Please view our extensive list of Publications below.
All our publications can be viewed and purchased at West Cork Arts Centre.
Cutting Edges - Contemporary Collage
Published by Gestalten Press
Editors: James Gallagher, H. Hellige, R. Klanten
Cutting Edges was recently published and documents the new heyday of collage in current art and visual culture. The book features work from a number of the artists who took part in Cutters/Cork exhibited at West Cork Arts Centre earlier this year. One of the book’s editors is James Gallagher who was the curator of Cutters/Cork.
The Gestalten website says: “Today’s artists, illustrators, and designers are increasingly drawn to this artistic technique by the challenges of seamlessly melding traditional craftsmanship with skilled computer montage. They are not only composing a wide variety of visual elements, but are also deliberately omitting, deleting, and destroying them. This book is an inspiring collection of these unique examples of contemporary collage.”
The book can also be purchased directly from Gestalten at: www.gestalten.com
Maud Cotter: All Stuff is Farce
Published by Rubicon Gallery 2010
Price: € 20
A stylish and acrobatic book which presents a selection of works by the artist Maud Cotter, including 26 full-colour and 28 b/w illustrations. The book was designed by Marit Münzberg, with written inclusions by Joseph R. Wolin and Matt Packer.
Irish Ceramics: The Best of Irish Ceramic Sculpture
Price €15 + pp€3
This book showcases Irish contemporary ceramic sculpture, selected by ceramic artists who live and work in Ireland, and illustrates the rich diversity of form and approach in this field. The sculpture ranges from the intimate to the colossal, from the absurd to the profound and from the unsettling to the elegant. This collection portrays the most creative, innovative and original sculptors in Ireland.
Ceramic Sculpture by:
Brigit Beemster, Annika Berglund, Cormac Boydell, Pat Connor, Sinéad Glynn, Etain Hickey, Ulrika Holmquist, Alison Kay, Christy Keeney, Marianne Klopp, Sonja Landweer, Diane McCormick, Deirdre McLoughlin, Charlie Mahon, Fidelma Massey, Lucy Meagher, Peter Meanley, Karen Morgan, Laura O'Hagan, Marcus O'Mahony, Mandy Parslow, Helen Quill, Neil Read, Alex Scott, Eleanor Swan, Jim Turner, Grainne Watts, Derek Wilson, David Withers, Thomas Wollen, Fran Brosnan, Sandra McCowen, Kate Standen, John Rainey, Kinga Pers, Claire Finlay
The book was launched at the opening of the 2011 Irish Ceramic Awards at the Millcove Gallery in June 2011.
The book is also available at Millcove Gallery www.millcovegallery.com
TIPPING / POINT Anita Groener, a new monograph was launched by Dutch Ambassador Robert Engels on Wednesday 28 April at Rubicon Gallery, Dublin.
This publication is supported by The Royal Netherlands Embassy Dublin/Koninklijke Nederlandse Ambassade Dublin, Rubicon Gallery and West Cork Arts Centre and includes contributions by Séan Kissane Head of Exhibitions, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin; Arno Kramer artist and curator Drawing Centre, Diepenheim, The Netherlands and Robert Harrison Professor in Italian Literature and Chair of the Department of French and Italian at Stanford University, USA
Living Landscape; Ireland and Catalunya–Spain ǀ Paisatge Vivent: Irlanda i Catalunya-Espanya ǀ Paisaje Vivo: Irlanda y Cataluña-España
This 124 page, full-colour publication, with translations in Catalan and Spanish, also includes a DVD which documents the exhibition and symposium and features the work of artists Chema Alvargonzález, Clarissa Cestari, Amanda Coogan, Domènec, Jordi Gispert, Anita Groener, Katie Lincoln, Patricia McKenna, Maïs, Fx Murphy, Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Alanna O’Kelly, Niamh O’Malley, Jorge Satorre and Ignacio Uriarte. With essays by Marta Darder, Martí Peran, Therry Rudin, Yvonne Scott, Cliodhna Shaffrey, Armelle Skatulski and Tim Stott and designed by Alan Bennis of Bennis Design.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in association with Galería Safia, Barcelona, 2009.
ECLIPSE OF A TITLE: DIANA COPPERWHITE
This 132 page, hard-back publication was produced on the occasion of Diana Copperwhite winning the AIB Art Prize, 2007. With a foreword by Ann Davoren, Director of West Cork Arts Centre and Aoife Ruane, Director, Highlanes Gallery and essays by writer Colm Toibin and Skye Sherwin, Deputy Editor of Art Review, this lavish publication was designed by David Joyce of Language. The book won a Silver Bell for design in the Institute of Creative Advertising & Design (ICAD) Awards in 2009.
