eyes up textiles, ceramics, and some fabulous artwork
Jill Cotter of CorkiDoodleDo (best name EVER) says she draw streets and buildings that remind her of a night out or time spent with friends in Cork, places that are immediately identifiable to a Corkonian. Just like this beautiful limited edition print of Pembroke Street. Currently retailing at Newbridge Silverware Oliver Plunkett street, Nano Nagle Place and Etsy. There’s also an exhibition of her work at On the Pigs Back, in Douglas, Cork. This piece is 20’x10’ €55 or €100 framed. facebook.com/CorkIDoodleDo/
Cork Textiles Network members have been promoting textiles in making and art for twenty years and to mark their anniversary, they will present a retrospective collection of work from members, both past and present.
The exhibition opens in Triskel Christchurch on June 21 at 6pm, with stunning pieces like this Flock silkscreen print on cotton by Kerry-based Barbara Reen and the exquisite Neptune’s Throne by textile artist Anne Kiely, the 3D fabric was created using Shibori, a Japanese technique. The Cork Textiles Network exhibition runs until 22 September. For more information, visit www.triskelartscentre.ie or phone 021-4272022.
This stunning St Gobnait ceramic piece is part of an exciting new series of Inspiring Irish Women for an exhibition that west Cork artist, Etain Hickey is having in the Blue House Gallery, Schull. The work will also be shown in her gallery in Clonakilty. Etain says: “I started with St. Brigid and St Gobnait and the more I read the more women I discovered that have been written out of history. Did you know that Ella Hutchins,1785-1815 Banty Bay was Ireland’s first female botanist? And Agnes Clerke from Skibbereen has a crater named after her on the moon?” Don’t miss it facebook.com/EtainHickeyCollections
Whats not to love about this gloriously vibrant orange jug by Copenhagen-based design house Raawii? The Strøm range by Nicholai Wiig-Hansen is inspired by early 20th century Cubism, with the name coming from the Danish for ‘flow’ or ‘current’. Raawii - much like designist we are told - have three ground rules to live and work by; products should have a sense of proportion, there should be space for designers and production should respect people and society. all the boxes ticked with this one, it’s €102.50 from shop.designist.ie
Loving the deep colours of this ink blue Serious Structure Normann Copenhagen cushion, from the appropriately named Posh collection. €70.
My monochrome moment this week is this cool black and white table runner from Penneys, €5.
This sublime landscape is called A second Coming Ciarrai by contemporary artist Cora Murphy. It is part of The Outliers collection by the Cork-based painter. Says Cora: “An Outlier is, by definition, ‘is an observation point that is distant from other observations’ and as such it is a suitable title for my latest collection of paintings.” The collection is the culmination of 10 years painting here in Ireland and brings together recollections and influences from her time out painting the landscape from Mayo to Kerry and along the Cork Coastline. Cora also offers limited edition archival prints and you can see all Cora’s work on her website: www.coramurphy.com