Sample-Studios are delighted to partner with Gurranabraher Credit Union and Cork City Council to present PhotoGo 2020
October 30th - November 30th 2020 (Extended to December 3rd)
The Lord Mayor's Pavilion, Fitzgerald's Park
Click to view the Online Exhibition
PhotoGo is a community photography competition and exhibition presented by Sample-Studios in partnership with Gurranabraher Credit Union and Cork City Council Commemoration Fund. PhotoGo competition launched on Culture Night, Friday 18th of September and invited members of the public to take photographs which celebrate Cork City’s Northside communities and the theme of ‘legacy’, to mark this important centenary year of the Burning of Cork in 1920. Over 60 entries were received, as well as over 50 entries by local Transition Year students, who participated in a series of free schools photography workshops with artist and Sample-Studios member Kate McElroy.
If you live within 5km of Fitzgerald's Park, we invite you to enjoy this selected presentation of PhotoGo entries in The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion. Photographs are presented in the windows, as our exhibition space remains closed to visitors. Whether you’re in the Park to exercise, to walk the dog, meet up with your support bubble or just to get some fresh air within 5km of your home, we invite you to enjoy a moment of reflection and celebration of community, as presented in PhotoGo. When viewing the photographs, please ensure you do so safely and maintain 2m distance from other park users.
Follow us on Facebook @SampleStudios to vote for the People’s Voice Award and find out the winners of the People’s Voice Award, the School Award and the overall PhotoGo Award. PhotoGo is proudly supported by Gurranabraher Credit Union and Cork City Council Commemoration Fund.
19 September - 5 October: Residency
6 October 2020: Exhibition. Exhibition run cancelled due to Covid 19 Restrictions.
Film/Sound Graduate Residency Award Exhibition 2020
An exhibition of work by Nellie Corbett and Trevor Boyle. In conjunction with Indie Cork 2020
Sample-Studios TACTIC Visual Arts Programme presents The Movements a residency and exhibition of work by Nellie Corbett and Trevor Boyle. The Movements is a collaborative audio visual in The Lord Mayor's Pavilion as part of IndieCork 2020. The work is inspired by what is unique to the mediums of sound and video - the ability to capture movements, and the potential to manipulate them. On Thursday 24th September the artists will host two workshops in the Lord Mayors Pavilion. The workshops will be used to build experimental (non)musical instruments. Participants are invited to join in the creation of these instruments and at the end of each workshop the creators of the instruments will be recorded playing these instruments for the soundtrack of the film piece. Following the workshops there will be a jam session/performance that will also be recorded.
Trevor Boyle is an audio visual artist from Cork city who works primarily with found footage, collage, and mash-up. His work tends to focus on themes of anxiety and decay, most often connecting to the human form. Nellie Jean Corbett is a Cork city based artist who works with audio and video. The primary subject matter within the work tends towards a use of the human body captured in movement. Her most recent project following an autobiographical narrative with undercurrents of nostalgia and memory.
Sound and Movements Workshop -
Thursday 24 September 2020,
11am-12.30pm & 2pm-3.30pm
Open Studios: September 28 and 29.
Exhibition: 6 October, 2-5pm
Sample-Studios TACTIC Visual Arts Programme presents
Dominion : A solo exhibition by Rosalind Spencer.
9 - 19 September, St. Luke's Church, Summerhill, Cork City
On the sixth day God said “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:26)
In western society during the 13th century the idea of dominion over nature was compounded by the Italian theologian philosopher St. Thomas Aquinas (c.1225–1274). In his most widely read work, Summa Theologica (published in 1485), Aquinas wrote that God had created animals and plants for the benefit of man and that animals cannot reason therefore man may use them as he wishes. He postulated that killing animals is only a violation if they are someone's property. Aquinas quotes Genesis 9:3 “Everything that moves and lives shall be meat to you”. Ethical thought on animals only began challenging these assertions during the 18th century.
In our contemporary world animals are subjected to countless acts of violence that are both culturally and legally approved - violence that ranges from intensive agricultural systems to mass extinction through human activities. Industrialisation, domestication and capitalism have augmented human detachment from animals arriving at a point where they are perpetually objectified and commonly
regarded as commodities for human consumption. I am interested in confronting anthropocentric ideas and activity, focusing on our
complex relationship with animals. Reoccurring themes within my work address speciesism, objectification, manipulation, trauma and empathy.
