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Triskel Sample Project Space

Triskel Sample Project Space

Triskel Sample Project Space is a new partnership between Triskel and Sample-Studios that will provide a visual arts project space for artists, especially emerging and mid-career artists, to test ideas and to develop new work that can be seen by the public. This offers tangible career development and audience engagement opportunities to artists on their ‘home turf’ where they have a safe space to develop new ideas, within which risk-taking is possible.

“Over the past few years, Triskel’s approach to visual arts has been one where we have worked with curators to programme the Gallery,” said Tony Sheehan, Artistic Director with Triskel. “Having consulted widely with artists, we are delighted that a new partnership with Sample-Studios will now utilise the Arts Centre as a residential space for experimentation, development and exhibition. Triskel has always had an important role in championing the visual arts in Cork, and we are delighted to work with Sample-Studios to create exciting opportunities for artists who live and work in the city, as well as artists nationally and internationally to engage with the city.”

Project-focused artist residencies will take place from March to May and September to December .offering artists a focused and intensive working space where they can develop and test their burgeoning projects in a hybrid workspace/public space. In some cases, artists will also present a culminatory exhibition, screening or performance. Over the course of their residencies, the artists will engage with audiences in Triskel. Additionally, the Sample Triskel Project Space provides a meaningful culminatory platform for ongoing artist-led projects including the ‘Maritime’ residency, an artist-led studio exchange residency between artists in Brittany France and Cork-based artists Ida Mitrani and Rebecca Bradley, who will exhibit the work arising from this exchange in the Project Space in the summer months. The programme will also platform new work by artist Paul McKenna, Cork County Council’s Dearcán Award recipient, as part of STAMP Festival in May.

Aoibhie McCarthy, Director with Sample-Studios, said, “We’re delighted to work in partnership with Triskel Arts Centre who, in developing their new Visual Arts Strategy, have focused on creating meaningful resources to enable local artists to sustain their practice. Ten artists will benefit from this provision of space and a bursary from Triskel Arts Centre. This initiative provides a unique resource in a Cork context – a hybrid residency and exhibition space – that will enable local artists to roadtest ideas, experiment with new mediums, get feedback from peers and engage new audiences.”