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MTU, CCAD, BA Fine Art
third year students present:

A group exhibition at the
James Barry Exhibition Centre 
Bishopstown, MTU, Cork 

19th - 28th April 2023
Monday - Friday  10am-4pm

Chrysalis: A sheltered state of being or growth

Chrysalis is a group exhibition showing at the James Barry Exhibition Centre, encompassing a variety of new artworks from CCAD third year BA Fine Art, MTU.  This show has been organised by the students and staff of third year Fine Art. The work has been selected by curator, Arts Council of Ireland adviser and artist mentor, Eamonn Maxwell.  The exhibition is supported by the Le Chéile fund and the MTU Arts Office.


Chrysalis incorporates an impressive array of media and processes which includes, painting, drawing, sculpture, lens-based media and print. Uniting this broad collection of works is the Chrysalis stage - a sheltered state of being or growth in which metamorphosis takes place. It holds all the potential promise for the future as well as remnants of the hardships faced over the past few years. 

The exhibition is a celebration of the students nearing the end of the third year of a four-year degree, before they emerge into the professional world as practicing artists.  At this stage of their degree, they have great freedom to explore and develop their work with the support and critique of peers and tutors. The exhibition invites viewers to relish in this time of metamorphosis.


Chrysalis will be OPENED by Eamonn Maxwell at the

James Barry Exhibition Centre, Bishopstown

on Wednesday April 19th at 12 noon.

All Welcome.

The Exhibition runs from Wednesday19th to Friday 28th April 2023. 

Monday April 24th professional artist Clodagh Emoe will give an artist talk 10.30am in response to the group exhibition.

A number of the artists involved will be available for discussion and questions at the centre throughout the duration of the show.

Where to find us?

James Barry Exhibition Centre, MTU Bishopstown Campus, Bishopstown, Cork

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Proudly supported by MTU Arts Office and Create La Chéile Funding Award

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