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Thursday, 9 February 2017

Re. The Flood Relief Scheme for Cork City



What is this wall-obsession going around? Walling a river is such an archaic and anti-aesthetic idea - shocking that this is even considered, especially for a city that works so hard to be a worthy tourist destination.

Having lived in The Netherlands for 2 years and seen for myself - it is not the way. The Lee isn't a 'problem' but a gift and we must work WITH it. Otherwise even after €140 million and up to 10 year disruption and its costs, economic and of quality of life - WE WON'T WIN!

Periodic flooding is of course an issue, but we can chose to see it as an opportunity. An opportunity to find creative, sustainable solutions. To make Cork greener. Furthermore, any intervention on our lovely city should enhance its historical character and not to take away from it in any way.

What about the trees along the river? Are you prepared to do away with them? Even if OPW says they will be "replaced" - replaced by what exactly? They are gorgeous, mature trees. Unlike concrete and loss of natural views, 'green' is essential for mental-health and general well-being. And obviously better for tourism, as well.

What about having the plant world work for us i.e. a wetland system and woodland buffers, alongside other much more sensible measures? What do us residents prefer: money spent maintaining walls or marches? Besides, WALLS FAIL.

So, in case you are still unaware of the flood relief scheme for Cork City may I direct you to the Save Cork City Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/savecorkcity/

We must inform ourselves NOW as there isn't much time. Please LIKE it and SHARE it widely!

#StopTheLeeWall #SaveCorkCity #LoveTheLee #CorkCity #LoveCork


Friday, 23 November 2012

Art in the Park - Cork


Artists in residence project which ran until 2013 at The Lord Mayor's Pavilion, Fitzgerald Park, Cork City. Visual artist and project manager P Gurgel-Segrillo, visual artist Monica Jones and textile artist Louise Foott were the core artists. 

In this beautiful Arts and Crafts style building they created art inspired by the park, as well as invited other Cork City artists for collaborations, exhibitions and to offer classes, workshops and arts facilitation sessions.
Art in the Park - Cork was a self-funded project - it did not rely on public funding and there was always FREE entry to the building.

For more information about the project please contact  P Gurgel-Segrillo, Project Manager artinthepark@gurgel-segrillo.com

P Gurgel-Segrillo continues to offer Arts & Crafts workshops. She is a member of CRAFTed: Crafts Council of Ireland's Education Panel which aims for the development and delivery of training programmes relating to the Visual Arts curriculum at primary level. 

View P's CRAFTed profile

For arts & crafts workshops information and bookings please contact P directly: workshops@gurgel-segrillo.com




Art in the Park - Cork is a self-funded project (it does not rely on public funding), therefore part of the educational programme's fees goes towards the running of classes, workshops and exhibitions we offer.

FREE entry to the building.

We ask visitors to be mindful of noise levels when classes/workshops are taking place.

As an artists run project, there are no set opening hours as we cannot man the building during all park hours.


>> please check if we are open when planning a visit - ring/text 0861099084 <<

LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR VISIT!

Fitzgerald Park has a great playground for kids.

 Also: Cork Museum (free entry), Riverview Cafe and the beautiful River Lee. Daly's Bridge, the "shakey bridge" is nearby.

Public toilets and street parking with a 2 hour disc.


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Art in the Park is proud to invite all to the OPENING of 

"The Sum of its Parts" 

Saturday July 6th 5.00 to 7.00.

"The Sum of its Parts" will exhibit the artworks created by the Carrigaline Educate Together National School 5th+6th class pupils during CCoI’s CRAFTed project facilitated by Art in the Park's artist in residence, visual artist P Gurgel-Segrillo.


CRAFTed: Crafts Council of Ireland’s Education Panel

which aims for the development and delivery of

training programmes relating to the Visual Arts.


All invited!


S.A.F.E. AND SOUND: in textile and type

Logan McLain solo exhibition curated by Louise Arrigan. 

Opening May 31st and running until June 30th. Free entry.


















Shiny Happy City, a participatory exhibition 'wrap up' party! 
Shiny Happy City, a participatory exhibition, will receive a very special 'wrap up' party! 

The Lord Mayor Cllr. John Buttimer will join us in the culmination of our current interactive exhibition: a city inspired by themes such as community, sustainability, all-inclusive spaces, cultural diversity etc. 

