Author: Backwater

The Human Animal, 2021

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic a core strand of Backwater’s 2021 artistic programme examines humanity’s relationship with the natural world and take a closer look at ‘the human animal’ in this context. The programme will include solo and group exhibitions and an Art Shorts series comprising exhibitions, events and screenings. The Human Animal: A Personal View Read More …

Helen O’Shea – Balancing Relations

James Barry Exhibition Centre November 2020 Virtually at https://www.helenoshea.ie/balancing-relations https://www.helenoshea.ie/studio-photographs Helen O’Shea’s MA exhibition Balancing Relations presented in the James Barry Exhibition Centre is a personal response to encounters with waste plastic. Image: Mike Hannon Balancing Relations looks at the speculative prospect of what is beyond our vision in the depths of the oceans and Read More …

Natasha Pike – And Almost I Am Back Again

Backwater Artists Network member Natasha Pike’s exhibition ‘And Almost I Am Back Again’ at Lismore Castle Arts is available to view online here: https://www.lismorecastlearts.ie/natasha-pike-and-almost-i-am-back-again-origins-2020/   Image: jedniezgoda.com Natasha Pike And Almost I Am Back Again Lismore Castle Arts Graduate Award exhibition, 2020. Viewable online from 2 November – 20 December, with catalogue with text by Ciara Read More …

Stephen Doyle – Numb

Curated by Miguel Amado Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, 18th of September – 15th November, 2020 Stephen Doyle is a Cork-based artist exploring issues of queer identity through the relationship between figuration and the politics of representation. This exhibition features new works examining the experiences of the Chinese LGBTQIA+ community. Doyle uses the prevailing social control Read More …

BAG & BAN @ RHA & RUA

Backwater studio members Ailbhe Ní Bhriain, Angela Gilmour, Megan Eustace and Joseph Heffernan and Backwater Artists Network member Janet Murran are currently exhibiting at the 190th Royal Hibernian Academy Annual Exhibition 2020 which can be viewed online here. Backwater studio members Stephen Doyle, Angela Gilmour and Angie Shanahan are currently exhibiting at the 139th Royal Ulster Academy Annual Exhibition Read More …

Cork City Culture Night 2020

To mark Cork City Culture Night 2020 Backwater Artists Group present a video about our current exhibitions which can be currently viewed on site by appointment only during normal gallery hours (Tuesday – Friday, 10am-5pm). Appointments can be made by by emailing admin@backwaterartists.ie or calling 021 4961002. Our current exhibitions are Fuzzy Logic curated by Simon Read More …

Free online lecture by Fiona Kelly

Studio member Fiona Kelly will be giving a free online lecture as part of the National Sculpture Factory series Loquium. a field of multiple destructions – A Lecture By Fiona Kelly will take place on Thursday 3rd September 2020 1pm. Book here (free): https://www.eventbrite.com/e/loquium-a-field-of-multiple-destructions-a-lecture-by-fiona-kelly-tickets-118643657373  

MONUMENTS II (Memory Traces) by Ciara Rodgers

Studio member Ciara Rodgers’ new solo show at Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, until the end of October: MONUMENTS II (Memory Traces) by Ciara Rodgers Garter Lane Arts Centre are delighted to present Ciara Rodgers solo show MONUMENTS II (Memory Traces). This exhibition is supported by Waterford Cultural Quarter and runs until October Ciara’s practice often involves historic Read More …

Connections

Backwater studios courtyard 24-28 August 10am-5pm In association with Cork Craft Month. The Connections project seeks to engage a community of makers, from traditional to digital, embracing new methods of making. This group originally coalesced around the Benchspace Open Source PPE response over the early months of covid-19 outbreak in Ireland, many of whom have never met Read More …