Archive for October, 2010

Boundary Work I

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Opening 12th November at 18.00
Exhibiiton runs until 27th Nov

Within this exhibition the gamut of activities that run between what are sometimes regarded as polar activities of art and science are organised into three separate of strands. On the one hand there are scientists who produce images as a by-product of their research activity. There are artist who use tools or methods associated with the practice of science and there are designers who examine how technologies are redefined through their use in everyday situations.

This exhibition is a representation of work that treads the boundaries between art & design and science, and includes artists, designers, and researchers in practices particularly relating to science and/or technology.

Further information on the exhibition is available at:

IDI Graduate Awards Exhibition

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

“The Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) are thrilled to have had the opportunity to take the very best work from this years crop of graduate designers to Cork for this exhibition at the Wandesford Quay Gallery. It is extremely important to the IDI that we do everything we can to promote the innovative work of contemporary designers from all four corners of Ireland. This year we received approximately 120 entry submissions from more than 22 design courses. It is particularly rewarding to see such a high quality selection of designs from each of the five multidisciplinary categories in this years competition.

It is always very interesting to watch potential design trends. While in 2009 we saw an increase in the number of medical device design entries in the product category, this year we received a wonderful collection of entries from the craft sector. As 2011 in the World Year of Craft, and with the World Crafts Council visiting Ireland in June, the increase in high calibre craft work is particularly timely.

As work is about to start on the north Dublin Metro linking the airport to Dublin City Centre, the innovative Dublin City Transport Map by Aris Venetikidis’s, from the National College of Art and Design, sets out to address the evident need for an integrated design solution to assist commuters and tourists in Ireland’s capital city. However, the work goes further than this by providing tremendous help to city planners and transportation companies. The panel of jurors agreed that this entry had significant design value that sets it apart from all of the other entries in this year’s competition.”                            Derek McGarry, IDI President

‘Work in Progress’ – Fine Art Research in CCAD

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Following last June’s successful MA by Research graduating exhibition, CCAD’s Wandesford Quay gallery will host a ‘research event’ involving four Masters by Research students from the 13th to the 24th October.  The event is not an exhibition as such but is rather a series of engagements and interactions which form an integral part of the MA students’ research process and is based around a negotiated display of their ‘work in progress’. The event provides an opportunity for the artist/researchers to engage with other students, college staff, research experts and members of the public to challenge and investigate ways in which their research activities can be interpreted, tested, challenged and informed.

The event is designed to be experimental but focuses on key skills such as interaction, negotiation, cooperation, debate and presentation. It is primarily an exploratory process allowing each participant – student researcher, supervisor, artist/researchers and members of the public to engage in a process of open enquiry, investigation and response. The organising group of supervisors see this event enabling the Masters researchers to harness the combined knowledge and experience of all participants to assist in developing both their individual research practice and in questioning the broader context of practice based research in Fine Art. It provides members of the public with a unique opportunity to engage, directly or indirectly in artistic enquiry at a post-graduate level.

The gallery space will be open to the public from Wednesdays to Saturdays from the 13th to the 24th October.

A schedule of events including public presentations by the MA researchers will be posted in the space.