Friday May 3rd 6 to 8pm

All welcome! 


Shiny Happy City, a participatory exhibition 

An invitation to think outside the box! From 19th to 28th of April 2013 extended till May 3rd!

The Art in the Park team has developed a unique treat for our visitors: packaging materials, kindly donated over the last weeks, have been carefully prepared using papier-mâché techniques, providing a blank “canvas” for our imagination to go run wild.

Come share your ideas and help create our dream city! 

Let’s be inspired by themes such as: community, sustainability, “be the change you want to see in the world”, all-inclusive spaces, cultural diversity etc.





Materials will be available for two weeks or until they run out. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please ring/text 0861099084 for opening times.

For more information please contact project manager Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo artinthepark@gurgel-segrillo.com





>> BOOKINGS NOW OPEN <<

Our new art classes and workshops are now open for bookings!

Click HERE for the full Art in the Park Education Programme



Art in the Park - Cork is a self-funded project (it does not rely on public funding), therefore part of the educational programme's fees goes towards the running of classes, workshops and exhibitions we offer.


FREE entry to the building


We ask visitors to be mindful of noise levels when classes/workshops are taking place.


As an artists run project, there are no set opening hours as we cannot man the building during all park hours



>> please check if we are open when planning a visit - ring/text 0861099084 <<



LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR VISIT!



Fitzgerald Park has a great playground for kids. Also: Cork Museum (free entry), Riverview Cafe and the beautiful River Lee. Daly's Bridge, the "shakey bridge" is nearby.



Public toilets and street parking with a 2 hour disc.







We are thankful for the support of




Art in the Park is honoured to present our next Group Show:




"Duty to Retreat - landscapes of the extramundane"


Exhibition of selected Cork artists working in painting, print and mixed media.

Participating artists: Sabine Weissbach, Ciaran Coghlan, Kevin Gough and Sabina Lucas.

8 - 31 March. Artist demonstrations and talks on weekends. Free entry.






OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS 2013

Art in the Park would like to invite Cork based artists to submit 2D art works for a group exhibition in March. 


No submission / hanging fee. All 2D media welcome: photography, print, drawing, painting etc.


Please email artinthepark@gurgel-segrillo.com :


- CV- artist statement- 3 to 5 images (each jpg file no larger than 1MB)


Deadline Sunday the 24th of February 2013. 


Any questions please contact P Gurgel-Segrillo, Project Manager at Art in the Park: artinthepark@gurgel-segrillo.com



Monday, 29 October 2012

Sum and Substance Group Show


Sum and Substance Group Show

Exhibition of selected Cork City based artists.

With works by Molly Ellis, Laura Healy, Susanne Leutenegger, Sabina Lucas and JG O'Donoghue.

From November 2nd until 18th. Artists demonstrations on weekends. Free entry.

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

 
OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Art in the Park would like to invite other Cork City artists to submit 2D art works for our upcoming exhibition.

No fee to enter. Please email to
artinthepark@gurgel-segrillo.com - artist statement and up to 5 images or a link to the relevant online images. Open to Cork City based artists only. Deadline Sunday the 28th of October.

Any questions please contact P Gurgel-Segrillo, Project Manager at Art in the Park:
p@gurgel-segrillo.com

Sunday, 2 September 2012

'En.cruz.ilha.das - urban legends and magic crossroads' Exhibition of wearable art, drawings and prints


'En.cruz.ilha.das - urban legends and magic crossroads' Exhibition of wearable art, drawings and prints created by Art in the Park artist resident P Gurgel-Segrillo

The interlaced silver and gold ribbon Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo uses to create her wearable art series hint of the social fabric of Rio de Janeiro State, where Patricia grew up. A place where strands of wealth and poverty, ethics and violence, culture and corruption are constantly intertwining.

Upon moving to Cork City Patricia has been creating a group of drawings, deepening her exploration on cross-cultural identity, empowerment and femininity- subjects which are a constant in her work.

The drawings series has been influenced by the afro-Brazilian orixas. These are deities or divinities, which are such a great part of Brazilian culture. Patricia’s representations portray them as ancient (or maybe futuristic?) heroes and sages, inhabitants of the urban landscapes, full of magic as well
as power and a profound sense of self-worth, of dignity.

