28 Apr 2011

McCarthy’s Artist in Residence Programme

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McCarthy’s Artist in Residence Programme


Cllr Kieran McCarthy, through his ward funds and community programme, is seeking an artist from the south east ward of Cork City to take up his artist in residence scheme. Cllr McCarthy has teamed up Sample-Studios on the 2nd floor of the former FAS/Revenue Government Buildings at Sullivan’s Quay, Cork City to provide a studio space for a three month residency. Cllr McCarthy is searching in particular for a painter/ sketch artist with some experience and looking to pursue further work in a studio. Cllr McCarthy is particularly interested in completing a programme encompassing historical impressions of the city (artistic interpretations of eras in Cork’s past using maps and historical sources plus also perhaps to pursue artwork with a historical vein in the rich landscapes of the south east part of the city). The nature of the work is open to interpretation and can be negotiated.


Sample-Studios Limited is a non-profit association established at the beginning of 2011 by an artist-led board of directors hailing from a range of disciplines including, textiles, media, sculpture, paint, music and drama. The purpose of this association is to support and promote emerging and established contemporary practitioners of the arts from Cork and beyond, through affordable artist-run studios, to sustain and develop local, regional and international initiatives and to promote research and community outreach projects. Many of the members of the group offer education and help in areas such as computer design skills, arts administration, accounting and management skills as well as offering exhibition opportunities for the members of Sample-Studios.


For further details of McCarthy’s Artist in Residence Programme, please contact Cllr Kieran McCarthy at 087653389.


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