A Story of Home

Cork Migrant Centre x Glucksman x Joe Caslin

The Project

During the month of May 2022, artist Joe Caslin worked alongside Cork Migrant Centre and families who are seeking asylum in Ireland to create new outdoor artworks as part of Cork Midsummer Festival. A group of 35 women of diverse backgrounds and experiences participated in exploring the meaning of home. The creative sessions resulted in two large-scale murals installed in locations in Cork City and Mallow.

The sessions supported by the Glucksman and Cork Migrant Centre, encouraged the group to look at the power of portraiture to communicate ideas and reveal insights into the sitter. Together participants discussed posture, gesture, and symbolism, before putting all their learning into practice and sitting for a portrait with the artist.

The murals will remain on display at Sullivan’s Quay, Cork City and at Mallow Castle until September 2022.

The full range of portraits from the project will also be on display at the Glucksman gallery 13th to the 21st of August 2022 as part of National Heritage Week.


To learn more about the project and discover the murals, check out the following:

A Story of Home | The Glucksman

A magnificent new temporary mural has taken over the facade of Mallow Castle – Yay Cork

‘Spectacular and compassionate’ mural installed in Cork city centre (echolive.ie)

Mural project: ‘There is no one face for city, we have different faces and they’re all Cork’ (echolive.ie)

Partners, Supporters & Funders

Glucksman Gallery

Joe Caslin

Cork Midsummer Festival

Arts Council of Ireland

Cork City Council

Cork County Council

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