Sarah Iremonger - I thought I dreamed of you
continued to January 2010
Degree Show – BA in Visual Art 2010
6 February – 13 March
This exhibition celebrated the work by the seven degree students, Lorraine Bacchus, Monica Boyle, Rebecca Keyser, Veronika O'Driscoll, Peggy Townend, Catherine Ryan and Alison Trim, 2010 graduates of the BA (Hons) Visual Art Programme, Sherkin Island. The show featured painting, video installation, projection installation and mixed media works showcasing a sample of some of the work achieved by the students over the duration of the course.
Choowawaa – an arts event and exhibition for children
20 March – 7 April
Choowawaa is an annual Arts Event for families and children aged from 2 to 12 years of age at West Cork Arts Centre. Through an exhibition, artist residency and off site workshops, the event offers children and families opportunities to engage with professional artists, experience new ways of creating artworks and find space to enjoy exploring their own ideas.
This year's Exhibition featured work from primary school children from all over the West Cork area responding to their visit to WCAC's exhibition Mesh by Anita Groener. The artist in residence this year was Sarah O’Brien.
My mind is a map - A Youth Arts Exhibition
16 April - 8 May
This exhibition brought together a multimedia installation, My mind is a map, created by WCAC’s Friday Night Youth Arts group with artist in residence Julia Pallone and an exhibition of animated drawing, Deep Woods, by West Cork second level school students inspired by the exhibition Mesh by Anita Groener on show at West Cork Arts Centre in Autumn 2009 and facilitated by artist Tess Leak.
Patrick Graham & John Philip Murray - Connected / Disconnected / Re-connected
15 May - 19 June
A joint exhibition of painting and drawing from the eighties to the present. The title of the exhibition, Connected / Disconnected / Re-connected - the art of Patrick Graham and John Philip Murray, comes from a text written by Catherine Marshall, first Head of Collections at IMMA and currently Co-Editor, Volume V, Irish Art and Architecture Project, Royal Irish Academy. Catherine Marshall opened the exhibition.
West Cork Artists 2010
26 June - 17 July
A group exhibition of paintings, drawings, photographs, prints and sculpture by artists living and working in West Cork.
Sound and Vision
24 July - 21 August
Linking to the Sound and Vision strand of Skibbereen Arts Festival, West Cork Arts Centre showcased a new film by Laura Gannon alongside documentary films from Katherine Waugh and Fergus Daly and an exhibition of photographs by Cork artist Eoin O’Conaill and the young people of Cape Clear Island.
Film screenings - The Art of Time by Katherine Waugh and Fergus Daly and Experimental Conversations: Making and Unmaking the Moving-Image by Fergus Daly.
World/Interior - a new film by London-based artist Laura Gannon.
Oileán - a photographic project by 12 young people from Cape Clear Island alongside a series of landscape images and portraits by artist Eoin O’Conaill.
Sinéad Ní Mhaonaigh - Paintings
28 August - 25 September
An exhibition of new paintings exploring line-based imagery and abstract elements.
Ellen Driscoll - Fastforwardfossil (Part 3)
2 October - 27 November
An exhibition of drawing, photography and sculpture by American artist Ellen Driscoll that investigated the architecture and landscapes that result from natural resource harvesting and consumption. The exhibition featured a series of large-scale drawings which were made during her residency at Sirius Art Centre, Cobh in 2009, when she was given access to the oil refinery at Whitegate, near Cork. A sculptural installation made from thousands of plastic milk and water bottles harvested from the recycling bags of urban streets transformed Gallery 1. These landscapes employ the translucent plastic as a signifier for ghostliness, fluidity, and transformation.
Ellen Driscoll is a Professor of Sculpture at Rhode Island School of Design.
Gilles Perrin - People of the Sea
3 December 2010 - 29 January 2011
West Cork Arts Centre and Sirius Arts Centre presented a joint exhibition of photographs by French photographer, Gilles Perrin documenting the people who work in the maritime industries of County Cork. www.gilles-perrin.com