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New exhibitions at the West Cork Arts Centre

Tomasz Madajczak Neomorph Gallery II 30 April to 21 May 2016 Opening Friday 29 April at 7.00pm Beginning with his four month residency at Uillinn in the winter of 2015, West Cork-based artist Tomasz Madajczak has created a body of work for exhibition entitled Neomorph. This series of photoworks and animations observe Uillinn both as a vantage point from which the town of Skibbereen and its environs can be observed

Life drawing classes at the West Cork Arts Centre

LIFE drawing is a wonderful thing to do, and it isn’t just for “artists”. Anyone can get increased focus through the exercise of close observation and practising hand to eye co-ordination, whilst in a friendly group with different levels of experience.

Amanda Coogan at the West Cork Arts Centre

WEST Cork Arts Centre is pleased to bring a manifestation of Amanda Coogan’s recent, highly acclaimed exhibition at the RHA, Dublin with a series of performances to Uillinn. A joint publication between RHA, West Cork Arts Centre and Limerick City Gallery of Art will be launched at the opening of the exhibition at Uillinn on 12th March 2016. Also at the opening Amanda Coogan will perform ‘You told me to

West Cork Arts Centre sees double the number of expected visitors in first year

by Sinead Hegarty THE West Cork Arts Centre who celebrated their first year anniversary in the new landmark Uillinn building in Skibbereen in January attracted double the number of expected visitors in its first year of opening. The arts centre has gone from strength-to-strength in its first year since being officially opened by President Michael D Higgins with 38,000 visitors attending the in the first 12 months.

Unfold – Opening of a dynamic exhibition of new artworks at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

UNFOLD is an exhibition featuring new artworks by six artists; Johnny Bugler, Rosie Cleary, Simon English, Dominic Fee, Rob Monaghan and Sarah O’ Brien which opens at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, on Friday 15th January, 2016, at 7pm. Unfold is a Cork County Arts Office Professional Development Project in partnership with Cork Printmakers and Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre.

West Cork older people and people with dementia engage with art at Uillinn

Inspiration from New York’s Museum of Modern Art comes to Skibbereen BANTRY woman Sheila Goggin who was 89-years-old on December 26th last has recently visited Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre as part of its new In the Picture programme. The programme offers opportunities for older people – living in residential settings or being cared for in their own homes in the West Cork area – to participate in bespoke facilitated

Bach, Baroque cello, captivating contemporary dance – A weekend of performance at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

THERE is a treat in store for lovers of classical music and contemporary dance at Uillinn this coming weekend. At 8pm on Friday 27th November, Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites become the subject of Soliloquy, a collaboration between acclaimed cellist Eimear Reidy and contemporary dancer Inma Pavon, in a performance spanning composed score to spontaneous improvisation. Bach’s unaccompanied cello suites can be imagined as a musical soliloquy, like those of Shakespeare,

Wasteland, Eva Kot’átková and Dominik Lang at the West Cork Arts Centre

Wasteland will transform West Cork Arts Centre’s James O’Driscoll gallery into a hypothetical place, an absurd playground overflowing with salvaged objects, postal packages, sculptures and debris. Nestled amidst its poetic surrounds the story of the artists’ attempts to dismantle and relocate a public park to a new location unfolds. This exhibition explores the institutional rules and regulations that pervade our lives, and what happens when things slip through the cracks. It

Rachel Parry: Cosmic Oceans at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre is delighted to present a solo exhibition by Beara-based artist Rachel Parry which opens on Friday 25 September at 7pm. The artist says of her work “For this exhibition, I have made a three dimensional version of an early 19th century Indian painting. It is part of a folio called the Nath Charit which deeply affects me. I have also made a series of 150

Tara Brandell Retrospective at West Cork Arts Centre

An exhibition of images, videos and text from 25 years of Tara Brandel’s choreography, takes place at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen from July 18th to August 8th this year. With reoccurring themes of gender, sexuality and strong female archetypes, Tara’s dance is influenced by her time spent in Berlin, London, San Francisco and West Cork.

Youth Theatre Camp at West Cork Arts Centre

Youth Theatre & Performance Camp at The Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre running from 4th – 8th August with party and presentation on Sat 8th July With Facilitators Karen Minihan, Rónán MacRaois.

President Higgins offically opens West Cork Arts Centre’s impressive new building in Skibbereen

President Michael D Higgins and Mrs Sabina Higgins were in West Cork to officially open the €3.5M Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre in Skibbereen recently. The President and Mrs Higgins were welcomed by The County Mayor, Cllr Alan Coleman, Tim Lucey (Chief Executive Cork County Council), Ann Davoren (Director of the Centre), Declan Tiernan (Chairman of the Board of Uillinn) and the Board of the Centre.

