Upcoming projects or exhibitions taking place in Studio 12:
blue notes | Johnny Bugler. 24.05.19 – 14.06.19. Opens 23 May 6pm. Best known for his public art commission Singer’s Corner on Grand Parade, in the exhibition ‘blue notes’ multi-disciplinary artist Johnny Bugler responds to a common theme in his artwork; that of the sea. “I am interested in the folklore that surrounds the sea and ocean travel; the symbolism of its ever changing surface and the mystery of what lies beneath.” In association with Cork Harbour Festival.
Wise Men Say | Brían Crotty. 21.06.19 – 12.07.19. Opens 20 Jun 6pm. Preceded at 5.30pm with performance by Lewis Kenny (performance poet, singer/songwriter. Founder of Inter-Varsity Slam). Artist Brían Crotty presents an immersive and cinematic installation of works in the mediums of film, painting and sculpture. The artworks explore the complexities of issues such as economic pressures and toxic masculinity. In association with Cork Midsummer Festival.
Adventures in WA | Jo Kelley. 26.07.19 – 23.08.19. Opens 25 Jul 6pm. A mixed media installation 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.
Kingdom | Sarah Long. 13.09.19 – 11.10.19. Opens 12 Sep 6pm. 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”.
The Arctic Circle Residency, An Art and Science Expedition | Angela Gilmour. 01.11.19 – 29.11-19. Opens 31 Oct 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.