Residency Revisited

Exhibition 4th April 2017 – 6th May 2017

Debbie Dawson, Eileen Healy, Angie Shanahan and Eileen Singleton. 4th April – 6th May The Lavit Gallery, while based on Lavitt’s Quay, in the late 80s and early 90s, offered part of its space to an Artist in the form of a residency. Now, almost 30 years later, they have asked former artists in residence, Debbie Dawson, Eileen Healy, Angie Shanahan and Eileen Singleton to exhibit work that is current to their practice. As a visual artist one of Angie Shanahan’s primary instincts is to try and distil the sense and soul of places that capture her attention. The physical reality we see and the invisible conceptual reality harboured in the spirit of the place. The often undocumented and overlooked aspect of the built environment, vernacular architecture mostly derelict and abandoned or on the cusp of change but always with a deep sense of place. A preview of Residency Revisited, will take place on Tuesday April 4th from 5-7pm, at the Lavit Gallery, 5 Father Matthew Street, Cork. The Exhibition will continue until the 6th of May.



Exhibition 19th November 2014 – 8th February 2015

“Upstream” work by three artists from the Backwater Artists Group in Cork is making its way to Crosshaven. Upstream is a collective of three palettes from the Backwater Artists Group which will be exhibiting in the Mad Fish Restaurant and Cronin’s Pub, Crosshaven. The three very different, yet complementary artists in the group showcase are Eileen Healy, Susanne Leutenegger and Angie Shanahan. The exhibition will be opened by Joachim Beug, lecturer in Art History and Katherine Boucher Beug, esteemed artist and art critic on Wednesday November 19th at 7pm. All are welcome to attend. All three artist are part of the Backwater Artists Group which is located in Wandesford Quay, together with the Cork Printmakers and the Wandesford Quay Gallery. Founded in 1990 to provide studio space for visual artists in Cork city there are 28 studio spaces for varied disciplines such as painting, mixed media and sculpture. Cronin’s Pub and the award winning Mad Fish Restaurant have been home to many cultural events and artists exhibitions, including the monthly Crosshaven Film Club and bi­weekly Knit and Natter Group. Lunch is served on a daily basis and dinner from Tuesday ­ Saturday For more information visit or call 021 4831829