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All My Lovin and other events – An exciting month of photography in Cork!

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 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


Crawford Art Gallery, Emmet Place, Cork


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:


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:

Additionally April is the founder of Picture Berlin, an artist residency/art academy for artists working with photography.  For more information:

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:

Supported by O’Leary’s Camera World and IADT

Running until Wednesday 9 February

Opening Hours: 11:00 –


Opening Wednesday 2 February at 19:00pm

Camden Palace Hotel in partnership with Sirius Arts CentrePresents


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:

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

Followed by:
“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.

Admission Free


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

Admission Free



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.


– Rory





Roseanne Lynch at the Wandesford Quay Gallery – Crawford College of Art & Design degree show

Untitled (cwd-22) (c) Roseanne Lynch

Last Friday many of us attended the opening of the inaugural exhibition of the new Wandesford Quay Gallery owned by the Crawford College of Art and Design, which most of you will know as the old Fenton Gallery. Of course it’s sad to see the Fenton go, especially when the arts scene in Cork seems to be suffering so badly these days, but great to know that the space has a new use. The first exhibition was of the work of 3 students who had just completed their MA in Fine Art by Research (Liz Cullinane, Mags Geaney & Roseanne Lynch).

The work of Roseanne Lynch is of particular interest to us as photographers. Roseanne is an artist working with photography. Her work investigates the medium of photography, the photograph as an object, our ways of looking at a photograph and the most basic building block of photography – light. As you enter the gallery you first encounter three very large abstract black & white photographs hanging opposite you. They are of light hitting various planes & have an architectural quality to them, one looks like a skylight, one could be an air duct, but they raise more questions than they answer and as they are all ‘Untitled’, it is possible we will never know for certain exactly what it is that we are looking at.

This uncertainty is a thread running through the exhibition. The next piece we come to is a video. We step into a darkened room to look at the screen, on which we see vertical blinds. At first there is no movement, we wonder if this is another photograph, we are a little confused…but then there is a slight ripple as a breeze flows through the blinds and we realise that there are lots of small movements if we watch closely. I think this is one of my favourite pieces in the exhibition. It is contemplative, it challenges you to rethink the way you look at art & the way you see the world. In her artist statement Roseanne mentions that she is interested in “the possibility of silence & internal conversation when you encounter artworks”. This video provokes both.

Finally you come to a series of smaller photographs printed on metal. Again you are challenged to interact with the art because as you move across the room the pieces change as the light reflects off them. They are photographs of light reflecting off a plane, printed on metal which reflects the light. They really challenge your idea of what a photograph is & how to look at it. Looking at Roseanne lynch’s work is not a passive experience, it is challenging but rewarding.

On a side note (as we are Cork Analogue Photographers) I think it is interesting to note that all the photographs were made on large format 4 x 5 inch negatives before being scanned to be printed.

I would highly recommend a visit to the exhibition before it closes on 1st July 2010, but allow yourself some time to really contemplate & interact with the work, because you will be drawn in. If you can’t make it to the exhibition & would like to see some of Roseanne’s work, she has an excellent website at Although I would say this work has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated.

Further information:

Exhibition Brochure – MA in Fine Art by Research

Intoducing Magic to the Familiar – a review by Aidan Dunne of the Irish Times

Over the next few months Roseanne’s work can be seen in the following exhibitions:

The Thing That Bruises You in The Back Loft of La Cathedral Studios, Off Thomas St., Dublin from  July 2nd-July 11th

Rua Red Summer Show 2011 at Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, Tallaght from 19th July – 21st August

– Miriam


In addition to Miriam’s review, I would like to add a congratulations to Roseanne on completing her MA, and thank her for her years of encouragement, enthusiasm and thoughtful criticism to us at Cork Analogue Photographers. Roseanne is the tutor at the night class in photography in the Crawford College of Art and Design which most of us attended for a year or more. We couldn’t have had a better teacher!

– Rory

Untitled (OF16) (c) Roseanne Lynch

Gallery view of some of Roseanne's work