blue notes | Johnny Bugler

Studio 12, 1st Floor Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork

Opens Thur 23 May 6pm.

Runs 24 May – 14 June. Tue – Fri 10am-5pm.

In association with Cork Harbour Festival 2019.

Johnny Bugler is a multi-disciplinary artist from Cork where he is best known for his public art commission Singer’s Corner on Grand Parade. In the exhibition blue notes the artist 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.”

Johnny Bugler studied at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design, Cork and received a masters in fine-art printmaking from Camberwell College of Art in London. He has exhibited locally and internationally and is the recipient of Arts Council awards in travel and training and for further study. In 2015 he won the commission launched by Cork City Council Arts Office that resulted in the public artwork Singers Corner. In 2018, Bombers and Birdsong, an installation in Elizabeth Fort Cork as part of Backwater Artist’s ‘elsewhere’ was highly commended in the publication Critical Bastards and on His work has recently been acquired by the National Gallery of Ireland for its permanent collection.

Studio 12, 1st Floor Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork. Tue-Fri 10am-5pm.

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The Last Wave, photo-etching, 2017, 60 x 75 cm


Water Boys, photo-etching and screen-print, 2015, 38 x 45 cm