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The works are based on observations of and conclusions on one’s state of mind and the inner changes which accompany strong experiences such as: a regime, trauma, fear, death. They also question our perception and ways of understanding the visual language used by different individuals and social groups.
Fringe Festival other exhibitions and events happening in Skibbereen during the week.
West Cork Crafts 61 Townshend Street, www.westcorkcrafts.ie West Cork Crafts is a different kind of arts and crafts shop - featuring the work or more than 20 local artists and craftspeople in a constantly-changing celebration of all that’s special about West Cork.
Open Evening, Friday 31st July, 5-7pm. You are invited to share a glass of wine with us while you view our wide range of reasonably-priced original artwork and limited-edition prints from local artists John Kingerlee, Martin Stone, Pauline Jones and Peter Mabey. Martin will be painting and talking about his work, and you can also browse our wide variety of locally-made crafts and talk to the craftspeople who created them.
Shape Art Studio Masonic Hall, Mardyke Street, www.shapeartstudio.com
24 July – 8 August, 11am - 5pm is anybody watching?
is anybody watching? draws out the common thread of voyeurism in the work of the three resident artists at Shape Art Studio, an artists collective based in the atmospheric environs of the masonic hall on Mardyke Street. Alison Cronin has a fascination with memory, as a semi-fictional assemblage of re-told stories and old photographs. Paul Forde Cialis, for his most recent ‘Fet’ series of mixedmedia works has sojourned into the complex, multi-layered world of sexual social media. Rebecca Keyser’s practice is based on the figure, whether working from a model, or from candid photographs of unaware subjects her close observation and vivid colour sense create multi layered images suggesting movement and life.
The Remarkable Lines of Jim Wilson - Ink Drawings presented by The Time Traveller’s Bookshop in the Fine Art Gallery, 44 Bridge Street Season Map by Tom Climent An exhibition of new paintings in the gallery room at Liss Ard Estate, Castletownshend Road, Skibbereen. www.tomcliment.com Assemble at the Threshold
- The Coming Together on the Verge of Something A collection of emerging artists from County Cork, including artist Zenda Williams and ceramicist Geraldine Cotter. At the Old Tile Shop, Market Street O’Donovan Rossa Tribute Concert Sunday 26th July, West Cork Hotel, 9pm Skibbereen Comhaltas present a special tribute to the great Irish patriot Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa. This concert will celebrate his strong ties with the West Cork area through a combination of traditional music, songs and ballads, Irish dance and spoken word. Some of the great Irish rebel songs of the period will be performed as we journey through O’Donovan Rossa’s life story from the famine times in Skibbereen right up to the 1916 Easter Rising.
Fringe Festival ‘Diarmuid O Donnabháin Rosa, A Shaol agus a Shaothar’ Tuesday 28th July, West Cork Hotel, 8pm Talk on Rossa’s life, as Gaeilge by Traolach Ó Donnabháin RMS Lusitania Talk Tuesday 28th July, West Cork Hotel, 9pm Open Door Music Session Wednesday 28th July, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, 6.30pm Since 2011, West Cork Mental Heath Services, in association with ‘Music Alive’ have been running ‘The Open Door Music Sessions’ at the West Cork Arts Centre. This evenings special guests are The Happiness Ensemble, who promise to bring a smile to your face and some beat to your feet!
Séisiún Thursday 30th July, West Cork Hotel, 9pm Skibbereen Comhaltas present their very popular Séisiún, an authentic show of Irish traditional music, song, dance, stories and more, bringing our Irish cultural traditions to life. Tonight’s special guest is legendary Irish singer Sean O Sé who will perform a selection of the songs and stories which have made him so popular over the last fifty years.
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www. m o rga n o d r i sco l l. co m 81 Friends of the Festival 2015 Skibbereen Arts Festival is a not-for-profit organisation run by a small but dedicated team of volunteers. Our aim is to bring world-class national and international artists to Skibbereen whilst ensuring accessibility to all by keeping ticket prices to a minimum.
To help us achieve this goal we continue our ‘Friends of the Festival’ scheme where businesses and individuals can contribute towards the running costs of the festival.
There’s still time to become a ‘Friend’ for 2015, just pop into the box office at Skibbereen Town Hall, or Tel: 087 1260327, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Here is the list of ‘Friends’ at the time of ‘going to print’ and we are extremely grateful for their generosity!
Special thanks also to everyone who generously opened their premises to us for the festival; The Select Vestry of Abbeystrewry Parish, Skibbereen Town Hall, Skibbereen Courthouse, Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre, The Sutherland Centre, Working Artist Studios, Liss Ard Estate, Aisling Lynch for 49 North Street, Buckley’s Tile Shop Market Street, The West Cork Hotel, Noel O’ Driscoll The Old Quay, The Southern Star Old Bottling Plant, Skibbereen Credit Union, West Cork Kickboxing Club, Time Traveller’s Fine Art Gallery 44 Bridge Street, The Riverside Café, Skibbereen Scout Hall, Skibbereen Heritage Centre and O’Donovan Rossa GAA Club.
Thanks also to Una McCarthy, Ian McDonagh, Reverend John Ardis, Justin England, Pól Ó Cólmáin & Marie Cullen, Liz Clark, Tomasz Madajczak, Tess Leak, Dr. Pat Bracken, Catherine Hammond, Sarah Walker, Elaine Hill, Philip O’ Regan, Terri Kearney, Ann Davoren, Justine Foster, Stephen Canty and all at Uillinn:West Cork Arts Centre, Donal and Sally Daly, Liam Cotter, Bryan Harris, Niall Carey, Kieran Crowley, Rory Cregan, Ger Murphy, Mona Best, Colette O’ Brien, Pricilla Lynch, Richard Roycroft, Alan Tobin, Mike O’ Brien at Drinagh Co-op, Sean Walsh and all at Skibbereen Comhaltas, Mary McGrath, Chris Hurley, Pat Maguire, Sean Mahon and all at The Southern Star, John Hegarty, Siobhan and Anthony at Kalbos, Cliodhna and Sandrine McCarthy, Kevin O’ Shanahan, Andi McGarry, Tse-Ling Uh, Donal Dineen, Bram Vandeveire, William and Valerie O’ Brien, John Carmody, Melania Lynch, Gabriel Doherty, The O’ Donovan Rossa Centenary Commemoration Committe and especially Eoin Mahon at Metric.
Extra special thanks to Brian Carmody.
Very special thank you to all of our volunteers and anyone who helped make this festival happen. And finally a heartfelt thanks to you our audience for your continued support and goodwill.