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Caroline Moreau at Sirius Arts Centre Friday 7 February 8pm

Caroline Moreau by Ger Staunton smallSirius Arts Centre presents French Chanteuse, Caroline Moreau, performing songs from her new album Amour, Toujours, etc Tickets are €15 and we still have some available.  For a sample of her terrific voice you can take a look at here!

To book contact us at: 021 481 3790 for more on what’s coming up at Sirius please visit our website at http://www.siriusartscentre.ie


Opening Thursday 16 January 2014 – Selections from Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission Exhibition 2013!

Special opening reception guest speaker, Director of Belfast Photo Festival, Michael Weir

Image   Image  Image             Dominic Hawgood                                         Kalpesh Lathigra                                     Ruthie Brownfield

Featuring works by:  Patrick Hogan, Jo Metson Scott, Dominic Hawgood, Hirohito Nomoto, Lydia Glodblatt, Marleen Sleuwits, Dragana Jurisic, Jinkyun Ahn, Kalpesh Lathigra, Ruthie Brownfield and Annabel Elgar.

Selections from the Juried Group Show featured at Belfast Photo Festival in June 2013 at the second edition of this Biannual event.  Initially selected by Jurors: Alec Soth (Magnum Photographer), Brett Rodgers (The Photographers Gallery, London), Donovan Wylie (Magnum Photographer) and professor Paul Seawright (Head of Art, University of Ulster).

Running until Sunday 23 February 2014

Roger Ballen photographic exhibition Edge of the Real (expanded) to open at Sirius Arts Centre

Sirius Arts Centre
Cobh, County Cork
EDGE OF THE REAL (expanded)
Photographs by
Opening Saturday 14 September 14:00
“Photography is like going into the mineshaft”, says Roger Ballen.  In his profession as a geologist, his fieldwork sometimes has taken him 2 kilometres under the earth’s surface in search of diamonds, gold, and other minerals. These subterranean pursuits have deeply influenced his artistic vision. As his development has progressed, the excavation has continued – time and again he masterfully brings up to the surface what he finds buried in the depths of his unconsciousness.
One of the most influential photographic artists of the 21st century, Roger Ballen’s photographs allows one to slip into an uncomfortable, yet somehow familiar terrain.  Originally from America, Ballen moved to Johannesburg South Africa in the 1970’s.  Never formally educated in photography, he made his living as a geologist until his third book, “Platteland” was published. Up until then he considered his photographic pursuits more a hobby than an occupation.
Ballen attributes his early visual development to opportunities he had during his childhood, surrounded by some of the greatest photographers of his time. He was raised in a household where photography was commonplace – Ballen’s mother worked as a picture editor for the Magnum Agency in the 1960’s and opened her own photographic gallery in the 1970’s – immediately he learned the power of black and white film and this has become his main palette of choice.
The exhibition at Sirius Arts Centre will include imagery from the many different stages of Ballen’s work beginning with his early projects such as, Boyhood, Dorps and Platteland, to the creation of more complex compositions which explore a deeper side of his own psyche in his later series Outland, Shadow Chamber, Boarding House and also his most recent work, Asylum.  The development of his mark making in set-ups and backdrops combined with the presence of animals and graffiti like symbols illustrate this descent into a deeper and often chaotic atmosphere.  Ballen was recently heralded for his direction of South African rap-rave group, Die Antwoord’s music video, ‘I Fink You’re Freaky’ which has won best music video awards in Poland and Portugal and makes up a new publication, “Roger Ballen and Die Antwoord” published by Prestel in 2013.
Edge of the Real was premiered at Belfast Photo Festival in June – for this expanded edition Sirius Arts Centre’s Artistic Director, Peggy Sue Amison has included additional photographs from Ballens’ oeuvre, to illustrate the changes and development of his visual language throughout his career.
Special thanks to Belfast Photo Festival and Roger Ballen for their support in making this exhibition possible.

This exhibition runs until Sunday 20 October 2013

For more information on Roger Ballen please visit his website at
: www.rogerballen.com

Gallery Hours:
Wed – Fri 11AM – 1PM & 2PM – 5PM/ Sat and Sun 2pm – 5pm/Mon & Tues CLOSED.

Tonght Friday 12 April at 8pm an evening wtih Paul Tiernan and Marja Gaynor


Thursday 30 May 8:00pm
Rushbrooke, Cobh, County Cork

TICKETS €20 each
All Proceeds to Benefit Sirius Arts Centre

Martin Hayes is regarded as one of the most extraordinary talents to emerge in the world of Irish traditional music. His unique sound, his mastery of his chosen instrument – the violin – his acknowledgement of the past and his shaping of the future of the music, combine to create an astonishing and formidable artistic intelligence.

Dennis Cahill is a master guitarist, a native of Chicago born to parents from the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland. He studied at the city’s prestigious Music College before becoming an active member of the local music scene. Cahill’s spare, essential accompaniment to Martin Hayes’ fiddle is acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition

Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill met in Chicago in the 1980s. They formed the jazz/rock/fusion band, Midnight Court, which allowed them to experiment with a variety of new music styles. When Martin reclaimed his traditional roots, reinvigorated, and after recording two solo albums, he began a new musical relationship with Cahill, beginning with the lyrical music of East Clare.

This is one tremendous night of music you won’t want to miss!

For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Sirius at:
(012) 481-3790 or via email at: cobharts@iol.ie
or drop in during gallery opening hours

We accept all major credit cards and laser payment (service fee additional)

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.