Making Waves

A community art project that creatively explored the Cork Harbour environment 

Artist: Carol-Anne Connolly

Curated by Tadhg Crowley

Making Waves took place during the Autumn of 2017 at the Glucksman when members of CHASE (Cork Harbour Alliance for a Safe Environment) and artist Carol-Anne Connolly were invited to work on a creative project that drew on the group’s passion and knowledge for the Cork Harbour area. 

CHASE have worked voluntarily for several years to safeguard the environment and the beauty of Cork Harbour. Much of this work is carried out by necessity and under extreme pressure and doesn’t allow for creative outputs. The project invited the group to create visual representations of this special affinity they have for the area under the guidance of a professional artist. 

As part of the project the Glucksman hosted a creative walk in the Cork Harbour Area in early September 2017. Members of the public joined Ringaskiddy locals, CHASE representatives, artist Carol-Anne Connolly and curator Tadhg Crowley on an excursion to the Ringaskiddy Martello Tower. Participants learnt about the history and heritage of the area while taking in the fantastic views of Cork Harbour. Under the guidance of Carol-Anne Connolly people of all ages discovered techniques to artistically document their journey using both map-making and photography. 

The project culminated with an exhibition of the created work at the Glucksman in October 2017 and shortly after travelled to the Carrigaline Public Library and Cobh Public Library.  

Funded by Cork County Council through the Municipal Districts Arts Development Fund.