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Announced: Spotlight Returns to Triskel

The Spotlight Chamber Music Series returns to Triskel Arts Centre this Autumn for its third consecutive season. Comprising four Saturday lunchtime concerts from September–December, the series is based on the principle of bringing together some of Ireland’s most dynamic and distinguished musicians to play with one another in small ensembles.

Funded by the Arts Council and supported by Triskel, these concerts showcase an eclectic range of repertoire and a wide variety of instrumental formations. The featured composer of the Spotlight Chamber Music Series 2019 is Cork’s native Solfa Carlile, whose works will be performed in all four concerts, the last of which will see the world première of her new work for solo cello, commissioned by the Series.

Dates are:

Mairéad Hickey, Lidia Jewloszewicz-Clarke (Violin)
Robin Panter, David Kenny (Viola)
Aoife Burke (Cello)

Fiona Kelly (Flute)
Cian Ó Dúill (Viola)
Geraldine O’Doherty (Harp)

Chiara Opalio (Piano)
Eoin Ducrot (Violin)
Aoife Burke (Cello)

Mia Cooper, Michael Trainor (Violin)
David Kenny (Viola)
Christian Elliott, Aoife Burke (Cello)

Tickets are on sale now!

Announced: The Violinists are Coming Back to Triskel

Brothers Vladimir & Anton are the fourth generation of musical maestros and regularly toured Europe with the family ensemble.

The Violinists will perform in Triskel on Friday 18 October. It will be an evening of songs and melodies we all love and remember, including ‘Que Sera Sera’, ‘Hungarian Dance No 5’, Russia’s ‘Kalinka’, Jewish dance ‘Hava Nagila’, ‘Danny Boy’ and ‘Those Were The Days’ and many more.

Tickets are on sale now!

Cork Printmakers Popup at Triskel

Triskel Arts Centre and Cork Printmakers have announced a partnership that sees works made by Cork-based artists on sale in Triskel on Tobin Street. These works are created with various processes and explore many subjects, and thus are appealing to art enthusiasts as well as to anyone who wishes to buy something different for themselves or as a gift.

The partnership is an ideal one for Triskel Arts Centre according to Tony Sheehan, the centre’s Artistic Director. He said, “At Triskel, we are always conscious of giving artists the opportunity to sell and get work. This initiative brings wonderful works created in a Cork producing studio directly into the ‘shop front’ at Triskel where more people can view, appreciate and purchase them.”

Miguel Amado, Director of Cork Printmakers, said, “We are proud to partner with Triskel Arts Centre in the setting up of a retail space. We believe this joint operation is an amazing opportunity to present some of the best art being produced in Cork to new and expanded audiences. We stock remarkable works created by our members and guests, and we are delighted to make them more accessible via this collaboration.”

Cork Printmakers Popup at Triskel is open now.

In the photo are Miguel Amado from Cork Printmakers & Tony Sheehan, Artistic Director of Triskel

Tour Triskel Christchurch on Cork Heritage Open Day 2019

We’re excited to open our historic building once again to the people of Cork on Cork Heritage Open Day, Saturday 17 August 2019. We have two tours, at 11am and 3pm. Each tour will last approx. one hour and both are free!

Learn more about the Modest Man, the stories behind those beautiful stained-glass windows and the people who’ve walked these aisles over the centuries.

Éric Rohmer Season at Triskel Cinema

Between 1949, when he started work on his first short film, and 2007, when his final picture, The Romance of Astrea and Celadon, was released, Éric Rohmer directed some 28 features, as well as numerous shorts and documentaries, many of them masterpieces.

In association with Arrow Film Distributors, we are delighted to present ten of the best. We’ll screen the first five in July and the second five in August.

Standard ticket prices apply or get a season ticket to see all five films for €35 full price / €30 for annual membership holders.

Triskel Gets to Know … Bennie Reilly

We got chatting with artist Bennie Reilly while she was installing her new exhibition, The New Past, in Triskel Gallery Space. Read on to find out more about her and then maybe come in to take a look at her pieces.

What is your favourite cinema treat?

A large box of popcorn laced with Maltesers is the ultimate cinema treat.

What is your go-to motivation music?

Music is very important to me, particularly in the studio and the mood has to be right in order to be motivated so it varies depending how I’m feeling but I’d say it’s mellow, steady music that I listen to the most. Bands like Air ,The American Analogue Set and Yo la Tengo would be on heavy rotation when I’m really stressed out.

Were you interested in art as a child?

