Sunday, 27 November 2011

Events description 2008

Cork Harbour Project - Beyond the Myths

Exhibition & Public Seminar 13th September 2008
Seminar / Saturday 13th September / 2pm - 5.30pm
Opening Reception in Sirius Arts Centre / Saturday 13th September / 6pm
'Cork Harbour Project - Beyond the Myths' was developed in Sirius Arts Centre’s Artist in Residency Programme. In 2007 a series of interactive meetings and workshops called laboratories Lab 1 & Lab 2 took place in the Sirius building. International and local artists, community groups, experts in natural history and representatives from the local authority were brought together with the aim of raising awareness about Cork Harbour Beyond the Myths is the first phase of projects drawn from these laboratories. 

The resulting projects are a reflection of unique partnerships that formed during the 2007 laboratories.  Beyond the Myths includes an exhibition, a seminar, a schools project, walking tour and site specific installation.

Cork Harbour is in the process of change, this vital natural resource offers a remarkable opportunity for investigation for visiting and local artists. The size and unique mixture of environments provide a perfect backdrop with which to develop a project of this type. The natural places of Cork Harbour hold great significance for us in terms of industry, agriculture, fishing and other maritime enterprise, and leisure activities.
Seminar Saturday 13th September / 2-5.30pm
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork

There was a seminar on Saturday 13th September at 2pm to explore how the work in this exhibition came about, how the unique partnerships created through the residency programme affected the artists and the experts involved. With an introduction by Sarah Iremonger and case studies between participants from the Lab process who will include Lieutenant Commander Cormac Rynne from Houlbowline Naval Base; artists Martin Sims, Allan Giddy from Australia and Danny McCarthy from Cork. There will also be a presentation by Cork Greenmap who are hosting a Walking Tour with Jim Wilson on Sunday 14th, a presentation by John McHarg & Ned Cotter who have created the ‘Rocky Shore Harbour Project’ with the Windy Lane Puppet Theatre, Youghal, Co. Cork. This will be followed by an introduction by Allan Giddy to his Sonic Wells project and an open public discussion / questions & answers session.

For more information contact Sarah Iremonger at:
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. cork, Ireland
Tel: 00353 (0)21 4813790

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