Photography by Jacqui McIntosh, Davey Moore, Amelia Stein and Roland Paschhoff.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre, 2009
BA IN VISUAL ART, SHERKIN ISLAND 2009
A 24 page, full colour publication, published on the occasion of the BA in Visual Art Degree Show WCAC 1 – 21 March 2009 and BA (hons) in Visual Art Graduation 2009 Sherkin Island, 2 March 2009. A joint initiative between the School of Art, Design and Printing at Dublin Institute of Technology, Sherkin Island Development Society Ltd. And WCAC and supported by Dept of Rural, Gaeltacht and Community Affairs
Essays: Professor Brian Norton, Majella O’Neill Collins and Dan Reilly
Photography: Tom Kelly
Published by WCAC, 2009
BODY OF WATER
Bernadette Burns, Majella O’Neill Collins, Patricia Hurl, Therry Rudin
Michelle Concepcion, Roso Cuso, Marta Darder, Ester Xargay
A 48 page, full colour book, published on the occasion of the exhibitions at WCAC 29 November – 23 December 2008 and at Galeria Safia 15 January – 27 February 2009 by Bernadette Burns, Majella O’Neill Collins, Patricia Hurl and Therry Rudin and at Galeria Safia, Barcelona 28 Nov – 31 Dec 2008 and WCAC 10 – 31 January 2009 by Michelle Concepcion, Roso Cuso, Marta Darder, Ester Xargay.
With essays by Dr. Francis Halsall and Pilar Bonet. English, Spanish and Catalan.
Photography by Ramona Farrelly, Tom Kelly, Phil Pound and Therry Rudin
Published by West Cork Arts Centre, 2008
An 88 page, full colour, hard-back publication with DVD, documenting the BreadMatters III: Mediating Through Art and Bread project at WCAC in 2005. Participating artists, writers, historians and composers from Poland, Portugal, Ireland and Britain were Ines Amado, Alexandra do Carmo and Alison Knowles, Frederica Bastide Duarte, Luis Braganca Gil, Jan Gryka, Siun Hanrahan, Maria Lino, alice Maher, John Newling, Abigail O'Brien, Gerald O'Brien, Rachel Parry and Eileen O'Sullivan, Henrique Pinto, Nigel Rolfe, Malgorzata Sady, Bartolomeu dos Santos, Mo Throp, Ruth Weinberg and Michael Wright.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre, 2007
WEST CORK ARTS CENTRE'S YOUTH ARTS STRATEGY
A full colour overview of the West Cork Arts Centre's Youth Arts Strategy produced by Chris Black and Alison Trim and supported by funding from the National Youth Arts Programme.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre, 2007
This publication and a copy of the full report is available on request.
MAKING MEMORIES: CELEBRATING A DECADE OF THE WEST CORK CRAFT & DESIGN GUILD
A full colour publication with essay by Sarah Foster, Lecturer in Design History, Crawford College of Art, Cork.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre to coincide with the exhibition Making Memories: Ten Years of the West Cork Craft & Design Guild, 30 November - 22 December 2007
SELECTED WORKS 1999 – 2007 / CECILY BRENNAN
A full colour publication with essay by Caoimhín Mac Giolla Léith, critic and writer
Published by West Cork Arts Centre to coincide with the exhibition
Cadere by Cecily Brennan, 27 October – 20 November 2007
CITY: EITHNE JORDAN
A full colour publication with essay by Gemma Tipton, critic and writer
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in association with Centre Cultural, Irlandais, Paris and Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, 2007
NEARLY THERE: JOHANNA CONNOR AND GABRIELLE BYRNE
A 4 page colour programme of the Nearly There: Work in Progress exhibition at West Cork Arts Centre, with essay by Brian Lalor, artist and writer, Chairman of Graphic Studio Dublin, and General Editor of The Encyclopaedia of Ireland
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in 2007
CONVERSATIONS IN COLOUR: EVALUATION OF THE ARTS FOR HEALTH PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME 2005/2006
This 50 page colour illustrated report evaluates a year-long Arts Programme introduced in five West Cork Community Hospitals in partnership with the West Cork Arts Centre.
Evaluator: Jennifer Russell, Lecturer at University College Cork Department of Epidemiology and Public Health and Independent Specialist Public Health Advisor.
