An island, a community, an exhibition

Sherkin Island artists, photographers, musicians and craftworkers are preparing for the islands’ annual community exhibition. Part of West Cork Islands Festival, the exhibition ‘Samhradh Le Cheile’ (Summer Together) opens in the Community Hall on Sherkin Island at 2:30pm this coming Saturday 16th June and will run for two weeks. The exhibition is being curated by…

The Silence..update

The response to the project has truly been overwhelming.The photography of Rob O’Connor of one night in March has produced some wonderful writing by the contributers.Some of it very emotional,funny & some of it possessed a great element of fear of the unknown. Initially,#thesilence had a plan,the plan disappeared as the project took on a…

The Silence

When a #story is written,when a #poem is composed,when a #book is published,when a piece of #art is created & when a time in our history knocked on everyone’s door & people’s lives ,families & the world was turned on it’s head #thesilence project came into being.It originated in #Cobh with the help & encouragement…

March 2020 “The Silence”

Saturday night,Cork March 21st.Emptiness,fear,anxiety a threat that we could not see,a threat that had torn the life out of a city & the world.So many thoughts,so many expressions as we tried to wrestle with the enemy at the gates…… This collection of thoughts could take us anywhere,it is hoped many people will involve themselves &…

Sakura

Originally posted on artwallace inspired:
‘Sakura ‘ by Mary Wallace © My recent work is inspired by Japanese concepts  wabisabi, seeing beauty in imperfection; kintsugi, the repair of broken porcelain using gold; haiku, short poems of three lines / seventeen syllables. Looking back I remember being fascinated by cherry blossom trees ever since I was…

Maria O’Sullivan Artist

Maria O’ Sullivan Art http://www.mariaosullivanart.com Born in Cobh in 1990, Maria graduated with an Honours degree in Fine Art from Crawford College of Art and Design in June 2014. From the Degree Show she was selected to exhibit in Joan Clancy Gallery where she received special mention by Irish Times Art Critic Aidan Dunne, and Peter Murray of…

Jocelyn Adam,Ceramic Artist

A few weeks back I was fortunate to meet Jocelyn Adam,it was an accidental meeting but there was a common interest for us both it was the #ogham alphabet which is an important component of the wonderful Brian O’Doherty exhibition “One Here Now” at the very beautiful Sirius Arts Centre #Cobh Jocelyn Adam is a…

Pauline Gibbons- Visual Artist

Pauline Gibbons – Visual Artist Pauline Gibbons is a visual artist who graduated with first class honours from the Crawford College of Art and Design in 2015. Both private and public collectors including CIT Registrars collection have purchased her work and she has participated in a number of exhibitions to date. For her degree show…

Hedy Lamarr – the 1940s ‘bombshell’ who helped invent wifi

The actor, who depicted film’s first female orgasm, was well known for her scandalous love life and sultry beauty. Now, a new documentary explores how her scientific talents were vastly overlooked Hedy Lamarr, the star MGM called “the most beautiful woman in the world”, had two of the worst-kept secrets in Hollywood. One of them,…

Daring to Believe

Originally posted on Trish Carlos:
This time two years ago I had finally gotten my proof copies of my first novel, a book that I had sweated and cried over for five years.  It is a magical moment when you open the package to see what had very much been a figment of your imagination…

A little studio in Cobh with a lot of history

With great thanks to Fionnuaghala Smith, Chairperson Cobh Tourism , photographer & owner of Cobh PastTimes ALFRED GWYNNE VANDERBILT The Lusitania Centenary Commemoration 2015 Committee was formed in late 2014 which Hendrick Verwey organised and was Chairman. Phelim Murray had recently purchased the ex TSB bank building on West Beach which was originally the Cunard Line…