Cork Art and Design

Calendar of Events

CCD Core Event - Old Mill, Kinsale - ‘Motive’ 2014 Exhibition

The Old Mill, Kinsale August 5th - 14 th Daily 10am - 6pm

MIXED CRAFTS

The Kinsale Craft Month exhibition showcases the quality and diversity of craft in Cork City and County. Now in its fifth year, it has established itself as a highlight of Cork Craft Month and Cork's creative calendar, promoting both established and emerging makers.

Entitled 'Motive', this year’s exhibition highlights the inspirations that have compelled crafts people to create their work, while focusing on craft objects that display a respect and understanding for materials combined with technical ability.

Category: Exhibitions
Location: South

“LOCUS” Furniture Makers of Cork Exhibition

Douglas Village Shopping Centre 10am - 6pm daily 5-25 September E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Traditional and contemporary handmade furniture by Cork based designer/makers.

Opening Night Thursday 4 September @7pm, all welcome

Category: Exhibitions
Location: City

“Shoals & Waves on the Wild Atlantic Way”

Etain Hickey Gallery, 40 Ashe Street, Clonakilty Friday 18 July - 8th August 2014 10.30am - 6pm T: 023 -8821479 E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

MIXED CRAFTS

Each artist was given the challenge of creating a piece for, or inspired by shoals & waves which has resulted in a wonderful eclectic collection of automata, ceramics, glass, metalwork,  jewellery, textiles and willow weaving.

The featured maker in this exhibition is Sinead Glynn who won the Etain Hickey 2013 Award for surface decoration at the Irish Contemporary Awards. The exhibition also features work from established makers Paddy McCormack, Roisin Ni Chionnfhaolaidh, Thomas Wollen, Anne Harrington-Rees, Muriel Hoey, Marleen Drijkoningen , Angela Cuthill and Jim Turner.

This is an eclectic exhibition showing work you won’t see elsewhere!

Category: Exhibitions
Location: West

“Tea & Twitter”

Etain Hickey Gallery, 40 Ashe Street, Clonakilty Friday 11th August – 4th September 2014 10.30am - 6pm T: 023 -8821479 E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

MIXED CRAFTS

To celebrate Cork Craft Month in August Etain Hickey asked a group of makers to interpret the theme “Tea & Twitter” which has resulted in a wonderful whimsical exhibition.  Cork based textile artists Carmel Creaner and Lesley Stothers are well known for their domestic themed work. Martha Cashman is showing her porcelain teaspoons and Catherine Ryan has interpreted the theme with a hand felted tea set. Internationally known Wendy Kershaw has produced more of her quirky tea themed wall ceramics and our last two artists Diane McCormick and Susan O’Byrne have concentrated on the “twitter”!

Category: Exhibitions
Location: West

The Lavit Gallery - The Lavit Craft Collection

The Lavit Gallery, 5 Father Mathew St., Cork City All Month Tues - Sat 10.30am - 6pm T: 021 4277749 E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

MIXED CRAFTS

The Lavit Craft Collection is a range of quality, inspired craft created by Irish craftspeople. A wide range of ceramics, wood, textiles and glass items offer a great variety of unique gift ideas to suit all budgets. Love Irish Craft work!

Category: Exhibitions
Location: City

Sculpture at the Castle

Blarney Castle, Blarney, Co. Cork June – September , Daily 9am - 6..30 T: 021 4382525 087 2439068 E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

SCULPTURE

Follow the sculpture trail in the beautiful gardens of Blarney Castle in Co Cork which will showcase the work of some of the best sculptors in Ireland. Featuring work this year from Leanne McLaughlin, Lynda Christian, Brigid Corcoran, Michelle Maher, John Moloney and more. Come and take a journey with us through the grounds, discovering inspirational work in exceptional surroundings.

Category: Exhibitions
Location: West

“WOODSPUN” an Exhibition

The James O’Neill Building (formerly the Old Mill ) , Kinsale August 16th to 24th Daily 10am - 5pm Tel: 086-8520542or 087 2380756 E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

WOODTURNING

 ''WOODSPUN'' an exhibition & craft fair of hand turned craft pieces by members of the Cork chapter of the Irish Woodturning Guild
 Saturday 23rd August  is designated 'Meet the Makers day', where as many as possible of the chapters members will be in attendance. A perfect opportunity to discuss technique, finishes, wood types or just to chat and admire.

