On May the 26th the students of Cork's own prestigeous art college, Crawford College of Fine Art, are opening an art exhibition to show their work.
This exhibition will run until the 29th.
Recently Elizabeth fort has become a site for the display of art and a trip here to view the historic site and the art presented should prove worthwhile.
The fort is open free to the public and the exhibition runs from 11.00 am until 5.00 pm.
Habituation: The Crawford College of Art and Design's Third
Year Show 2017.
Elizabeth Fort, Barrack Street, Cork. May 26th to 29th
Opening at 6pm on Friday May 26th at Elizabeth Fort, this exhibition will showcase
the work of some forty students and will include a broad spectrum of media.
Drawing, painting, photography, sculpture, multi-media work, installation and print will all feature in the show. Habituation is entirely student-led and the students, who have worked hard all year, are proud to present this wide-ranging and exciting body of work. The show will be officially opened by Catherine Fehily, Head of CCAD.
Producing art in close proximity to each other all year engenders a certain familiarity with each others' work. Exhibiting the work all together and in such a unique setting allows new and unexpected commonalities to come to light. The appearance of common threads can be as surprising for the artists themselves as for the viewer.
Described by one student as 'a real blood, sweat and tears year', third year is the year where students are encouraged to move beyond their comfort zone, to criticallyevaluate, to not just make work out of habit or because it looks good. Concepts must be identified, articulated and robustly defended. The process can be tough but thisyear it has yielded great results.
"a great group of students to work with, both responsive and engaged. Their work
reflects a strong foundation in traditional processes applied with a clear
understanding of contemporary art practice. These students successfully apply
enquiry, invention and open experimentation with quality manufacture and
considered display to produce art that is individual, exciting and sometimes
challenging but always relevant and certainly worth seeing."
Mike Murphy, Year 3 coordinator and tutor 2017
Exhibition runs from May 26th to May 29th 10am til 5pm daily
Further information: Habituation Art Exhibition