2017 – 2020



FEBRUARY Feb Events Greywood Wed 12th, 6:30pm: The Women’s Network, €10 The guest speaker for their February event  is the uber creative Saoirse Fitzgerald creator of The Lighthouse Keepsher on Instagram. Saorise will share her journey with us and as always there will be plenty of time for networking on the evening. *** BOOKING THROUGH THE WOMEN’S NETWORK *** Thurs 13th, 7pm: FICTION Reading & Conversation, FREE with Winter Writing Residency AwardeeMadeline Beach Carey Fri 21st, 11am: Family Residency Showing, FREE London based video artist Nisha Duggal will show work in progress co-created with her family during our first family oriented residency – a great opportunity for all ages! Tues 25th, 7pm: Arboreal Book Club & Poetry Reading This month, we’re reading Casting Deep Shade by C.D. Wright. Facilitated by artist Carol Anne Connolly.  Winter Writing Residency Awardee Angela T. Carr will share work on the night. Casting Deep Shade is a passionate, poetic exploration of humanity’s shared history with the beech tree. Fri 28th, 8-10pm: Clothing Swap & Shop Everyone’s favourite fundraiser is back! A fun & stylish night of clothes swapping and shopping. Bring up to five excellent quality, pre-loved garments to exchange for something new in the wardrobe. We’ll also have a beautiful collection of accessories from local vendors. All funds raised support Greywood’s spring community projects in collaboration with St. Fergal’s NS, Inch Foroige, Scouts & the Monday Club.

JANUARY Wed 22nd, 5:30pm: Irish Social Business Campus Social Enterprise Business Incubator Launch Greywood Arts is delighted to host – and participate in – this fantastic opportunity for social enterprises


DECEMBER 8th:  Christmas Market Sunday 8 December 12-5pm In support of our Coach House Creative Hub development Wreath Making workshop 2-4pm with Anna From Seekings Flower Farm (Booking Essential: HERE)

If you have any questions, or can’t book the wreath making workshop online, just drop us a line at create@greywoodarts.org or ring 083 845 1750. 


NOVEMBER 27th:  Art Share - Square


Halloween Fundraiser for the Coach House Project 

Greywood Arts has been invaded by The Unnameables!


*** Halloween Bash CANCELLED ***

October 25 – 31st, 2019
  • Opening reception & artist talk with Hannah J Moulds Friday October 25th 7pm. Donations Welcome.
  • Enter the Spooky Story Competition!!!
  • An Evening of Ghost Stories with Noelle O’Regan & winners of the Scary Story Competition. October 26th at 8pm. €10 adults/€5 kids.
  • The Unnameables Halloween ExperienceMeet the furry creatures wriggling their way through the house and see new hideously humorous creatures made just for Greywood on your tour. Immerse yourself in the bizarre world of artist Hannah J Moulds, make a spooky Halloween creature in our craft workshop & enjoy making a toffee apple. Wednesday 30th & Thursday 31st 2pm – 4pm.
  • Make a jack-o-lantern! Wednesday 30th 10am – 12pm. All materials & a snack included. Get a peek at the Unnameables, too! €10
  • **** CANCELLED ***** Enjoy a big Halloween Bash with games, treats and a costume contest. October 31st at 8pm. €10 adults/€5 kids.

Unexpected Spaces: autumn programme of public art
  • Yarn Bombing Crochet WorkshopUnexpected Spaces PosterWorkshops kick off on Thursday October 3rd with a two-part Yarn Bombing Crochet Workshop (second session Thursday October 10th) from 7-9:30pm (€20 for both sessions). Learn to make granny squares, pom-poms and other small shapes for installation in a public place in Killeagh village. Beginners and experienced crocheters welcome!*** Fully Booked ***
  • Street Art Workshop for Teens On Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of October we have a Street Art Workshop for secondary school students. It’s an opportunity for young people to voice what’s on their mind and share these thoughts with the community by respectfully making a mark on the village. They’ll learn to make moss graffiti, pastables and stenciled artworks. From 11am – 3pm, Bring a packed lunch, €30.Booking on Eventbrite.
  • Framing the Landscape Last but not least, we have a really special opportunity for families to create a public art work with on Sunday October 13th from 2-5pm. In this hands-on afternoon inspired by the work of Unexpected Spaces public art resident Robert Hais, we will playfully explore what we see and how we look at the world around us. We’ll make a temporary exhibition in Killeagh village.Booking on Eventbrite.If you have any questions, or can’t book online, just drop us a line at create@greywoodarts.org or ring 083 845 1750. 

