Author: Backwater

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 …

Visions of an Unsettled Earth ft. Fiona Kelly

  ‘Visions of an Unsettled Earth’, an exhibition featuring works by Debbie Godsell, Fiona Kelly and Sarah O’Flaherty, launches at Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, on 6 August. Opening hours Thursday-Saturday 11am-5pm. The exhibition “explores ideas of temporality, transience and transformation in the environment”, through media as varied as print, sculpture and photography. The artists “refer to landscape Read More …

Open call for Backwater Darkroom users

Located in Cork City Centre, Backwater Artists Group provide high quality, well-equipped, secure studio spaces for artists.  Launched in 2018, the new darkroom was designed not only to meet the needs of lens-based artists at Backwater Artists Group but to also address the deficit of darkroom facilities in Cork City following the closure of other Read More …

Project Studio Residency 2020

Backwater Artists Group invite proposals from practicing professional visual artists for one project studio residency available at our studios, for a period of 12 months beginning 01 September 2020. A project studio residency provides an artist with a temporary studio space to develop or execute a project that requires a city centre location or the Read More …

New Light ft. C.A. Connolly, P. Nash and P. Spillane

New Light: Artist billboard walks in Cork city Featuring Backwater studio members Carol Anne Connolly, Peter Nash and Pádraig Spillane; Cork Printmakers Shane O’Driscoll and Emma O’Hara; and Mark Kent, Leanne McDonagh and Sarah O’Brien. In venturing outside after a period of confinement and isolation, we take notice of our surroundings in different ways. We become aware Read More …

CIARÁN LANGFORD MEMORIAL BURSARY – Call for applications 2020

Backwater Artists Group are committed to supporting emerging artists through our Bursary and Post Graduate Programmes. Our Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary offers graduates of CIT Crawford College of Art & Design an opportunity to continue and develop their practice at our studio facility from October 2020 – March 2021. Ciarán Langford (1964-1997) was an artist and valued member of Read More …