Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre presents;
'Experience' an Art exhibition by Raffaele Cappieri
Opening night: Friday 27th of May, 6.30pm
Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre,
9 John Redmond Street, Cork
Mondays to Saturdays, 11 to 6pm.
All are welcome to join for the opening of the show on Friday 27th of May at 6.30pm, in the new arts centre’s location on 9 John Redmond Street.
The artist will be present on the night amongst his abstract paintings and charcoal drawings. His work will be on display in Camden Palace Hotel until the 11th of June.
The space will be open from Mondays to Saturdays, 11 to 6pm.
Raffaele was born in Italy, and has been living in Ireland since 1979
He graduated from the Crawford College of Art in 2003 with a degree in Fine Art.
"My work is like a game of colour, an interaction of form light and energy.
After many years of realistic painting, before and during college, I started to move toward abstract painting.
My work is to me a new exciting visual concept, the use of the fluidity, plastic, viscous, physical qualities of the paint to the fullest.
My aim is an interaction between my emotions and creative energy, and the creative energy of the external environment, ie the fluid paint on the board and the so called ‘randomness’ of what happens when the paint moves around and colours fuse together. I connect with this energy and work with it to create works to which people can relate at a deep level.
My ritual starts with the preparation and organisation of the materials which is an important part of focusing my energy and emotional feeling and allowing the excitement of starting a new painting to gain momentum.
The process of my painting still starts from realistic references, landscape and figurative etc. from which I loosely construct a composition.
The act of painting is a delicate and precise balance between the use of skillful control, and the encouragement of the paint to move with gravity and freedom.
I tend to use strong primary colours, influenced by Italian Baroque painting.
My work is not narrative, but seeks to express emotions, which are similar to the emotions I experience.”
For more detail and information on Raffaele's work, please visit: http://raffaelecappieri.com/
Visegrad Film Festival 2016 presents; "The best of Filmowe Podlasie Attacks!"
From 7pm, Wednesday 25th of May
Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre,
9 John Redmond Street, Cork
The Visegrad Film Festival returns this September to Cork. This special occasion celebrating the very best of Slovak, Czech, Hungarian and Polish Film is now gearing up for this autumn in partnership with Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre and the Deja View Screening Club.
Bringing to light the festival's primary focus this year on Polish Film making and as part of the current Polska Eire Festival 2016 -The biggest celebration of Polish Culture in Ireland, the Visegrad Film Festival invites you to a special reception and screening at Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre's new premises located at 9 John Redmond Street on Wednesday the 25th of May from 7pm.
The people behind the Polish Zubroffka Film Festival will showcase a series of shorts, ' The Best of Filmowe Podlaise Attacks'. In addition there will also be the opportunity to find out more about what will be happening this September in Cork for the Visegrad Film Festival plus the opportunities to get involved with this high profile occasion endorsed by the Irish Embassies of Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
Along with the chance for some fine refreshments you can catch a preview of the great line up of cinema scheduled for the new season of the Deja View Screening Club relaunching weekly at Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre.
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Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre is pleased to announce the opening of their New Cork City Location !
Camden Palace Hotel invites everyone to the launch of their new space at 9 John Redmond Street from 6pm on Thursday the 28th of April 2016.
Camden Palace has been providing space for Artists since 2009 on the Camden Quay but since its enforced closure in December 2015 - Due to the sale of the building, the organisation had been forced to seek alternatives.
Camden Palace was provided contact with the owners of 9 John Redmond Street (Only a short walk from the former Camden Palace building) by Backwater Studios who we would like to thank, in particular, Éilis Ní Fhaoláin for their help in acquiring this lead and the J & K group of 9 John Redmond Street for helping make this possible.
It is also very important for us to express our gratitude to the Artists, volunteers, supporters & friends both past & present for their hard work and help in building & maintaining our Camden Palace community.
This new city centre space is a transitory one for the Camden Palace Community meaning the quest for a permanent home is still ongoing and something we still appeal for help. None the less, there is a worthy amount of time that has been made available for Camden Palace to create, produce and facilitate in this fantastic new location.
To start, this Thursday the 28th of April will see the opening of 'Eclectic' -The first Art exhibition in Camden Palace's new location where recent works of realistic sceneries & surreal interpretations by Cork based Artist, William Best will be presented. This exhibition is running at the New Camden Palace until the 14th of May.
There will be refreshments & live music provided on the opening night by local talents, Tom Jordan & Crojayn.
This is also an invited opportunity for people to see the new studios available that have been made for Artists.
For further enquiries about this relocation, launch & William Best's exhibition please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: facebook.com/camdenpalacearts
Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre urgently needs a building to continue providing inclusion and creativity for Cork’s communities and the arts.
One of the largest community arts centres in Ireland faces immediate closure unless a building can be found in Cork city centre. We are appealing to you, your contacts, property owners and institutions with buildings in the Cork city centre for any assistance that could be made even on an interim basis while a longer term premises of at least 10,000 square feet can be found.
Since 2009, our mission is to support collaboration within the arts, between artists, business and the public by creating a platform to meet the needs and ambitions of our communities who provide an invaluable service to the people of Cork City and County.
We are a very strong and vibrant community arts group that embraces the opportunity to evolve and are looking forward to the challenge of developing new premises. Camden Palace has built a dance studio, a theatre/cinema auditorium, fully equipped workshops, project space, a traditional dark room, a concert venue room, plus a music rehearsal & recording studio recently officially approved in Rory Gallagher’s honour. In addition, we facilitate artist studios, the radio station ‘Room 101’ and print making facilities.
When the building was sold earlier this year, the board of management immediately began to search for alternatives. Despite several promising possibilities, all have come to nothing so far. From the end of this month, Camden Palace will be homeless.
The building itself is not particularly important, as artists we work with the canvas provided but a central location is essential for the large majority of the community organisations using our space. For them, accessibility and proximity is a key element.
The evolution of Camden Palace Hotel is one of the true success stories to come out of the recession. Remarkably, it has achieved this without public funding. The self-sustaining not for profit community arts centre operates with the modest income that it generates on its own.
After 6 and a half wonderful years, Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre is in need of a new home. From humble beginnings in what was an empty derelict building, Camden Palace has built an international reputation based on the public’s reaction to the inclusive environment, variety and quality of its programmes, residencies and events.
In 2015 alone, Camden Palace facilitated: 555 workshop/classes, 84 Film Screenings, 12 Theatre Shows, 15 Photo/Video Shoots, 9 All Age Concerts, 10 visual art exhibitions, 5 festivals, 3 Conferences, 11 Community Events, 5 Fundraisers, 5 Music Album LPs recorded, 256 Art Therapy Workshop/Classes & the setting of another Guinness World Record!- This does not include individual resident artists’ work and activities nor rehearsal time.
Camden Palace urgently needs to be relocated. Can you help enable us to carry on our mission?
Thank you for your time and support.
Camden Palace Hotel Community Arts Centre Board & Management
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