CIT Launches Arts and Culture Website

CIT Launches Arts and Culture Website

Published on: Monday, 29 April 2013


Managed by CIT's Arts Office, the new website will be a comprehensive  source for details of the rich cultural tapestry of arts and cultural activities in, and associated with, CIT.  It will also feature the full catalogue of artworks in CIT Collections, showcasing many works by graduates from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design and other artists who have exhibited in CIT.

CIT, and its Constituent Schools, have played a vital role in the educational, artistic and cultural development of the region for over  100 years and the state-of-the-art facilities at the CIT Cork School of Music provide a wonderful platform for a dynamic programme of concerts, recitals, drama productions,  musicals and exhibitions.

CIT is proud of the variety and quality of its arts venues, which include the Curtis Auditorium, Stack Theatre and Ground Floor Concourse of the CIT Cork School of Music; CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery and the Sullivan’s Quay Complex at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design; James Barry Exhibition Centre, Rory Gallagher Theatre and Curve Gallery at CIT Bishopstown Campus; and the CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory. Throughout the year, these venues host events by students, staff members, graduates, professional artists and community groups, and play an important role in the cultural life of the region.

Engagement and involvement with arts and cultural activities offers students an opportunity to develop this aspect of their learning experience.  The student experience at CIT supports the holistic development of the student to ensure they can cultivate new interests and  further develop personal passions with the hope that they will become active citizens in the world of work and the communities they live in.

The launch took place on Monday 29th April in the heart of the city, in the Ground Floor Concourse of the CIT Cork School of Music. This award-winning, landmark building, stands as testament to CIT’s commitment to providing and developing the very highest standards of education. The website will be a vibrant communication platform between CIT and the wider community in Cork and a resource for anyone looking to find an activity or event for their cultural diary.

Photo Album of Launch
photograph Pascal Ungerer

Irish Examiner Arts Editor Marc O'Sullivan and Cork Artist Rory Mullen
Irish Examiner Arts Editor Marc O'Sullivan and Cork Artist Rory Mullen

Deputy Lord Mayor of Cork, Emmet O'Halloran; CIT Arts Officer, Sarah Morey; and CIT President Dr Brendan Murphy.

Mervyn O'Mahoney, Communications and Marketing Officer CIT; Rose Coughlan, Bank of Ireland; and former CIT Registrar, Brendan Goggin.

John O'Connor, Head of Wind, Voice and Drama Studies;Joan Scannell Head of Strings;Aiveen Kearney, Head of School at Cork School of Music; Nicholas O'Halloran, Taught MA Coordinater; Gabriela Mayer Head of Keyboard Studies; and CIT President Dr Brendan Murphy.

Trish Brennan, Head of Fine Art;  Hugh McCarthy, Lecturer;and Cathy Buchanan, Manager, Meitheal Mara Boat Builders.

Head, Department of Social Care, CIT Jim Walsh; CIT Registrar & Vice President of Academic Affairs,  Dr Barry O'Connor; CIT Arts Officer Sarah Morey; Canon George Salter; and Aíne Ní Shé, Head, Department of Mathematics.

CIT President Dr Brendan Murphy, Head of College at CIT Crawford College of Art & Design Orla Flynn; and CIT Registrar & Vice President, Dr Barry O'Connor.

CIT Cork Schol of Music student Denise Crowley; Lecturer Keith Clancy; and Crawford College of Art and Design student Dervla Baker.


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