Martha Cashman, Miranda Daly & Angie Shanahan – A Different Dimension, West Cork Arts Centre
26 November, 2011 – 14 January, 2012
Martha Cashman, ceramic artist; Miranda Daly, film-maker and Angie Shanahan, painter present an exhibition exploring a narrative of the former Wolfe’s Bakery in Skibbereen, West Cork.
The artists are interested in the transition from one state of being to another and in conveying a sense of past human activity and industrial output associated with this building.
Wolfe’s Bakery is the site for the planned new building for West Cork Arts Centre. The artists will present a Talk in the Gallery on Thursday 12 January 2012 at 1.30pm, and Inma Pavon, dancer, will present a performance in response to the work in the gallery on: Saturday, 14 January at 3.00 pm.
Project Description – Wolfe’s Bakery:
“A disused industrial building in the centre of Skibbereen town – formerly Wolfe’s Bakery – destined for demolition. Due to be rebuilt as the new West Cork Art Centre.”
Miranda Daly, film maker and employee in the West Cork Art Centre approached Martha Cashman, ceramic artist and me Angie Shanahan, painter, with the initial concept.
The concept; to encompass through three distinct disciplines within the arts, ceramics, film and painting a unique exhibition which will capture the essence and deliver the narrative of the former Wolfe’s Bakery.
As artists, all three of us are interested in the archival documentation of transition from one state of being to another. This element of change is especially appealing when it contains an architectural and historical nuance conveying a sense of past human activity and industrial output.
We believe the former Wolfe’s Bakery in the centre of Skibbereen town perfectly encapsulates these elements.
Fundraising for the new West Cork Art Centre has become a dynamic force within the town and beyond and is an exciting prospect.
Our aim is to create a similar dynamic force and form discursive interaction between us as artists and the people of the West Cork peninsula. A parallel symmetry between what was, and what will be.
Through our proposed exhibition with catalogue, we would like to prepare a visual narrative of the life of this old Bakery before its demolition.
Allied with the verbal expressions of interest we have received from people in the business community towards this project, we believe the participation of The Arts Council through the awarding of an essential grant will help us to prepare and present an exciting exhibition in the latter part of 2011.
West Cork Arts Centre – North Street, Skibbereen, Co Cork, Ireland
Phone: + 353 28 22090
Fax: + 353 28 23237
Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10.00 am – 5.00 pm
WCAC acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council in making this exhibition possible.