President Michael D Higgins to officially open Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

PRESIDENT Michael D. Higgins will preform the official opening of Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre on Thursday, 11th June, 2015 at 2.30 pm. This is a great occasion for West Cork Arts Centre and Skibbereen celebrating the opening of the new building. The President, will meet dancers at The University College Cork & Bollinger Family Space, speak with the Artists in Residency Studios, view the exhibitions of artists Cormac Boydell,

Play your part on World Music Day

ON June 21st each year, music making is celebrated all around the world, under a variety of festival names, such as:  Fête de la Musique, Love Live Music or World Music Day.  This tradition has been going on since 1982 and has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 460 cities in 110 countries. A wide variety of events celebrate different musical styles, with an

Play your part on World Music Day, Sunday 21 June 2015

ON June 21 each year, music making is celebrated all around the world, under a variety of festival names, such as:  Fête de la Musique, Love Live Music or World Music Day.  This tradition has been going on since 1982 and has become an international phenomenon, celebrated on the same day in more than 460 cities in 110 countries. A wide variety of events celebrate different musical styles, with an

Opening of two new exhibitions at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

A LARGE crowd attended the opening of two new exhibitions at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre recently. In the James O’Driscoll Gallery is Nearshore an exhibition of paintings and ceramics by well known local based artists, Cormac Boydell, John Kingerlee, Kate Standen and Karen Hendy. Nearshore is an exhibition of work inspired by the coastline of peninsulas, estuaries, harbours and islands along the west Cork and South Kerry, where sea and

New exhibition at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre

FOURTH Space exhibition is now in its final week at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, running until 14th March. The next exhibition will open on 21st March with Daphne Wright and a group exhibition Disconnect. Sculpture and video installation work by Daphne Wright will feature in the James O’Driscoll Gallery. Daphne has created new works of sculpture for this exhibition showing with two video works, If you broke me and

Uillinn forum explores West Cork arts trail proposal

A Forum for the exchange of views took place at Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre recently to discuss the possibility of utilizing the success of the Wild Atlantic Way and to extend this success into a Trail of Arts throughout West Cork from Beara Peninsula to Bandon.   The meeting was chaired by Declan Tiernan, Chairman West Cork Arts Centre, and attended by Alan Coleman, Cork County Mayor and Ian

New arts centre will be catalyst for West Cork

THEY came from near and far, young and old, art fans and the plain curious to get a look at Uillinn, West Cork’s new home for the arts in Skibbereen. Hundreds attended the official opening of the striking steel-clad building on the site of the old Wolfe’s Bakery in the heart of the town; eager to see for themselves what all the fuss is about and to finally get a

All systems go as Uillinn, the new West Cork Arts Centre opens to the public

Fourth Space, the inaugural exhibition at Uillinn, West Cork Arts Centre’s new building, opens on Saturday 31st January 2015. Fourth Space comprises sculptural and installation work by nine leading artists based in Ireland: David Beattie, Karl Burke, Rhona Byrne, Maud Cotter, Angela Fulcher, Mark Garry, Caoimhe Kilfeather, Dennis McNulty, and Liam O’Callaghan. Opening the exhibition is Sam Thorne, Artistic Director of Tate St Ives, with guest speakers Cllr Alan Coleman,

Members ’14 at West Cork Arts Centre

Members ’14 is the 30th anniversary of the West Cork Arts Centre’s Members’ Exhibition at its location on North Street in Skibbereen, Cork. As this also marks the final year before the Centre’s move to its new building, this year’s show will have an even more celebratory feel to it.   Opening on Saturday 28 of June, this year’s exhibition houses 300 artworks by over 100 artists. WCACs Members’ Exhibition

Be a part of West Cork’s celebration of World Music Day 2014

ON June 21 each year, music making is celebrated all around the world. In Europe, under the names Fête de la Musique, Love Live Music or World Music Day, this tradition has been going on since 1982, sharing different musical styles, with an emphasis on enjoyment and taking part. In many countries the celebrations take place on the streets and in public spaces and Skibbereen is no exception.   Since

Arts for Health Partnership Programme, West Cork Placement Programme 2014

THE West Cork Arts Centre welcomes applications from artists of all disciplines for the Arts for Health Partnership Programme, West Cork Placement Programme 2014. This is a 16 week professional development opportunity working alongside visual artist Sarah Ruttle in Clonakilty Community Hospital as part of the Arts for Health partnership programme.   Please submit a CV, examples of your work and a cover letter. Outline your specific interest in this

Official Launch of Bealtaine – celebrating creativity as we age at West Cork Arts Centre

Bealtaine is the Irish national arts festival, celebrating creativity as we age. The theme for the 2014 festival is And catch the heart off guard from the Seamus Heaney poem Postscript.   This year, West Cork Arts Centre is presenting a multidisciplinary exhibition by older people from all over West Cork.  The exhibition is an opportunity to showcase the many older people’s projects that take place at WCAC and in

Bealtaine – celebrating creativity as we age, 3-24 May at West Cork Arts Centre

WEST Cork Arts Centre is celebrating this year’s Bealtaine Festival from Saturday 3 May. Bealtaine is the Irish national arts festival, celebrating creativity as we age. The theme for the 2014 festival is And catch the heart off guard from the Seamus Heaney poem Postscript.   This year West Cork Arts Centre is presenting a multidisciplinary exhibition by older people from all over West Cork.  The exhibition is an opportunity