Inkspirations: At UCC’s Jennings Gallery

Words: Ellen Desmond Kaumal Baig is a 4th year Dental Student at UCC, who grew up in Cork with Asian roots. Holding the title of Quercus Creative and Performing Arts Scholar (2015/16), it’s not too difficult to see why Kaumal has managed to achieve this accolade. With no formal training in art, she claims she doesn’t know the “fancy terminology,” and can’t recite the names … Continue reading Inkspirations: At UCC’s Jennings Gallery

Prehistoric Rock Art Exhibition

Review: Tara O’Malley Brown Prehistoric rock art is one of the earliest examples of art and was created 5000 years ago in the Neolithic period. There is currently an exhibition about Irish Prehistoric rock art running in Cork Public Museum in Fitzgerald’s Park. ‘Prehistoric Rock Art’ the exhibition opened on the 31st of October 2015. The idea for the exhibition was proposed by Claire Busher … Continue reading Prehistoric Rock Art Exhibition

The Language of Dreams: Symbolism and Surrealism in 20th Century Art

CRAWFORD EXHIBITION ART REVIEW by Tara O’Malley-Brown The Language of Dreams opened in Cork’s Crawford Art Gallery on the 2nd of October 2015. It explores Surrealism, an artistic movement started in the 1920s, which investigated the subconscious of the mind and the dream world. It’s well known that the famous movement was mainly based in France, but did this movement affect Ireland? Were Irish artists … Continue reading The Language of Dreams: Symbolism and Surrealism in 20th Century Art

Thoughts From a Safe Harbour

Sounds From A Safe Harbour was a necessary force for good in Cork City; an exploration of the unique spaces that the city offers, and bringing together a little bit of a community around love for art and music for a weekend. It showed that Cork is a living, thriving city that serves as an excellent starting point for something new. In previous writing for … Continue reading Thoughts From a Safe Harbour

Boolean Expressions: Contemporary Art and Mathematical Data

At the Lewis Glucksman Gallery Review: Ellen Desmond What makes us human? Our consciousness? Our empathy? Our creativity? Whatever it is, we can rest assured that humans totally preside over the realms of both art and science. One could argue that computers surely can’t make art. But what if they could? Boolean Expressions exhibits at the Lewis Glucksman Gallery until the 8th of November. An … Continue reading Boolean Expressions: Contemporary Art and Mathematical Data

Portrait of an Artist: Ruth Denham

Jane Farrell interviews the talented Kilkenny native, artist Ruth Denham Ruth Denham, a twenty three year old visual artist from Kilkenny, already has a strong foothold in the Irish art scene. She is a recent graduate from Limerick School of Art and Design, and currently a Professional Masters of Education student at UCC. With a background in Fine Art and painting, Denham’s works are highly … Continue reading Portrait of an Artist: Ruth Denham