Engaging Art in “This is not a FAS Building” on Mallow’s Main Street
As part of the inaugural Mallow Arts Festival, “This is not a FAS Building” in 104 Main street, Mallow will give local, professional artists an opportunity to exhibit their work in their own area. Revamping a currently unused building on Mallow’s Main Street, the exhibition will highlight the variety and range of work that is being created by North Cork professional artists.
Featuring different types, styles and formats, the work aims to challenge and engage the visitor while offering new opportunities and exposure to local artists. The exhibiting artists are at varying stages of their careers, ranging from those who are well-established in their field to newly qualified artists starting out. Those taking part in the exhibition include Mark Kent, Maria Kent, Sarah Buckley, Christine McAuliffe, Joseph Heffernan, Gemma Seery and the Blackwater Artists Collective which includes Claire O’Keeffe, Bertie Buckley, Mary O’Connor and Bill Buckley.
The exhibition opens on Thursday 26th July at 1pm, and will run daily from 11am to 5pm until Sunday 30th. As part of the festival programme, there will be a walk through the exhibition on Friday afternoon when the artists will be present to discuss their work and engage in conversations around the rewards and challenges of working in North Cork. On Sunday afternoon, a few of the artists will give presentations on past work and projects they are currently exploring.
Promising to be a stimulating and engaging exhibition, “This is not a FAS Building” is hoped to be the start of many more exhibitions, artists talks and events from a group of professional North Cork artists. It is also timely in view of the new Arts Centre currently under development in Mallow.