City-wide project enables safe distance viewing of art

New Light brings art outdoors on billboard walks across Cork city and enables audiences to see artworks in person again. 

A Glucksman project for Cork MidsummerNew Light features 

 8 Irish artists

5 different Walking routes 

1 online guidebook 

And 16,000 postcards to reach those unable to view the artworks in person

Speaking today, Glucksman Director Fiona Kearney said, 

We know people are eager to experience culture beyond the screen and it is hugely exciting for the Glucksman to be able to present an exhibition that people can view from a safe distance. I’m in awe of the stunning artworks created by our 8 artists – each one is a reminder of how precious it is to see things in a new light”.

The Glucksman is a place of creative connections between people and disciplines. The building may be closed but the team have been online during the quarantine period providing imaginative art activities for a global audience. Now, for their first off-site project since the crisis began, the Glucksman is proud to present the billboard project New Light as part of the vibrant ethos of Cork Midsummer

New 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 8 artworks presented on billboard sites enabling safe social distance viewing and an unfolding exploration of the project. Each artwork is also available as a postcard in order to connect with those unable to view the billboard sites in person. We hope that the people of Cork might share one with family and friends who cannot visit us here in the city just yet. 

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:

  • UCC Ceremonial Entrance – Western Road (total distance 500m)
  • North Monastery Road – Watercourse Road (total distance 600m)
  • Maylor Street – Summerhill North (total distance 500m)
  • Bandon Road – Lough Road – Pouladuff Road (total distance 420m)
  • Southern Road – Sawmill Street (total distance 500m)

New Light postcards will be available in city centre locations and disseminated to communities that are cocooning. Postcard packs will also be available to purchase online through the Glucksman website and social media.