Tentacular Thinking Exhibition

Exhibition Preview

MTU is hosting ‘Tentacular Thinking’, a survey exhibition from the KinShip project, at the James Barry Exhibition Centre on the MTU Bishopstown Campus Sept/Oct 2023. The exhibition contains creative works undertaken by artists, architects, musicians, poets, storytellers and engineers relating to climate change issues.

KinShip is a longterm public art project, embedded in Tramore Valley Park since 2022 led by artist collaboration LennonTaylor in partnership with Cork City Council. The project includes multiple partners and local communities across Cork City and is supported by Creative Ireland’s Creative Climate Action Fund and Cork City Council. This exhibition is made possible through MTU Arts Office’s Create Le Chéile Arts fund.

The Tentacular Thinking exhibition highlights some of the works from the ongoing creative programme of citizen-led skills and knowledge based exchanges, artist's placements, the construction of a KinShip EcoLab, based on sustainable construction methods, and a focused series of creative interventions in the park.

See here - Statements on each of the fifteen works in the exhibition, as well as a short biography for each exhibitor.

Exhibitors include Ann Burns, Colette Lewis, Fiona Kelly, Maeve Lynch, Finn Nicol, Gerry Murphy, Jessie Hallaway, Chelsea Canavan, DiscoMilk, Fuinneamh Workshop Architects + Civil and Structural Engineering Advisors Ltd (Sean Antóin O’Muirí and Kieran Ruane), LennonTaylor (Marilyn Lennon & Sean Taylor), Cork Traveller Women's Network and BA (Hons) Fine Art students from MTU Crawford College of Art and Design.