Culture Night – Open Studios and Exhibitions
Open for exhibition viewing, studio visits and a chance to meet the artists.
Friday 22 September, 5pm – 7pm.
“We are delighted to welcome you to the Wandesford Quay Complex on Culture Night and to be given an opportunity to share what we do. Visitors will be treated to a wealth of cultural experiences including studio and exhibitions tours, workshops, music performances and more.”
“At Backwater Artists Group, we are opening our artists’ studios for the first time since the pandemic and we are very excited to welcome both new and old visitors for tours of our studios, our exhibitions and for a chance to meet our artists”
Elaine Coakley, Studio Director, Backwater Artists Group
Backwater Artists Group will be open from 5-7 pm for tours of our artists’ studios and for viewing of our current exhibitions, A Thousand Years by studio member Joseph Heffernan and Hand of Man by members of Backwater Artists Group. Artists will be on hand to talk about their work. This is a unique opportunity to visit our artists’ studios, our exhibitions and get an insight into our artists’ work and the day-to-day life of an artist.
Booking is essential. Tours (1/2 hour) can be booked via the Backwater Artists Group Eventbrite page.
Book your spot here: Culture Night – Open Studios and Exhibitions.
A Thousand Years | Joseph Heffernan
Curated by Aideen Quirke
Joseph Heffernan’s exhibition A Thousand Years expands his painting practice, building upon his existing preoccupation with the intertwined nature of memory and fantasy. Incorporating new elements that hover between assemblage and sculpture, the work encompasses the entirety of the gallery space, involving three-dimensional elements in a range of materials such as wood, plaster, silk flowers, household paint and textiles, collected objects and organic matter to expand the visual environment of the paintings.
Hand of Man | Amna Walayat, Andrew Carroll, Ben Reilly, Éadaoin Glynn, Lynn Marie Dennehy, Fiona Kelly, Helen Cantwell, Helen O’Shea, Tom Doig
Curated by Stella Kramer, the exhibition Hand of Man combines selected work by Backwater Artists Members whose work encompasses intervention and manipulation; capturing influence, alterations and transformations.