Programme of Events


CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery & Cork City Hall

Opening Thursday 24th January 2013 at 7pm

Exhibition runs until Saturday 23rd February 2013


Terry O’Neill is a world renowned photographer who’s iconic press photography is now celebrated as fine art.

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery and Cork City Hall will exhibit his work from Friday 25 Jan - Saturday 23 Feb. This is his first exhibition in his fathers hometown of Cork.

O’Neill, who celebrates his 75th Birthday in 2013, began his career as a press photographer. He will forever be associated with London of the Swinging Sixties when he photographed the great and the good. Peter O’Toole and Richard Harris were counted in his circle of friends. The exhibition will feature a wide variety of his iconic portraits of the stars of that era, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Marianne Faithfull and Michael Caine.

He later worked in Hollywood and was married to the Oscar Winning actress, Faye Dunaway. The exhibition also features his portraits of Frank Sinatra, Ava Gardner, Paul Newman, Steve McQueen, Sean Connery, Lee Marvin, Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor.

Other images in the show include O’Neill’s intimate portraits of Mohammed Ali, Brigitte Bardot, David Bowie, Raquel Welch and Catherine Deneuve. Naomi Campbell, Amy Winehouse, Kate Moss and Bono are captured in some of the more recent work.

‘All About Bond’ Terry O’Neill’s latest book of photography is also available through the exhibition, this is a collection of his images from his time as the official Bond photographer. Book signing 1pm, Friday 25 January.

Curated by Marc O’Sullivan and Tina Darb.

Opening reception 7pm, Thursday 24 Jan.

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery open Tues - Sat, 10 - 6 & till 8 on Thurs. Cork City Hall open Mon - Fri, 9 - 5.

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Noli Me Tangere / Touch Me Not

Backwater Artist Group Exhibition 2012

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

Opening 16th November at 6pm

Exhibition runs until 1st December


Gallery open 10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday

Noli Me Tangere, meaning, “don’t touch me” / “touch me not”, ”cease holding on to me” or “stop clinging to me” is an iconographic staple of the Christian Art cannon. Moving away from its inherent religious associations through a playful form of subversion, this exhibition aims to reposition this statement in relation to contemporary artistic practice.

Noli me tangere, when viewed through the lens of these artworks, creates an in-between state, bordering the surreal, conjuring associations of the supernatural and the otherworldly. This statement can simply be interpreted as a physical distance between viewer and subject while some works suggest a conceptual intangibility, where the viewer is faced with an ambiguity of intention. In positioning the work as either the threat or the threatened, an element of danger and vulnerability comes into play.
Social conventions and gallery etiquette obviously oppose a tactile enquiry in relation to artworks - do not touch. The sentiment however, to ‘cease holding on to me’, can be read as a playful dialogue with the viewer, insinuating an intimacy while acknowledging the limited powers of communication.

Curated by Tom Dalton and David Upton, the show features the work of 14 artists from the Backwater Artist Studio Group and a specially commissioned text piece by independent writer Claire Eleanor Healy.

2012 October 27 @ 2pm

Public Artist Talk by Jamie Murphy

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2012 October 25 - November 10

Albert, Ernest & the Titanic


The product of two years of research conducted by Jamie Murphy while studying for his MA in Design at NCAD, Albert, Ernest & the Titanic tells the story of the Titanic’s ill-fated on board printers, Abraham “Albert” Mishellany and Ernest Corbin as they embark on the ship’s maiden voyage. They acted as both designers and printers for items produced on board the liner, such as menus, stationery, etc. Today, such items sell for tens of thousands of euro at auction. Murphy is winner of the NUI Art & Design Prize 2012 and the RDS Printmaker Award 2012.






2012 September 21 - October 20


Boundary Work II


The work of sometimes provocative and interdisciplinary artist Mocksim. This solo exhibition is a collection of key works from the artist’s practice which uses digital tools, photography and live art. Expect short looping films, unashamed minimalism and the stupid application of science and photography ad technology. The show includes Now Man, in which participants/performers are challenged to respond to the movements of a spinning video camera, described as a game of “digital narcissism, heady sadism and running about”. Also on display will be Contra-Invention, nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2012, a series of images re-appropriated by the artist through hacking local government systems, photographs taken by traffic wardens of illegally parked cars in one British town.

2012 August 24 - September 15



A print installation by Eva McCauley


A print Installation by Eva McCauley


A print media installation by Canadian artist Eva McCauley, who regularly makes work in Ireland. Inspired by her residencies Cill Rialaig, Ballinskelligs, the exhibition “In/Visible” features portraits that float like ethereal apparitions that co-mingle with the more tangible landscape paintings, alluding to the presence of people long gone, but still ever-present in the landscape.

CIT WANDESFORD QUAY GALLERY open 10 - 6 | Monday - Friday

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2012 August 13 - 18


an exhibition of artisan wood-turned forms.


Woodspun features work from the Cork Woodturning Community as part of Cork Month of Craft. The show includes work by Kieran Higgins. Tony Farrell, Gerard Hennessy, Brian McAdoo, Michael Patwell and Charley McCarthy.

The featured woodturners will host a ‘meet the maker’ day in CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery 10- 6 Saturday 18 August which co-insides with National Heritage Day.




2012 July 17 - 28


Engagements with process. The work of students on the MA: Art & Process at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design




2012 June - July



The culmination of a major, process-based community art commission by Clúid Housing Association featuring an exhibition of photographs by the residents of Mill Court, Bandon, and a film by Mike Hannon.




