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Arts

The Arts Office, as part of the County Library Service, is responsible for the delivery of the Arts across County Cork.

Our aims are to:

Support development of Arts at a local level

Support emerging and established creative artists in County Cork

Develop new audiences for the Arts

Foster and encourage excellence in the Arts

Advocate for the local Arts sector on a local, national, and international level

Support the Arts through provision of resources, services and communication of funding opportunities.

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Arts News

Arts and Culture
20 Jan 2023

Birds and Beasts Exhibition Opens in Cork County Library

Cork County Council’s first exhibition of 2023 ‘The Museum of Birds and Beasts’ will open on Thursday January 26th in the LHQ Gallery at Cork County Hall. The exhibition has been co-created by artists Tess Leak and Sharon Whooley with the residents of five community hospitals in West Cork.

Arts and Culture
01 Dec 2022

‘Portrait of Lissoran’ Exhibition Celebrates Local Residents

Cork County Council will host the Portrait of Lissoran exhibition at Ballinspittle Community Centre on Thursday 8th December. Created by artist Christopher Banahan, the exhibition features painted portraits of several residents from Lissoran in Ballinspittle. 

Arts and Culture
28 Nov 2022

Poetry as Commemoration – Poetry Jukebox comes to Cobh

Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins has joined Cobh Municipal District in warmly welcomed the temporary installation of a Poetry Jukebox on Cobh Promenade as part of UCD’s Poetry as Commemoration programme. Developed by Dr. Catherine Wilsdon under the national Decade of Centenaries programme 2012-2023, members of the public will be able to hear works by well-known poets including Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, John Hewitt and W.B. Yeats, as well as lesser-known writers such as D.L. Kelleher, Alice Milligan and Agnes Kerr.

Arts Events

Arts and Culture
26 Jan 2023

Birds and Beasts Exhibition Opens in Cork County Library

Cork County Council’s first exhibition of 2023 ‘The Museum of Birds and Beasts’ will open on Thursday January 26th in the LHQ Gallery at Cork County Hall. The exhibition has been co-created by artists Tess Leak and Sharon Whooley with the residents of five community hospitals in West Cork.