Date: 14th Jun 2013 - 6th Jul 2013
Time: Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat 10-6
Venue: Wandesford Quay Gallery


We Live by The River

An exhibition exchange which celebrates the 25 year twinning relationship between Cork and Cologne


Cologne: Rathaus Cologne, 28 May - 10 June

Cork: CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery, 14 June - 6 July




The exhibition draws on themes of coming and going, specifically in relation to the river, a landmark feature which dominates both cities. Three German artists will exhibit in Cork at the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery during the Cork Midsummer Festival, and a group of Cork artists will present their work in Cologne later this summer.


The German Artists exhibiting in Cork at the CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery are: Angelika Wittek, Hiltrude Gauf and Beate Gordes. Their work is responding to the theme "Coming and Going"

Opening reception -  Friday, June 14th at 6pm, all welcome.


The theme for the Backwater Artist Group members in Cologne is the psycogeography of rivers in a city. Tony Magner, Maureen Considine, Tracy Fitzgerald, Susanne Leutenegger and Jo Kelley are the studio members selected to represent Cork in Cologne, in an exhibtion at the Rathaus.

Opened Tuesday, May 28 by The Lord Mayor of Cologne. Runs until June 10.


Both exhibitions are curated by Tina Darb.


For more information see CIT Wandesford Quay Gallery




Beate Gordes makes video work that employs the idea of journeying and the passage of daylight. Atmospheric soundtracks add a modern, ethereal quality to the work. Angelika Wittek produces wondrous, predominantly white, installations that transform the gallery space. Found objects are often treated to a sensory transformation through this practice. Conceptual drawing is central to Hiltrud Gauf’s practice, she works in both pencil on paper creating figurative scenarios and a contrasting highly textural style making stark abstract pieces.

We Live by the River is curated by Tina Darb, a Cork based curator, writer and artist. Backwater Artists Group is an artist-run studio group, established in Cork city centre in 1990. Located in CIT Wandesford Quay, the studio caters for over thirty artists ranging from established to emerging and provides high quality studios to its members.

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