Art Trail 2006 - 28th September to 2nd October
A series of presentations by national and international artists working
in various media.
This years exciting programme includes installations, workshops, seminars,
performance, in Shandon and other locations around Cork City.
This years opening will take place in Fionnbarra's pub on Douglas Street
on Friday the 29th September at 8pm and will be DJ'd by Darragh Martin
and PSV DJ's from Plugd Records. All welcome.
In 2006 Art Trail has created three awards for emerging arts practitioners.
In the creation of these awards Art Trail aims to nurture Cork's burgeoning
artistic talents and promote professionalism in the field across the arts
The New Curator's award was made to Mary Cremin, who has mounted an
exhibition "From Where I Stand" which aims to create dialogue
The New Design Award was made to Richard Gavin for the Design of Art
Trail's 2006 catalogue.
The Graduate Showcase Award was made to 3 emerging artists from the
Crawford College of Art and Design: Maureen Considine, David Grannell
and Mark Whelan and mentored by Danielle Sheehy. The artists will create
an exhibition of selected works from their degree show in the wonderful
Dockland space of City Quarter, Lapp's Quay, courtesy of Howard Holdings.
This exhibition will run from the 28th September to the 11th October,
opening on Thursday 28th of September at 6pm.
Opening times: 28th Sept - 1st Oct, 4th Oct - 8th Oct, 11th Oct 10am -
In response to continuing debate over studio practice and the practicalities
of making art, Art Trail presents 'Who needs a Studio?'. Deirdra Nolan
- founder of the Backwater Artists Studios, Maria Finucane - Rural Studio
communities, and Jacinta Lynch, founder of Broadstone Studios in Dublin
present various arguments for the development of creative and political
approaches artist's studio spaces.
Talks will take place on Saturday 30th September in the Firkin Crane Shandon
1.30pm to 3.30pm (light lunch included); and Monday 2nd October in City
Quarter, Lapps Quay 11am to 1pm followed by Art Trail's Epilogue (including
Workshops this year include: Listen
Sunday 1st October 12pm - 2pm
A workshop with Viv Corringham, Firkin Crane, Shandon. In this workshop
Viv will explore listening and sound-making activities, using our ears
and voices. The workshop is open to anyone
aged 18 and older.
STEIM Sunday 1st October 12pm - 2pm: A workshop led by Frank Baldé
Participants are invited to bring sound recording equipment for this
workshop. Frank will demonstrate the potential of STEIM's exhibits. Participants
are invited to explore the objects and make recordings from these
Slavek Kwi Sunday 1st October
The return of Slavek Kwi! You are invited to explore your creativity in
an extraordinary workshop using experimental sound led by Slavek, in the
spirit of improvisation! Participants, please bring ordinary objects that
have the potential to create sound.
MORE EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
Fetish in a Box. Open for viewing from Fri 29th September
Cabaret Auction Sunday 1st October 6pm at the Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin
Sexuality, Identity, Desire, Adoration
What is your Fetish? See works on the theme by renowned and emerging artists.
Curated by Sandra Minchin, from fetishists nationwide, the Cabaret auction
will be led by Harold Offeh, who will be appearing drag as sci-fi and
afro-activist, Mangela Davis.
Mangela Davis will auction the boxes to the highest bidders. Come at your
peril and bring wads of cash! Dressing up advised but not obligatory.
'Ob-Scene' Video screenings - Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin St. Fri 29th
Sept - Sun 1st Oct
In today's culture we deal with the harsh and unyielding realities of
the individuals desire for acceptance in a culture controlled by visual
We are surrounded by images pleasant and horrifying in the media and Ob-Scene
gives the artist an opportunity to respond to these issues and challenges
how we are seen and want to be seen. This idea can be expanded to include
the idea of anything other; out of the ordinary; different; odd; unusual;
unobvious; extraordinary etc.
Presented by Art Trail and curated by Sandra Minchin, Sarah Iremonger
Hurley. Supported by The Cork Film Centre.
This event offers the opportunity to digital video artists to show their
Art Trail continues its pioneering work in the promotion of Sound Art:
'Bend it Like Beckett is a new CD curated
by Danny McCarthy to
commemorate the centenary of Beckett's birth.
80 artists are represented on this CD which has already received global
attention from our call for Open submissions. World renowned artists such
as David Toop, Scanner and Stephen Vietillo alongside new and exciting
Danny will present a radio broadcast on Campus Radio 97. FM 3.30-4.30
Friday September 29th
3 Vincents Ave
3 Vincents Ave is a house project curated for Art Trail 2006 by the nomadic
art organisation Skart.
Coming to Cork and seeing the possibilities and restrictions that are
facing artists in today's money-driven world, Skart wants to comment on
this by staging an art event in a house which is currently inhabited.
The artists were asked to select and/or produce their own work in collaboration
with the house and with consideration for its
location and structure.
Selected Artists: Stephanie (Sticky) Hough, Konrad Juscinski, Sharon McCarthy,
Lorraine McDonnell, Peter McMorris, Bartek Nowak, Kevin Tuohy, Laurence
Viewing by appointment only and running on an hourly basis from 2pm to
6pm Thursday 28th September to Monday 2nd
October 3 Vincents Ave is located in the Shandon area - for directions
and to book your place call 0863623523
85 North Main St
Joseph Nix and Rickard Farel
85 North Main St., Cork
28th Sept to 1st Oct. Viewing by appointment only: 0860666743
13 Cathedral Avenue, Shandon
Viewing: Thursday Sept 28th & Friday Sept 29th from 11am to
35 Princes St
Tom Campbell, Deirdre Corboy, Lorraine McDonnell.
35 Princes St, Cork (Above Dawson's Travel)
Viewing Thurs 28th Sept - 1st Oct 11am - 6pm
Studio Party Opening - 5pm Friday 29th September
Marianne Keating, Anthony Ruby, Jennifer O'Connor
2nd Floor, Singers Corner, Washington St, Cork
Fri 29th Sept to Sunday 1st Oct 1pm - 4pm or by appointment:
Call 086 4033899
Sinead Ni Chionaola
Killeagh, Co Cork
28th Sept to 1st Oct. Viewing by appointment only: 086 083 8773
'STEIM' an organisation based in Holland and famous for its innovative
interactive electronic sound objects will present TOUCH for the first
time in Irelandat the Firkin Crane, Shandon from Thursday 28th September
to Sunday 1st
'Optichronodin' - work from our resident artists Anthony Kelly and David
Stalling. Stalling and Kelly will respond to multiple locations in Shandon
with the installation of sound works over the four days, Thursday 28th
September to Sunday 1st October.
Saturday 30th September, Danny McCarthy presents The Quiet Club.
Perfomances by visiting artist Mark Walstall, Viv Corringham, SAFE, Danny
McCarthy with the Quiet Club Orchestra. Will also include additional works
by Mick O'Shea.
Firkin Crane Shandon, 8pm. Admission 7.
Bend it Like Beckett will be available on the night for a reduced festival
price of 5
Epilogue: A round-up and reflection on the events of Art Trail 06.
The Epilogue will include a presentation of images from Art Trail 06's
unfolding events with questions and answers about the festival as a whole.
Epilogue offers the opportunity to meet the artists and organisers of
Art Trail and to get involved with future Art Trail events. This will
take place on Monday between 11am and 1pm in City Quarter, Lapps Quay
by the Clarion Hotel.
For more information on these events and to book
places for talks and workshops please contact Sheila at the Art Trail
Telephone: 021 4961449
Web site: www.arttrail.ie <http://www.arttrail.ie>