Mark February 2011 as a very exciting month of Photography in Cork. The above video is from the All My Lovin opening in May 2010 in Poland. Now it’s coming to Cork!
I received the press release this morning, so will quote directly from it –
Sirius Arts Centre in association with the Crawford Art Gallery has brought together a number of arts venues to organize a massive exhibition of photography that will take over Cork City and County in February 2011.
The exhibitions are being held to highlight the importance of photographic art to the area and in support of the largest exhibition of photography ever to be held in Cork! “All My Lovin” which opens in the Crawford Art Gallery on Thursday 3 of February at 6:00pm was initially co curated Sirius Artistic Director, Peggy Sue Amison Krzysztof Candrowicz – Director of Fotofestiwal, Lódz and Lódz Arts Centre, Poland and Christoph Tannert – Director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany, for the 9th Annual Lodz International Festival of Photography and premiered in Lódz, Poland and Berlin Germany in 2010 – now this collection of international photographic artists will be highlighted in Ireland.
The collected supporting exhibitions will highlight different established arts venues, as well as numerous artist led spaces and universities. Sirius Arts Centre, with the support of Culture Ireland has organised for a 2 day portfolio review event featuring over 13 curators and artists from Ireland and Europe (registration is now closed on this event) which will take place on the 5 &6 of February in Cobh, County Cork with over 70 participating photographers. This event will create a truly international mix of artists working in photography.
For more information please contact Sirius Arts Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit the websites listed below.
So here’s a list of the events taking place. Again quoted from the press release.
Opening Thursday 3 February 6:00pm
ALL MY LOVIN’
Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork
Artists: DOUG DUBOIS JENNY MATTHEWS LYDIA PANASPHILLIP TOLEDANO AMELIA STEIN CAROLLE BENITAH MUIREANN BRADY ALEX TEN NAPEL IGOR SAVCHENKOELINOR CARUCCI LUCIA STRÁNAIOVÁ CHRIS HURLEY EDITH MAYBIN REBECCA MARTINEZ ANNA SHTEYNSHLEYGERSANDRA MINCHIN VERENA JAEKEL
Co-curated Peggy Sue Amison – Sirius Arts Centre’s Artistic Director, Krzysztof Candrowicz – Director of Fotofestiwal, Lódz and Lódz Arts Centre, Poland and Christoph Tannert – Director of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin Germany, for the 9th Annual Lodz International Festival of Photography.
A collection of imagery focusing of love, family, relationships through photography,video and sound installations. Travelling from romantic and sexual love through to lifelong relationships within families, to faded and remembered love, All My Lovin explores a vast dialogue through the collective voices of these international artists.
Running until Saturday 19 March, Opening hours: Monday – Saturday: 10:00-17:00www.crawfordartgallery.ie
Opening Thursday 27th January 6pm – 9pm
Prisoner of Damp Patches
Works by April Gertler
Basement Project Space – Camden Quay, Cork
Explorations in various media including collage, drawing and photography addressing aspects of everyday life – inner dialogues, moments and details the artist sees, hears or considers as she moves through her days. The pieces in this show are a mirror of the quotidian, but taken together, they point to the larger themes running through the artist’s oeuvre: female empowerment; the meaning of time; the complex dynamics of intimate relationships; the anonymity of urban life, and also mobility and globalization.
