Join us for an informative evening where Designer in Residence, Goldsmith Eve Doyle introduces us to her work, processes and what she hopes to do during her Residency with Benchspace.
Eve if the first Jewellery Designer to take up a residency with benchspace having come through the Design & Craft Council Ireland highly respected Jewellery & Goldsmithing skills course Kilkenny, Ireland.
The residency is supported by Cork City Council Arts Service, in conjunction with Benchspace.
Benchspace Cork are delighted to announce that Eve Doyle has been awarded Benchspace Designer in Residence for 2021. The residency is supported by Cork City Council Arts Service, in conjunction with Benchspace.
Eve Doyle is a designer and Goldsmith based in Dublin. With a Bachelor of Design(Hons) from NCAD, and technical training through the highly respected Jewellery & Goldsmithing skills course run by the Design & Craft Council in Kilkenny, Eve is the first Jeweller to be selected for this annual residency.
Starting on the 23rd August, the residency will see Eve investigate the concept of the sculptural object as both a vessel and showcase, while also delivering workshops and public talks which will be advertised online over two months.
In her current practice Eve is interested in the interplay of angles and lines, the contrasts between smooth solid planes and fine wire work. As well as structural work, Eve makes beautiful jewellery that explores the kinetic nature of line and multiple elements using pioneering techniques that are ready to be elevated into more precious materials.
The Designer in Residence programme offers participants the latitude and creative environment to explore new bodies of work or methodologies. It’s designed to bring established and upcoming designer makers or artists to Cork, to showcase their work to a local audience and to contribute fresh perspectives and mentoring to the Resident Makers at Benchspace.
Eve will collaborate with a Benchspace member on the creation of a vessel for Benchspace’s in-house collection.
You can discover more on Eve here: www.evedoylejewellery.ie She will also be giving a talk on August 28th as part of Cork Craft Month, the event is free of charge and limited places are available here
Benchspace is Ireland’s first, shared, community based, creative manufacturing facility.
Our mission is to provide artists and aspiring creative professionals with the resources and community they need to start new ventures, build sustainable livelihoods and grow towards financial freedom through artistic and creative enterprise. Benchspace actively encourages collaboration and co-working to stimulate creativity and innovation in the areas of craft and design, particularly acting as an incubator in the creative economy.
Rising Sparks for a Rising City
Corks Emerging Artists set to shine with support of Anonymous Donor
Innovative, ground-breaking and imaginative programmes secure backing
Ground-breaking arts projects which allow emerging Cork artists to break-through in the wake of Covid-19 restrictions are to go ahead after securing support from an anonymous donor through The Community Foundation for Ireland.
The Foundation has announced that three local groups have secured support from its Cork Arts Fund which was established after a donor came forward with €200,000 to support projects aimed at giving artists determined to overcome disadvantage an opportunity to highlight their talents.
Announcing the successful projects The Community Foundation has paid tribute to the passionate, energetic and vibrant artistic community undeterred by the huge challenges of the past 18-months.
Each has been selected on the basis that it will address or give voice to social disadvantage or injustice. The projects include 10 theatre productions, Bursaries and Artists in Residence Programmes as well as Exhibitions of new works. All have a strong community component.
The three projects are:
The Rising Sparks Programme by Benchspace in the Marina Commercial Park. Rising Sparks will engage artists from marginalised and disadvantaged communities who work with wood, textiles, jewellery or metal. Five will be offered year-long support to discover and nurture their talents before showing their ability to the wider community at a special Rising Sparks Exhibition.
The Cork Arts Theatre on Carrolls Quay is establishing a new Creative Empowerment Award Programme. Theatre companies and artists are invited to develop new stage works. They will be diverse, forward thinking and adventurous and will be supported by the theatre’s Artistic Director, Technical Director and other production expertise. Cork audiences can look forward to 10 new premiers at the theatre.
Sample-Studios in Churchfield is providing residencies for at-risk and marginalised artists. In a first of its kind project for Cork a framework has been developed for holistic, practice-based learning, experimentation, and collaboration by at-risk and marginalised artists. Art and creative practices will be promoted as a means of cultivating personal development and cross-cultural understandings. There will also be a focus on building sustainable community alliances and social solidarity.
Announcing the projects, Denise Charlton, Chief Executive of The Community Foundation for Ireland said:
“This funding is a direct result of an anonymous donor who issued a challenge to the Cork artistic community to come up with work which pushed boundaries, opened minds and gave voice to those who are too often excluded or silenced. Benchspace Cork with this project tick each and every one of those boxes.
The result will be work from new and emerging artists which will create energy, excitement and vibrancy to communities not just in Cork but further afield. Without Benchspace Cork these are talents which may not be realised. It is a tribute to all involved that after a year of huge difficulty that their passion, vision and commitment to bring about positive change has in no way been diminished.”
Benchspace invites applications from established and emerging creative professionals and artists, working in all materials including wood. The current Designer in Residence Programme combines workshops and public talks, collaborative creative work and mentoring, of which the delivery is adaptable in light of social restrictions.
Applications are also welcomed from academic staff of noted programs in any discipline seeking a period of return to a studio environment. The Programme offers participants the latitude and creative environment to explore new bodies of work or methodologies.
The Designer in Residence Programme is designed to bring established and upcoming designer makers or artists to Cork, Ireland, to showcase their work to a local audience and to contribute fresh perspectives to the Resident Makers at Benchspace.
The Programme will afford the successful candidate the opportunity to create a new body of work or facilitate the exploration of innovative methodologies. It is hoped that it will also provide an in-depth opportunity for Benchspace makers and the wider community to learn from the Designer in Residence during workshops, lectures, and special programs.
The resident will arrive during Cork Craft Month, mid-August 2021, with a presentation of their body of work to the public. There will also be an opportunity to share the ongoing work with a wider audience on Cork Culture Night at the end of September. Finally the residency will culminate in the completed work being displayed in an associated Gallery space.
Please find full details on how to apply here