One of Ireland’s largest artist studios and creative workspaces, based in Cork City.
Sample-Studios is an artist-led studio group based in Churchfield, Cork City. With a membership of over 70 visual artists and arts practitioners from a variety of disciplines, the organisation nurtures a creative environment, providing shared facilities and affordable individual studio work spaces.Learn more
Sample-Studios’ Graduate Artist in Residence, Elinor O’ Donovan, discusses her solo exhibition ‘Brain Worms’ in The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork City, with Kaitlynn Webster of 126 Gallery, Galway.
Elinor O’Donovan is a Cork-based visual artist. She studied Intermedia at Edinburgh College of Art at the University of Edinburgh, graduating in 2019. With her colourful digital collages and prints, Elinor explores artefacts of internet culture, such as memes and stock photos, visualising the porousness of the so-called ‘digital divide’. She is currently a Graduate Studio Resident at Sample-Studios, Cork. She is the recipient of The Arts Council of Ireland Visual Artist Bursary, Cork City Council Bursary and the Cork International Film Festival Commission Award. Her first major solo exhibition is presented in The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork City, until September 11th 2021.
Kaitlynn Webster is a multidisciplinary visual artist from California, based in Galway. She received her BA with Honours from California State University, Fresno and her MFA from the Burren College of Art/ NUIG. She is currently on the Board of 126 Gallery in Galway which will host Elinor O’ Donovan’s next solo exhibition.
Guest Artist Curator Nicola Anthony is joined by exhibiting artists Alisha Doody, Vivienne Molloy, Megan Scott and Aideen Farrell
Artist Kate O’ Shea discusses her exhibition with Sample-Studios ‘Half Way to Falling’ in The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Cork, with her collaborators. Chaired by Dr. Eve Olney.
“We’ll hear from Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire about The National Gallery of Ireland’s approach to creating accessible programmes for visitors with autism and visitors with dementia. Sophie Sage joins us from the V&A Museum of Childhood at a critical juncture in the Museum’s history as it embarks on an ambitious redevelopment which presents the opportunity to redesign their new immersive galleries with the needs of each visitor in mind. Adrian Colwell will reflect on how his own interests in accessibility, inclusivity and the social value of the arts led him to found Drag & Draw, life drawing events with drag performers as models, which has toured Ireland since 2018.
Host: Aoibhie McCarthy is the Artistic Director of Sample-Studios, one of Ireland’s largest artist studios and creative workspaces, based in Cork City, Ireland. She was a recipient of the Cork City Council Arts Office Arts for All stipend to attend the Disability & Cultural Management training in early 2021.
Caomhán Mac Con Iomaire is the Education Officer: Art Practice, Accessibility agus Gaeilge in The National Gallery of Ireland. Caomhán leads the development of new programmes for individuals and groups with accessibility requirements including children with autism and adults with dementia. He also devises art practice activities for adults, Irish-language programmes and resources, and facilitates the Sunday drop-in family workshops. Find out more about The National Gallery of Ireland’s https://www.nationalgallery.ie Find out more about The National Gallery of Ireland’s dementia-inclusive activities: https://www.nationalgallery.ie/what-we-do/education-department/access-programme/dementia Find out more about AsIAm, Ireland’s National Autism Charity: https://www.asiam.ie
Sophie Sage is the Content Manager and Interpretation Producer at the V&A Museum of Childhood in London. She’s been at the museum for over 7 years and is currently working on a major redevelopment of the Museum. She specialises in family audiences and is involved in the development of the new Play Gallery. Find out more about the V&A Museum of Childhood Redevelopment and New Immersive Galleries – Imagine, Play and Design: https://www.vam.ac.uk/info/transforming-the-va-museum-of-childhood#new-programmes-and-galleries
Adrian Colwell is the founder and producer of Drag & Draw, a life drawing class with drag performers as models. Established in 2018, Drag & Draw is as an alternative social activity for the LGBTQ community and it’s supporters. It has held arts classes across Ireland and collaborated with numerous different arts institutions including the Garter Lane Arts Centre, the GAZE Film Festival and the National Gallery of Ireland. Find out more about Drag & Draw Life Drawing Classes on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/draganddraw/?hl=en
This podcast is supported by The Arts Council of Ireland and Cork City Arts Office.”
Panel discussion exploring contemporary digital art practice in Ireland. You can view the full event on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oqsFnuSEwQ
Congratulations to our Graduate Artist in Residence Elinor O’ Donovan who has been selected to create a new artwork in response to the 66th C
Congratulations to our member Kevin Mooney who had two works recently acquired for the Collection of The Arts Council of Ireland
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