Cork Printmakers, the Lavit Gallery and Backwater Artists Group with the support of Cork City Council Arts Office open up their courtyard to the public at Wandesford Quay between July 2021 and April 2022, presenting events across multiple artforms focusing on community and arts education, performance and more. In the Open – Faoin Spéir is an initiative of the Arts Council of Ireland to generate a sustained and curated programme of multidisciplinary, inclusive arts activity in public or open spaces in towns and communities around Ireland between July 2021 and April 2022.
As part of this initiative, Sample-Studios has partnered with Cork Printmakers, the Lavit Gallery and Backwater Artists Group to present: Pulsating P(lace), a multi-media installation and projection mapping event by Inter_Site Thursday 28th April (From Dusk. Please note this is an outdoor event.
INTER_SITE is an artist collective based in Cork City established by Padraic Barrett, Deirdre Breen, Aoife Claffey and Kate McElroy. They are a group of recent graduates from the MA in Art and Process, MTU Crawford College of Art and Design. (2020). In response to the reopening of events in Ireland in May 2021, they created 3 exhibitions, ‘Oileáin’ a site responsive exhibition on Spike Island, Cork, curated by Sinéad Barrett (September, 2021) with its first installment in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork City (May/June 21), and ‘Inter_site’ in the Marina Market, Cork City. (June 21).
INTER_SITE create interventions and exhibitions, utilising unique venues and display mechanisms responding to the precarious and ever shifting nature of our current reality.
Their work responds to the current environmental, political and social climate. Each artist employs a multi-disciplinary approach responding to the specific sites they encounter, enhancing the viewer’s experience of place with an emphasis on spatial and sensory effects. The work speculates on alternative and imaginative spaces that present to the viewer embodied encounters and altered viewpoints. They aim to embed art into the fabric of the everyday, using art as a tool to probe and question current societal systems and structures of power. They are interested in peripheral and non-traditional art spaces which can open up new ways of considering the surrounding environment and re-imagine our present moment.
Find out more: https://corkprintmakers.ie/InTheOpen