Dominion is an installation of drawings, an uncompromising look at the brutal reality of industrial farming and animal slaughter.
10-29 August 2020
Sample Studios hosted Cork Printmakers in The Lord Mayors Pavilion, Fitzgerald's Park:
Host is an exhibition by Cork Printmakers hosted by Sample Studios in The Lord Mayors Pavilion, Cork City, nfeaturing the work of four artists: Aoife Claffey, Jennifer Cummins, Diane Keating and Rory O’ Mahony. These four artists are recipients of Cork Printmakers’ graduate bursary awards, from Limerick School of Art and Design and CIT Crawford College of Art and Design.
The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion is a small Art Nouveau structure, built in 1901 for the International Industrial Exhibition to host distinguished guests and visiting dignitaries. Situated inside the main entrance to Cork City’s Fitzgerald Park, beside Cork Public Museum, the Lord Mayor’s Pavilion is now a contemporary arts project space and gallery, programmed by Sample-Studios under their Tactic Visual Arts Programme. In partnership with Sample-Studios, Cork Printmakers invited their graduate bursary award recipients to exhibit their work at the Lord Mayor's Pavilion in August in a slightly different format to usual, presenting work as part of the artists’ expanded printmaking practice. The artists’ work is exhibited in a way that visitors to Fitzgerald’s Park can view it through the windows, without the need to enter the building.
This exhibition is entitled Host: a word with different interpretations, relating to hospitality, exhibitions, events, internet servers and the life cycle of a virus or parasite. The exhibition is concurrently presented online following documentation the work, allowing people to engage and interact with the work in a deeper way. The placement of the work in an online space questions the traditional exhibition format: how can galleries present work and how do audiences engage with art in this new age of physical distancing and restrictions? The building becomes a host, in which the artwork is put out into the world via the internet, but also has a physical manifestation in the Lord Mayor's Pavilion.
View the online exhibition https://corkprintmakers.ie/host
Supported by Cork City Council and the Arts Council of Ireland
15 - 25 July 2020
A solo exhibition by Calum Fenton
2019 Graduate Residency Exhibition
Sample-Studios Visual Arts Programme TACTIC presents an exhibition of new work Calum Fenton. Calum’s work looks at the contrast between domesticated nature and wild nature. The metaphor of the mirror or looking glass, refers to the process of looking into nature and seeing a reflection of ourselves.
Live online Wednesday 15th July, 1pm on TACTIC's Facebook and Instagram Pádraig Spillane in discussion with Calum Fenton
Artist in Residence
Tom Doig will be Sample Studio’s artist in residence at The Lord Mayor’s Pavilion in Fitzgerald’s Park from February 3rd to March 16th 2020.
Pop into the pavilion to meet the artist and learn more about his reseach and practice. Check the schedule on events page for times.
Tom will use the space and his time on the residency to research, make new work and explore the Fitzgerald’s Park environs by using visual documentation, in the form of photography, collage and drawing. He will explore the history of the park as a leisure facility for the people of Cork, it's current incarnation, as well as visions for its future. Throughout the residency Tom will be open to the public to discuss his practice and his research findings.
Tom is a Cork City based artist and muralist who graduated from CIT Crawford College of Art & Design in 2017 with a Masters in Art and Process. Since then he has maintained a studio practice in Cork where he is known for his collage works, murals and public art projects. He seeks to create imaginative disruptions to the received ideas and factual information which are inherent within the source material. He works with digital software as well as original print material and paper, to create speculative fictions which challenge the visible and invisible structures of received knowledge. He lends these compositions a tenuous validity by maintaining their logical believability as photographs.
Performance Art Workshop and Performance
TACTIC presents a performance and movement workshop led by the EVIL Collective. Aimed at participants at all levels, this workshop will include exercises in spatial and physical theatre. Bring an object, sound, image or idea with an open mind!
Workshop will be in relation with TACTIC.
Thursday 30th January, 12:00 - 14:00, €10 click here to book your place
Sample-Studios, Churchfield, Cork T23 XV50
TACTIC hosted a night of performance, art and music.
Plugd Records, 1 Castle St, Centre, Cork, T12 RX09