Calendar of Events
iNNOVATE - Showcase Exhibition
August 8th - 28th, open Wed - Sun 11am - 6pm
Opening @ 6.30pm Tuesday 8th August – all are welcome
iNNOVATE is a showcase exhibition reflecting the resourcefulness, adaptability and avant garde practice key to contemporary makers in Ireland today. Innovation is an intrinsic part of craft practice whether it be in the use of materials, design, function or concept – all aspects of making really. At the iNNOVATE exhibition the viewer is asked to reflect on this - as every piece of craft has such a story to tell, which isn’t always obvious at first glance.
Curated by Tina Darb
T: 087 9608249
The Home Event – with Cork Craft & Design
28th July - 3rd September , 10am - 6pm daily (closed Tuesdays)
An extra special craft event featuring an eclectic selection of work by Cork Craft & Designs members’. A haven of handmade items for the home, this event will include furniture, textiles, ceramics, woodturning and framed pieces to suit all budgets and tastes. This is your ideal opportunity to pick up a locally made item to enhance your home or an extra special gift for someone else’s home.
‘ADORN’ - Jewellery & Fashion event
All month : Weds – Sat : 11am – 5pm
Adorn (verb) :To make more beautiful or attractive Why not indulge and ‘Adorn’ yourself with the fabulous work of Cork’s Designer Makers? The Adorn Exhibition will showcase the jewellery, millinery, scarfs, bags and belts of Cork’s best craft makers. Not to be missed by the fashion conscious!
T: 085 1444338
“WOODSPUN” an Exhibition
August 8th- 22nd, 10am - 6pm (closed Tuesdays
''WOODSPUN'' an exhibition & craft fair of hand turned craft pieces by members of the Cork chapter of the Irish Woodturning Guild A perfect opportunity to discuss technique, finishes, wood types or just to chat and admire.
The Garden - West Cork Creates
August 6th – September 18th Mon – Sat. 10.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Building on the success of the last three annual shows, this Year’s “West Cork Creates” entitled “The Garden” is a dynamic and inspiring exhibition showing work made by visual artists, craftspeople, photographers and designers, working in collaborative partnerships to create beautiful and innovative works of art.
The O’Driscoll Gallery is situated behind Peter O’ Sullivan’s shop, on Levis’ Quay, just off Main Street, Skibbereen
‘MADE IN KINSALE’ a collection
All Month : Tuesday – Saturday 11am – 5pm
A collection showcasing the work of Kinsale based makers, all the craftspeople exhibiting in Made In Kinsale create their work using traditional techniques and it is a collection within which you will find beautiful pieces to adorn yourself with, to carry and store things in or to decorate your home. All of the work on display is handmade to the highest of standards by an expert in their chosen craft. The collection includes woodwork, ceramics, jewellery, millinery, printing, leather working & printing.
T: 021 4774474
Emerge, New Makers at the City Hall Atrium
2nd – 27th August : Mon to Fri : 9am – 5pm
Emerge proudly debuts work from graduating students of CSN and St Johns Central College as part of Cork Craft Month. On show are a variety of pieces, applying old methods to new problems, yielding fresh pieces for contemporary living. An appreciation of raw materials and age old craft skills are blended with modern technology and production methods to allow students realise their own ideas in solid form. Clean forms often mask the hours of planning, testing, and careful production required to complete these pieces.
Each of the makers here has taken their first steps towards professional practice which aims decorate our homes and enrich our lives.
The Lavit Gallery - The Lavit Craft Collection
August 4th – 25th Tues - Sat 10.30am - 6pm
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!
T: 021 4277749
INTEGR8 - A Cork Potters Exhibition
4th- 19th August Mon- Fri: 10am- 5pm
Dynamic and diverse exhibition of ceramic work by 8 Cork Ceramic Artists : Pim Wijnmaalen, Yestin Reboul, Kathleen Standen , Charlie Mahon, Clare Greene, Darren F. Cassidy, Elizabeth Burgess, Jocelyn Adam. Sculptural and decorative ceramics.
The group consists of members from the Society of Cork Potters - 4 long time practitioners showing vessel based work, garden sculpture and figurative sculpture and 4 recent graduates who are making innovative cutting edge ceramic sculpture with a strong architectural influence.
T: 083 3837343
PLAY - An Exhibition by Members of the Cork Textiles Network
Wednesday 3rd - Saturday 27th August :Weds to Sat 10am to 6pm.
PLAY is a small word with so many meanings - serious for some, fun for others and experienced by all. Displayed in the wonderful CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery space, PLAY is a showcase of textile art through different forms of creation. The official opening will take place on Thursday 4th August at 6:30pm and is open to all.