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BreadMatters III - Mediating through Art and Bread took place at West Cork Arts Centre, Skibbereen, West Cork, Ireland in September 2005. Twenty-one artists and others from Ireland, Portugal, Poland and England gathered for this third in a series of BreadMatters programmes to explore the unique relationship, in all of its manifestations, between bread and society. In addition to the West Cork Arts Centre, work by two artists for BreadMatters III was also exhibited at Sherkin Abbey, Sherkin Island and twenty local schools took part in an extensive education programme organised by the gallery around the work of the artists and the role bread plays in our daily lives.

For this BreadMatters programme, two artists (Rachel Parry and Inês Amado) undertook extensive residencies with West Cork communities on the Beera Peninsular and Sherkin Island principally supported by Cork Credit Union. The BreadMatters exhibition, forum and residency programme was held as part of Cork 2005 - European Capital of Culture and received financial assistance from Cork County Council, Gulbenkian Foundation, Arts Council Ireland, Sherkin Island Development Society Ltd and the Credit Union. BreadMatters III is indebted to Ann Daveron and the staff of West Cork Arts Centre for their hard work and skill in presenting a successful programme.

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