Test Site

Cork Craft & Design Events at TEST SITE

Over three sunny summer afternoons we were delighted to host Cork Craft & Design members at TEST SITE. It was exciting to see such a wide range of skills, creativity and generosity throughout the workshops and demonstrations. Pictured here are pieces of fabric that participants produced during a workshop on low water volume ways of hand dyeing bright vivid colours with Mary Palmer!


"STAMP represents a collective ambition to effect positive change by empowering artists, makers and creators to claim their rightful place and truly make their mark on Cork’s future." Earlier this year we had the pleasure of hosting a series of STAMP events at TEST SITE. With live workshops, demonstrations and talks the space was alive with creative exchange.

Inma Pavon Site Responsive Improvised Dance

During the TEST SITE open day on August 11th Inma Pavon performed an improvised dance response to the melody of Carolan’s Dream.

Sawmill – Site Visit

Images are from site exploration of the old sawmill on Kyrls Quay. Far from a ruin, materials holding strong.

TEST SITE Introduction Video

TEST SITE Project, an introduction video / video by Peter Martin @petermartinslens / music by Arthuritis @son_of_flap_jack


The ‘Mná & Sons’ film is easiest described as a 16mm experimental documentary about a place; the collection of derelict sites at Kryl’s Quay. Why make this film? How did the film start? How will it start? What is it about? Perhaps it started long before I can consciously remember, perhaps like many others I went as a child to the R.H. Parker & Sons timber yard with my father to get some wood.