From July 5th - Aug 31st Nano Nagle Place will host its inaugural summer exhibition. The Changing Face of Cork City is a free photographic exhibition, located throughout the stunning grounds and gardens, documenting the architecture and social life of the rebel city over the last 75 years.
Inspired by the city boundary expansion in May 2019 - what better time to celebrate Cork’s rich and diverse history? Defining, quirky, iconic and unpublished photos covering Cork’s sporting life, the Lee, shopping, nightlife, markets, architecture and its famous festivals have been drawn from the archives of The Irish Examiner, The Echo, Cork City and County Archives, and the collections of photographers Anthony Barry, Karl Grabe, Clare Keogh, Joe Healy, Donncha Ó Caoimh, Jed Niezgoda, and others. The extensive summer cultural programme linked to the exhibition includes the revival of the famous Lobby Bar at the Goldie Chapel and a series architectural walks and history talks.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. John Sheehan welcomes the launch of the new exhibition saying : “I would like to congratulate all who worked on this fantastic exhibition. The Community, Culture and Placemaking section here in Cork City Council have been reaching out to the newly expanded city area, meeting with community groups in our new city. We’re delighted to see the great reception and engagement so far and we will continue make sure that everyone feels part of Cork City”
Shane Clarke, Chief Executive at Nano Nagle Place, said “Cork is a city rising but one must never forget one’s roots! The Changing Face of Cork City celebrates the fiercely independent spirit and proud history of the rebel city and these iconic photos remind us all why Cork inspires such allegiance in both its native citizens and newly arrived communities. Whether the Apple factory of the 80s, Sir Henry’s nightclub in the 90s, the architectural bling of the Celtic Tiger or the multicultural new communities of today – come to Nano Nagle Place and find your Cork!”.
“I would also like to extend our thanks to our exhibition supporters The Irish Examiner, Cork Centre for Architectural Education, Cork City & County Archives, Cork City Council, Benchspace Cork, Walsh Print & Graphics and Pure Cork”.
For more, please visit: www.nanonagleplace.ie