ArtTrail Festival is an annual contemporary art festival in Cork City that uses existing and unusual spaces to develop and present projects by established and emerging local, national and international artists. The festival includes projects, exhibitions, events, talks, tours, and a programme of Open Studios where the public can visit the working artists studios in the city and surroundings. This year’s theme is the “National Interest” and will examine the term from a wide range of perspectives – Who is the nation? what is Ireland interested in?
A major highlight of this year’s festival will be a new large-scale exhibition Art Work Embassy in The Elysian, where group studios and individual artists will showcase their work.
Projects are presented in a variety of venues across the city centre, including existing galleries and temporary spaces – pop-up-galleries and discussed premises. Artists open their studios to show the processes they use, and give visitors an insight into their work.
Preview of the 20second ad for ArtTrail, made by Denise Kehoe – one of ArtTrail’s Graduate Award Winners for 2011. The ad was made for broadcast on RTE television from Sunday 13th – Sunday 20th November.