share this page

Crawford Degree Show runs from the 15th - 23rd June 2012

Crawford Degree Show  runs from the 15th - 23rd June 2012

Published on: Monday, 18 June 2012

It is that time of year again when CIT delights Cork city and beyond with its End of Year Exhibitions.

First up are the Exhibitions from the Departments of Architecture;  Media Communications; and Fine Art & Ceramic Design.



@ Sharman Crawford Street, Cork.

15th - 23rd June 2012
Exhibition is free and is open to the public.

Detailed information here

CIT Crawford College of Art and Design hosts the 2012 Degree Show "Exxit" which opened on the 15th June, and continues until June 23rd. This year’s show is of particular importance as it marks the Crawford College’s twentieth Degree Show, as well as the building’s 100th anniversary as an educational institute. Fifty-three students of Fine Art and Ceramics will exhibit in CCAD, Sharman Crawford Street, Cork.

The show’s title “Exxit” includes the Roman numerals XX, chosen with the intent of highlighting the Degree Show as a transitional point for students as well as paying homage to all the previous Degree Show graduates. Studios and workspaces will be transformed into exhibition galleries where students' work will be exhibited.

Aideen Barry, Irish artist and visiting lecturer at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, opened the show. Gavin Delahunty, a graduate of CCAD, and currently Head of Exhibitions and Displays at Tate Liverpool, was the keynote speaker. Linda Quinlan, a celebrated contemporary artist and also a graduate of CCAD, wrote the foreword to the catalogue.

“Exxit” will engage and challenge viewers with artworks encompassing a wide variety of individual research interests and use of media, ranging from the traditional: painting, drawing and sculpture, to the contemporary: video and installation, with many exhibits incorporating a refreshing mix of both traditional and new media.

“Exxit”  celebrates the student’s exhibitions, their sense of triumph and the scale of their ambition. “Exxit” continues until Saturday 23 June, 11am-6pm (*Sun 12-6pm).







Casandra Eustace with her piece Inbetween What I know



Dola Twomey

Rory Mullen


Fergus Dowd

Leonard Murray

Sunny Lee with her piece Proverbs

Fine Art Textiles Graduate Show

@ FÁS Building, Sullivan's Quay, Cork.

Opening night: 14th June 6pm - 8pm
Exhibition is free and is open to the public.

Students and staff of the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design would like to invite you to its Fine Art Textiles 2012 Graduate Show.

Opening hours:
Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday - 11am - 6pm
Sunday - Closed

Helen O'Shea

Maeve Coulter

The Exhibition will run from the 15th - 22nd June.


@ CIT Cork School of Music

Opening night  - 8th June @ 6.30pm

The Exhibition is free and open to the public

You Tube Link of the Exhibition

Students and staff of the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, Department of Media Communications would like to invite you to its 2012 Graduate Show, "I AM".

"I AM" will host CIT's final year BA (Honours) in Multimedia and BA (Honours) in Visual Communications student projects. There will be a wide variety of Design and Media work, from Animation to Packaging Design to Interactive Installations and everything in between.

"I AM" will open at the CIT School of Music, Union Quay at 6.30pm on Friday, 8th June, 2012. The Exhibition will be opened by Carol Coffey, Graphic Department Manager at RTE and Immediate Past President at Institute of Designers in Ireland.


The Exhibition will run from the
9th - 13th June
Opening hours 10.00am - 4.30pm

Enquiries to
Rose McGrath
T: 021 433 5812

Finding the new in the old

@ CIT Bishopstown Campus

Opening night 7th June 2012 @ 6pm

The Exhibition is free and open to the public

CIT’s Interior Architecture and Architectural Technology Graduate Degree Show will open at 6pm on Thursday, 7th June by Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Simon Coveney, TD, at the Student Centre, Nexus Hall, on the CIT Bishopstown Campus.

The 4th Annual Interiors Exhibition will focus on “Finding the new in the old” which is the theme of World Interiors Day this year. Graduate projects featured include the rejuvenation of some of Cork’s industrial landmark buildings, like the ESB Power Station on Marina Road in which is envisioned a new home for the CIT Crawford College of Art and Design. Other projects feature, some of seventeen buildings with uncertain futures, like R&H Hall which is reinvented to accommodate a vintage car museum, the Hoodlums Building to house a modern art museum, and the Ford Factory to provide an incubation hub for young designers. Further afield, Shannonvale Mill near Clonakilty is re-imagined as a sustainability heritage centre and Charles Fort in Kinsale to house a spiritual retreat.

Interior architecture is hard to define as it crosses the boundaries of many disciplines. Perhaps one could say that it is a marriage of architecture, interior design and industrial design.  Perhaps it's easier to define what interior architects do. Primarily, they adapt existing buildings to new functions. In this respect it is architecture within a given envelope. But the detail and the finish in this exhibition displays both a technical understanding of structure, services, regulation and sustainability.

Marc O'Riain, Lecturer, would like to commend all the students who worked extremely hard during the year. The students exhibiting are the cream of the crop and no doubt are amongst the best in the country, and even the world.

The Exhibition is free and open to the public and represents the culmination of final year work by honours interior architecture students in CIT.

Course information in the Department of Architecture

UCC/CIT Cork School of Architecture Exhibition

For one night only - 1st June @ 6.00pm

2011-2012 marks another significant landmark in the rapid development of Ireland's newest School of Architecture. The most evident change is the existence of the new Master of Architecture studio on the top floor of the building completing the first full cycle of the architectural program offered.

On display is the full range of models, drawings and other media produced across the five years in the college. The spectrum of work is sited in many varying conditions from Cork City, Cobh,  Garnish Island to Istanbul taking in many challenging briefs from residential/community buildings to industrial architecture.

Typography Branding Illustration Promotion Web + Information Design

@ CIT Bishopstown Campus
Opening night  - 25th May @ 6.00pm

The 'Elements Design Exhibition' showcases Graphic Design projects, undertaken by 3rd year students, as part of the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in  Visual Communications and the Bachelor of Arts in Design Communication.

The work will be on display in the CIT Student Centre Gallery from the 23rd – 28th May, with an opening evening taking place this coming Friday, 25th May, from 6:00 - 9:00pm.

For more information on the Department of Media Communications, please click here


More News...