October 11-16th: Exitman by Robert Hais
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Created with the support of Cork County Council Arts Grant.

October 14th – Art Share 7pm  An opportunity to chat with other creatives over a cuppa. All welcome – artists and enthusiasts. It’s the perfect chance to talk about all the public art happening in Killeagh in October!

20th September: Catapult! Launching Autumn Projects on Culture Night Culture Night Promo 1 (1)
Join us for a celebratory launch of the Groundwork publication – a collection of art and ideas around the community’s vision for Glenbower Wood. Groundwork is an ongoing project by artist Carol Anne Connolly that combines research, creative workshops and dialogues. We’re also launching Unexpected Spaces, a public art project bringing art to the streets of Killeagh! There will be hands-on activities for families and a meet & greet with artists-in-residence. Get ready for a fun and interactive evening at Greywood Arts!

3rd September: Poetry Workshop. Details here. Poetry workshop web
24th August: Project Unveiling 8pm Information here.
15th August: Art Share 7pm All welcome for a cuppa & a chat. See what the artists-in-residence are working on, share your own projects & hear resident Elli Butto talk about the female form in contemporary art! 
8-11 July: Workshop Week More info here.  workshop week 21 JUNE: FRIDAY A free sharing of works-in-progress. Find out more about it on our blog.
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MAY: Details here: Workshops & Performance with Joanna Rotkin

MARCH 29 8PM: Within These Walls Ladder Residency Sharing & work-in-progress by photographer Carlos ARL Ladder Res Sharing What, you ask, is a Ladder Residency? It’s an experiment we came up with where four artists working in different media have mini-residencies in succession. Each person’s work springboards off that by the artists before them. And we can’t wait to share what they come up with! Featuring writer Alisa Renukova who is here from Estonia, as well as dancer & somatic movement practitioner Laura O’Brien, visual artist Sarah Buckley & textile artist Loo Stepney Power. Photographer-in-residence this month, Carlos ARL, will also share some of his work-in-progress. In true Greywood style, it will be a fun evening of exchange, ideas, conversation, and getting nitty-gritty about creative process. And, it’s FREE! See you at 8pm.

Groundwork Art in Nature Workshops with Carol Anne Connolly with St. Fergal’s National School and more TBA

Hamalian_Mermaids_screenshot_squareAPRIL 12 8PM:  Dancing Landscapes A screening of films by Hannah R.W. Hamalian 41 minutes

This collection of seven short films from animator and filmmaker Hannah R.W. Hamalian offers reflections on the ways that the space we inhabit can be seen as more than just a setting, but as a context for reassessing assumptions about being. Using movement and sound as symbols for the complexities of experience, each film offers a different way to answer the question: why and how do we become who we are?

Hannah R.W. Hamalian is an animator and filmmaker based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. She uses animation, appropriated videos, and collaborations with dancers to ask questions and present abstract narratives. Her work has screened and shown at festivals internationally, including KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio, USA), and the Squeaky Wheel Animation Fest (New York, USA). She received her BA from Carleton College and her MFA from UW-Milwaukee.

MAY 3-6, 2019: Creative Killeagh May Sunday Festival is back! May Sunday Festival FB InviteWe’ll kick off Friday night with lantern making, the torchlight procession & storytelling with Noelle O’Regan. The rest of the weekend will bring music, guided walks in Glenbower Wood, art workshops, traditional games, an intergenerational dance performance, and of course the Open Air Dance on May Sunday!

