InterActive Heritage


Cork Creates 


Cork Creates is a Youth Work Ireland Cork initiative supported by CETB Youth services (UBU YOUR PLACE YOUR SPACE).

Artists Davy Dummigan, Tom Campbell and Serge Vanden Berghe designed three large scale hand drawn artworks, inspired by Cork city’s rich cultural, built and natural heritage. The 3 artworks were installed on Notes To Cork’s ‘Public Inspiration Panels’ (billboards) at Kryl’s Quay/Cornmarket St. 

Kryl’s Quay is significant site because of it’s architectural structures and ecological diversity. The ‘island site’ at Kyrl’s Quay, historically a foreshore, was the docking point for small cargo ships. The foreshore lay just outside the original city walls which cut through the abandoned sawmill site. Historically Kyrl’s/Kerl’s Quay was also named Timber Quay linking this part of the city to timber trade and industry. The site is currently under the direction of ‘Test Site’, a collaborative, urban research project, who have kindly allowed the use of the site for this exhibition. 

To fully bring these artworks to life, young people from Cork Gay Project, CDYS (YWIC), Togher UBU & Mahon UBU added colour and texture to each of the billboard scenes over the course of Heritage Week. 

Each poster artwork will be accompanied by a hand made wooden facade of a well known Cork heritage building, fabricated by young people from Cork Foyer Project.

The project was nominated for the Heritage Newcomers Award at the National Heritage Week Awards 2021. 

Supported by Cork City Council and the Local Authority Community Resilience Fund.