Studio 12 exhibition / project space – Rentals

Studio 12, the Backwater Artists Group exhibition/project space, is primarily a resource for studio members and programmed through an internal annual submission process.

Between exhibitions and outside gallery hours during exhibitions it is possible* for non-members to rent the space for an event, meeting or workshop. Further details below.

Location: Studio 12, First Floor Backwater Artists Group, Wandesford Quay, Cork, Ireland, T12 E26D.

The space:  5.23m x 6.63m in plan with a ceiling height of 2.25m (see plan and photos below). The primary exhibiting plasterboard walls are the north wall, straight ahead of you (5.23m) and the east wall to your right (c.6m). The west wall is of rubble stone construction and interrupted by three windows and the invigilation desk. The south wall is not suitable for use due to the presence of electricity boxes. There are two supporting timber pillars in the middle of the room. The room is equipped with dimmable track lighting with 3000K warm white LED bulbs.

Furniture available to spec:  2 x large folding tables, 1 x cushioned bench, 10 x cushioned folding chairs, 1 x couch, 1 x armchair (additional chairs and tables available upon request)

Facilities:  Wifi, digital projector, access to canteen (kettle, sink), toilets.

Rates: €100 for full day, €50 for half day or €25 for quarter day or less.

To help plan your proposed rental: When in use for exhibitions opening hours are Tuesday – Friday 10am-1pm, 2pm-5pm. Therefore the most suitable days to rent the space for a full or half day are Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. If you are interested in renting the space for a greater number of consecutive days the best opportunity to do so is between exhibitions. Upcoming exhibitions and events are posted on our website here. Please note that each exhibition will be preceded by c. 2 days install work and followed by c. 2 days de-install work. An up to date list of available dates will be provided upon enquiry.

Insurance:  Anyone proposing to rent the space must have their own insurance.

Bookings & enquiries: 021 4961002 or

*Not all exhibitions will be compatible with events, meetings or workshops taking place due to the presence of floor-based artwork and/or the installation of blackout board on the windows. We will advise as to compatibility at the time of your enquiry.

Studio 12 Plan_v3