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25 November: Forest School Open Day in Glenbower Wood with Rob Iresson & Noelle O’Reagan. Details soon…

27 & 28 November:  Miniature Worlds Workshop with Sophie Heloise Cousins. 28th – places available! Email create@greywoodarts.org to reserve your place. Be sure to include your phone number & which kit you’d like 27th – fully booked!

29th November: Poetry Reading with Emily S. Cooper & Kerri Sonnenberg Poetry Reading Web

5 DECEMBER: Arboreal Book Club Arboreal Book Club Poster Dec

11 DECEMBER: Art Share & Holiday Celebration Art Share - Summer

13 OCTOBER: International Post Card Week Workshop for all ages make a Postcard

21 SEPTEMBER: Culture Night Pot Luck & Cookbook Making 6-9pm Culture NightBring your favourite dish to share and a copy of your recipe. Together, we’ll design a recipe collection with instructions and traditions relating to your meal. All are welcome to bring a homemade dish or beverage – from your own culture or another that interests you. Be prepared to share a little about the ingredients used and any traditions surrounding the food’s preparation and consumption. Each person will get a template to write their recipe and to share some information about their dish. We want to hear your stories and memories of eating it, or about the traditional cooking and serving of the meal. Materials to illustrate or decorate the page will be on hand. Greywood Arts will compile all of the recipes and publish an e-cookbook the following week. Greywood Arts will provide dishes and cutlery, plus a few gas burners to keep things warm. Please consider ways of making your dish easily shared and clearly note any possible allergens.
12 SEPTEMBER Sign up for book club here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/arboreal-book-club-tickets-48457026270 Arboreal Book Club Poster SEPT
23 AUGUST: Greywood Celebrates Heritage Week Thursday 8pm, FREE

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14 AUGUST: Reading by writer-in-residence Gráinne Daly at August’s ART SHARE meeting. Tuesday 7PM, Free, no booking necessary Art Share - Aug
18 AUGUST: More Than A Number Saturday 7pm – 10:30pm, Free Artists respond to the cervical cancer scandal Aug18 Poster FINAL
Anniversary Fête A celebration of our first year!  Sunday July 1st, 2pm – 6pm FREE  Anniversary Fete Poster

East Cork Art Share June 12 * July 10 * August 14 Tuesdays 7-9pm Second Sight ArtExhibit Art Share is a monthly opportunity for makers of visual, performing, written, and musical arts to engage with each other. Come to Greywood Arts, enjoy a cuppa, and talk about your practice, your process and even the challenges you are facing. Share the projects you’re working on, gain feedback, network, and converse with fellow local artists. The Art Share is an informal meet-up where participants can shape the content to serve the needs of our community. We invite and encourage speakers, demonstrations, as well as hands on skill sharing. Help strengthen the already vibrant community of creatives spread throughout the eastern part of the county. More info: create[at]greywoodarts.org or ring Jessica at 083 845 1750

Concert with Lewis Barfoot Friday July 20th – Doors 8pm 

Readings by Winter Writing Residency Winners ** Please note the March 7th reading has been cancelled as Gráinne Daly’s residency had to be postponed due to snow **winter writing res

Sensing Place: Intergenerational Sensory Walks with Lisa Cahill & the Monday Club. **Booking Essential**Sensing Place 3 March 26th Monday – 10.30am 29th Thursday – 10.30am April: 7th Saturday – 10.30am 11th Wednesday – 5.30pm

Pop-up Restaurant Fundraiser  CK Pop-up Resto Info here. Online ticketing here.

THIS NECK OF THE WOODS: You’re invited to participate in a community-sourced exhibition! neck of the woods 2

Artist in the Community Residency with Sara French Fixin’ an Elixer6 April Friday  A bitters making workshop with Creative Killeagh artist-in-residence Sara French (limited) Workshop Passtime Possibilities (ages 10+): 14 April Saturday Learn to invent games using nothing but our brains and bodies, with Sara French. Passtimepossibilities The Last Vault: 21 April Saturday All Ages “Pub,” Party, & Performance LAST VAULTBarter a story, song, joke, trick, or game to gain an artisan beverage made during Sara French’s residency.

