Backwater Artists Group, Cork Printmakers and CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery are located on Wandesford Quay. This three-bay, four-storey warehouse was originally built circa 1840. Its first use was as a grain store, probably for the nearby distillery. It was then used as a timber yard and went on to become Coleman’s Printers.

Backwater Artists Group is one of the largest artist-led studio groups in Ireland, with 29 studios and over 40 artists working from the complex. They are open to the public for Cork Heritage Day, Cork Culture Night and for guided tours, artists’ talks and exhibitions during their annual Open Studio Event, in November. There will be an exhibition of members work on view in our exhibition space.

Cork Printmakers is the key fine art print workshop for artists in the south of Ireland, providing facilities in etching, photo intaglio, screen printing, digital, lithography and relief printmaking. It offers printmaking courses for adults and facilitates print workshops for schools and groups along with hosting special events throughout the year.

Established in 2010, CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery is a creative space under the direction of the CIT Crawford College of Art & Design.

Tours are offered between 2pm to 4pm with no booking required.