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Sirius Arts Centre is a multi-disciplinary arts organisation located in a beautiful Italianate building that was designed by Anthony Salvin in 1854 to house the Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world. Salvin was best known for his restoration work on Windsor Castle and the Tower of London.

For twenty-six years the building has housed the Sirius Arts Centre; an organisation that is dedicated to the facilitation and development of artistic expression on a local, national and international stage. This is the only organisation of its kind in the east Cork area.

Sirius is an arts centre that serves as an intermediary between art and the public that strives to raise public awareness of art. It offers developing opportunities for both emerging and more established artists from both Ireland and abroad. The programme is dedicated to the facilitation and development of artistic expression, with additional community programming that encourages exploration through direct participation in the arts.

This is achieved through a mix of activities including: visual arts programming and exhibitions, an international artist in residence programme, music performances, community arts programmes and workshops, all of which bring people to east Cork. The Sirius Arts Centre building provides the organisation with a unique environment and gives continuing life to a heritage bui

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