HARK! National Poetry Day Open Mic April 26th Thursday 7pm: at The Old Thatch

Free Library Launch with Killeagh Scouts – TBD 

MAY SUNDAY FESTIVAL: May 4th – 7th  Exhibition, May Day craft workshops, Land Art Workshop, Nature Weaving, Curated Talks & Walks, Torchlight Procession, Fancy Dress Competition, Open Air Dance, Community Potluck, Foroige Film Screening, Music in the Pubs, GAA Family Fun Day. Creative Killeagh is supported by Cork County Council and Creative Ireland.

Creative Killeagh Adult Art Night March 22nd, Thursday, 7-9:30 A workshop in Papercutting with Leigh Millar. Learn the techniques for creating beautiful, delicate and intricate works of art with just paper and a craft knife.  All materials supplied and you will go home with a completed work. No previous experience or skills required. Limited places, Booking Essential: creativekilleagh@gmail.com or 083.8451750 Paper Cutting 2

21 April: The Last Vault  by Creative Killeagh Artist-in-the-Community Residency Sara French Have you ever imagined a world where money was extinct? This inconceivable premise is what set the groundwork for artist in residence, Sara French. Her final hurrah at Greywood invites the public to immerse their frugal selves into the setting of a pub where money has no meaning, no value, and no place. Visitors will have to barter a story, song, joke, trick, or game to gain an artisan beverage made during the residency. Participants from the workshops will be afoot discussing their experience of making bitters and designing material-less games. To conclude the evening, the artist will perform a short play set in a post-tender world.

23 January, Tuesday @ 7pm: PIERRE´S JOURNEY AFTER WAR – ON CRAFTING A NOVEL with author-in-residence Margareth Stewart Five simple techniques to make it a hit! €5 Monica Poster 2017 PAST EVENTS: 26-31 Oct: W O O D S H O P & Creative Killeagh launch  Creative Killeagh kicks off next week with artist-in-residence Léann Herlihy. W O O D S H O P is a collaborative art project that explores craft and social values. Motivated by the materials, skills, and practices of Killeagh’s former sawmills, Léann will lead craftsmanship workshops, give an artist talk, and create a performance. Details below & on www.creativekilleagh.ie Untitled 3 FREE ADMISSION Reservations taken at creativekilleagh@gmail.com & 083 8451750 OR come on the day! ARTIST TALK & SCREENING: Thursday 26th October 2017, 7PM Held in the relaxed environment of the Greywood Arts library, Léann Herlihy will lead a conversation around her artist practice. Here, she will give us an insight into her thought process, as she discusses her concepts and motives while creating work – a fantastic opportunity! The evening will close with a screening of one of David Shaw-Smith’s unique documentaries, HANDS. Shaw-Smith’s captures traditional rural and urban life in Ireland during the seventies and eighties, imbued by a sense of urgency to record crafts in their natural surroundings before they disappeared completely. WORKSHOPS: Saturday, 28th October 2017, 2 – 5PM Monday, 30th October 2017, 10AM – 1PM W O O D S H O P will consist of two separate workshops, held in the spacious art studio at Greywood Arts. The workshops will give the basic outlines of how to construct a rocking chair, but encourage creativity and spontaneous thinking. The assemblage of chairs will be safe and supervised, with the main joining method being similar to a jig-saw puzzle, with each puzzle piece having endless possibilities to create new and abstract forms of rocking chairs. Safety equipment will be provided, with each individual kitted out as a professional carpenter! This collection of rocking chairs will be exhibited at the Creative Killeagh Programme Launch, with each individual’s signature on their artwork as a memoir to their creativity. It is not necessary to attend both workshops, but you wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun, tea and cakes if you can make both! We welcome families and individuals of all ages (1-100 years!). Construction will be child-friendly, but children must be accompanied by an adult. PERFORMANCE & CREATIVE KILLEAGH LAUNCH: Tuesday, 31st October 2017, time 8PM  To end the artist-in-residence programme, Léann Herlihy will realise a performance on Halloween night, in conjunction with the programme launch of Creative Killeagh. Herlihy’s performance will explore the ritual of rocking, incorporating the rocking chairs made during the workshops prior to the performance. This will be an interactive performance, where the artist will encourage audience participation. The night will consist of traditional Halloween festivities, with campfires and treats! This will be a fun and intriguing evening for the entire family as we kick off a series of community arts events which will culminate on May Sunday, 2018. This residency, workshops & performance are supported by Cork County Council and Creative Ireland.

