Public artworks on display

My Generation
Temporary public artworks in Cork city

On Culture Night 2020, the Glucksman unveiled a set of large scale temporary artworks in Cork city centre created by a group of imaginative teenagers.

Artists: Kelvin Agu; Emmanuel Akinbote; Faith Akinbote; Samuel Akinbote; Omowunmi Akinde; Solomon Amaye Hunter; Rachel Allen; Reem Alsahli; Noreen Angozi; Esther Aribasoye; Amaka Duru; Ugonna Duru; Lilian Eberechi; Daniella Egwim; Inga Figlan; Collin Frank; Colman Frank; Athobe Harmans; Mira Henchi; Ericka Lingwood; Doireann Magee-Salawu; Prince Matsetto; Hayat Mehmood; Sania Mehmood; Shewa Mogaji; Arinette Mokola; Maria Mulanga; Louise Ndlov; Nanette Ndlov; Charmaine Ngwenya; Chisom Nwauzor; Sarah O’Mahony; Craig Sibanda; Ethen Sibanda; Elton Sibanda; Isabel Sibanda; Joshua Sibanda; Alicia Sibindi; Abubakar Twalib.

My Generation is a creative presentation of the ideas and experiences of a group of young people working under the guidance of artist Kate O’Shea and the Glucksman team at University College Cork. Using photography, hand-writing, collage and drawing, teenage asylum seekers, refugees, migrants and youth activists from across Cork city and county sought to find imaginative ways to communicate their lives in 2020 Ireland. 

Empowered by the global Black Lives Matter movement, this generation of young people want change and their new artworks at Cork City Library and Kyrl’s Quay call for positive action in society, inviting viewers to consider the ways in which we can each make a difference.

My Generation is part of the Glucksman's Creative Agency programme which enables young refugees and asylum seekers to present their voices and views in the public realm. 

Project Artists: Kate O’Shea, Joe Caslin, Eve Olney

Curated by Tadhg Crowley and supported by Stevie G

This Glucksman project is funded by the Arts Council of Ireland and is run in partnership with Cork Migrant Centre, Nano Nagle Place.