Published by the Arts for Health Partnership in 2007
BEING THERE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WORK OF JOE WILSON
A 59 page colour illustrated catalogue introduction to the works of Joe Wilson together with essays and interview with the artist. Interview: Joe Wilson and David Lilburn, Being There: Aidan Dunne, Art Critic for the Irish Times, Markings: Seamus Heaney, Foreword: James O’ Nolan.
Published by Occasional Press in association with West Cork Arts Centre to coincide with the exhibition Groundworks, by Joe Wilson in 2006
MEMENTO MORI: NIGEL ROLFE
A 16 page colour illustrated publication for Nigel Rolfe’s exhibition at the West Cork Arts Centre.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in 2006
TRUE NORTH: PATRICIA McKENNA
An 18 page colour illustrated catalogue of Patricia McKenna’s work for her 2005 exhibition at the West Cork Arts Centre with essay by Ruth Devine.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in 2005
THE SHEETS ARE LAID IN PERFECT ORDER: PATRICIA HURL AND THERRY RUDIN
Full colour publication with CD and essay by Fionna Barber
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in 2004
SHERKIN: ART & CULTURE PROGRAMME
A 36 page colour catalogue of artists involved with the 2004 Sherkin Island Culture Programme in co-operation with Dublin Institute of Technology and West Cork Arts Centre. Essays by Liam Chambers, Development Officer, Sherkin, Heir, Whiddy, Long and Dursey Islands. John O’ Connor, Head, School of Art Design and Printing, Dublin Institute of Technology.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in 2004
ISBN: 1 904354 08 4
JILL DENNIS: A FLOATER IN MY SHADOW
A 32 page colour illustrated catalogue with essay by Gerry Walker
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in 2003
IAN HUMPHREYS, MAJELLA O NEILL COLLINS, JOHN SIMPSON
A 32 page colour illustrated catalogue of works by three West Cork-based artists with essay by Ann Davoren, Director, West Cork Arts Centre
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in association with Cunnamore Galleries in 2003
ISBN: 1 904354 05 X
ORGANIC GRAIN: GERARD COX
A 32 page colour catalogue of the artist’s works with illustrations and essay by Peter Murray, Director, Crawford Gallery, Cork
Published by the West Cork Arts Centre in 2002
A 24 page colour catalogue with essay by Chris Boon, Director, Cunnamore Galleries.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in association with Cunnamore Galleries in 2002
ISBN: 1 904354 00 9
ALSO: MAUD COTTER
A 32 page catalogue with essay by Sarah Glennie, Projects Curator, Henry Moore Foundation Contemporary Projects
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in association with Rubicon Gallery in 2002
ISBN: 1 904354 01 7
LIVING LANDSCAPE: EUROPEAN TOPOGRAPHIES
A colour illustrated 48 page anthology with essays by Ann Davoren, Director WCAC, Norah Campbell, Director An Tuireann, Skye, Campbell Bruce, selector and Julie Brook, selector. Translated from English to Irish and Scots Gaelic.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in 2002
ISBN: 1 904354 03 3
ALBERT IRVIN: PAINTINGS AND PRINTS 1991 – 2001
A 60 page colour illustrated catalogue of the artist’s works from 1991 through 2001.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in association with Limerick City Gallery of Art in 2001
JACQUELINE STANLEY: WICKLOW TO WEST CORK
A 36 page publication with colour and black and white illustrations of the artist’s works from 1985 through to 2000 with essay by Aidan Dunne, Art Critic for the Irish Times.
Published by West cork Arts Centre in 2000
SARAH WALKER: PAINTINGS 1990 – 2000
A 38 page colour illustrated catalogue of the artist’s work from 1990 to 2000 with essay by Charles Tyrrell.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in 2000
CÓILÍN MURRAY (PAINTINGS & PRINTS 1982 – 1996
A 64 page publication with colour and black and white images and essays by Ciarán MacGonigal, Director RHA; Jackie Butler, Director WCAC and Marian Lovett.
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in association with the RHA Gallagher Gallery, Dublin in 1996.
LIVING LANDSCAPE 1987 – 1996
A 48 page colour illustrated anthology of Irish based landscape artists with essays by Aidan Dunne, Art Critic for the Irish Times and Cóilín Murray, originator of Living Landscape.
Published by Gandon Books in association with West Cork Arts Centre, 1996
ISBN 0946641 773
LIVING LANDSCAPE ANTHOLOGY
A 96 page anthology of modern Irish poets, including John Montague, Theo Dorgan, Rita Ann Higgins and Eavan Boland, accompanied by black and white illustrations by Cóilín Murray and edited by Donald Choice .
Published by West Cork Arts Centre in 1990