TACTIC and Sample-Studios invites you to the final exhibition that will take place at the current location in the Former Government Buildings on Sullivans Quay, Cork. Forward Looking, Looking Back Now is an exhibition by Sample-Studios members responding to themes relating to TACTIC and Sample-Studios’ move, and the future of the gallery and studios.
Since 2011 TACTIC and Sample- Studios have been a part of Cork’s artistic and cultural scene, currently housing more than 80 artists and cultural practitioners. Sample’s move highlights the need for artistic and cultural spaces.
Themes relating to place, transience, departures, deconstruction, rebuilding and rebirth are central to this exhibition, as well as members’ own experience during their time at Sample-Studios.
Taking this exhibition not as a final closing of TACTIC, but as an event signifying TACTIC’s departure and proclamation of intent, Forward Looking, Looking Back Now is future orientated, yet celebrating Sample-Studios and TACTIC’s time at Sullivan’s Quay.