Culture Night Friday 22nd September 5-6:30pm: The Bureau of Surrealist Enquiries Welcome to the Bureau of Surrealist Enquiries, Greywood Arts’ interactive family-friendly evening making surrealist art, collages and writing surreal poems. Learn about the 20th century revolutionary cultural movement that aimed to release the creative potential of the unconscious mind – and enjoy a surreal snack! RSVPs appreciated: Email create@greywoodarts.org or comment below with the number attending CULTURE NIGHT POSTER Come up to our art studio to learn a little about famous surrealists like André Breton, Salvator Dalí, and René Magritte. Surrealism features the element of surprise, unexpected juxtapositions and non sequitur – ideas go straight from the subconscious to the page, without regard to rules or expectations. We will try out automatic drawing, collage-making, and the “exquisite corpse” technique for creating collaborative drawings and poems. Then, we’ll share the results with each other. Get surreal with us for Culture Night!

Saturday 26 August @ 6pm: Heritage Week Baroque Music Concert The Cork Baroque Players in association with Cork County Council Arts Office and National Heritage Week Present: Gunpowder, Gulliver, Grounds and the Greats: A madcap medley of Baroque music, from depictions of Gulliver’s Travels and Italian battle scenes to works by masters Bach and Vivaldi performed on period instruments.

Marja Gaynor, Caitriona O’Mahony -Baroque Violin Eimear Reidy- Baroque Cello

2nd August (Wednesday) 6:30pm: Concert & BBQ with Clare Byrne & Ink the Octopus February’s artist-in-residence, Burlington, VT based Clare Byrne, just can’t stay away from Ireland! This August, she returns with friends Dan Strauss and Remy DeLaroque of the Brooklyn, NY based duo Ink the Octopus.  Photographer-in-residence Aissa Lopez will share her work-in-progress. Admission 5euro & food by donation. Clare Byrne Ink the Octopus Poster Web

1st July (Saturday): Opening Celebration 6pm, €10 donation
After two years of preparation, Greywood Arts is officially opening! We invite you to join us to celebrate with delicious food, stunning art, and spectacular music.
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You will get to meet artist-in-residence Naomi Litvack, who will share her paintings-in-progress, as well as a concert by Cork’s own Anna Mitchell. Arrive to music by cellist Ilse de Ziah, grab a glass of wine, and explore an exhibition detailing the fascinating history of the house. Enjoy a variety of delicious tapas, peruse the Exile Project micro-bookshop, and enjoy a performance by the inimitable Natasha Bourke. Paintings by local artists Belinda Walsh and Sinead Ni Chionaola will also be on display. All are welcome. Press Release Artist info: http://annamitchellmusic.com/ https://naomilitvack.wordpress.com/ http://ilsedeziah.com/ https://exileproject.org/ http://www.natashabourke.com/

12th – 14th May: Midleton Arts Festival

  • Greywood Arts Presents: Only the Conely by Natasha Bourke
  • Autonomic by Greywood Arts Creative Director Jessica Bonenfant Coogan.

21st April: Sophie Cooper & Delphine Dora Concert

18th February: Open House 2pm – 4pm We invite the local community in to see what we’ve been up to. In keeping with our mission, we want to share our process and progress with our neighbours. Join us for a cup of tea or coffee and a conversation. Artist in residence Clare Byrne will share material in development for her project “Song and Dance Man”(working title).

1st February: Applications Open For residencies June 2017 – May 2018