This Must Be The Place | The Great Island closing event | Sirius Arts Centre Cobh

This Must Be The Place | The Great Island closing event

25th Feb 2016

This Must Be The Place | The Great Island closing event This Must Be The Place | The Great Island closing event

 

This Must Be The Place | The Great Island closing event
Thursday Feb 25th, 6.30pm

To mark the end of this month-long series of activities, This Must Be The Place | The Great Island invites you to a short presentation by arcitecht and Sirius Arts Centre board member Glen Barry about former histories of the Sirius Arts Centre building – that once housed the Royal Cork Yacht Club. This will be followed by an informal discussion between Dobz O’Brien - artist, independent curator and Head of Projects and Programmes at the National Sculpture Factory and Miranda Driscoll, director of the Sirius Arts Centre. Dobz and Miranda will discuss ideas about the place of art in a small town and the possibilities for an arts centre to operate as both a meeting place for communities - physical, geographic and ideological and as a site for production, exhibition, performance and discussion. The audience is invited to participate and share their thoughts. Finally, you are warmly invited to celebrate the culmination of the project by joining us to eat and drink a little - courtesy of recently arrived Cobh resident and chef at Gulpd Café in Cork, Mike Cleary.
All welcome.


Glen Barry – Architect, Wilson Architecture:

Glen Barry is a commercial architect with an interest in conservation, and a member of the board of directors at Sirius Arts Centre. Glen has over twenty-two years experience in the Commercial Construction Sector with Wilson Architecture. Wilson Architecture are RIAI Grade III Conservation Architects with signature heritage projects being the UCC Boole Library Cork, Waterford Castle and Longville House Cork. Glen provides the Sirius board with guidance on all matters relating to the built heritage aspects of the protected structure housing the Sirius organisation.

Dobz O’Brien - artist, independent curator and Head of Projects and Programmes at the National Sculpture Factory, Cork:

In 1999 Dobz set up Art/ not art - an investigative, educational and interventionist art group, which has also been involved in numerous events across Europe. Art / not art produces art interventions, curate exhibitions and make new artworks and through its Non Academy program, organise lectures, screenings, reading groups amongst other activities. Dobz also works as an independent curator and works as head of programmes and projects at the National Sculpture Factory.

Miranda Driscoll – director, Sirius Arts Centre, former co-founder and director of the Joinery, Dublin:

Miranda is a multi-disciplinary cultural producer, venue programmer, curator and director of Sirius Arts Centre; having formerly co-founded and directed the Joinery art space in Dublin. Her broad ranging curatorial practice has an emphasis on the event, cross-disciplinary collaboration, improvisation and ideas around community, be it geographical or ideological.

 

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