New Light

A Glucksman Project for Cork Midsummer

New Light


8 Cork-based visual artists have been commissioned by the Glucksman to create artworks for a series of billboard walks around Cork city in 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. For their first off-site project since the crisis began, the Glucksman is proud to present New Light as part of the vibrant ethos of Cork Midsummer.

In venturing outside after a period of confinement and isolation, we take notice of our surroundings in different ways. We learn to see the everyday in a new light, with fresh eyes and a renewed attention to detail. New Light is an exhibition of 8 commissioned artworks presented in a series of billboards on exploratory walks across the city and as postcards that can be sent to those who are unable to view New Light in person or who cannot visit Cork just yet.

Full details on participating artists available, with an exhibition guide available for download from 10 June, here:

Featured artwork: Leanne McDonagh - Pavee Presence