Culture Night 2022 @ Wandesford Quay

Join us this Culture Night, Friday 23rd September, for a series of free events for all ages. Discover the programme below, all drop-in event, no booking required.


A late opening of the exhibition FALTER. CHECK. RESOLVE by Anna Barden, currently on display in Studio 12 until 29th September. The exhibition showcases a set of remarkable chess pieces created from drawings, ceramic works and an accompanying wall text which is a personal memory. Time: 10am-7pm | Location: Studio 12, Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay.

Check Mates: Chess Piece Workshop for Children & Families

In Wandesford Quay Courtyard, learn how to design and create your own fun, interesting and absurd chess pieces! This workshop is inspired by FALTER. CHECk. RESOLVE and will coincide with a late night opening the exhibition. Time: 5-7pm | Location: Wandesford Quay Courtyard.

Dragon’s Tail – Premier of Marie Brett’s new filmic work

The premier of artist Marie Brett’s new filmic work Dragon’s Tail presented with live straw-girl music, in a special once-off installation event. Dragon’s Tail is an epic folk myth. It explores how electromagnetic energy and cultural lore relate to human health and alien other-worlds. Filmed on a peninsula in Ireland’s West Coast, the piece combines folk custom spectacle and magical landscape with dazzling effigies, fire drawing and ethereal sound. Fact, fiction and myth are fused into new cultural lore. Time: 8-9:30pm | Location: Wandesford Quay Courtyard.

Events in the Wandesford Quay Courtyard are produced with the support of Lavit Gallery, Cork Printmakers and Backwater Artists Group.