Calendar of events

September

Friday 5 September @ 8pm €10.00
Concert
Buttons And Drones (and much more)

Buttons And Drones (and much more)

Join us for  wonderful night of music with two of the best exponents of traditional music anywhere - Eugene Lambe and Charlie Piggott.

Eugene Lambe, musician, singer and songwriter, uileann pipe maker, boatbuilder, is well-known for his versatile skills and droll sense of humour. Charlie Piggott's fame, too, stretches far beyond our own shores, with his knowledge and understanding of the tradition and his distinctive style of playing the button accordion.

Both musicians possess a scholarly insight into their craft and have mastered the raconteur's flair for holidn gan audience spellbound. Whether borrowing a guitar at a session or extracting a whistle from an inside pocket to add spice to his songe, Eugene never ceases to suprise. To hear one of his laments on the pipes can transport you back to an Ireland of bards and chieftains.

The same trance-evoking gift is shared by Charlie, whose box playing can stop you in your mind-wanderg tracks with slow airs such as Napoleon Crossing the Alps. His sbutle music making ahs an unmistakeable genuineness and always uplifts the spirit. Unmissable!

Opening Saturday 13 September 5pm
Exhibition
WE ALL LIVE ON THE SAME SEA

WE ALL LIVE ON THE SAME SEA

Curated by Rana Öztürk

Including works by Cliona Harmey - David Farrell - Deniz Üster - Fiona Marron - Gülsün Karamustafa - Margaret Fitzgibbon - Mark Garry, Paid Murphy & Sean Carpio - Tayfun Serttaş
 

Taking its inspiration from the seaside location of Sirius Arts Centre on the banks of Cork Harbour, this exhibition seeks to view the sea as a vehicle for unification rather than separation of distant lands. It explores the notion of sea as a connecting force between disparate geographies either through travels in the form of immigration, vacation, and commerce, or through the circulation of stories and memories, and other movements within or even beneath the sea. The exhibition also engages with Cobh’s particular narrative in relation to a larger global geography through the connections and dialogues generated by the art works. With this purpose it was developed through a series of residencies at Sirius through August and September.

 

Presented with the support of the Turkish Cultural Foundation, Cork Film Centre & SAHA provided support for the production of the works by the artists from Turkey

 

Exhibition runs until Sunday 12 October

Image by Deniz Üster

 

 

 

     

October

Opening Saturday 18 October 5pm
Exhibition
THIS WAY TO ENCHANTMENT

THIS WAY TO ENCHANTMENT

Works by Rory Tangney

 

Dublin based artist Rory Tangney has brought together a combination of found and new materials and sounds, in a body of work in which the central question being asked is whether science can provide us everything we need in a post-religious world. This is essentially a search for the ‘spirit’in the machine’, ideas about obsolescence - of technology, people and ideas – emerge through sculptural objects, sound and drawings that are carefully imagined and skillfully made.

 

Exhibition runs until Sunday 16 November


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