Cork Craft and Design present EMERGE Exhibition

An exhibition of the work of recently graduated makers as part of Cork Craft Month

EMERGE is a celebration of the hard work and talent of graduating makers as part of Cork Craft Month and embracing them as part of the vibrant community of Irish Craft and Design.Come see the window exhibition at 46 The Gallery on Grand Parade from August 6th through to August 31st. Curated by Renata Pekowska. 

Participating Colleges:

CIT Crawford College of Art and Design
Coláiste Stiofáin Naofa 
St. John’s Central College
Kinsale College of Further Education 
West Cork Campus - College of Commerce Skibbereen

The Graduates:
Gerald Daly
Sean Bourke 
Trevor Mee
Angela Wilson 
Heidi Etsell 
Rosemary Burke 
Cilla Woodhouse 
Hannah Bowler 
Alexsandra Kowalczyk 
Alvin Sexton 
Danny O'Leary 
Corina Thornton 
Cork Craft and Design will award one student from each of the colleges the EMERGE Award . The EMERGE Award is a package made up of the following:
• One year Free Membership to Cork Craft & Design
• Three month retail space in the Cork Craft & Design shop in Douglas
• Three one to one business mentoring sessions
One overall winner in addition to the above will also receive a €500 stipend for materials and a placement with Benchspace. 
Aside from the obvious benefits of the Award, the EMERGE exhibition also gives graduating students anopportunity to sell their work, and to reach wider and engaged audiences while also furtherstrengthening the reputation of Cork City & County as a Craft and Design destination. 



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06 to 31 August 2021


The Gallery, No. 46 Grand Parade Cork,


Also visible online

Further Information

Carol Walsh
[email protected]

Participatory aspect

open to the public but also accessible online at

Suitability for families

Suitable for all the family

GPS Co-Ordinates

T12 VN56