Author: Backwater

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 …

Update on closure

Due to the public health measures currently in place with regard to the COVID -19 crisis Backwater Artists Group studio facility and our Studio 12 exhibition/project space will remain closed until further advice is issued. In addition, all scheduled exhibitions for April have been postponed until 2021. We will review our exhibition schedule for May Read More …

Ailbhe Ní Bhriain shortlisted for Golden Fleece Award

Studio member Ailbhe Ní Bhriain has been shortlisted for the 2020 Golden Fleece Award, worth €30,000. Those shortlisted are: Laura Fitzgerald (painting / installation / video), Pierce Healy (jewellery / engraving), Ailbhe Ní Bhriain (film / photography / installation), Annemarie Reinhold (sculpture / jewellery) and Kathy Tynan (painting). The Award will be announced at a ceremony at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Ely Place, on 25 Read More …

When The Wind Blows | Oisín Burke

GOMA Invites you to the opening reception of When The Wind Blows | Oisín Burke. An exhibition by Oisin Burke as part of a research and residency exchange in association with Backwater Artists Group Cork. 5th March – 4th April. Exhibition opening Thursday 5th March 7pm In his art practice Oisín Burke explores feelings of Read More …

Open Call for studio applicants 2020

Located in Cork City Centre,Backwater Artists Group provides studios of a professional standard with security of tenure, access to facilities and developmental support for professional visual artists. We are currently inviting applicants for the following 4 year studio spaces. 3 x Painting/Mixed Media studios 2 x Sculpture studios Studio are available from May 1st & June 1st Read More …