Perceptions 2016 - The Art of Citizenship

05 September, 2016

Cork City Council Arts office, Crawford Art Gallery and CIT Crawford College of Art and Design are building on the success of their 2013 Art of Inclusion exhibition.


In September 2016, as we commemorate the centenary, an exciting variety of exhibitions and events will challenge this resolve bringing colour, energy, imagination and discussion to Cork City. While 2016 is a time to remember the past, it is also an opportunity to re-imagine the future and to expand our perceptions of future possibilities for a brighter more equal society.

The artwork in Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship has been selected from worldwide submissions from artists working in supported studios – spaces offering opportunities to artists who may previously have been unable to develop their arts practice whether from a physical lack of access to materials, lack of opportunity or because of limited expectations of them.

This exhibition will also showcase outcomes of the Expanding Realities project, a European Erasmus + funded partnership. Over the past 2 years, three supported studio groups – GASP Cork, Art in Motion (AIM) Bristol and Debajo del Sombrero Madrid – have developed and exchanged approaches to engaging the creativity, and supporting the professional development of artists who have much to contribute, but face barriers in society and in the world of art.

Perceptions 2016: The Art of Citizenship
aims to broaden the range of voices, visions, perceptions and approaches to creativity that the public engages with in cultural venues. It aims to engage the public with valuable knowledge and perspectives that are frequently absent from the world of art.


Venues Include:

City Hall Atrium
Anglesea st
9 September to 28 October 2016
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery
9 September – 29 October 2016
Wednesday – Saturday
10.00am – 6.00pm

Crawford Art Gallery
Emmet Place
9 September – 29 October
Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 5.00pm
(Thursday until 8.00pm)
Satellite venues

Cork Airport
9 – 28 September
24 hours a day/ 7 days a week

The Gallery Room at the Natural Food Bakery
Paul St
9 September to 28 October
Monday – Friday 9.00 – 6.00
Saturday 10.00 – 6.00

Sternview Gallery at Nash 19
Princes St
16 September – 29 October
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 4pm
Saturday 8:30am – 4pm

Quay Coop
Sullivan’s Quay
9 September to 28 October
Monday – Saturday 8.00am – 9.00pm
Sunday 12.00 – 9.00pm

CIT James Barry Exhibition Centre
CIT Bishopstown Campus
29 September – 15 October
Monday – Friday 10am - 5pm

Union Grind Espresso Bar,
4 Union Quay
9 September – TBC
Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5.00 pm
Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm

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