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West Cork Creates Committee is delighted to announce our 12th Summer Arts Exhibition which will run from August 4th - 27th 2023 (dates tbc).

West Cork Creates is calling on Cork-based artists, designers and craftspeople from a diverse range of disciplines to create innovative, artistic responses to this year’s theme “The Four Seasons.”

“The Four Seasons” is a broad theme that should be freely interpreted and give scope for artists to respond in ways that are specific to their practice. It could refer to customs, lore and legends of the Irish landscape, seasonal changes/colour, rituals of celebration honouring the seasons e.g. Winter Solstice, Samhain, Imbolc, Bealtaine and Lughnasa, agricultural activities such as the harvesting of crops or inspiration from Vivaldi’s violin concerti of the same name.


Gallery Space:

West Cork Creates Exhibition 2023 will take place in Cnoc Buí, a new dedicated arts space in Union Hall. The building is an old farmhouse facing onto the road, which is divided into 3 exhibition spaces. The largest room has an extensive floor space and wall area and could accommodate 2 or 3 larger pieces but in general we will be looking for smaller and medium scale pieces, as well as sculpture and plinth/floor based work.


Submission Guidelines:

The committee requests that artists submit a short description outlining their proposed artwork. The selection process will take place by end of March 2023. If selected, artists should make and supply new/original work for the exhibition, this helps us to keep the show feeling fresh and ‘cutting-edge’ each year.


The committee reserves the right to refuse work that has been shown in previous shows locally, as well as work that does not meet the required standard or fit with the theme. The Curator will decide how many pieces of work are displayed at a time, depending on space limitations and how the different artists’ work fits together. The curator’s decision is final. It will not be possible to respond to queries relating to non-selection.


Please email your Proposal with short Artist’s biography and a minimum of 3 images of   recent work (not actual pieces for the exhibition but examples of recent work) with approx. dimensions and medium to


Deadline for Submissions:

Sunday March 5th 5pm 2023. Submissions made after this date will not be considered.

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Alison Ospina, Curator

The Wooden House

087 6358086


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