Agenda Lab 2

Agenda for the Cork Harbour Project, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork: Tuesday September 11th until Monday September 17h 2007; (all sessions and talks will take place in the Sirius apartment unless other wise stated)

Tuesday 11th September
Arrivals, meet and greet
4pm – 6pm: registration and first session, sharing ideas and artists work
Evening 8pm: Launch of Project-Dinner in apartment with participants and speakers

Wednesday 12th September
10am –11.30am: (sharp) Senator Dan Boyle, Deputy Head of Seanad Éireann
1pm: light lunch provided
2pm – 3.30pm: Ryan Howard, ECAD East Cork Area Development

Thursday 13th September
10am – 11am: Paul Murphy, Head of Planning Cork County Council
11.30pm – 1pm: Patrick Smiddy, Conservation Ranger with The Dept. Environment, Heritage and Local Government
1pm: light lunch provided
6pm – 7pm: Michael Martin, History of Spike Island

Friday 14th September
11am – 12noon: Birgit O’Driscoll, Cobh Green Flag Schools Project
1pm: light lunch provided
2pm – 3.30pm: Cormac Rynne Lieutenant Commander N.S. Staff Officer for Planning & Policy, Haulbowline Naval Base
5pm – 6.30pm: Jim Wilson, Naturalist
8pm: Dinner for all participants

Saturday 15th September
10.50am: (meet outside Commodore Hotel) Titanic Trail, walking tour of Cobh
1.50pm: (sharp, meet on the main pier in Cobh) Harbour Boat Trip
4pm – 5.30pm: Evening: Artists session discussion (What are our aims, work ideas shared)

Sunday 16th September
11am – 12.30pm: Mary Sleeman Archiologist
1.30pm – 5.30pm: Mini Bus Tour around harbour (please bring picnic)
8pm: Dinner for all participants

Monday 17th September
11am – 12noon: Final work session, (Exhibition in November of documentation from the Lab at Cork County Council)
Departure and clean up Finish & Thank You

With thanks to the Sirius Arts Centre, Cork County Council and The Arts Council without whom this project could not take place.


Sirius Arts Centre call for Cork and County Cork Artists to participate in the second ‘Laboratory’ ‘Lab 2’ of the ‘Cork Harbour Project’:

The Sirius Arts Centre is hosting ‘Lab 2’ the second ‘Laboratory’ for the ‘Cork Harbour Project’ this September 11th – 17th 2007, and is inviting Cork and Co. Cork artists who would like to participate to get in touch with us.

The ‘Cork Harbour Project’ is a developmental project designed to bring together local, national and international artists, with scientists, naturalists, activists, environmental groups etc. from the Cork harbour area in a ‘Laboratory’ setting. We would see this as a symbiotic relationship building experiment. Artists can learn about the issues affecting the Cork Harbour area and then develop informed area sensitive work for our exhibition program and other sites around Cork harbour in 2008. At the same time idea based developmental groups and local authorities can learn how art can play a meaning-full role in raising awareness of issues through unusual ways of engaging with the public.

The size and unique mixture of environments, which constitute Cork Harbour provide a perfect backdrop with which to develop a project of this type. The combination of different and opposing environments creates a hot-bed of investigation for visiting and local artists. Many of the issues are well advanced through community groups and organizations creating a contextual engagement which is already underway.

The aims of the project are to create a hothouse environment for local, national and international artists to develop ideas to create work relating to the Cork Harbour area. Creating links between different people, artists, scientists, naturalists, groups, organizations and bodies working in different areas and fields locally and internationally.

If you are interested in participating in ‘Lab 2’ and are working or living in Cork city or County Cork, please get in touch with the Sirius Arts Centre by Tuesday September 4th and send us two photographs representing your work. (Participation is dependent upon contacting us by this date September 4th and the quality of your work. Participation in Lab 2 does not guarantee inclusion in exhibitions or events relating to the Cork Harbour Project in 2008).

For further information please contact:
Sarah Iremonger
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Co. Cork
021 4813 790
cobharts@iol.ie http://www.iol.ie/~cobharts

Agenda for the Cork Harbour Project: March 24th – 30th 2007

Saturday 24th March
All day: Arrivals, meet and greet, free day
Evening: Informal meal for those who have arrived or want to meet

Sunday 25th March (Please note the hour goes back today / summer time)
Morning: Free
2pm – 5pm: First session, sharing of project ideas and artists work
8pm: Launch of Project-Dinner in apartment with artists and visiting speakers

Monday 26th March
10am – 11am: Sharon Casey, Cork County Council Heritage Unit
12noon – 2pm: Jim Wilson, Naturalist & Wildlife expert
2pm – 4pm: Dominick Donnelly, Cork Environmental Form
Evening: Artists session discussion

Tuesday 27th March
11am – 12.30pm: Open session
2pm – 3.30pm: Harbour Trip (on a boat around Spike Island)
4pm – 5.30pm: Michael Martin, History of Spike
Evening: Artists session discussion

Wednesday 28th March
11am: Peter Thompson, Carrigtwohill Environmental Alliance
12.30pm: Open day (visit national sculpture factory)

Thursday 29th March
10 am: Patrick Smiddy, Conservation Ranger with The Dept. Environment, Heritage and Local Government
1pm: Mini Bus Tour around harbour including Ballyalen Wood at Midleton
Evening: Informal Dinner for all artists

Friday 30th March
11am: Cathal O’Mahony, Cork Harbour Forum UCC
12noon: Final work session, any outstanding talks or actions
Evening: Finish

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