacow boulder burial site.  This event is being organised by CHAS and there will be a nominal charge on the day (not expected to exceed €5).

This year’s Daniel Corkery Summer School takes place from 20-25th July, at Joe Creedon’s Hotel in Inchigeelagh. The course comes highly recommended and is being guided by the teachers and researchers of the Department of Archaeology at UCC.

Wednesday July 16th 2014 at 7 p.m.  Dúchas Heritage Clonakilty Fieldtrip to Lisselan Estate
: meet at the Office at Lisselan. Use Lisselan Golf Course sign-posted entrance on the main Bandon-Clonakilty Road (3km from Clonakilty). 
Additional Information: Lisselan House, on the banks of the Argideen River, was built in the 1850s by William Bence-Jones.  The House in French Chateau Style was designed by Lewis Vuliamy.  The gardens, designed in the Robinsonian style, take advantage of the natural features and contours provided by the valley and the Argideen river flowing through it.  Hear the diverse history of the estate and it’s owners and take a peaceful walk through it’s spectacular gardens and woodland.

Cork Historical and Archaeological Society‘s Robert Day Conference and Launch of Yearbook on 5 July 2014, at Crawford Art Gallery.

Wednesday, July 2nd,  the Chairman of the Heritage Council, Mr. Conor Newman, announced that Fota House had been awarded interim accreditation.

BUTTEVANT HERITAGE Walking Tour Series:  commencing each Saturday at 3 p.m. from St. Mary’s Church, main street every Saturday for the summer months will be a  walking tour of the medieval heritage of Buttevant: supported by the Heritage Council ands launched on June 28th 2014.

JUNE 2014

At UCC Staff Common Room on Monday, 23rd June at 5 p.m. the book launch by Professor Claire Connolly of The Diary of Mary Travers by Eibhear Walshe.

IDFAS Lecture: 17th June 2014 18:30: “John Donne; undone; redone: The John Donne Monument in St Paul’s Cathedral, London”
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Bantry Historical Society is hosting a talk on Monday 16th June at 8.00pm in Christian Fellowship Hall, Bantry.  This mid-summer historic Talk will be delivered by Bantry’s own Richard Butler of Cambridge University. The title of this Talk is: “Constructing the courthouses of West Cork: rebellion and reaction in the 1820s”.

Fota House: Friday, 13th June at 8 p.m.  “Highly Strung” bring their acoustic blend of classical, contemporary, rock, pop and traditional music to Fota House – Tickets €20

Woodward Auctioneers: Forthcoming Auction, June 11th: A fine collection of Furniture and effects from two residences in Douglas

Fota House: A History of Gardens with Dr Nigel Everett will run for 6 weeks, starting on June 10th, 2014, a UCC short summer course in their Adult Continuing Education programme

Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: 9th June 2014 Morgan O’Driscoll Auctioneers will present Ireland’s first auction solely of sculpture work from both Irish and International artists at the RDS.

Tom Spalding (member) will be talking about his new book, ‘The Cork Exhibitions, 1902-1903: A Snapshot of Edwardian Cork’, on Sunday, 8th June on Talking History, Newstalk FM from 7 p.m.

Crawford Art Gallery: 11 April –7 June, 2014:  Kennedy Browne, The Myth of the Many in the One.  Crawford Art Gallery is delighted to present The Myth of the Many in the One (2012) by artists Kennedy Browne, as part of its ongoing screening series by Irish and international artists.  See further, Sub-Menu, Crawford Art Gallery.

 

MAY 2014

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery: 29th  May 3 – 5 p.m. West wing 5. UCC: Aesthetics and Politics revisited – A panel discussion. Three Scholars of art and politics of the 1930s revisit this pivotal moment

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery: 28th May at 6 p.m. to 3rd June: ‘Retrospect’ – an exhibition of Graphic Design work from the 3rd year BA Visual Communications students in the Curve Gallery

Morgan O’Driscoll Fine Art Auctions: “Off The Wall” online Irish Fine Art Auction.  Bidding closes Monday 19th May.

Fota House Friday, 16th May at 8 p.m.  Pat Coldrick – one of the finest and most versatile guitarists in Ireland.  Tickets €20.

IDFAS Lecture: 13th May 2014 6:30 p.m.  “Measure Twice Cut Once
  Aspects of the Irish Country Furniture Collection at the National Museum of Ireland”: Dr Rosa Meehan has been a curator in the Irish Folklife Division for five years. She is particularly interested in the Museum’s collection of drawings and watercolours of Irish homes from the 1930s and 1940s.

Crawford Friends: 7-14th May: Bealtaine Pop-Up Event: see, Menu, Friends of the Crawford Gallery

May 5th 2014: De Courcey Classic and Vintage club will present a talk on the West Cork railway 1845 to 1961 by Mr Chris Larkin of the Irish Railway Record Society on Monday, May 5th at 7:30 p.m.  The event will take place at new Kilmacsimon Community Centre, Bandon (the centre is located between Innishannon and Ballinadee).  For more information visit www.decourceyvintage.com

May 2nd to 4th 2014: Fir Maige Fermoy – From Gaelic Kingdom to Anglo-Norman Lordship – A Co