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April 2022

Artist In Residence | Tom Campbell

April 4 @ 11:00 am - May 7 @ 4:00 pm
Working Artist Studios, Main Street
Ballydehob, Cork P81 H771 Ireland

Visual artist, performer and facilitator Tom Campbell will be WAS Artist in Residence for the month leading up to and during Ballydehob Jazz Festival. Tom will create work inspired by the Ballydehob Jazz Festival programme and facilitate papier maché creative workshops for the local community in Ballydehob.   Tom Campbell will revisit his project ‘Musical Animals’ which sets to create new drawings of animals playing musical instruments. A selection of the finished drawings will be curated into a self publish a…

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Art Exhibition | Tom Campbell

April 23 @ 11:00 am - May 7 @ 4:00 pm
Working Artist Studios, Main Street
Ballydehob, Cork P81 H771 Ireland

Working Artists Studios are pleased to present the work of Tom Campbell in our latest exhibition. The exhibition opens on Friday the 22nd of April at 6pm.   Cork based artist Tom Campbell has been artist in residence at Working Artist Studios since the beginning of April. The exhibition will showcase his drawings, paintings and sculptures, including large scale papier maché work and ink drawings in books. Tom will also work in situ for the duration of the exhibition so…

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May 2022

Performance | Tom Campbell at WAS

May 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Working Artist Studios, Main Street
Ballydehob, Cork P81 H771 Ireland

This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to catch Tom performing, including his popular Clay Head Show! This was a performance that originated as part of an art college experiment and has since become a show that has toured many festivals across Europe. The show consists of Tom putting a 20kg lump of clay on his head and morphing from one fantastical character to another. The show has been described as a unique and memorable performance.   Suggested donation: €10   Saturday…

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Solo Exhibition | Fragile Island by Catherine Weld

May 13 @ 11:00 am - June 10 @ 4:00 pm
Working Artist Studios, Main Street
Ballydehob, Cork P81 H771 Ireland

FRAGILE ISLAND Catherine Weld 14 May – 11 June 2022 Opening night: Friday 13 May, 5pm   Catherine has produced a lovely newspaper with her work and information about her practice – read it below!   FRAGILE ISLAND is an on-going body of drawings and paintings by West Cork based artist Catherine Weld. It explores the experience of being in the complex and beautiful but fragile and vulnerable natural world as it comes under increasing threat from changes in climate…

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June 2022

WORKSHOP | It takes a child to raise a village – Cruinniú na nÓg 2022

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Working Artist Studios, Main Street
Ballydehob, Cork P81 H771 Ireland

Join the team at Working Artist Studios in Ballydehob and create a sculptural window installation for Criunniú na nÓg! In this workshop for children and young people, ‘It takes a child to raise a village’ – as a play on the old adage ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ -, we will use recycled, repurposed and eco-friendly art materials and let our creativity free to imagine what a sustainable village or environment might look like. Each participant will work with our curator…

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Solo Exhibition – Photographing the Music by Oliver Nares

June 18 @ 11:00 am - July 9 @ 4:00 pm
Working Artist Studios, Main Street
Ballydehob, Cork P81 H771 Ireland

PHOTOGRAPHING THE MUSIC Oliver Nares 18 June – 8 July 2022 Opening night: Friday 17 June, 6pm   This body of work came out of documenting the work of a “collective” of free improvising musicians who met once a month to explore music-making. A wide assortment of instrumentalists were involved and nothing was planning beforehand. After a period of meditative silence sounds would be made and responses added by others.  The key to the success lay in listening in to…

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PERFORMANCE | Extraordinary, Ordinary Women: Untold Story LIVE! with Karen Minihan

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Working Artist Studios, Main Street
Ballydehob, Cork P81 H771 Ireland

An evening of storytelling & theatre written & hosted by Karen Minihan, based on her best-selling new book. A pass-the-hat gig.   Book via Eventbrite: Extraordinary, Ordinary Women: Untold Story LIVE! with Karen Minihan Tickets, Thu 30 Jun 2022 at 18:00 | Eventbrite   Recently published, the book Extraordinary, Ordinary Women: Untold Story (by Karen Minihan) tells of the extraordinary contribution made by thirteen ordinary West Cork women, who contributed hugely in the steps leading to the creation of the…

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August 2022

Workshop with sculptor, Denis O Connor Weds. 10th Aug. 1.30 – 4.00pm

August 10 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

We are delighted to offer you the chance to attend a workshop given by sculptor, Denis O Connor at WAS. Denis will lead a workshop in Sculpture Construction working with sustainable / recycled materials. The workshop will include: Demonstration by the artist Handling of materials Constructing a sculptural form and Discussion It will take place on Weds 10th Aug. 1.30 pm – 4.00pm Booking is essential for the Workshop. Phone 086 1628 471 or drop in.

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Artist’s talk with Denis O Connor Fri. 12th Aug. 5.00pm

August 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Working Artist Studios, Main Street
Ballydehob, Cork P81 H771 Ireland

We are also happy to announce that, due to demand, Denis will give a final talk on his work and practice, with particular reference to his current exhibition, In Our Time, on Fri.12th Aug. at 5.00pm. Please let us know is you wish to attend as space is limited.

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September 2022

Culture Night Sept. 23rd ‘Just As I Am’ Rosie Leak 5.00pm

September 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Working Artist Studios, Main Street
Ballydehob, Cork P81 H771 Ireland

We are delighted to be welcoming poet, artist, dancer, Rosie Leak for Culture Night 2022. There will be a poetry reading by Rosie and guests at 5.00pm to launch an exhibition of her paintings. Just as I Am is a new exhibition by artist, dancer and poet Rosie Leak from the U.K. These vibrant paintings and poems are inspired by walking in nature, stained glass windows and performing on stage with Amici Dance Theatre Company, of which Rosie has been…

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