Cork based visual artist, Bernadette Cotter, known for her visually beautiful and deeply moving work has created this installation especially for Sirius Arts Centre. by comiling layers of visual cues with varied materials, the artist evokes a sense of stillness and fragility, drawing the viewer through to a deeper level of experience and reflection.
Running until 6 April
Sirius Arts Centre's Artist in Residency Programme will host author Nicole Mary Kelby during the month of April. NM Kelby is the critically acclaimed author of White Truffles in Winter, In the Company of Angels, Whale Season, and the Florida Book Award winner A Travel Guide for Reckless Hearts, among other works. Her most recent book The Pink Suit Based on the true story behind Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’s iconic pink suit.
On November 22, 1963, the First Lady accompanied her husband to Dallas, Texas dressed in a pink Chanel-style suit that was his favorite. Many pieces of her personal wardrobe, including the pink suit, came from the New York boutique Chez Ninon where a young seamstress, an Irish immigrant named Kate from Cobh, worked behind the scenes to meticulously craft the memorable outfit. While in residency NM Kelby will be researching a new book and will also be a guest lecturer at Univeristy College Cork.
The Sirius Arts Centre Artist in Residency programme is made possible through the generous support of the Arts Council and Cork County Council.
American Photographer Michael Somoroff’s Absence of Subject is a poignant homage to the legendary German photographer, August Sander’s monumental work People of the 20th Century (Menschen des 20 Jarhunderts). It is a thoughtful and passionate meditation on memory, imagination, human resilience and creativity.
"The originality in this body of work is based on Somoroff’s keen sense of observation and interpretation. In this collection of photographs by Somoroff and Sander accompanied with three animated pieces, Absence of Subject lets you revisit August Sander’s work, allowing the audience to understand the richness of Sander’s intent. In each of August Sander’s pictures Michael Somoroff has erased the subject retaining only the background. The unprecedented digital revolution has brought the potential for manipulation into focus. Through the use of software Somoroff has taken out what we have always believed to be the “essential element” – the subject, the portrait. The backgrounds once a secondary fragment now become the primary motivator. They have now been translated into new fully conceived images that rightfully belong to the “post-modern” idiom." -- Curator Diane Edkins
The exhibition is made with the generous support of Admira, Cork County Council and the Arts Council.
Don Baker, singer, songwriter, guitarist and, of course, ace harmonica-player, not to mention bluesman will appear at Sirius Arts Centre for one night only. Don't miss this spectacular performer! for more information visit his website at