September 6th - 30th
September 21st - Culture Night event: Meet the Artist with P Gurgel-Segrillo 4pm - 7pm.

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Islander Art Group - Exhibition Opening Ceremony



All invited to:

Islander Art Group - Exhibition Opening ceremony on Friday August 10th at 6pm.

A selection of paintings and illustrations from the Islander Art collective.

The 8 participating artists are Rob O'Rourke, JG O'Donoghue, Findlay Brown, James Cope, Ruth Cadden, Eleanor Reilly, Michael Nolan and Alan Corbett.


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Summer workshops for children


 FREE ENTRY to 'CRAFTed - Scoil Ursula' the exhibition of art works inspired by the river Lee, created by 6th class pupils during the Crafts Council of Ireland's CRAFTed, a project facilitated by Art in the Park artist resident Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo. Until the 5th of August.

During the Summer, Patricia will offer workshops inspired by the art work on display: 




 


  -'Painting the River' for children 3 - 5 yr accompanied by a parent/guardian. Non-toxic, water based hand and brush painting on paper and on canvas, inspired by the movement, flow and colours of water, with images and sound. Maximum of 6 children.


 

 
 


- 'My own Mandala' 6 - 8 yr. ‘Mandala’ inspired colourful wire practices and final mandala piece. After a slide show of images and music, the participants will be invited to sketch and plan before making the art piece. A ‘design requirement’ will be proposed: a loop or hook for hanging the mandala on ribbon. Maximum of 8 participants. 


 

  



- 'Wire Art' 9 - 12 yr. River plant life inspired form and colour wall art created in aluminium colourful wires and semi-precious stones (blue, white and rose quartz, amazonite and amethyst). A slideshow of inspirational images and music during the sketching and planning of the art piece will be played. The ‘design requirement’ proposed will be loops/hooks for hanging the final wall art. Maximum of 8 participants.



 These workshops have 1:15 hour duration and they cost 10 euro including all the materials used in the art work the participants will take home. For more information and booking: artinthepark@gurgel-segrillo.com


Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Art in the Park Official Opening July 12th 7pm with The Lord Mayor of Cork



 
Art in the Park's artist residents: Gillian Cussen, Alan Corbett and P Gurgel-Segrillo and Scoil Ursula's principal Linda Keane, teachers Lilian O'Leary and Kathleen O'Connell were honoured to have the official opening by The Lord Mayor of Cork City John Buttimer featuring:

'CRAFTed - Scoil Ursula' Exhibition of the artworks created during Crafts Council of Ireland's CRAFTed project with Scoil Ursula by the 6th class pupils, inspired by the River Lee and facilitated by visual artist and Art in the Park resident/project manager P Gurgel-Segrillo. 

Including the final piece: a chandelier made for the school with found object, aluminium and crystals and lit by energy-saving compact fluorescent lamp. 

The "River Lee" chandelier will hang in the school's main hall.


 Art in the Park was also honored by the attendance of Arts Officer Liz Meaney, Independent Councillor Kieran McCarthy, Trading Links Cork Co-ordinator Méabh Ring, Cork Craft & Design Co-ordiator Mairead McCorley, Goldsmith/Designer Tuula Harrington of Designworks Studio, visual artist Bernie Colhoun, ceramicist Helen Daly and the 
pupils of Scoil Ursula Áine and Kayleigh. Thank you all!



Artists in Residence at The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion, Fitzgerald Park, Cork City

The tradition of ‘artist in residence’ programs in parks has a history that stretches back much further than is often thought. The phenomenon has been part of the international art world for over a century.

Visual artist P Gurgel-Segrillo and illustrator and author Alan Corbett are the core artists.

This beautiful building, built in the Arts and Crafts style in 1901 will be their basis during which they will create individual works inspired by the park, as well as invite other Cork City artists for collaborations/exhibitions and give courses/workshops/arts facilitation sessions.


This project will culminate in a final exhibition as well as a donation from each of the two artists of an artwork created during the residency in view of initiating a 'Park's Art Collection.’

All are invited to celebrate and live Art in this wonderful setting.

 ~ Opening 12th of July 2012 ~  
 Art in the Park is proud the have the Lord Mayor of Cork City John Buttimer attend our Official Opening Ceremony July 12th 7pm. 

All invited!

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