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May 2021

Saturday, 29th May: Virtual Tour of Nano Nagle Place at 11:30. Members only

Wednesday, 26 May: Glucksman Gallery 1-2 p.m., Doireann Ní Ghrioghair , Artist  participating in the new exhibition, Being and Belonging in Contemporary Ireland. Online talk. Place needs to be booked.

Monday, 24th May: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Online Auction. Bidding between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. For location and viewing details see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll. View Online Catalogue

Saturday, 22nd May CorkDFAS ZOOM Talk by Bláithín Hurley“An Indulgence to the Natives?: William Bedell’s Translation of the Old Testament into Irish” in partnership with Nano Nagle Place at 11:30

Members alone can also avail of the opportunity to (re)watch for a limited period the most recent Talk on a private youTube channel courtesy of the Society’s partner, Nano Nagle Place

Born in Essex, England in 1571, the young William Bedell was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, before being ordained for the Anglican Ministry in 1597.  Already Bedell was known for his scholarship in theology, the Bible and the classics, and was proficient in Arabic, Chaldean, Greek, Latin and Syriac. In 1607 he was sent to Venice as Chaplain to Sir Henry Wotton, English Ambassador to that City State.  While in Venice Bedell added Italian and Hebrew to his language repertoire, as he quickly realised that in order to teach people about religion and to communicate properly with them, one needs to speak their language.  This was a tenet he kept with him for the rest of his life and which came to the fore when he moved to Ireland to take up the position of Provost of Trinity College Dublin in 1627.  Throughout the remaining 14 years of his life he strove to put into practice what he had learned in Venice – that is to speak to people in their own language.  This culminated in his greatest labour, the translation of the Old Testament into Irish.  Sadly, he did not live to see the work published, but his legacy remains an important building block in Irish history.  In this paper Bláithín will take a step back from the Bible itself, to examine the influence Venice exerted over the young cleric, especially in relation to his determination to print an Irish language version of the Bible’s Old Testament.

Saturday, 8th May   CorkDFAS ZOOM Talk by Ann Wilson, lecturer in Visual Culture in the Media Communications department, Crawford College of Art and Design, Munster Technological University, Cork, in partnership with Nano Nagle Place at 11:30

“Heavenly Visions in Cork: William Burges, Harry Clarke and Seamus Murphy”

Members alone can also avail of the opportunity to (re)watch for a limited period the most recent Talk on a private youTube channel courtesy of the Society’s partner, Nano Nagle Place

This presentation will examine aspects of St Finbarre’s Cathedral, the Honan Chapel in UCC and the sculpture of Seamus Murphy, looking at various factors, religious, historical, artistic and social, that resulted in them looking like they do. Architects, artists and patrons usually have particular ideas in mind, important to them, when they design or commission a work, but, for many reasons, these can be considerably modified in the finished piece. The meaning of a work therefore changes during the process of its creation, but also continues to change afterwards as new audiences interact with it.

APRIL 2021

Monday, 26th April: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Online Auction. Bidding between 6:30 p.m. and 11:55 p.m. For location and viewing details see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll. View Online Catalogue

Monday, 19th April: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish & International Online Art Auction. Bidding between 6:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. For location and viewing details see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll. View Online Catalogue

Saturday, 10th April: CorkDFAS ZOOM Talk by Bláithín Hurley, Lecturer in History of Art at University College Cork; in partnership with Nano Nagle Place at 11:30.

“Richard Arthur Millikin and the Cork Society for Promoting the Fine Arts (1815)”

This Talk will explore the life and legacy of Millikin, demonstrating that without this pioneering man, world-renowned artists like Daniel Maclise and John Hogan would not have received a classically-inspired artistic training in their own city.

All welcome.

MARCH 2021

Monday, 15th March: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Affordable ‘Off the Wall’ Art Auction. Bidding between 6:30 p.m. and 110:55 p.m. For location and viewing details see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll. View Online Catalogue

Saturday, 13th March: CorkDFAS ZOOM Talk by Matthew Whyte, teacher and researcher in the History of Art Department, UCC; in partnership with Nano Nagle Place at 11:30.

“Artemisia Gentileschi: Exploring Gender and Expression in Baroque Rome”.

This Talk will survey the extraordinary career of Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653), from her formative years under her father Orazio, through the infamous trial involving her tutor and aggressor Agostino Tassi which has often defined modern readings of her artistic output.

All welcome.

Monday, 8th March: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Online Auction. Bidding between 6:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. For location and viewing details see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll. View Online Catalogue

JANUARY 2021

Monday, 25th January: Morgan O’Driscoll’s Irish Art Online Auction. Bidding between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. For location and viewing details see Menu, Associate/Corporate Members/Morgan O’Driscoll. View Online Catalogue

 

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Dr Nicola Gordon-Bowe graced the inauguration of the Cork Decorative & Fine Arts Society at Triskel Christchurch on 17th October 2013 with a brilliantly delivered lecture, “The Arts and Crafts Society of Ireland and the decorative arts during the early 20th century Celtic Revival“.

We were deeply honoured by her presence and contribution, and deeply saddened at her untimely passing.

This Society will always remember her with deep respect, and great affection.

Anthony Wade, Life President

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