Category: Exhibitions
Location: South

CCD Exhibition Space . Douglas Village Shopping Centre Cork

All Month Mon – Sat 10am – 6pm & Sundays 11am – 5pm

Bringing together a diverse collection of Cork Craft & Designs members work for you to view and buy. Adjacent to M&S in the Douglas Village Shopping centre  this ongoing exhibition of our members work changes each month; located in a bright contemporary space where you can meet and talk to the makers working there about their products and inspirations.

A ‘must see’ during Cork Craft Month.

Category: Exhibitions
Location: City

The Gables Gallery - A Craft Collection

Ballinora, Waterfall, Co. Cork Mon to Sat : 10am – 5pm T: 021 4874504 E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Come and visit this unique and diverse collection of craft in ‘The Gables Gallery’. This new modern gallery also offers a collection of work by Denis Cotter, Christine Byrne, Mark Keeling and Kieran Higgins.

Featuring many turned pieces including bowls, dishes and exquisite lamps by woodturner Tony Farrell .

Category: Exhibitions
Location: West

West Cork Creates

- An exhibition of handmade craft, paintings and photography - all created in the region! O'Driscoll Building, Main Street (just off), Levis' Quay, Skibbereen Aug 1st – Sept 14th Mon – Sat : 11a.m. – 6p.m.

This Year's “West Cork Creates” Exhibition brings together a blend of contemporary craft,  fine art and photography inspired by the West Cork landscape and selected for the high standard of workmanship. “West Cork Creates” features work by the region's leading artists and includes ceramics, textiles, wood turning, furniture, metal work  and jewellery.

Category: Exhibitions
Location: West

‘CLAY WORKS’ Society of Cork Potters Annual Members Exhibition 2014’

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery , Wandesford Quay, Cork City

The Society of Cork Potters present their annual members exhibition at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery from 7th until 30th of August 2014. Featuring makers from all over Co Cork, the exhibition will include a variety of works from functional through to decorative and sculptural.

Saturday 23rd August and Thursday 28th August to coincide with Heritage Week 2014 there will be two days of ‘meet the maker’ with demonstrations of contemporary and traditional skills by ceramicists: Jim Turner, Catherine Ryan, Clare Green, Kate Standen and others.

Please see our website below for more details. An opening reception will take place on the 8th of August from 7.30pm – 9.30pm  with guest speaker Orla Flynn . All are welcome 

Category: Exhibitions
Location: City

“Explorations” Irish Patchwork Society National Exhibition

LHQ Gallery, Library Headquarters, Carrigrohane Road, Cork City July 31st – 22nd August Open from 9am - 5pm - Monday to Friday T: 021 4546499 E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Irish Patchwork Society is delighted to present ‘Explorations’, a biennial National Exhibition of patchwork and quilting by members of the Society. This exhibition carries on the tradition of providing a platform for members to showcase their work.  The theme ‘Exploration’ allows for a range of interpretations from traditional to contemporary and reflects the variety of techniques and styles used by quiltmakers today.

Founded in 1981 to promote the practice and art of patchwork, appliqué and quilting in Ireland the Irish Patchwork Society continues to foster and encourage both traditional and contemporary designs and skills amongst its members.

The IPS has eight branches located throughout Ireland.

The exhibition is curated by Mary Palmer. 

Category: Exhibitions
Location: City

“re:View “ an exhibition of contemporary textiles by the Cork Textiles Network

Town Hall Gallery, Macroom, Co. Cork August 1st – 23rd : Tuesday – Saturday 10.30am-5.30pm. T: 086 6095656.

A showcase of selected work indicating the diversity and wealth of talent of textile practitioners.

The Cork Textiles Network offers a forum for sharing ideas and skills through group meetings, skills exchanges, workshops, master classes, conferences and exhibitions. It is based in Cork but has members from all over Ireland.  The Network always welcomes new members.  

Category: Exhibitions
Location: West

Craft in the Atrium

Cork City Civic Offices, Anglesea Street, Cork 9th august – 5th September Mon to Fri : 9am – 5pm T: 087 9608249 E: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

A selection of local craftspeoples work will be on display in this beautiful light and airy atrium space during Cork Craft Month 2014. 

Category: Exhibitions
Location: City