April was artist in residence in January for the Guesthouse – part of the Cork Artist’s Collective. This is her first solo exhibition in Ireland. For more information visit: www.aprilgertler.com
Additionally April is the founder of Picture Berlin, an artist residency/art academy for artists working with photography. For more information: www.aprilgertler.com/ www.pictureberlin.org
Running until Thursday 10th Feb
Studio Hours: 12:00 – 17:00
Opening Wednesday 2 February 18:00
Stag and Deer present Season 2
Photographs by Maeve O’Neill
Winthrop Arcade, Winthrop Street, Cork(Adjacent to Oliver Plunkett Street across from the General Post Office)
Maeve O Neill’s work is more akin to dreaming than to documentation, offering thoughts of how we connect with the world we are situated in and how an image may work in our experience. Within this lies a detached quality which infers that the image is more than just data. What is intrinsic to her work is the inevitable, if impossible, wish to see things in totality; which is in essence to want to make a map of the world, to understand; wanting to know and critique the experience of life. For more information visit: www.maeveoneill.com
Supported by O’Leary’s Camera World and IADT
Running until Wednesday 9 February
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 18:00www.staganddeer.com
Opening Wednesday 2 February at 19:00pm
Camden Palace Hotel in partnership with Sirius Arts CentrePresents
PAT THE PICKET
In celebration of the life and times of Pat Allen: 1953 – 2010
Camden Quay, Cork (across from the Opera House)
In celebration of the life and times of Pat Allen: 1953 – 2010
Photographs by Doug Dubois along with Pat’s costumes and other effects. Pat Allen was a very special part of Cork City. Arriving at protests in outlandish costumes, he became well known in the city for illustrating in a special way the uniqueness of this creative city.
Running: Until Friday 25 February
The Tributaries an Installation by Charlie Jouvet
Exploring pinhole photography, French photographer, Jouvet, explores portraiture in a site specific context. Special thanks to Cork Film Centre
Running until Saturday 12 February
Running from 2 February
People of the Sea by Gilles Perrin
Hosted by iophotoworks and the Institute of French
18 St Patricks Place, Wellington Road Cork (Across from 96FM Broadcasting House, at the end of Welllington Road)
An encore exhibition of large format, black and white documentary photographs by French photographer, Gilles Perrin which focuses on people working in the maritime industry around Cork County. This is an edited selection of works from the recent exhibition held in Sirius Arts Centre and West Cork Arts Centre.
Running until Monday 28 FebruaryOpening Hours: Monday Friday 10:00 17:00/Saturday 11:00 15:00/Sunday closed
From Sunday 23 January
Harry Moore Out and About
Quay Co-Op Restaurant, 24 Sullivans Quay, Cork City
Cork based photographer Harry Moore works extensively with pinhole photography, this exhibition reflects his feelings of Cork City where he’s lived since 1990.
“The city is compact, has a strong society and active networks in all areas of the arts, which keep me sustained here. I also enjoy the look of the city and enjoy aspects of its history is reflected in architectural features.”
Opening Hours: Monday Saturday 9:00 21:00/Sunday: ClosedRunning until March
Opening Friday 4 February 19:00
Charlie Jouvet Geheimnisträger The Bearers of Secrets and “The Pier”
Sirius Arts Centre The Old Yacht Club, Cobh, County Cork
Special Guest Opening Speaker Krzysztof Candrowicz Director of the Lódz photography Festival and Lódz Arts Centre, Poland
Seeking out the echoes in Central Europe left behind after World War II and changes in the global consciousness of destruction, French photographer, Jouvet reveals the Geheimnisträger (Bearers of Secrets) which remain.
The Pier is a collection of images of Cobh made while Charlie Jouvet was in residency at Sirius Arts Centre in December 2009. For more information on the artist visit: www.mueki.com
Running until Sunday 6 MarchGallery Hours: Wednesday Friday 11:00 17:00/ Saturday & Sunday 14:00 17:00 Monday & Tuesday Closed
Opening Saturday 5 February at 19:00
Cutters – An Irish and international exhibition of collage
Curated by James GallagherWest Cork Arts Centre – North Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork
In Cutters/Cork James Gallagher, has brought together over 50 artists from all over the world to illustrate the range and depth of collage taking place today. This exhibition is the third in the Cutters series (Brooklyn in 2009, and Berlin in 2010.
