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Our next exhibition Anamenesis – New Works by Marie Brett


Sirius Arts Centre

New Works by Marie Brett
opening Thursday 7 March at 6:30pm
running from 8 March – 1 April 2013
Special opening hours for Easter Weekend (see below)

Alluding to the act of recollection ‘Anamnesis’ explores ideas surrounding the use of amulets as an object to commemorate infant loss.  Through this work the individual’s memory is re-imagined as a collective cultural memorial.

This exhibition is part of a national, multi-site participatory arts project – The Amuletinitiated and led by West Cork based artist, Marie Brett, as a community collaborative initiative, focusing on the subject of pregnancy and infant loss, giving voice to a sensitive and difficult life experience, the exhibition is accompanied by a publication including six commissioned essays.
Special thanks are extended to participating bereaved family members who collaborated with the artist.

This project is made possible with the support of the Arts Council, Cork County Council, the HSE, Cork University Hospital, Bally Phehane/Togher Arts & Craft Initiative, Waterford Regional Hospital,St. Munchins Maternity Hospital and CREATE.

Special opening hours Easter Weekend: Good Friday 12 noon – 5pm, Easter Saturday 2pm -5pm/Easter Sunday 2pm – 5pm/Easter Monday 12 noon – 5pm


Deadline for next Sirius Arts Residency and Exhibition schedule announced

Deadline for next Sirius Arts Residency and Exhibition schedule announced


Sirius Arts Centre has been running its Artist in Residence programme for over a 20 years. The programme receives funding from the Arts Council and Cork County Council and is recognised internationally. Residents live in a basement apartment in the Sirius Arts Centre’s building, located in the centre of Cobh, 20 minutes by train from Cork City.

Sirius is also internationally known for their exemplary exhibition programme which runs year round in our two gallery spaces on the first floor of the building.

The next application deadline has been announced for the exhibition and residency period: April 2014 – March 2015.  Proposals must be submitted by Friday 21 June at 16:30 – Please visit the attached link to our website to be informed of ALL the requirements necessary for the proposal – there is no pre-printed form to fill out.
Sirius Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary arts organization.  We are a non profit charitable trust funded by the Arts Council and Cork County Council.  We exhibit both Irish and International art and through the residency programme we work on project development.

Things Left – Installation, Artist talk and Opening

The Artist as Sculpted by the Students of the Crawford College of Art and Design, 2011, sculpted clay

The Artist as Sculpted by the Students of the Crawford College of Art and Design, 2011, cast plaster

Kane Do’s work centers around the issue of personal identity.

Things Left is, in part, made up of a project created while Kane Do was in Residence in the Sirius Arts Centre for October – November 2011. During that time he collaborated with students from the Crawford College of Art and Design to create works which deal with the theme of personal identity.

The work comprising Things Left were organized and laid out in a way that utilizes the gallery space in a unique way, which was an easy task for Kane as he was quite familiar with the space from his residency in 2011.

Here are some shots of the installation process.





Kane was born in Vietnam and moved to the United States as a child. He moved between cities, studying in Portland, Oregan and lived in New York City for a time. He is currently based in Berlin. Kane gave a talk in the Crawford College of Art and Design on Thursday 31st January, on a short break from installing his work, to explain the concept behind his work.

Displacement is a key factor in Kane’s work which he described as being conceptual for the most part. What gives us identity? What constitutes personal identity? Is it our citizenship papers? Our passports? Our race? Culture? Our material belongings? Having been on residency in various places like Finland, Ireland, Japan, etc, Kane’s work has changed in practice and his choice of materials reflect the situations he finds himself immersed in.

After a very successful opening  on 1st Feb Things Left will run until Sunday 3 March.



Paul Tiernan with Marja Gaynor for one night only!

Friday 12 April 8pm – Tickets €10
Paul Tiernan returns to Sirius with the great Marja Gaynor for one night only. His last album described as “unexpectedly gorgeous!” by Irish music magazine Hot Press is no understatement. One of Ireland’s most subtle and hypnotic songwriters… this is one night not to be missed!

For more information and ticket prices see


Things Left – Kane Do

Inspired by his investigations into the issues surrounding personal identity, Berlin based Kane Do presents a series of works which consider to what extent are various elements, which we as a society base our identity on, are truly inherent and how much is given/assigned by persons and organisations in positions of authority?

Are these two categories exclusive, or is there negotiation between the two? How much of our identity is based on objective/fact and how much is based on faith/trust?

Things Left is in part made up of a project created while Kane Do was in Residence with Sirius Arts Centre from October – November 2011.  During that time, he collaborated with students from the Crawford College of Arts and Design to create a project also dealing with these themes.

Exhibition runs until Sunday 3 March
Gallery hours are Wednesday – Friday 11Am – 5pm/Saturday & Sunday 2pm – 5pm/Monday & Tuesday Closed