Brian Barry

Brian is a pinhole photographer and printmaker based in Cork City. The pieces currently on display in the gallery are from his first collection of pinhole photographs entitled Cuba Obscura. Read more...

Julie Beckett

Inspired by the beautiful landscape of the Dingle Peninsula, where she has lived since the early nineties, Julie has developed a unique style of flower painting. Read more...

Deirdre Breen

Deirdre Breen is a graphic designer and printmaker living and working in Cork City. Her work traverses the interplay of form in art and design through studies in colour, shape and structure. Experimental and methodical, her geometric compositions celebrate abstraction, gradation, symmetry and space. Deirdre takes inspiration from curious scapes and vistas, and reflects these environments through abstract forms and juxtapositions.

Nora Buttimer

Nora graduated from Crawford College of Art & Design with a degree in Fine Art in 2010 and has been working full time as an artist since then.

The energy and movement of the sea and the peaceful flow of a stream or freshwater pond are primary sources of inspiration for her. Read More...

Kevin Callaghan

A Crawford College of Art & Design graduate Kevin was awarded the Frank Ryan Travel Bursary Award by the Institute of Designers Ireland which funded his residency at the Experimental Sculpture Factory and Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China, the porcelain capital of the world. Kevin's time in China had a profound effect on his current work which carries the theme he calls "Transmigration of East and West". Read More...

Craig Carry

The screen prints on display for LTD EDITION are from a mixture of commissioned and personal work. The commissioned work presented here are from a selection of recent limited edition screen-printed concert posters for both Irish-based musicians (Glen Hansard, Lisa O’Neill, Úna Keane) and international musicians (Amiina, Xylouris White, Peter Broderick). The screen-printed work is often produced with the use of recurring motifs through visual puns in limited colour palettes, while a combination of digital and hand-crafted artwork forms the basis of the stencil separations and resultant imagery. Often, the message is subtlety incorporated into a piece, drawn upon and inspired by the source material: music.

Alan Corbett

Author, Illustrator and Corkonian Alan Corbett has created Cork’s very own graphic novel and children’s book that positions the city as a rival to Spiderman’s New York or Sherlock Holmes’ London. ‘Ghost of Shandon’. Read more...

Lily Corcoran

When devising her intricate pieces she takes inspiration from the patterns in nature and especially those found in flowers. She particularly loves working in monochrome and just concentrating on the shapes and detail of a pattern. Of her work she says, 'I am inspired by patterns in nature, the endless inspiration of the natural world that is often overlooked.

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Laura Cull

Laura's current work is largely inspired by the Connemara land and seascapes and marine life. The land and in particular the sea are in a constant state of flux and my work captures the energy, vibrancy and excitement of the movement of water and light.

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Sharon Dipity

The collection of Sharon's works currently on display are part of the ‘Forbidden Territory’ series. This series is based on the nature of emotional response, incorporating images, colour and text as the media for expression. For Sharon words have always been an integral part of the creative process, the word informing the visual and vice versa. Read more...

Joe Healy

Joe graduated from Crawford College of Art & Design in 2011 with an honours degree in Fine Art. His current work takes inspiration from the architectural landscape of his environs which he sketches on site before returning to the studio to develop the ideas and create his intricate alluminium prints. Read more...

Jack Hickey

His work attempts to illuminate the emptiness at the centre of human relationships, the inherent lack of meaningful interaction between different people, different sexes and different realities. The open space in the work represents the distance between individuals, the unsaid and the unrequited.

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Sean Hillen

Born in Newry in 1961 Sean studied art at Belfast College of Art, London College of Printing and the Slade School, University College London in throughout the 80's. He was awarded the Pankerd-Jones Prize in 1986 and 1987.

Sean has an international reputation for his powerful series of photomontage works that address serious and thought provoking topics with a unique use of humour. Read more...

 

Eadaoin Harding Kemp

Born in Dublin and living in Cork since 1962 Eadaoin studied Art and Design with painting drawing and etching at the Crawford Municipal School of Art where in 1977 she was awarded Student of the Year. Shortly after graduation Eadaoin settled in West Cork. The surrounding countryside was to become an irresistible muse to her and she continues to draw inspiration from the wild pasture and rugged coastline of the area. Of her work Eadaoin says it is "as natural to me as breathing." Read more...

Ludmila Korol

Ludmila applies a considered and deliberate techinique to her paintings, every single element; colour, line and shape, is placed with specific purpose to create a unique balance in the composition. Her distinctive pieces capture that intangible state between dreaming and waking that subliminally pervades our consciousness but is stifled by our daily lives. Ludmila describes her paintings as "an open channel into the depths of the psyche" and "like a friend, often subversive, disturbing, soothing and contemplative. Read more...

Niamh Lucey

The essence of Niamh's abstract landscape paintings lies in the exploration of the mutability of the physical in both natural and man made environments. Niamh describes her artwork as being "involved with accelerating the process of inevitability, this is achieved through creating a paintied composition that is constructed in careful detail in order to have its many layers, colours and textures scratched and scraped away in simulation of erosion, a process that links everything we can see". Read more...

Anne Marie McInerney

The vast expanse of the Atlantic coastline has been a source of fascination for her from a very early age, it’s turbulent seas and windswept beaches. She especially enjoys capturing Ireland’s beaches when the tide is out, where endless stretches of sand combine with spectacular cloud formations and light reflects off the wet paths left by the sea. Read more...

Kevin McSherry

Kevin McSherry has worked as an artist and editorial illustrator for the past seventeen years. His work has appeared regularly in the Irish Times, the Sunday Tribune and the Wall Street Journal, amongst many other publications and he has also won several awards. Read more...

Jenny Monks

In her textile work, Jenny constructs her pieces by layering hand stitch qualities with machine stitch. The imagery portrays family life with nostalgia and intrigue. Jenny pursues narrative elements in her work with cherished collected fabrics embedding memories in each piece. Read more...

Jackie Raftery

Jackie Raftery is a member of Cork Printmakers and has been producing prints since 2008. She also works as a graphic designer for various journals and business enterprises, and is a lecturer in graphic reproduction at WIT since 2000. More...

 

 

 

Julian Smith

Julian is one of Ireland's foremost Raku artists. Raku is an ancient Japanese technique dating back to the 16th century, whereby work is removed from the kiln red-hot before being placed in a container with combustible materials creating striking colours using metallic oxides. He creates one off cast and hand built ceramic pieces and a small number of thrown shapes. Read more...

Martin Stone

By adopting a technique that fuses elements of the expressionist and impressionist colour, standpoint and painterly qualities Martin strives to recreate the life, people and landscape of the West of Ireland in his work. Martin says, of his approach to painting, " I value the importance of passion, intuition and spontaneity which I temper with discipline". Read more...

Stefan Syrowatka

Stefan uses the medium of photography to subvert the fleeting nature of the natural world around us, "by capturing a moment in time it lasts forever", Stefan suggests, "the outcome gets a life of it's own, something different from reality" Read more...

James Waller

"Art, for me, is the vibration of a magical essence; the incantation of an arcane force, speaking itself into being, raising itself through emotional bodies of myth and symbol, in arrangements wholly other, wholly strange, wholly true."...

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