Helica – An evening of visual art and dance

Venue: Uilinn West Cork Arts Centre,
Town: Skibbereen
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Phone: 028 22090

Helica - An evening of visual art and dance


All ages event | Wheelchair accessible | Booking required for HELICA – call or email

Come along to Uillinn on Friday 22 September for Culture Night, a national event to support people to experience culture in their own locality. The evening will feature a guided tour of Susan MacWilliam’s exhibition, open studio and conversation with Cavan based visual artist Kim Doherty and a dance performance from soloist Sara Hernandez performing a part of a new work HELICA with insights shared by choreographer Helga Deasy with Q&A to follow.

Join us at Uillinn West Cork Arts Centre for an evening of visual arts and dance. All are welcome to our galleries at 6pm for a wine reception and guided tour of the current exhibition Modern Experiments by Susan MacWilliams.

This will be followed by a conversation with Cavan-based artist Kim Doherty, around the intersection of arts facilitation and arts practice, as she concludes her studio residency at Uillinn.

Finally visitors are invited to a sharing of an excerpt (the completed work will be premiered on 21 October) of Helica, a colourful and vibrant dance performance, performed by Sara Hernandez and created by Helga Deasy as part of Uillinn’s Dance Artist in Residence Programme. A Q&A will follow, providing an opportunity for the audience ask questions about the work and dance as an art form.


West Cork Arts Centre works with local, national and international artists, arts organisations and other agencies to present a high quality visual art and dance programmes that offers the people of West Cork a broad and in-depth experience of contemporary arts. Education is at the heart of its activities with a wide range of events, residencies, workshops, community-based projects, partnership programmes, screenings, seminars, talks and tours on offer throughout the year. The unique and enriching opportunity to experience and work with real artworks and live artists is explored through many of its integrated and inclusive programmes.

In partnership with Cork County Council, West Cork Arts Centre, supports a growing and ambitious contemporary dance programme which presents opportunities for dance research, classes, professional development, performance and project work with communities both onsite and off, to increase public participation in this dance form and to make accessible, high quality cultural experiences for this rural community.