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TACTIC started as a Sample-Studios member project. Its aim is to bring a programme of independently curated contemporary art exhibitions to Cork.

Past Tactic Visual Arts programmers:

2015 _ 2017 Emily O'Flynn
2012 _ 2015 Gerald Heffernan
2011 _ 2013 Pamela Myers: co-founder of TACTIC
2011 _ 2012 Liam Slevin: co-founder of TACTIC

Curatorial residencies:

2017_2018 Irene Berkery
Katie O'Grady
2016_2017 Alison Fogarty
Dervla Mulcahy

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WHAT ON EARTH? (Tuesday 30th October 2018 - Saturday 3rd November 2018)

100 artists, 100 globes and these globes are trotting… We are hosting the Cork leg of GOAL’s touring exhibition through our TACTIC Visual Arts Programme. There will be an auction of the works in November with proceeds going to GOAL

The exhbition will be held at St Lukes Crypt, Cork City.
opening event 7pm on Tuesday, 30th October

opening hours every day 12 noon - 5.30pm from 30th October - 3rd November.

GOAL 2018

To preview the exhibition pieces click here https://galabid.com/auction/globes/

To find out more about the Wht on Earth project, click here http://goalwhatonearth.ie/

Rolling hills

Rolling Hills

June 2018

Artists: Isolde O’Donghue

Curator: Katie O’Grady

Between Something & Nothing 300

Between Something and Nothing

February 2018

Artists: Evgeniya Matirosyan

Curator: Pádraig Spillane

Oh everywhere

OH Everywhere There’s Gladness

January 2018

Artists: Maeve Lynch and Michael Cleary

Curator: Alison Fogarty

Tráma invitation 18 04 30 C WEBSITE


May 2018

Artists: Educate Together Secondary School

Facilitated by Sample-Studios as part of their TACTIC Visual Arts Programme

Paradise of the Heart

Paradise of the Heart

January 2018

Artists: Peter Nash and Thomas Penc

Curator: Katie O’Grady