Author: Backwater

Shadow Forests – An Exhibition by Angela Gilmour & Beth Jones | March 16th – 23rd April

Shadow Forests is a multi-media, immersive installation focusing on the intersections of deep time, climate change, and the expansive life and death of forests. This exhibition focuses on representing four ancient forests, utilising the artists’ field research and that of supporting scientists in four locations: the 385-million-year-old Cairo and Gilboa fossil forests of New York Read More …

WATERMARKS with Bridget Flannery and Angie Shanahan | 1st – 13th March

WATERMARKS Studio 12 Exhibition/Project Space, Backwater Artists Studios, Wandesford Quay. Cork 1st – 13th March, 2022 Artist Talk Saturday 12th March at 12noon. Bridget Flannery and Angie Shanahan will conduct a daily mark making project with visitors to Studio 12 project space. An organic mapping of the island city, retracing steps, a ‘Before Google’ exercise. Read More …

Job Opportunity: Programme & Outreach Manager, 2022

Job Description Programme & Outreach Manager, 2022 About Established in 1990, by artists for artists, Backwater Artists Group is committed to providing affordable, high-quality and well-managed studios for visual artists to ensure support at key stages of their careers. We provide a stable and supportive working environment for visual artists and access to the supports and Read More …

Open Call 2022

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 1 x Sculpture studios Studio are available from April 1st Read More …

“Can You Hear Me Damo?'”, Panel discussion at the Living Commons Pavilion, Wandesford Quay Courtyard on Saturday February 5th at 2pm

In the Open |Faoin Spéir presents a panel discussion on “Can you hear me Damo?”, a solo exhibition by artist Anne-May Tabb @annemaytabb, curated by Ali O’ Shea @alioshea_. The artist and curator team will be in discussion with artist Ciara Rodgers @ciaraarodgers  at the Living Commons Pavilion, Wandesford Quay Courtyard on Saturday February 5th at 2pm. All are Read More …

Job Opportunity : Communications & Marketing Co-ordinator – Backwater Artists Group 

Communications & Marketing Co-ordinator – Backwater Artists Group Job Description and Person Specification Backwater Artists Group wishes to employ an experienced communications and marketing professional to join our team to devise and implement new communications and marketing strategies, increase the profile of the artist studio complex and our artist members, support our fundraising and sponsorship Read More …

Winter Salon 2021

Winter Salon is Backwater Artists Group annual fundraiser, it is also a rare opportunity for you to own works of art from new and well established artists for under €200, a great way to start your own art collection! Join Backwater Artists Group on Thursday 2 December from 1.30pm – 6.30pm. We will have many Read More …

Job Opportunity: Wandesford Quay CLG Caretaker/Facilities Manager

Wandesford Quay CLG Caretaker/Facilities Manager Wandesford Quay CLG is a management company formed by Cork City Council in 2000, to administrate the management of the Wandesford Quay Complex which houses three arts organisations: Backwater Artists Group, Cork Printmakers & The Lavit Gallery. Wandesford Quay CLG is hiring a caretaker/facilities manager to conduct general maintenance of the building, monitor health & safety in the building, liaise Read More …

Job Opportunity: Programme Manager Dec 2021- April 2022

Role Description: Programme Manager In the Open/Faoin Spéir 2021/2022 Programme at Wandesford Quay, Cork. About Faoin Spéir/In the Open Programme Cork Printmakers, Backwater Artist Group, The Lavit Gallery in partnership with Cork City Council Arts Office are recipients of the In the Open |Faoin Spéir Arts Council Award. In the Open|Faoin Spéir is an initiative of the Arts Council of Ireland to generate a sustained and curated programme of multidisciplinary, Read More …