Event: Culture Night Cork 2009 > 25th September
Saturday, 26 September 2009
With over fifty venues and one hundred and fifty events there truly is something for everyone. Running from early evening until very late, you, your family and friends can explore Cork and its culture, all for free.Theatres, galleries, observatories, public laboratories, artist studios, historic houses and churches are staying open late and putting on a range of special programmes, all for free.
CIT’s contribution to Culture Night includes a unique exhibition by MA Art Therapy students, workshops, a public lecture, artist talks, architectural tours, and more …
■ In The Making
Exhibition opens 25th September 2009 at 6pm
Includes: Michelle Bradley, Clodagh Connaughton, Dearbhail Connon, Louise Cullen, Helen Griffin, Martina Keane, Gerry Lee, Dáinne Nic Aoidh, Grace O’Donoghue, John O’Malley, Rhoda Moore, and Hugh McMahon.
■ Public Lecture > Suzie Cahn
“The Relationship between Art and Art Therapy”
An informative lecture on the complex relationship between a person’s work as an artist and as an art therapist. Followed by a panel discussion with practitioners working in this area.
7pm, 25th September,
Venue: Rory Gallagher Theatre, CIT Bishopstown Campus
Booking advised, contact: email@example.com
■ Workshop > Introduction to Art Therapy
A special introductory workshop, suitable for people working in counselling and healthcare, and for anyone interested in the
therapeutic uses of art and creative expression.
5-6pm, 25th September,
Venue: CIT Bishopstown Campus
Places are limited, Booking Essential
■ CIT Crawford College of Art & Design > 5pm to 11pm
Sharman Crawford Street, Cork.
CIT Crawford College of Art & Design presents an exhibition of the work by 2009 Fine Art graduates Elizabeth O’Callaghan and Aoife O’Brien opening at 6pm. Artist and lecturer James Hayes will present a talk at 7pm entitled “The View from over the Fence”, on his current artistic practice which includes printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. There will also be a series of ceramics and print workshops from 6pm to 8pm. Please contact the college for booking details.
The partnership between Aoife O’Brien and Elizabeth O’Callaghan for their contribution to Culture Night is fruitful one for a number of reasons. Firstly the opportunity to view their accomplishments in CCAD offers the chance to experience their work within the environment in which it was created. Furthermore, it is poignant that they return tonight as emerging artists embarking upon careers rather than simply as graduates.
Aoife’s acrylic paintings are strongly connected with the exploration of spatial environments – but these locations are notional and borne more from the subconscious mind. Austere objects such as doorways, windows and couches populate these spaces and take on a sinister note through the low key atmospherics of the colour and the veils of paint which obscure them.
■ CIT Cork School of Music > 6pm to 12pm
Union Quay, Cork.
CIT Cork School of Music will open until midnight with tours of the building, awarded the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland’s Award for the Best Educational Building in Ireland in 2008.
Starting at 6pm, tours will leave from the Ground Floor Concourse every half hour up to 11pm. Each tour lasts 1 hour, so this is a great opportunity to get an in-depth look at the architectural, acoustic, and technical details of this incredible building.
No booking required, but numbers may be limited.