Yes, I always liked drawing. I used to turn school copy books into my own comics and I’d spend hours designing dresses and clothes for my dolls – I would never actually make them though, it was only the drawing part that I was interested in.

What is the most memorable place your work has brought you?

My last research trip to the Smithsonian in Washington DC was very exciting but I think my most memorable experience was at the Hellebou residency in Norway, staying with artist Magnhild Opdøl in a cabin in the woods, completely isolated and immersed in nature. There was no running water so we had to fill buckets from a well every day to cook and wash with. No TV, wifi, traffic or neighbours, the only thing to distract us from work was the amazing scenery and the sound of woodpeckers.

What is your most listened to radio station?

I probably listen to Newstalk the most and then switch to Lyric FM when the news starts stressing me out.

Tea or coffee?

Black coffee please.

Is there an artist whose work particularly inspires you?

The work of Irish artist Janet Mullarney always excites and inspires me. She uses such an interesting variety of media and her work is skilled, inventive, peculiar and really sensitive. 

When you’re not working, what do you enjoy doing?

I love walking, it really helps me get my head in order. Reading and watching films too.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A fashion designer or a zoologist.

Announced: Summer Jazz at Triskel

Triskel Arts Centre is proud to work with Cork’s newest events and marketing company, Eventi Management, to programme a new series of lunchtime jazz concerts during July and August.

Tom Caraher Quintet, A Bitta Jazz Quartet, Ian Date and Myles Drennan Duo and Paul Dunlea and Cormac McCarthy Duo all take to the stage of Triskel Christchurch for the respective dates of 20 and 27 July, 17 and 31 August at 1.10pm each day.

Triskel Arts Centre is synonymous with Jazz in Cork, progamming stellar musicians in contemporary jazz over the years. Tony Sheehan, Triskel’s Artistic Director, said, “We’re delighted to work with Eventi Management on this new summer series of concerts from some of Cork and Ireland’s best jazz musicians.”

Speaking about the programme, Ms. Dunphy remarked that “it is an honour and a privilege to work with Triskel on curating this short programme and to have the opportunity to highlight some of the incredible Jazz musicians we have available to us in Cork – the People’s Republic sure does know how to produce the best in culture!”

Tickets are €10 and are on sale now – click here.

Q&As at Triskel Cinema

We will be learning a little more about some of the films coming up this season as we will have Q&As with some of the people involved.

On 19 July, the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. Documentary Prisoners of the Moon explores a darker side to this monumental achievement. We’re showing it 7–11 July with a filmmaker Q&A on 11 July at 6.45pm (after that day’s screening).

On Friday 12 July, is Bait. Director Mark Jenkin will host this special preview screening of his film (which won’t be released elsewhere until later in the summer!) and will take part in a post-screening Q&A as well as presenting a programme of his short film work.

The new documentary about Luciano Pavarotti features never-before-seen footage, concert performances and intimate interviews and you can watch it on Saturday 13 July. A live satellite Q&A will be broadcast after the screening.

SciFi Summer at Triskel

Triskel Arts Centre is proud to present this season showcasing the most exciting and groundbreaking science fiction motion pictures of all time. They enthralled audiences and critics upon their original cinema release, and continue all these years later. These classics were made to be experienced on the big screen, so do not miss them!

Standard ticket prices apply or get a season ticket to see all six films for €42 full price / €36 for annual membership holders.

2001: A Space Odyssey – Sat 20 July & Sat 31 Aug

The Matrix – Sat 20 July & Sat 31 Aug

Solaris – Sat 27 July & Sat 24 Aug

Brazil – Sat 27 July & Sat 24 Aug

Alien – Sat 10 Aug & Sat 17 Aug

Blade Runner – Sat 10 Aug & Sat 17 Aug

Summer Cinema at Triskel

This summer at Triskel Christchurch we are not only presenting the most exceptional of cultural cinema from around the world, but also several specially curated seasons and special events.

Sunset is the Hungarian drama which is the follow-up to the filmmaker’s Academy Award winning Son of Saul; there are several films from France such as the outlandish thriller Knife + Heart starring Vanessa Paradis, the moving drama A Season In France and the final film from the late director Agnès Varda.

There are Irish productions and co-productions with Float Like A Butterfly, Dirty God, Prisoners of the Moon and Vita & Virginia; we have a special preview of the wonderful Bait with director Mark Jenkin in attendance; a documentary about Luciano Pavarotti which will be followed by a live satellite Q&A; and a season of sci-fi classics and a special programme of films by the late French filmmaker Éric Rohmer.

Click here for a sneak preview.

Chris O’Neill – Head Of Cinema