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Be Happy - an Exhibition by Fiona Barry August 2013


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A summertime splash of sunshine now on display in the Library ...

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Artists from The Irish Wheelchair Association


Is an exhibition of paintings and work in a mixture of styles by members of the Irish Wheelchair Association.

The IWA is committed to improving the lives of people with physical and/or sensory disabilities in Ireland. They operate a network of Resource and Outreach Services nationally as are a means of offering people with disabilities the opportunities and supports to increase their social participation and independence.  Their  service is delivered through a menu of group social programmes, educational programmes and community links where members are encouraged to work on their own initiative or from their own inspiration within the arts framework.

The paintings on display have been produced by members of the Irish Wheelchair Association in both Midleton and Cork and are well worth a browse. As with all events in the Library admission is free and all are welcome.

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A unique touring exhibition by Cork Community Art Link explores the power of books in an imaginative collection of sculptures at Douglas Library.

Wrapped Up In Books, one of the highlights of this year’s Cork World Book Fest is a exhibition of sculptures by Cork Community Art Link in association with Cork City Library and Cork World Book Fest 2013. 

A series of over 40 sculptures is now on display at Douglas Library. The sculptures were originally designed to form a temporary installation on Grand Parade as part of the Cork World Book Festival celebration in April of this year. Now due to the extraordinary response to the project a touring exhibition has been curated and opened with great interest at Douglas Library this week. 

The exhibition is the result of a community based project which invited library users and reading enthusiasts to participate in a series of tape moulding workshops.

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Participants took part by imagining weird and wonderful scenarios in which they might read a book and were then moulded in tape in their chosen scenario to create a 3D life sized sculpture. These sculptures were finished in papier mache with printed quotations from the participants favourite books 

The result is a collection of amusing imaginative interpretations of our reading experiences.

 The exhibition will be in place throughout September and into October and is free to the public.

Cork Community Art Link is a community arts organisation that encourages collaborations between artists and people that result in the creation of great art bringing creativity to places where people live, work and play. For further details see