A Glucksman project for Cork Midsummer

New Light:
Artist billboard walks in Cork city

Carol Anne Connolly, Mark Kent, Leanne McDonagh, Peter Nash, Sarah O’Brien, Shane O’Driscoll, Emma O’Hara, Pádraig Spillane

The citywide billboard exhibition is now over but you can view walk no.1 starting at the UCC Ceremonial Gates on Western Road until 13 July when the gallery will open to the public again. 

In venturing outside after a period of confinement and isolation, we take notice of our surroundings in different ways. We become aware of sights and smells, the vibrancy of colours and the play of light, and observe what was once familiar with a reinvigorated sense of appreciation. We learn to see the everyday in a new light, with fresh eyes and an renewed attention to detail.

A Glucksman project for Cork MidsummerNew Light is an exhibition of 8 different poster-based artworks presented in a series of exploratory walks across the public spheres of Cork city. Each walk will feature the eight artworks presented on billboard sites enabling safe social distance viewing and an unfolding exploration of the project.

The eight artworks are also available as postcards which you can purchase in various venues around Cork city as well as in our online shop

Considering ideas of regeneration and recuperation, locality and civic space, and the intimate relationship to our close surroundings, the exhibition is an invitation to rediscover our shared environment through a walking tour of the individual works. New Light encourages individuals to look again, to look closer, and to take their time as they reacquaint themselves with Cork’s pathways and passages.

The exhibition is situated in 5 different locations in Cork City, with each location showcasing a walking route of the 8 selected artworks. These routes are:

  1. UCC Ceremonial Entrance – Western Road (total distance 500m)
  2. North Monastery Road – Watercourse Road (total distance 600m)
  3. Maylor Street – Summerhill North (total distance 500m)
  4. Bandon Road – Pouladuff Road – St. Patrick’s Road (total distance 1200m)
  5. Southern Road – Sawmill Street (total distance 500m)