VIDEO: Cork Ignite lights up Cork’s College of Commerce for Culture Night

Cork College of Commerce brought to life with projections. Photo credit: Clare Keogh

As darkness fell Friday night in Cork city, the countdown began to the much anticipated Cork Ignite outdoor live art event.

Cork’s College of Commerce building was brought to life with 3D projections and accompanying music.

Produced by the National Sculpture Factory and Create, renowned international artist Simon Mckeown, worked with local artists and disability agencies to direct a spectacular event for Cork Culture Night.

The event attracted hundreds and crowds gathered at Union Quay from 8.30pm onwards. The event was described by onlookers as ‘special’ and ‘unique’ for Cork city.

International artist and director of the event, Simon Mckeown was highly praised for an excellent exhibition of imagery projected on the front of Cork’s College of Commerce.

The commitment and attention to detail of Cork Ignite was evident. The show wowed the crowd as kids, teenagers, adults, and elderly alike enjoyed what was a fantastic event for all ages.

The event was streamed live by Cork City Council and live audio description of the event was broadcast on UCC98.3FM.

This was for the visually impaired so they could listen to a visual description of the event, or for anyone in the Munster region not able to be there.

Simon Mckeown has over 25 years of professional creative experience, and was awarded his own prestigious Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival commission, which represented a significant moment for contemporary disability art.


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