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Thursday 25 August @ 6pm | Noises Off | Orla Murphy and Jenny Gregory combine words and sounds to evoke atmosphere in this dramatic poetry reading.

[In The Betweens We Wait]

[In The Betweens We Wait]

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27 & 28 August | From those held in a complex system with little clarity about the future [In The Betweens We Wait] is a reflection on life in a Direct Provision Centre in Ireland today.
 
It takes the form of a multi-disciplinary, multi-sensory art exhibition and installation by members of West Cork’s Asylum Seeking community and will inhabit The Waiting Room of the Baltimore Harbour. The exhibition will open at 12pm on Saturday August 27 th and run until 6pm on Sunday 28 th
 
[In The Betweens We Wait] is the result of a number of months of work by women based at Clonakilty’s Direct Provision Centre, the Clonakilty Lodge. In response to the theme of Waiting the group have created a series of intricate and
varied textile pieces which will be on display, along with photographs and a beautiful and thought provoking soundscape featuring spoken word and songs.
 
All of the artistic and creative content comes from the multi-talented members of this Asylum Seeking group. Those who have worked on the exhibition include women from Bangladesh, India, South Africa and Somalia.
 
Some of these members of our community have been waiting for a response to their asylum requests for up to 9 years. People have been born, lived and died here, in that state of waiting, not knowing when or how it will end. The project hopes to raise awareness of the situation faced by them and others like them across Ireland. It seeks to highlight their liminal status, caught between worlds both legal and social/cultural. It also aims to engage the public around the question of Global Citizenship, and what the rights and responsibilities of such citizenship entail.
 
The project has been facilitated by West Cork artist Anne Scallan, who also helped the women organise their textile pieces, with photography by Michael Holly and sound work facilitated and recorded by Elizabeth Ewing. The Friends
of the Clonakilty Asylum Seekers have been immensely supportive throughout.
 
For further information on The Friends of Clonakilty Asylum Seekers please contact friendsinclon@gmail.com

Conversation with a Seagull

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CANCELLED| Sarah Richardson will make drawings and sculptures out of paper and clay and found materials that will create an installation reflecting on ‘freedom’, freedom to create, freedom to imagine , freedom to dream, freedom to ‘be’.

‘Poetic dialogue may go any way,
While waiting for the wind to change.
Drawing birds and making myths,
What will be born from the abyss?’

Barefoot Baroque

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Sunday 14 August @1:15pm | Katy Salvidge - Baroque Recorder, Tess Leak -ViolinCello & Justin Grounds - Baroque Cello - a 30 minute mini concert prior to their ferry departures for concerts on Cape Clear & Sherkin Island featuring works by Bach, Biber, Telemann, Byrd, Morales and Westhoff - Donations only

 

Diggers by Christopher Rogers

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Unfortunately it was not possible to screen this film due to difficulties establishing electrical connection on 2 occasions (31 July & 8 August)

Alfie and Declan are diggers; two men working in the illegal trade of dinosaur bones. Alfie picks up Declan for work on a day like any other, but it is clear that something is wrong. Declan reveals that he has grown tired of their secretive and dangerous lifestyle. And that their current dig will be his last.

Unable to dig alone Al e must convince his friend to continue. To protect their friendship, and ensure his own survival.
But things don’t go to plan when somebody else finds their bones…

Life Drawing by Bara Palcik Watching Mary

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1,2 & 5 July & 10 Aug |  Artist Bara Palcik drawing from life | Portrait Drawing and Portrait Painting from the Live Model I propose a series of four 3-hour observable sessions in which I will draw and paint from a life model who I will bring on site with me. These sessions will involve: • Drawing/painting using an easel and wooden board, indoors and outdoors, depending on weather conditions. • Suggested medium: pens, pencils and acrylic paint on paper. All material and equipment will be provided and safely handled by the artist with no risk to viewers. • Poses will last from 20 minutes up to one hour each. The focus will be on portraiture. Short breaks may be included. • Passing viewers will be able to walk around both artist and model and look at life drawing/painting in action. • The public may also be given opportunities to take part in this exciting life event by posing themselves.

 

Man Overboard by Sonia Bidwell

Man Overboard by Sonia Bidwell

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Sunday 26th June 9:30 – 17:30 | Title “man overboard ” part of a solo exhibition ” I must go down to the sea —-”
Description textile/mixed media a personal interpretation of a childhood event

About Sonia Bidwell
I now live near Skibbereen but I was born in Cornwall, and spent most of my childhood on a boat except when I was at Boarding school. After many years , many jobs, marriage with two daughters, I moved to The Isle of Skye in 1983 Here I went back to country life, crofting with sheep and cattle whilst my husband had a proper job !. My sheep were a rare breed with fine long wool. I sold direct to spinners and taught myself to spin. Then i started making knitted and woven wall hangings, from this developed my art as it is now . Using mainly poetry and folk tales as my inspiration I weave on a metal grid and build up a complex collage of symbolic objects . I prefer solo interactive exhibitions with a definite theme . My biggest and ongoing project is the poetry of WW1

New Days – Songs by Miranda McCarthy

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Tuesday 23rd August, 1-2pm | Miranda McCarthy is a singer-songwriter who writes and sings with a heartfelt poetic authenticity. Acoustic and intimate, her songs weave stories of her inner journey - the pull and push of life and change and growth - and the connection to nature and its beauty, power and strength.

Miranda will play a series of 4 hour long sessions on the following days -
June 30th Thursday 4-5pm
July 5th Tuesday 1-2pm
August 9th Tuesday 1-2pm
August 23rd Tuesday 1-2pm

 

Catch Keeley & Mary Sullivan Two Gather Together

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Saturday 11th June Mind Readers 12pm – 1pm & Glasses Glasses 2pm – 3pm | Double Bill of Performance Art with Catch Keeley & Mary Sullivan

In the performance of Mind Readers, we explore extra-sensory perception. In a meditative, reflective and empathetic way, involving a stilling of the mind in order to exchange thoughts, we visualise and illustrate, in word and image, what we think the other is thinking

In the performance of Glass Glasses, Keeley & Sullivan explore compromised visual sense, the body in space and how we negotiate that space as we walk towards, meet and walk on. The meeting in each instance has an unknown outcome. Will we pass each other with just a whisper of a touch, a soft gentle passing, or will it be a more physical forceful encounter? Are we watching where we are going?

Catch Keeley and Mary Sullivan, performing under the title of ‘Two Gather Together’ have just completed their second year in the DIT BA in Visual Art Degree course on Sherkin Island.