Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship

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CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery is delighted to be part of Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship, which takes place across ten Cork City venues this September and October.

From 9 September – 29 October a diverse range of artwork will free-wheel across ten city venues, with subject matter ranging from a Beetle Circus, to television personalities Miriam O’Callaghan and Gay Byrne, buildings, love stories, machines, places, patterns large and small.

Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship will showcase the artwork of over sixty artists working in supported studio settings, both nationally and internationally. The exhibition will include a screening programme featuring animations, artist profiles, and more.

This exhibition will delight visitors, while seeking to prompt a real dialogue around creativity, ability and the active role that the arts can play within our communities. It is provocative, humorous and confident. The artwork demonstrates a mastery of materials and technique that undermines easy assumptions.

Artists and organisations presenting work will be involved in public engagement events, tours and workshops with the opportunity for schools, community groups, and any members of the public to get involved. For updates see: www.perceptions2016.com, www.crawfordartgallery.ie, www.ccad-research.org/gallery.

A symposium investigating our understanding of citizenship within the unique context of the Perceptions 2016 exhibition will be held on October 25 and 26. Details of full programme and for registration: www.perceptions2016.com

For more information on workshops or tours please click here. To book workshops or tours for Perceptions please contact the gallery directly.

PLAY – Cork Textiles Network

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Gallery Summer Break


CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery is taking a short break in our exhibition programming for the month of July, reopening with an exhibition by Cork Textiles Network in August 2016.

We will however have a series of special events taking place in the gallery in July.

Keep an eye out as more information will be revealed very soon.

Peer by Backwater Artist Group runs until Saturday 25 June, open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm.

PEER | Backwater Artists Group

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You Make Mine/I Make Yours | 6 – 28 May 2016


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Malcolm McClay | Swimming to Inishkeel

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Call for Proposals

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery invites exhibition proposals from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design graduates of all faculties, who graduated from the year 2008 to 2013. Artists’ projects will be selected through an open call for proposals that launches today.

Catherine Fehily, Head of CIT Crawford College of Art & Design says “We know that Crawford artists who graduated between 2008 and 2013 are likely to be at the stage in their careers where they have an established art practice but may not yet have been able to stage a solo show. We’re delighted to offer them this opportunity to bid for an exhibition slot in a really beautiful space – CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery.”

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery will provide an artist fee of €500 to help support the making of the exhibition.

Proposals will be accepted from individual artists, makers, curators or those wishing to organise a group exhibition. In the case of group or curated exhibitions, the curator and all proposed artists must have graduated from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design within the designated time frame.

Proposals can be made for exhibitions in any medium and for the presentation of recent works or production of new projects.

The application process is now open and closes at 5pm on Tuesday 24th May 2016.

Full proposal and application guidelines can be found here

AFFECTIVE ENTITIES | 5 – 26 MARCH 2016

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Invite: Horizons | An exhibition by members of the Centre for Contemporary Printmaking

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SOLAS – Glass Society of Ireland


SOLAS – An exhibition of Irish Glass is now on at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
SOLAS is a touring exhibition showcasing glass makers in Ireland by the Glass Society of Ireland. The exhibition has previously traveled to three venues including: NCAD Gallery, Dublin, The Hunt Museum, Limerick, Greyfriars Municipal Art Gallery, Waterford and now CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork.

The exhibition includes work by selected artists Scott Benefield, Patrick Blythe, Emma Bourke, Sinead Brennan, Sean Campbell, Debbie Dawson, Roisin de Buitleir, Karen Donnellan, Gwyn Grace, Eamonn Hartley, Karl Harron, Catherine Keenan, Peadar Lamb, Alison Lowry, Sarah McEvoy, Meadhbh McIlgorm, Sadhbh Mowlds, Jenny Mulligan, Michelle Ryan, Killan Schurmann, Aoife Soden, Andrea Spencer, Suzannah Vaughan and Catherine Wilcoxson.

Image: Alison Lowry – Dolly Mixtures

Exhibition runs from 6th – 29th January 2016
CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Clarke’s Bridge, Cork
Opening hours: Wed to Sat, 10am to 6pm

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