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Early August 2014

Selection of Sarah Walker paintings currently exhibiting also ceramic plates by Cormac Boydell, prints by Miroslava Pavelkova (Crawford) and interactive installation by Luke Fogarty (DIT).

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2014 Summer Show


 ‘Bubble Wrap’ 

July 12th to July 26th

This year's Summer Show will be a selection of work from graduates of the Crawford CIT, Dublin Institute of Technology, both Dublin and Sherkin Island courses represented, Limerick School of Art and Design, Galway Mayo Institute of Technology and the National College of Art and Design Dublin.


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Diary Launch and Signing 2013

"2014 Diary Launch and Signing"
Dates: Saturday October 26th 2013 in the gallery in Castletownbere, also on Saturday November 2nd 2013, 5 Grosvenor Terrace, Wellington Road, Cork, and on Saturday November 9th 2013, 17 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2. 

The 2014 Diary features the work of Sarah Walker and work from previous solo and group shows exhibited in the Sarah Walker Gallery.

Melania Lynch - Speak in Silence 2013

"Speak in Silence"
September 20th to October 4th 2013
Featured Artist
Melania Lynch

Melania Lynch's  solo show consists of an installation of sculptural pieces along with paintings and drawings.  Her work has been shown in the gallery previously in the three person show "Skylike and the Monkey Minds", see previous exhibitions.

Also showing in the Inner Gallery is a sound installation by Tess Leak; "Field Recordings of a Resurrection Machine"


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Jenny Richardson - Eat Your Porridge 2013

"Eat Your Porridge"
July 6th to 28th 2013
Featured Artist
Jenny Richardson

'Eat Your Porridge' is an exhibition of a series of recent paintings by Jenny Richardson, painted from memories of the time she spent in the Princess Margaret Rose Hospital in Edinburgh in the early 1950's.

Having contracted polio in Tripoli, Libya where her army doctor father was in charge of the British Military Hospital she was then brought to the PMRH in Edinburgh. At only 4yrs of age Jenny was shocked at her parent's desertion & was left immobilised in bed on a wooden board, to be exercised only in water, avoiding all load bearing activity whilst the staff worked to reactivate her wasted muscles. Here she would reside for the next 12 months. During this time Jenny was subsumed into the institutional world of the ward, whose great windows looked out on a grey Scottish cityscape, so far from the mimosa tree outside her bedroom window in Libya.

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Damian Magee and Sarah Walker 2013

Damian Magee

Damian Magee graduated with a BA (Hons) Fine and Applied Art – University of Ulster, Belfast (1998), and took Foundation Studies in Fine art And Design in Lurgan Technical College. "For some time" he explains, "I have been producing analytical paintings of the landscape found in and around Ireland, with a particular focus on the essential physical geography in the form of isolated islands, documented within expansive colour fields". "Utilising this documentary context, the ‘neutral' space becomes an arena in which to explore subjective relationships between physical geography and interconnected systems of identity. Social, religious, historical, political and psychological space has been aggregated onto the painted surface transforming the objective arena into a pregnant space where landscape and culture become inextricably connected".

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Graduate Summer Show 2013

"2013 Graduate Summer Show"
Dates: August 3rd to 25th 2013

The first thing you see when you enter this year’s summer show is a chaotic sculptural form rising towards the 20ft height ceiling of the main gallery. It also could be described as a giant paper Jack in the Beanstalk. This is the work of Caroline Keane, just graduated from Limerick School of Art and Design. The piece is made of handmade paper, Caroline is interested in the excess material objects consumed and discarded within our environment, she is curious about the amount of waste accumulated by an individual and she uses the left over materials of consumption in a creative way as an art material.


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Terry O'Neill's Touring Exhibition 2013

"Terry O'Neill's Touring Exhibition"
Dates:  May 5th - 26th, 2013

Terry O’Neill’s touring exhibition in Cork previously exhibited between two locations in the Wandesford Quay Gallery and Cork City Hall, curated by Marc O’Sullivan and Tina Darb O’Sullivan of Beara, Co Cork, hosted by Sarah Walker Gallery.

Terry O’Neill is an internationally renowned press photographer whose iconic images are now recognised as works of art.

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"Fish Cake" Graduate Summer Show 2012

"Fish Cake"
Dates: 1st to 15th of August 2012

Work by a selection of 2012 graduates and paintings by Sarah Walker.

Graduate artists: Anne Ahern ,Mary McGrath ,Dora Bracken ,Marie Dilworth ,Sinead O'Connell ,Jean Power, Tracy Fitzgerald


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Intra Extra 2012

"Intra Extra"
Artists: Niall Dooley, Sinead Fagan, Sylvia Krieg and Nedyalka Panova

Intra Extra featuring Niall Dooley, Sinead Fagan, Sylvia Krieg and Nedyalka Panova.

Niall Dooley's intricate, mind bending drawings and gouache people in life situations.

Sylvia Krieg's ink and watercolour paintings and drawings, an interesting take on the Beara peninsula.

Sinead Fagan's beautiful ceramic vessels, saggart fired where pieces of wood and natural objects are fired with the vessel to make patterns on the piece which resemble landscape painting.

Nedyalka Panova's sculptural ceramics, inspired by sea and land

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"Sky-Like and The Monkey Minds"
Dates:  September 23rd - October 8th 2011
Artists:  George Pados, Melania Lynch, Tess Leak

"I think monkey mind is our ordinary mind, it's when we can't really settle our mind. Looking or searching for ground, "trying" to a process of is an experience of chaos.  "Sky-like" is our natural state of mind, without chaos, without clouds, just that. Like space, quiet and limitless; clear, calm,without questions and needs.  I'm not this really what it is? But I like the idea of working with both concepts, knowing both states and accepting them as human experience."

- From an email from Melania to George and Tess ,April 2011



Graduate Summer Show 2011

"2011 Graduate Summer Show"
Date: 1st to the 15th of August 2011

Summer Exhibition of work by Graduates from Limerick School of Art, Crawford College of Art, Galway Mayo Institiute of Technology, Dublin Institute of Technology and the National College of Art and Design with paintings by Sarah Walker in response to the graduates work.


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Graduate Summer Show 2009

2009 Graduate Summer Show
Dates: August 1st to 15th 2009

An exhibition of seven graduates of 2009 from three art colleges from around Ireland.

The graduate artists included are from the following colleges:

Michelle O’Shea, (Fine Art, Sculpture) and Nedyalka Panova (Ceramics) from the Crawford college of Art, Cork. David Maher and Niall Dooley, (Fine Art, Painting) James O’hAodha, (Fine Art, Sculpture) and Kim Murphy (Ceramics) from NCAD, Dublin. Aoife O’Sullivan, (Fine Art, Sculpture) from IADT, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

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Graduate Summer Show and Gallery Reopening 2008

"2008 Graduate Summer Show and the Reopening of The Sarah Walker Gallery"
Dates: 23rd of August to September 6th

A celebration of the newly renovated Sarah Walker Gallery opened by Cllr Noel Harrington, Mayor of County Cork on Saturday August 23rd at 6pm. The exhibition features the work of Sabina McMahon, Rona Neligan, Sarah Kearney Niall Dooley and Edia Connole who are graduates from NCAD and the Crawford College of Art. The show continues to September 6th.


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