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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.

OPENING EVENT
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.

NEW AWARDS
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 practice.
The New Curator's award was made to Mary Cremin, who has mounted an
exhibition "From Where I Stand" which aims to create dialogue about
public space.
The New Design Award was made to Richard Gavin for the Design of Art
Trail's 2006 catalogue.

GRADUATE SHOWCASE
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 - 6pm

CRITICAL DEBATE
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 wine reception).

WORKSHOPS

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
experiments.
Slavek Kwi Sunday 1st October 4-5 pm
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 Street, Cork
(021) 4272022
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 stimuli.
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 and Chris
Hurley. Supported by The Cork Film Centre.
This event offers the opportunity to digital video artists to show their work.

SOUNDWORKS
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 talents.
Danny will present a radio broadcast on Campus Radio 97. FM 3.30-4.30 on
Friday September 29th

Open Studios
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 Wawrzyn.
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
Maud Cotter
13 Cathedral Avenue, Shandon
Viewing: Thursday Sept 28th & Friday Sept 29th from 11am to
4pm.
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
Singers Corner
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
Killeagh
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
October.

RESIDENCIES
'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.

CONCERT
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 office
Telephone: 021 4961449
Email: info@arttrail.ie
Web site: www.arttrail.ie <http://www.arttrail.ie>