Crane Visual Exhibition
Crane Visual Exhibition

Crane Visual: The Beauty of everyday Things

02/03/2023 - 29/04/2023

Mondays: 12pm - 3pm; Tuesdays to Thursdays: 12pm - 6pm; Fridays: 12pm - 5pm; Saturdays 12pm - 4pm

Musgrave Theatre


Photo credit: Image courtesy of Dermot Browne

Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork: Crane Visual: The Beauty of everyday Things

An exhibition of new works by Dermot Browne

Crane Visual is a Visual Arts and Interdisciplinary Social Space curated and managed by Dermot Browne and located in the Musgrave Theatre at Dance Cork Firkin Crane. The Beauty of Everyday Things is the second exhibition of the year, featuring works by Browne open from 2nd March to 29th April 2023.

Soetsu Yanagi’s (1889-1961) collection of essays on Japanese Folk Craft of the same title serves as the frame for what is an exhibition of one painter's exploration of form and formlessness, colour and light.

“The association here with painting-as-craft is a Conscious one, but not in the sense that it says “look at the skill involved”, but rather that the works are made by hand and eye. In an age of N.F.T’s and digital culture, is painting even relevant anymore? The answer as you can imagine is that it is relevant if we invest meaning and looking into it.

Join us for Slow Art Day on Saturday 15 April from 10am - 1pm, the morning features an origami workshop with Sachiko Kobayashi from 11am - 12.30pm (€10 per person). Full details on the day can be found here.

About Artist / Curator Dermot Browne

Dermot Browne is an Irish Artist and Curator born in Dublin in 1973. He completed his Degree at the School of Art and Design in Limerick in 1998 with a specialisation in Fine Art Painting. 

Complimenting his studio practice, Browne has built up a reputation as a Curator and arts-facilitator. He has curated exhibitions in many of Ireland's major arts institutions, and in 2015 he was responsible for the refurbishment of Cork Opera House's permanent Art collection.

In 2010 he facilitated the residency of Portuguese Jazz band “AJM Collective” as guest artists in the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, and he produced the premier of “SAMSKARAS”, a new Contemporary Dance work for Cork Midsummer Festival 2017. In 2021 Dermot curated the summer exhibition programme for Macroom Town Hall, County Cork.

In parallel with his practice/career as an artist and curator, Dermot is qualified in many practices across the area of MIND-BODY Health. This secondary interest has greatly informed and grounded Browne's work as an artist and has led him towards an overall view of work as being a search for a basic state of balance.

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