Event: Hidden World of the Architect’s Sketchbook ... an Exhibition

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Hidden World of the Architect’s Sketchbook ... an Exhibition


Notebooks and Narratives

Exhibition 12th May - 5th August in Cork City Hall.
Opening times. 9am to 5pm Monday - Friday.

On Thursday 12th May at 2.30pm., the curator will
give a talk which will be followed by the Exhibition Opening at 5pm.

The Secret Laboratory reveals the hidden world of the architect’s sketchbook. Shown together as a selection of local, national and international architects, the exhibition reveals the ideas, observations, thoughts and reflections that are often concealed in a drawer, a coat pocket or in the individual imagination of the architect.

In our digital age the drawing and sketch still hold their value as being fundamental to artistic and theoretical practice: to record journeys, everyday objects, project development, conversations and things half seen and imagined. But what ideas do we carry with us? How do we use the ‘device’ of the sketchbook?

The architects in this exhibition range from practitioners, writers, lecturers, critics, illustrators and artists, all working in different areas of architecture and in different ways. Revealed now in The Secret Laboratory: a series of private reflections made public.

Curator Paul Clarke is an architect based in the School of Architecture and Design at the University of Ulster in Belfast where he is the Course Director for the Master of Architecture and runs the 6th Year studio. This exhibition is curated as part of a larger research project by him.

The Exhibition was designed by Paul Clarke with Niall O’Hare (graduate of the March programme) who also built it in the school workshop.

Architects in order of display
Grafton Architects
Tom de Paor
Shane O’Toole
Peter Cody
Ciaran Mackel
Gary Boyd
Paul Clarke
Seamus Lennon
Nigel Peake
Jason O'Shaughnessy
Michael Doherty
Jane Larmour + Patrick Wheeler
Gerry Cahill
Sheila O’Donnell + John Tuomey


This exhibition is generously supported by CIT and

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