Mon Aug 20 2012
Ghost Of Shandon - Illustrations By Alan Corbett
2020 Art Gallery, Griffith House, North Mall, Cork
Doors 11:00 am - Admission: FREE
Author, Illustrator and Corkonian Alan Corbett has created Cork’s very own graphic novel and children’s book that positions the city as a rival to Spiderman’s New York or Sherlock Holmes’ London. ‘Ghost of Shandon’,set in 18th Century Cork, a time in our history when French Huguenots, Dutch Merchants and local Irish made the city the second largest port in the world, follows the adventures of Aisling & Ronan as they encounter many famous figures around the streets, laneways and canal systems of the old city.
The book contains 100 illustrations, meticulously researched and created by Alan who holds a BA in Graphic Design from CIT and an MA in Children's Book Illustration from the Cambridge School of Art. In conjunction with the launch of the book, which takes place at the city library on August 11th, 2020 Art Gallery will host an exhibition of a hand picked selection of these wonderful illustrations from Tuesday 14th - Saturday 25th August 2012.