Cork City Council launches new Orienteering artwork competition

Cork City Council is delighted to announce the launch of Phase 2 of their Heritage Orienteering Project. Cork City Council have commissioned Abarta Heritage and artist Sheelagh Broderick to create a new orienteering route in South Parish. Combining community, creativity and exploration, a public art competition is being launched to find illustrations that will feature on the permanent orienteering checkpoints.

The competition launch will be combined with a ceramic tile making workshop and drawing competition on Friday 25th June from 17.30 – 20.00 at Backwater Artist Studios at Wandsford Quay. The Heritage Orienteering project is all about getting out, looking up and finding out more about the fantastic heritage that surrounds us all.

The Shandon Heritage Orienteering Project was installed in 2020 and a permanent orienteering route was created through the streets, alleys and parks to spotlight the buildings of this Architectural Conservation Area. As part of the project, a community-based art competition encouraged people to explore the area and submit drawings that captured Shandon’s unique architectural features. 5 winning drawings were selected as permanent markers to identify each orienteer checkpoint. The drawings were printed on handmade tiles made in Shandon Arts Studio by ceramicist Karina Killeen. The tiles and route have received great feedback since their installation in December.

The second phase of the project will focus on the Architectural Conservation Areas of South Parish and the Marsh area, and this time 8 winning drawings will be selected to become permanent markers, installed at locations along the route.

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