Inherited Possibility, Joseph Fogarty, runs February 21 to March 20.
Land of Some Other Order. Curated by Paul McAree (Lismore Castle Arts). Runs at the Lavit Gallery, Cork. March 14 to April 11, features the work of Backwater studio members and focuses on the way the artists respond to changing definitions of landscape, climate, borders, and our human intervention into the world.
Ceyda Oskay. Curated by Miguel Amado (Cork Printmakers). Studio 12, Backwater Artists Group. June 12 to July 10.
Fuzzy Logic. Curated by Simon Fennessy Corcoran (126 Artist-Run Gallery Galway). Studio 12, Backwater Artists Group. September 4 to October 2. Featuring 126 artists.
Divide Road by Fiona Kelly. April 3 to May 1. This constructs a diorama, showing the esker’s ruination from industrial extractivist activity and as an allegory of Ireland’s historical and contemporary geological, social and border conditions.
Beasts, Katrīna Tračuma. July 24 to August 21. The prevailing theme in the work of the artist is humankind’s estrangement from nature, as viewed through the lens of our relationships with other species.
Drawing Clinics, Cassandra & Megan Eustace. February 15, May 15, June 5, July 16 (afternoon only), 17th July. Booking essential: 021 4961002 / email@example.com.
Backwater Artists Network Group Exhibition. October 23 to November 20. Opens October 22 at 6pm. The inaugural annual exhibition from members of the newly launched Backwater Artists Network.
Art Shorts: A new Art Shorts series will also be introduced in 2020. These week-long slots will allow artists to hold artist talks/workshops/discussions/screenings, install artwork and document it in situ. Currently scheduled (more to come):
A collaboration between Aoife Desmond (invited artist) and Helen O’Shea (Backwater member). May 4 to 8.
Redd, Paul Carroll, in association with Cork Harbour Festival. May 18 to 22. A photographic series by Backwater Darkroom member Paul which explores how people and communities in Ireland interact with a selection of the 70000km of waterways.
An exhibition and associated events by Benchspace Cork in association with Cork Craft Month. August 24 to 28.
Ciarán Langford Memorial Bursary Exhibition, 2020: Padraic Barrett. The Gallery at 46 Grand Parade, CIT Crawford College of Art & Design. April 6 to 24. Opens April 3, 5.30pm. The artist’s work is a response to the archetypal male and patriarchal traditions in Irish society today.