Cork In 50 Artworks

27 October 2021
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Great Crawford College connections on this list of artworks in and about Cork City & County.

Cork In 50 Artworks.

Crawford College of Art & Design Alumni among this list.

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No.26 Anthony Ruby, and his Mutton Lane mural painted for Cork European City of Culture 2005. This work captures local charaters and their environs.

No.25 Eileen Healy's portrait of writer Conal Creedon.

Conal Creedon with the portrait that also features on the cover of his book, Second City Trilogy.
Picture; Eddie O'Hare



No.19 - Controversy and rancour at The Great Wall of Kinsale, 1988, by Eilis O’Connell.

Originally commissioned with a large budget, the project soon created debate and controversy, and subsequent adjustments to the piece led to the artist cutting ties with the town.

Eilis O'Connell's Great Wall Of Kinsale sculpture in recent times.  Picture: Dan Linehan



No.18Michael Quane’s Riders and Horses at Mallow Roundabout. The impressive sculpture was created from a 25-ton block of limestone, though the piece has since been moved to a new site after road safety regulations deemed it too high

 Michael Quane's sculpture, Riders and Horses, in Mallow.

No.6: Kindred Spirits, Choctaw famine sculpture, Midleton. A sculpture by Alex Pentek that commemorates the Native American tribe's magnificent gesture during the Great Famine 
Callie Armstrong, Lillie Roberts and Mandy Lawson of the Choctaw Nation, Oklahoma. in Midleton at the official dedication of Kindred Spirits in 2017. Picture: Jim Coughlan


No.5 - Cork poets mural, by Tom Doig. It may have only lasted a few years, but Tom Doig's mural on North Main Street used a derelict site to pay homage to some of the city's literary talents.

Tom Doig's mural on North Main Street in Cork. 


No.2 - Celtic Warrior: The Legend of Cú Chulainn, by Will Sliney.

Will Sliney has achieved international fame for his work on Spider-Man, but the Ballycotton artist's take on an Irish hero holds a special place in his heart  

A detail from Celtic Warrior: The Legend of Cú Chulainn, by Will Sliney.


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