Exhibitions and related events:
Winter Salon. 05.12.19 – 21.12.10. Not only a unique fundraising event, it is also a rare opportunity for you to own works of art from new and well established artists for between €50 – €150, a great way to start your own art collection and it will also be a fun night out. Join Backwater Artists Group for a fun fundraising evening on Thursday 5 December at 6pm. We have over 100 beautiful works of art for sale from our studio members. Works will be gift wrapped and available to take away on the night.
Arctica: The Last Fragments | Angela Gilmour. 08.11.19 – 29.11-19. Opens 07 Nov 6pm. Artist and former physicist Angela Gilmour presents a response to her experience on The Arctic Circle residency program, having spent three weeks on expedition during the Summer Solstice (midnight sun) in 2019. International artists, scientists and innovators will live and work aboard a Barquentine Tall Ship while sailing the waters of the international territory of Svalbard, an Arctic archipelago just 10 degrees latitude from the North Pole. In association with National Science Week.
The Future Is Not Necessarily Set In Stone | Peter Nash. Opening reception and artist talk. 22nd October 2019, 6pm. Exhibition also open 23–25 Oct, 10am – 5pm. Film screening of stop motion animation (10 min) and exhibition of puppets complete with their props and sets. This work is a continuation of artist Peter Nash’s ongoing research into pre-internet sources of knowledge and methods of communication. By embracing a deliberately hand-made aesthetic and drawing on influences including 1970s & 80s children’s television programmes, fairy tales, half-remembered stories and museum visits he seeks to provide a visual counterpoint to the computer generated imagery and plastic sheen that dominate the current era.
Kingdom | Sarah Long. 13.09.19 – 11.10.19. Sarah Long is a recent graduate of CIT Crawford College of Art & Design and the 2018 recipient of the Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary from Backwater Artist Group. Her practice is concerned with investigating the landscape, using both figuration and abstraction as a framework for experimentation. For her “the landscape as an art medium, in both visual art and literature is emblematic of human activity. In Ireland, especially, the idea of a national identity is rooted in the land and landscape”.
Adventures in WA | Jo Kelley. 26.07.19 – 23.08.19. Opens 25 Jul 6pm. An exhibition of paintings mapping the narrative of time spent in Washington State. Kelley’s visual vocabulary encompasses the use of the vernacular, aspects of collection and taxonomy, often combined to convey a suggestion of mythology and fairytale.
Wise Men Say | Brían Crotty. 21.06.19 – 12.07.19. Opening 20 Jun preceded at 5.30pm with performance by Lewis Kenny (performance poet, singer/songwriter. Founder of Inter-Varsity Slam). In association with Cork Midsummer Festival.
Graft | Ben Reilly. 05.04.19 – 03.05.19. Q & A session with Ben Reilly & Dr Ann Murray (History of Art, University College Cork) Wednesday 17 April 1pm.
Conversations | Katherine Boucher Beug and Susanne Leutenegger: Project use 17.01.19 – 30.01.19. Open 01.02.19 – 15.01.19.
Winter Salon. 14.12.18 – 21.12.18.
Re-Dressing from the Inside-Out | Tina Whelan. Project use 15.11.18-21.11.18. Open 23.11.18-7.12.18.
Aрка | Curated by Séan Hanrahan and Roman Sustov. Featuring artwork by 2nd and 3rd year students from the Graphic department of The Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Minsk. 12.10.18 – 02.11.18. Sat 13.10.18, 1pm: Talk by Belarusian artist/lecturer Roman Sustov.
UNGROUNDED: Artist’s Residencies & Exchanges | Curated by Éilis Ní Fhaoláin. 24.08.18 – 21.09.18.
Klaudia Olszynska | 51.791384, -8.291099 20.07.18 – 17.08.18
Leah Corbett | Living under a rock 15.06.18 – 13.07.18
Róisin Lewis | “S” 24.05.18-09.06.18. Public talk 09.06.18, 1pm.
Cassandra & Megan Eustace | Stubborn Bitch Awkward Cow: The Drawing Clinic project use: 12.04.18-10.05.18, event: 04.05.18
Towards Omega | Darn Thorn 23.03.18 – 06.04.18
Excerpts: Clippings from the Backwater vaults 23.02.18 – 09.03.18
Panel Discussion with Founding Members 09.03.18, 6pm
Studio 12 Launch 22.02.18
Winter Art Sale | Backwater Artists Group 01.12.17 – 22.12.17
Meditations On The Anthropocene | Linda Young 03.11.17– 24.11.17
Overlooked | Gerard O’Callaghan 22.09.17 – 13.10.17
Member Artist Talks:
Luke Sisk 27.02.18, 1pm
Sean Hanrahan 28.02.18, 1pm
Helen Horgan 06.03.18, 1pm
Fiona Kelly 07.03.18, 1pm
Artists Connection Lunch 08.03.18, 1pm