Artists: Michael Bartalos, Melinda Beck, Brian Belott, Hischam Akira Bharoocha, Stephen Brandes, Paul Burgess, Dennis Busch, Hollie Chastain, Alejandro Chavetta, Cless, Barrett Cook, Liam Crockard, Valero Doval, Jesse Draxler, Tatiana Echeveri Fernandez, Erik Foss, James Gallagher, April Gertler, Jason Glasser, Eva Han, Sean Hillen, Ashkan Honarvar, Jordin Isip, Louis Johnstone, Rubén B Kowalsk, Eva Lake, Greg Lamarche, Vanessa Lemounier, Dani Leventhal, Leif Low-Beer, Max o Matic, Jeffrey Meyer, Vincent Pacheco, Melissa Paget, David Plunkert, Garrett Pruter, Kareem Rizk, Javier Rodriguez, Jenni Rope, Jason Rosenberg, Valerie Roybal, Joe Ryckebosch, Cay Schroder, Baby Smith, Kerstin Stephan, Katherin Streeter, Sergei Sviatchenko, Alejandra Villasmil, David Wallace, Jessica Williams, Oliver Wiegner, Lulu Wolf, Bill Zindel, Anthony Zinonos and Mario Zoots.
Running until 12 MarchGallery Hours: Monday Saturday 10:00 17:00
Running until Sunday 6 February
‘From Here to There’
An exhibition of contemporary Irish and Chinese art
Curated by Fion Gunn
CIT Cork School of Music Union Quay, Cork
A collection of images which reflect the experiences of Irish artists as they absorb and are inspired by recent visits in China, along with a simultaneous look at Ireland through the lens of the Chinese artist Maleonn Ma. Each artist brings a fresh interpretation and reading of the other’s culture and each has their work enriched and made more subtle by the experience of ‘otherness’.
Special thanks to Crawford College of Art & Design, University College Cork, Cork City Council, Cork School of Music, Don Gallery, Shanghai, China.
CIT Cork School of Music Union Quay, Cork
Opening Hours: Fridays 08.30am -22:00, Saturdays 09:00-17:00, most Sundays 09:00-17:00.
Also running until 6 FebruaryContemporary China
Wandesford Quay Gallery, Wandesford Quay, Cork (adjacent to Cork Printmakers)
Hours same as above Curated by Cheng Xixing from the Don Gallery, Shanghai in association with Ciarán Walsh and Fion Gunn. Works by: Han Feng, Huang Ling, Liu Ren, Lu Tianyang, Ni Youyu, Xiao Jiang, Zhang Xiangxi, Zhang Yunyao and XueWu Zheng.
Opening Wednesday 9 February
An Exhibition of CCAD Student PhotographyWandsford Quay Gallery, Wandsford Quay, Cork City
Photographic works from the students of CIT Crawford College of Art & Design. The students come from a diverse range of discipline within Art and Design. For some photography represents an aspect of their creative project, while for others it is the principal medium within their emerging fine art practice. START celebrates this diversity and the bridging role played by photography. START is just the beginning.
Opening times Wed- Sat, 10am-6pm.Running until 3rd March
Artist Talks & Events
Friday 4 February 14:00pm
Polish Contemporary Photography
Krzysztof Candrowicz, Director of the Lódz International Festival of Photography PolandCrawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Cork
Made possible with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland
“Meet the Curators”
15:30 Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Cork
A panel discussion introducing guest curators from Europe participating in the International Portfolio Review in Cobh, County Cork, made possible with the support of Sirius Arts Centre, Culture Ireland and the Crawford Art Gallery.
Thursday 10 February 18:00
Artist talks with Doug Dubois, Phil Toledano and Jenny Matthews
Participating artists from the exhibition “All My Lovin”Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre, Cork
Lighting the Edges
An Exhibition of Photographs byAnn O’Kelly
5th Saturday, February, 2011 at 2pm
The Bishopstown Library, Wilton, Cork.
Saturday and Sunday 4 & 5 February
International Photographic Portfolio Reviews
Cobh, County Cork
An opportunity for photographers to meet with Irish and international curators
Special thanks to Culture Ireland. Registration is closed.