2012 May - June


Crawford 100

A selected exhibition of work by current and recently retired staff at the Crawford College of Art & Design.

The exhibition celebrates the centenary of The Crawford as a centre of education on Sharman Crawford Street.

In that time, the building has served as a Regional Technical College and, more recently, as a College of Art and Design.

Crawford 100 also features archival material from both incarnations.








2012 May


A solo show by Jiang Zidi a Masters student at Crawford College of Art & Design on a 3 month exchange from Shanghai.

Life’s Moments features work in both glass and ceramic.




2012 March - April

Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

Shaping the Void




Deirdre McLoughlin


A National Craft Gallery Touring Exhibition

Opening reception 7pm Friday, March 30th

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, Cork

Exhibition runs from March 31st until May 5th

“Deirdre McLoughlin’s work has its origins in a fascinating dialogue with classical ceramic forms and functions,

but it is as if the dialogue has moved on to a concern with the body as a kind of container,

and her instinct for the contained void, for the tensions inherent in shape, is fantastic.”

Aidan Dunne

Deirdre McLoughlin is one of the finest sculptors to emerge from Ireland in the 20th Century. Born and educated in Dublin, McLoughlin studied with Rosemary Andrews before moving to Japan to work amongst the Sodeisha artist group in Kyoto, and eventually establishing a studio there. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide, and she received the prestigious Westerwald Prize in 2004 and Certificate of Honour at the 2007 World Ceramic Biennale in Korea.

McLoughlin’s work is coil-built in clay, and often extensively sanded and polished. Hand-building and firing closed, hollow forms is a very technically challenging process, and shows her mastery of materials and techniques.

2012 February - March




A new exhibition of drawings that opens at CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery in Cork on Saturday, February 11.

drawnOVERdrawn is curated by James L Hayes, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design Lecturer & Visual Artist. His aim was to have four very different contemporary artists engage with Irelands physical and economic landscape through the medium of drawing.

The artists are Chicory Miles, Malcom McClay, Rian Kerrane and Eric Waldemar. All are professors in American Art Institutions.

The opening reception is at 7pm, Friday, February 10. The exhibition is open from 10am to 6pm Wednesday to Sunday until March 17.

DrawnOVERdrawn is presented by CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, CIT Wandsford Quay Gallery,  in association with THE DRAWING PROJECT,
Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.

2012 January


GAIA PROJECTS IN ASSOCIATION WITH CIT CRAWFORD COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN ARE PROUD TO PRESENT: “POSITIONS” a group exhibition at the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery running from Friday 6th – 31st January 2012

Why do certain artists choose to follow traditional methods of creating art, while others feel free to make videos, performance and installation?

Is there a place for tradition within contemporary practice, or has today’s cutting edge art lost sight of skill and craft?

While a love for tradition may hold back certain artists from exploring new syntaxes, does the freedom to create anything in any way mean that contemporary art is being made in a vacuum? Or are both directions simply differing “intensities” of creation?

This exhibition seeks to explore the various artistic positions that artists have taken and why.






January - February

Contemporary Chinese Art in association with the Don Gallery, Shanghai

February - March

Photography from CCAD Fine Art, CIT Media Communications and St Johns Central College Photography Department


Agnes Varda, OPEN WINDOWS, 22nd Cork French Film Festival


Art Education - Glimpse


Poetics of the Handmade

Contemporary Chinese Glass from Xiaowei Zhuang, Shanghai Glass Museum


Media Communications Department CIT Graduate Exhibition

Art Therapy - Rupert Cracknell


Ceramics - Fine Earth


Cork Month of Craft featuring:

Eoin Turner (August 2 - 6)

Lunasa Fashion Show (August 12)

Craft Exhibition (August 17 - 31)



Paradox Conference

MA by Research


MA by Research

Emerging Makers - Crafts Council of Ireland


Backwater Artists Group/Cork Printmakers




Fine Art MA by Research Exhibition (Liz Cullinane, Mags Geaney & Rosanne Lynch)


A Quickening (John McHarg and Marie Brett)


Cork Craft Month: Positive Space (Sara Flynn and Nuala O’Donovan)


Frank Phelan and Donal Moloney

Culture Night: Friday 24th September at 7:30pm
“Frank Phelan: The Persistence of Modernism”, public talk, presented by Mr.Simon Knowles Lecturer in Art History UCC and CIT Crawford College of Art and Design.


MA by Research


Design Week: IDI Exhibition
Boundary Work I: Paul Green


Cork Printmakers Christmas Showcase


 We will also be issuing an invitation to propose exhibitions, seminars, symposia and other events. A general set of categories derived from our philosophy has been established for activities hosted by the gallery and at present these include:

Art, Science, Technology
Proposals that incorporate new technologies influencing art practice, the role of science in art and vice versa, or projects that involve collaborations between science and art are all welcome under this theme.

Contemporary Art Practice
Invitations  for proposals from contemporary art practitioners who are currently active within the field of art and working in any medium or combination of media are desirable. Such practitioners may be active across one or other fields within the arts or may be engaging with other disciplines or practices. This theme functions to support the wide range of practices that are representative of contemporary art practice.

Art and the Community
Proposals from local arts communities with or without national and international linkage are encouraged. The gallery seeks to establish a strong dialogue with the local and international arts communities.

Emerging Practitioners
Under this theme proposals are welcome from staff & students, graduates & alumni who have gained recognition from the arts community. Recognition may take the form of awards, grants, residencies or other achievements secured by an artist, designer or other cultural worker in the course of their activity in the field of the arts.

A proposal application form will be soon available on this site.