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Art in the Park - Cork presents:

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.

New Moon Dance Company - PHOTO EXHIBITION of Analog Photography

Exhibition opening event Saturday 25th of May 11am
Until Wed 29th of May

Sat & Sun 11-5
Mon - Wed 10-5

Shiny Happy City - a participatory exhibition

An invitation to think outside the box! From 19th to 26th of May 2013

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

"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.

Sum and Substance Group Show 

Artworks by 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.

Original drawings for the Ghost of Shandon- graphic novel by illustrator and author Alan Corbett

The Ghost of Shandon is a graphic novel and children's book based mainly in 18th Century Cork City. This is a fascinating period of Cork’s history in which French Huguenots, Dutch merchants, British land owners and the local Irish made Cork the second largest port in the world.

The city serves as a backdrop for the tale of two children, Ronan and Aisling. Ronan lived in a lighthouse in modern day Castletownbere, West Cork but moves to the city when his father loses his job. Bullied in his new home, he comes in contact with Aisling, who works as a maid for a Dutch merchant family on Tuckey Street in 18th century Cork and their adventure begins.

The original drawings as well as the book are available for purchase at Art in the Park.

En.cruz.ilha.das - urban legends and magic crossroads Exhibition of wearable art, drawings and prints
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 she 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 orixasThese 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 21st - Culture Night event: Meet the Artist with P Gurgel-Segrillo 4pm - 7pm 

Islander Art Group special FREE Cork Craft Month event Sunday the 26th:

Interactive demonstration with Rob O'Rourke at 2pm.

The artist will also be chatting with the public about his work in exhibition at Art in the Park.

Islander Art Group Exhibition extended for one more week! 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. Until September 2nd.


July 12th - Official opening: CRAFTed – Scoil Ursula Exhibition of the artwork created during Crafts Council of Ireland's CRAFTed project with Scoil Ursula, inspired by the river Lee and facilitated by P Gurgel-Segrillo. 7pm. Exhibition will run until the 5th of August.

CRAFTed: Crafts Council of Ireland Education Panel which aims for the development and delivery of training programmes relating to the Visual Arts curriculum at primary level.

August 10th to 26th - Islander Art Group Exhibition. A selection of paintings and illustrations from the Islander Art collective. Opening ceremony on Friday August 10th at 6pm. The 8 artists participating in the Islander Art exhibition at Art in the Park are Rob O'Rourke, JG O'Donoghue, Findlay Brown, James Cope, Ruth Cadden, Eleanor Reilly, Michael Nolan and Alan Corbett.

August 19th - Meet the Maker: Islander Art Group at 3pm with Michael Nolan, Rob O'Rourke and JG O'Donoghue.

July 13th and EVERY FRIDAY - Cork History Walking Tour for adults with Alan Corbett. Fridays at 2pm for 1 hour, starts in Art in the Park and finishes in Saint Finn Barre's Cathedral. €5 per person.

August 11th - Art in the Park resident, Alan Corbett's 'Ghost of Shandon' book launch will be
held at 2pm in the Cork City Library. Cork’s first comic book adventure! All ages are welcome to an event that will include photography with characters from the book, an 18th Century Cork exhibit and lots of Ghost of Shandon goodies!

August 14th to 26th - Art in the Park resident, illustrator and author Alan Corbett's Solo Exhibition at the 2020 Gallery, North Mall (across Gate Cinema). Opening ceremony on August 16th at 6pm. The exhibition will showcase the original artwork for the illustrations of 'Ghost of Shandon' graphic novel. There will be 20 plus illustrations exhibited.

August 26th - Meet the Maker: illustrator, author and Art in the Park resident Alan Corbett,
Sunday at 12pm. Alan will be in for an hour to discuss the 'Ghost of Shandon' book.

September 6th - 30th - 'En.cruz.ilha.das - urban legends and magic crossroads' Exhibition of wearable art, drawings and prints by Cork City visual artist Gurgel-Segrillo. 

September 9th -  Meet the Artist: Brazil-born, Art in the Park resident artist Patricia Gurgel-Segrillo, discussing her 'En.cruz.ilha.das - urban legends and magic crossroads' Exhibition of wearable art and figurative drawings. 11 - 5pm.

Thanks for the support of:

Around Fitzgerald Park, Cork City.